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CollegeBoard: Data Scientist

Help make better decisions using existing data for clients like SAT and Advanced Placement, with projects like segmentation and targeting, analysis and interpretation of survey data, and data visualization.

The College Board Company: The College Board
Location: Reston, VA

The College Board, a national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Data Scientist in our Reston, VA or New York City office.

Job ID: HAS20140205-02262

Position Summary
The Data Scientist will help the organization make better decisions using existing internal and external data. Primary clients will include SAT, Advanced Placement, and Access to Opportunity programs. Year 1 projects will include extensive work in segmentation and targeting, analysis and interpretation of survey data, and data visualization. The College Board Data Science team follows the Agile Scrum methodology, and is jointly based in New York City and Reston, Virginia.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
  • Work with a large & growing educational datasets using descriptive statistics and data visualization tools.
  • Create insights from existing data, and drive the collection of new data through instrumentation.
  • Work together with a small team to plan, collect, clean, analyze, and communicate.
  • Collaborate with internal clients to understand and communicate results, and to put insights into operation.
  • Create reproducible, documented analyses that lend themselves to automation.
  • Create & improve predictive models in support of Board programs.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.


  • Master's in a quantitative discipline, or a Bachelor's and deep experience or 5-7 years related experience.

Related Skills & Other Requirements:
  • Strong skills in R and/or Python and Tableau
  • Facility with relational, columnar, and NoSQL database systems
  • Experience coping nimbly with imperfect data
  • Strong interpersonal skills and service orientation
  • Experience with National Center for Education Statistics, Census, and/or consumer datasets is desirable.

If you are interested in joining the College Board and you meet our qualifications, we encourage you to APPLY by following the link below to send us your resume and a brief introductory cover letter that includes salary expectations.

Apply Here .


We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and ongoing professional development and training.


The College Board's mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and Advanced Placement Program®.

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.

  • Desired Travel: Less than 25%
  • Areas of Expertise: Data Analysis
  • Highest Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Reston, VA or New York, NY
  • Years of Relevant Experience: 6-9

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