Data Collection Specialist

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month, millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the schools, neighborhoods, and companies that are right for them.

Niche is all about finding where you fit in and that mission inspires how we operate every day. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working.

About the Role

We’re looking for a highly motivated full-time or part-time Data Collection Specialist to help support our Sales, Marketing, Data, and Product teams. You’ll be tasked with a wide range of projects - big, small, and sometimes mundane - whatever it takes to make our product better and keep customers happy.  We are open to this being a part-time or full-time opportunity.

During the 1st Month: 

  • Learn the site, study the industry, and learn about our competitors
  • Begin familiarizing yourself with data sources,  data collection processes, and publication policies
  • Shadow your colleagues to learn how data is utilized at Niche
  • Attend all meetings pertaining to data collection projects
  • Assist the Product, Sales, Marketing and Data teams in day to day operations. Tasks include data entry, checking data for accuracy, searching on Google, verifying data on school websites and local government websites

Within 6 Months:

  • Display expert knowledge of data sources, data collection processes, and publication policies
  • Provide feedback on data collection processes and propose enhancements that increase efficiency and ease in data projects
  • Assist with updating and creating new documentation for Customer Success pertaining to data projects

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field or working towards a degree
  • Experience with Excel, Google Sheets, or a similar spreadsheet tool
  • Must be internet savvy. Your ability to research and find particular data points or a particular contact through creative searching is critical
  • Must be an excellent communicator who is good with grammar and spelling
  • Able to balance being very attentive to detail while also working quickly

Why Niche?

  • Full-time, salaried or part-time hourly position with competitive compensation
  • Full-time employees also receive:
    • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee
    • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
    • Parental leave
    • Stock options and SIMPLE IRA
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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