Colorado Education Association

Colorado Education Association

Data and Research Program Assistant
(Non-Exempt Staff – Tier 2)

Based in Denver, CO


Posting Date: February 17, 2021
Closing Date: February 28, 2021 (5:00pm MST)

The Colorado Education Association is the largest union of educators in the state with more than 38,000 K-12 teachers, higher ed faculty, and education support professionals, as well as students preparing to become teachers, and retired educators. Our mission is to work collectively to provide the best public education for every student.

The Colorado Education Association is seeking qualified applicants for a Data and Research Program Assistant. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to our mission, thrive on finding ways to overcome challenges, and enjoy working in an organization focused on elevating educator voices to win policies that improve working and learning conditions for educators and students. The role requires successful experience in research and data collection, manipulation, analytics and reporting. The ideal candidate will also have experience using data to tell a story or inform a strategy.

The Colorado Education Association is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage people of color, women, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, or gender non-conforming, people living with disabilities, veterans, and bilingual people to apply for open external positions at CEA. CEA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CEA will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to gather and organize information, develop report formats, etc.
  • Proficiency in various computer technologies in a Windows-based PC environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective records maintenance skills
  • Ability to expand knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to complete multiple projects with shifting priorities and to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to provide support to exempt staff and/or manager as required by the assignment
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with databases, data manipulation, analytics, and reporting in a union, non-profit, education, or business environment or relevant Bachelor’s Degree
  • The ability to use data to tell a story or inform a strategy
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications with advanced abilities in Word, Excel, and Access; proven computer skills with excellent efficiency and accuracy; ability to integrate/exchange data between Microsoft program applications and other database systems
  • Experience cleaning data and developing processes to maintain clean data
  • Experience with academic or strategic research
  • Experience with survey development software such as Qualtrics
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • An understanding about issues related to systemic racism and social justice and a commitment to learn more

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Report writing skills utilizing Salesforce or other report writing software
  • Knowledge of or experience with labor unions


  • Serve as a support team member for our membership database.
  • Analyze and resolve issues including cleaning data, providing new user access, training, support, acting as primary contact for reporting, uploading and extracting data.
  • Create mechanisms for data entry, bulk uploads, and tracking across multiple platforms including digital platforms, our membership system, the Voter Activation Network, and other organizational platforms.
  • Provide support for the membership Reporting and Analytics (MRA) system, including creating or modification of reports and troubleshooting custom reports as needed.
  • Provide research support for legislative session, bargaining, and other organizing campaigns.
  • Assist with coding and analyzing qualitative survey data.
  • Develop systems for tracking and extracting data across all program areas and platforms to help support the CEA Strategic Plan including membership recruitment and engagement, and leadership development.
  • Train and support locals in data strategy, including how to run reports to support local organizing and capacity building.
  • Analyze, manipulate, and match data across systems to ensure accuracy.
  • Develop and deliver training to support and enhance utilization of our membership database.
  • Develop and implement reports and dashboards to support state and local program work.
  • Develop methods to standardize data collected by state and local staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a non-exempt, Tier 2 bargaining unit position with a salary range of $42,480 - $68,400 based upon prior experience and qualifications. A fringe benefits package is provided as defined in the collective bargaining agreement, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid sick, personal, and vacation leave.

Application Procedure
To complete an application, please visit the CEA career opportunities website: https://www.coloradoea.org/career-opportunities/.

Applications must be received at CEA by 5pm (MST), February 28, 2021. The letter of interest that you will be asked to submit should be addressed to Hiring Manager at:

Colorado Education Association
1500 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203

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