2021-2022 School Year: K-8th Business and Data Manager

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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 eight public charter schools and educates over 5,500 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 Data & Business Manager who can bring strong problem-solving and analytical skills to a leading charter management organization. The Data & Business Manager will play a critical role in ensuring all student information systems are accurate and up-to-date, and with supporting all users (leaders, staff, and parents) with their access to and utilization of data systems. Additionally, the Data & Business Manager manages the school financial and business transactions. 

Position Qualifications & Competencies 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; 
  • 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;
  • Experience manipulating large datasets and working with raw data preferred. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

Data Input & Reporting 

  • Maintains and utilizes the computerized Student Information System (SIS) records;

  • 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;

  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves various technology obstacles to ensure success of overall data collection and analysis;

  • Create and maintain campus student records, which include the updating and maintenance of both hard copy and online student records;

  • Ensure proper dissemination of records to campuses, other school districts, central office, and court ordered requests are accurate and within time frame allotted; 

  • Responsible for processing new student enrollments, student transfers, student withdrawals, and student graduation; 

  • Develop and prepare customized reports as needed; 

  • Prepare and maintain computer records of student attendance. Ensure attendance records are accurate so that an audit trail exists at all time;  

  • Maintain computer records of student’s scores on state mandated tests and standardized tests; 

  • Maintains, generates, and distributes student demographic, scheduling, and grading information; 

  • Print and distribute report cards and progress reports with numeric grade calculations according to the network calendar; 

  • Maintain an organized records room with a complete and orderly cumulative folder for all current and previous students.  
  • Oversee cumulative folder updates at the end of each school year. 

Financial Management 

  • Responsible for receiving and accurately recording school finances that originate from student activities; 
  • Responsible for placing all school orders and the purchasing/requisition process;
  • Reconcile bank accounts with journal entries;
  • Maintain accurate records of inventories for supplies, equipment and textbooks;
  • Receive orders and distribute to school personnel;
  • Process payments for student activities;
  • Assists school clerical staff as required;
  • Responsible for ensuring that financial information and data is provided; that it is timely, comprehensive, and accurate and it enables the school to plan and take appropriate management action;
  • Responsible for the financial management of any new major projects;
  • Ensure that the school meets all statutory and legal requirements concerning information and financial management, and to liaise with external auditors and other external organizations;
  • Recommend to the Principal any internal controls needed to assure the fiscal integrity of school finances, and monitor compliance with approved controls;
  • Performs other duties that may be required. 

Compensation & Benefits 

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as TRSL, our employer retirement contribution, is included. 

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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