2023-2024 Senior Data Specialist

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About InspireNOLA
As the highest performing open-admission charter network in the city of New Orleans, InspireNOLA is working to inspire and transform an educational movement where students can develop the academic and personal skills necessary to be prepared for college, their community, and the world. InspireNOLA currently operates seven public charter schools and educates over 5,600 students, the majority of whom are African American and qualify for free or reduced lunch. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

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Position Summary
InspireNOLA is currently seeking a smart and motivated Senior Data Specialist who can bring strong problem-solving and analytical skills to a leading charter management organization. InspireNOLA is committed to using data to drive instructional improvement in its classrooms. The Senior Data Specialist will play a critical role in collaborating with the Network Data Manager and student achievement analyses which enable InspireNOLA to track, measure, and optimize outcomes. 

Position Qualifications & Competencies
Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree in related field preferred
Prior experience developing data strategy and solving data challenges in the specific context of K-12 public schools a significant plus; relevant experience in any environment requiring government/funder compliance reporting a plus
Ability to switch flexibly between extreme detail orientation and high-level strategic vision to deliver accurate and high-quality products
Collaborative mindset and strong written and oral communication skills
Resilience, strong work ethic, and outcomes orientation—demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities under stress and follow through to deliver unfailing excellence, despite tight or unexpected deadlines and circumstances
Strong quantitative and technical skills:
o Fluency with Microsoft Excel required; 
o Experience with programming languages strongly preferred; statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, SPSS, SAS) and/or SQL.
o Experience manipulating large datasets and working with raw data preferred 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Data Analysis & Reporting
Creates reports and visualizations to display student achievement data and teacher performance data;
Performs statistical analyses and prepares high-level data sets for school site leaders and staff on student performance data (including norm and criterion-referenced exams);
Thoughtfully distills data to provide network data leadership with analyses that can be used to support decision-making and strategic planning;
Collaborates in data meetings with the central office team and school leaders that focus on detailed analysis of data;
Work in partnership with network office staff to build predictive models for student performance to ensure timely completion of all required state reports;
Professional Development
Participates in professional development sessions on data management systems including: PowerSchool, Data Director, School Force, MAP, CIS, CVR, DIBELS, Mastery Prep, LEAP/iLEAP/EOC and other data systems utilized by schools;
Supports network data personal on topics relevant to data management, data analysis, and data-based decision-making.
Compliance Management
Facilitates accountability by ensuring InspireNOLA has a good understanding of state policies and comparing student data against those policies;
Oversees cyclical compliance reporting to the State of Louisiana and other high-stakes reporting to key entities;
Understands the underlying database model of PowerSchool to facilitate reporting and integrations;
Ensures the success of overall data collection and analysis;
Collaborates with InspireNOLA Network Data Manager to design and implement network-wide data collection, analysis, and dissemination programs that promote data-driven decision-making at the site level.

Compensation & Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. InspireNOLA offers a comprehensive benefits package along with TRSL.

InspireNOLA is an equal-opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.  

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