Impact Data Manager | New Story

San Francisco, CA
(Applications accepted until October 19, 2018)


We’re a close, motivated team on a big mission to change trajectories for families, communities, and ultimately the larger nonprofit sector. New Story is headquartered in San Francisco, with a smaller team located in Atlanta. Since starting about 3 years ago, we’ve raised over $13M, and have funded 1,300+ homes in 11 communities around the world. Our journey has taken us through Y Combinator to being named one of Fast Company’s 2017 Most Innovative Companies In The World. We are fortunate to be backed by excellent partners and advisors.

A Welcoming Workplace for All:

New Story is a company at the forefront of social impact and technology. We build homes for families across the globe living in survival mode. We make this happen with innovative technology that makes our work more effective. We share our tech, processes, and learnings with others in the non-profit space so they can scale and grow as well. We know we will only succeed if we have a team who brings a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds. Our team grew up around the world, from Turkey to Florida to Venezuela, and we welcome all applicants, regardless of background, to apply. We work hard to create a welcoming culture of shared values and radical candor.

Benefits and Perks:

💛Change Trajectories. New Story started with building homes and now we’re on a mission to change the entire nonprofit sector. As a team member, you’ll quantify, know, and share the impact of our work on the ground.

⚕Premium Health Care: We believe in thriving communities and that starts with our team being happy and healthy. We offer generous health insurance, dental, and vision care. We also offer a monthly fitness stipend, so you can invest in your own wellness and health.

⛷Time Off on Your Terms: Sure, we have unlimited vacation and you can take time for sickness, family, and fun as needed, but we believe in the value of taking time to reconnect and take care of yourself. We’ll ensure you’re taking time off to better yourself (and have fun).

We believe the best analysts are storytellers with technical and analytical skills in their toolkit. You’ll be working on our Operations Team with Alexandria, our COO to design experiments, analyze pre/post-intervention datasets, create visualizations and draw insights. This team member will use data to help determine which home iterations we should pursue, share our impact with donors and communicate learnings with the global housing sector. This role is about using data to test hypotheses, improve operations, maximize and share our impact.

About you:

You’re Technical
You love data. Working through large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data and statistical analysis. You’re comfortable running descriptive and correlational statistical tests in Excel, SPSS, Stata, or R and visualizing results in platforms like Tableau or You’re excited to create impact dashboards to analyze key performance metrics and synthesize learnings from data deep-dives on impact and product metrics.

You Can Leads Team
Collecting survey data takes a tremendous amount of on the ground logistics. You have experience coordinating with team members in the field, and can effectively plan out and manage survey and data collection sprints with researchers in person and remotely.

You’re Ambitious and Humble
We look for team members who have a combination of personal humility and intense professional will. We constantly learn from each other, admit our mistakes, and have the drive to better ourselves every day. Rarely do nonprofits use data to drive decisions with a transparent methodology and technical focus. You’re excited to help pioneer the analysis of large data sets into synthesized learnings for operational improvements and updates for donors. Quantification and discovery excite you.


  • Conduct ongoing analysis of baseline and impact data for New Story Communities
  • Conduct analysis on local and existing demographic data
  • Work with our COO to lead and continually support evolving impact goals and metrics
  • Gather data from multiple sources and cohesively compile and create automated dashboards in Tableau and Lookr.
  • Analyze, draw insights and make recommendations to improve operational impact.

Simply put: we should be iterating on our products and processes based on your data-driven recommendations.

The must haves:

  • Demonstrated expertise in taking raw data to strategic analysis
  • Ability to perform on demand quantitative and qualitative data analysis such as regression, clustering
  • Experience working with statistical software packages (R, GIS, Stata, SPSS, Excel)
  • Fluency in Tableau, or other Data Visualization tools
  • Bachelor’s or above in Math, Statistics, Economics, Physics, Business or related field
  • A keen eye for detail and thoughtful investigation of data before relying upon it
  • Proven track record of working well in a collaborative team setting

Bonus points:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • A steadfast curiosity and focus on creating impactful and inclusive social change
  • Eye for design and storytelling

A sample project might be to create a survey, deploy it to the field, manage data collection and analyze and synthesize learnings to make recommendations to our operations team. This can include creating and testing survey questions, translating, cleaning, coding and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative household survey data. This would involve identifying and running multiple correlations and regression analyses to identify influential variables that coincide with housing and well-being. An ideal outcome for a research project would include identifying the strongest impact variables for housing, visualizing the data and, working with our Director of Strategic Partnerships and Research to codify learning through a white-paper or case study that is rigorous yet digestible by a donor or academic publication.

Our Commitment to Diversity

New Story is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants to apply for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.