Building Our Future is a local movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed in school and in life from cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. We refuse to settle for a world where a child’s potential is dictated by the conditions into which they are born. We work to break down barriers, change systems and improve educational outcomes for every child and young person in Kenosha County.
The Building Our Future team is passionate, talented and dedicated to achieving our mission. We seek to value all kinds of diversity and work hard to eliminate inequities in ourselves, our partnership, and our communities. Our goals are bold, so we support each other to try new things, have courageous conversations and push for change. As we work, we share learning and progress, use data to make decisions and celebrate our wins.
Building Our Future is a part of StriveTogether, a national, non-profit network of community organizations that reaches more than 12.4 million students across the country. Nearly 70 StriveTogether communities are using a “cradle to career” collective impact model to improve graduation rates, increase kindergarten readiness, and close opportunity gaps in education.
You can make a difference, as Building Our Future is seeking a Data Manager! This position is responsible for accessing, analyzing and communicating data and utilizing evidence-based practices to drive systemic change toward success for every child in school and in life, cradle to career. The incumbent will work with the Executive Director, partnership staff, and community partners to help identify goals, measure progress, establish systems for data management and evaluation, facilitate the use of data and research, and communicate progress to internal and external audiences.
At Building Our Future, we are dedicated to eliminating racial inequalities. To be successful in this role, you need to understand the challenges faced by marginalized communities – including by not limited to barriers of race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender and their intersections
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Data and Research
Qualifications and Compensation
Please send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Tatjana Bicanin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to www.buildingourfuturekc.org for more information.
View full job description here.
Thanks to the Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism for putting early childhood front and center.
“Systemic racism will not change overnight, but by staying conscious in the cause, focusing on the data, and dismantling and rebuilding our systems so they put our Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and families of color at the center, we could possibly maximize that 13% ROI [achieved from investing in early childhood]—and maybe even more?“
Read more here.
Building Our Future has undertaken advocacy efforts with state and national partners, as well as helping local partners work with data around internet access, but there are limits to what is possible with these efforts. Read the full article in Sunday's newspaper.