Imagine working in place where your talent and expertise can have a meaningful impact on the lives of at-risk children. At the Ounce of Prevention Fund, we are leaders in Early Childhood Education, true champions of children and investors in the future of every son, daughter, family and community. Our mission-driven team works together with parents, caregivers, educators, early learning practitioners and industry leaders to develop the programs, research and policies that will ensure all children can reach their full potential in school and in life.
Enables the Ounce to more quickly and accurately assess the need and potential for emerging solutions to pressing problems in the field of early childhood education. This role will be critical as we strengthen our skills as a listening organization that generates insights from customers and end users that lead to the development of compelling product solutions with great potential for success and impact.
Essential Job Duties
Lead the development of a standardized process for market analyses and opportunity assessments at the Ounce.
Fully assess landscape of the early childhood field (macro trends, competitive threats, needs/need gaps, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats/risks).
Lead the development of competitive assessments and provide input/ help build business plans for key new product initiatives.
Develop pricing competency at the Ounce, including competitive analyses and product pricing studies, and recommend price points for new products and solutions.
Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) for Marketing/Innovation and the Ounce strategic plan.
Liaise with other Ounce teams (primarily Policy & Advocacy) to pressure test analyses based on additional information on legislation, state rule making, etc.
Establish regular, formalized processes for connecting insights to other functions within the Ounce.
Conduct analyses to recommend priority states or markets for new products/solutions based on funding, competitive dynamics, and high-potential purchasers.
Conduct qualitative and quantitative customer research to identify purchaser needs/pain points.
Package competitive-market analyses insights for Product Managers and leaders in the organization.
Translate market insights into product design recommendations.
Identify implications for go-to-market strategies.
Coordinate customer & market analysis resources working across project teams to highlight key insights and reduce duplication of effort.
Perform all other job duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications, public relations, English or related field required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
Minimum three (3) years of experience in program, non-profit administration and/or brand or marketing analytics.
Two-three years’ experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including designing, deploying, and analyzing surveys.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Knowledgeable in marketing analytics, customer experience/customer insights and/or customer strategy.
Strong basis in statistical analysis.
Proven strategic and analytical thinker, with marketing and project management experience
Ability to pull data from campaigns and provide analysis.
Experience working in collaborative/matrixed and/or mission-driven organization(s) preferred.
A curious, creative, analytical mind with a knack for seeing patterns and making insightful connections from vague, partial, or conflicting sources of information.
Strong leadership and project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities, organize complex tasks and prioritize multiple assignments.
Self-starter with ability to demonstrate timely follow-through and capability to work at a rigorous pace to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse audiences including peers and leadership.
Excellent verbal, interpersonal skills with strong writing and presentation skills.
Interest in and ability to readily acquire knowledge of a broad array of program, policy, research, and communications critical to the Ounce’s work.
Ability to travel nationally up to 10% annually.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and articulate complex issues and think systematically about potential solutions.
Knowledge of early childhood and social service programs, research, Stage Gate process, policy issues and/or nonprofit organizational issues a plus.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels.
Must be able to travel within and between sites. Some sites may necessitate climbing stairs.
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Required to sit at a desk and focus on a computer screen for the majority of the day.
Frequently required to talk and listen to other individuals.
Must be able to use repetitive wrist, hand and finger movements to type regularly.
Must be able to lift objects up to 5 lbs. in weight.
Clearly hearing required to understand telephone conversations.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.