InsideTrack - San Francisco, CA

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InsideTrack is looking for a Statistician to join our headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Founded in 2001, InsideTrack is a rapidly growing, mission-driven company dedicated to increasing the number of people who start and finish college. Our one-on-one student coaching, process expertise, analytics and technology have been proven to increase graduation rates by an average of 15 percent. We work with more than 60,000 students each quarter at a broad range of universities, such as Penn State University, Florida State University, Columbia University, and the University of Hawaii Community College System. A recognized leader in college dropout prevention, our work is regularly featured in the national media, including the New York Times , the Washington Post , Businessweek , and the Chronicle of Higher Education .

We cultivate a supportive workplace and offer extensive training and professional development opportunities for all team members. InsideTrack was recognized as one of the nation's 50 Most Engaging Work places in 2011.

Please visit us at to learn more about our company's mission and the impact of InsideTrack Coaching on students and universities.

The Statistician’s work will be central to research and development efforts undertaken to improve InsideTrack’s products and practices and develop new ones. Our unique insights and innovative use of data are at the core of our success and will be pivotal to continued growth.

As part of our Analytics team, the Statistician with interface with teams in Product Management, Coaching Services and Information Technology to understand our data and the processes that create it, gather and integrate data and contextual information, design rigorous analyses, carefully craft experiments, document approaches and findings and suggest interpretations and next steps. In addition, this role will include a teaching component: Training other analysts on methods and tools and raising the statistical sophistication of our internal audience.

A strong candidate will have:
A Master’s degree or higher in Statistics or a closely related field, preferably with research focused in the social sciences

Three to five years of related work experience

A mastery of experimental design and inferential statistics

Fluency in a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS, Stata or R, as well as Excel

Familiarity with SQL, relational databases and data warehouses

Ideally, some experience with a scripting language such as Python

Comfort balancing multiple competing projects with shifting priority and context

Strong communication skills

A passion for higher education

Position requires travel approximately 10% of time including overnight travel, typically to/from San Francisco, Portland and/or Nashville.


Please submit your application below with a resume and well-written cover letter stating why you would be successful in this role. Due to the volume of applicants, we may not respond to every inquiry, and applications without cover letters will not be considered.

InsideTrack is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. We believe the diversity of our workforce is an asset and we encourage all to apply.

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