General Summary/Overview

Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) connects educational innovation, youth development, and child and adolescent mental health, bridging research and practice so that young people learn, dream, and thrive. As recognized thought leaders in social and emotional development, we work with schools and school districts throughout the United States, national youth-serving organizations, funders, and innovators in informal learning and STEM fields.

Now is a moment of both great need and opportunity for young people: mental health issues and disengagement in learning have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and with ongoing racism, race-based violence, inequality, and social division. At the same time, there is unprecedented awareness of the implications of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and engagement.

At PEAR we understand that true engagement includes a focus on relevance toward students’ lives and methods that increase voice, curiosity, leadership, and skill acquisition. Building on our decades of research and translational work, PEAR creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional development (SED) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in educational settings. We provide trainings and assessment tools that inform educators about program quality, youth social-emotional development, and academic engagement.

Everyone at PEAR shares a passion for improving the lives of children by increasing their opportunities for success, both in and out of school.

The Data Assistant position is an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience with data processing, management, and reporting, within the context of helping schools and programs make data-informed decisions that positively impact youth across the nation. This position may also include opportunities for growth in other technical areas such as programming with Python and JavaScript or quantitative analysis methods.

This is a part-time position. We are looking for candidates who are available 3 days a week (24 hours) during core business hours (9-5pm).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, edit, and maintain survey documents
  • Create and disseminate data reports for clients including the design of data dashboards
  • Process client data using SPSS, clean data, and input data into client-facing reporting systems
  • Maintain Quality Assurance procedures on work performed by other members of the Data Services team
  • Work with client coordinators to ensure survey administration materials and data are prepared for clients in a timely manner
  • Assist Manager of Databases & Innovations with monitoring and maintaining databases
  • Assist Manager of Databases & Innovations with additional data-related projects, such as testing and refining data workflows
  • Value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and youth leadership

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Data Science, Computer Science, Social Sciences, or a related field, or equivalent experience working with data
  • Recent graduate or degree-in-progress with relevant course work, project work, or equivalent experience working with data


  • Experience and demonstrated skills related to data collection, entry, and management
  • Experience and proficiency using different types of software for data manipulation, management, and storage (e.g., SPSS, R, Python, STATA, MS Excel)
  • Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team depending on task at hand
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Some experience with basic computer programming a plus
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Must be proficient with Windows operating system

All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication and administrative purposes.

Working Conditions

  • Setting: Boston-based, currently working remotely (return to office to be determined based on current health conditions and company policy)
  • Travel required: None
  • Physical requirements: None
  • Hazards or weather exposure: None

Supervisory Responsibility


Fiscal Responsibility



$18.50 per hour, guaranteed 24 hours per week.

The above is intended to describe the general conditions and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities, or skills required.

It is the policy at PEAR to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.