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About Pursuit

Pursuit is a social impact organization that creates transformation where its needed most. Through our intensive, four-year software developer training program, we teach high-need, high-potential adults the technical skills & industry smarts needed to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, & become the next generation of leaders in tech. Our graduates are hired by leading companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, BlackRock, & JPMorgan Chase, & increase their average annual salaries from $18,000 to over $85,000.

Our graduates are hired by leading companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, BlackRock, & JPMorgan Chase, & increase their average annual salaries from $18,000 to over $85,000. By connecting talent with opportunity, Pursuit empowers graduates to transform their families, tech companies, & communities across the nation. Read about our work in the New York Times: Income Before: $18,000. After: $85,000. Does Tiny Nonprofit Hold a Key to the Middle Class?

About the Role

As Pursuits Business Operations Analyst, you will play a critical role in managing & making useful all the information & information systems that drive our mission. You will take charge of Pursuits data collection & storage systems, further strengthen their linkages, & develop the dashboards, reports, & analyses that drive the organization forward.

This is an excellent opportunity for a data & systems guru who is looking to use their skills to make a clear daily impact on peoples lives.

About You

  • You find joy in a beautiful & useful data dashboard
  • You love to use analytics to find the important human stories & insights within big datasets
  • You know how to make disparate portals, platforms, & spreadsheets work nicely together
  • Youre always looking for ways to automate everyday tasks
  • You find satisfaction in combing through data to make sure the details are correct & complete
  • You enjoy working across different teams & functions of a buzzing organization

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop & maintain information collection & storage systems across Pursuit
  • Lead updates, train staff users, & troubleshoot for systems like our CRM, Applicant Tracking System, & public-facing website
  • Develop live dashboards & analyses for Pursuits program & business teams
  • Build & sustain linkages across data systems
  • Create & maintain notification & alert systems for key events & data changes
  • Respond to needs for ad-hoc reports for Pursuits program & business teams
  • Support build & rollout for new data tools & features


  • 2-5+ years working in an analytics and/or data management role
  • Expertise in Google Sheets and/or Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript (Experience with Google Apps Script a plus)
  • Experience with data visualization software, especially Tableau
  • Experience with CRM software, especially Salesforce
  • Experience building & maintaining ETL processes
  • Understanding of analytic techniques & tools
  • Experience with Python and/or R a plus
  • Positive attitude & enthusiasm for Pursuits mission

Location: Long Island City, NY (Currently fully remote due to coronavirus)

Compensation: $65,000 - $90,000

The range above is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, & recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted.  If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

Where youll work: Because we are One Big Team, we are planning to return to a hybrid work in the Spring. This means you will work 2 days in our Long Island City Office & 3 days where you work best. 

Time Commitment: Full-time


Our team has a wide range of backgrounds & experiences, & we value the richness that diversity brings to our organization. We welcome new perspectives & affirm that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, familial or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer.

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