Data and Assessment Coordinator

Greater Nashville Area, TN
Administrative – School Leadership
Full Time
LEAD Public Schools grows both students and staff. We are expanding high-quality education throughout the Nashville area, and we need thoughtful, growth minded staff members to do that work. LEAD Public Schools employees are a rare bunch: driven to go the extra mile in driving student success, collaborative to the core, always striving to become a better educator, and finding ways to infuse fun and joy into the work environment. We are always on the lookout for how to make LEAD Public Schools a better place for our scholars and our families. #whyILEAD 

LEAD Public Schools is a network of six public charter schools in Nashville, Tennessee. From 5th through 12th grades, our schools serve predominantly minority and low-income populations who are likely to be first-generation college attendees. The first five graduating classes of LEAD Academy High School -- the first in the school's history -- all earned 100 percent acceptance to college. Our academic success is rooted in the foundation of social-emotional learning programs and practices, including a commitment to Crew and our five Ethos: our students and staff members LEAD because they are COMMITTED, COURAGEOUS, DISCIPLINED, SELF-RELIANT and, above else, they always SERVE OTHERS.

There are many public charter schools and many models. LEAD Public Schools prides itself on being different. We balance rigor and love, taking head on the challenges that make a person academically successful and building the relationships that make them emotionally independent.

LEAD Public Schools is currently seeking a Data and Assessment Coordinator (DAC). Reporting to the School Director and working closely with the Network Academic Team, the DAC plays an integral role in maintaining the results-driven culture at LEAD Public Schools. The Data and Assessment Coordinator works with users at all levels of the campus (school director, deans, teachers, and support staff members) to understand and communicate LEAD’s assessment philosophy, manage and coordinate testing logistics, develop pertinent performance metrics, implement systems to measure progress against these metrics, design data reports that users can use regularly to assess performance, and coach users in how to fully utilize these reports and interpret the data.  

Optimal Data and Assessment Coordinators will embed themselves with their assigned teams, immerse themselves in the goals of their teams, and empower their teams to develop a culture that constantly questions how they can be more effective, more efficient, and get the best results for our kids.  The role provides a unique opportunity to build and improve processes and develop a data-driven culture at the campus level.

Assessment Ownership

    • Serve as the Building Test Coordinator leading the management, planning and execution of all building wide assessments across two campuses
    • Ensure assessment guidelines and procedures are in compliance with all security regulations and are communicated to and followed by school staff
    • Support operations team members to ensure appropriate technology resources are in place and up-to-date for all technology based assessments.

Data Leadership

    • Support the overall strategic leadership and tactical implementation for all data analysis, evaluation, and impact activities of LEAD Public Schools
    • Ensure team members are using data tools appropriately and follow up when necessary
    • Assist in managing data integrity, data analysis, presentation development, data collection, program evaluation, and electronic records management
    • Obtain and maintain accurate student data, including
    • Collaborate with network support team to maintain student information system
    • Remain up-to-date on district, state and federal testing and accountability policies
    • Communicate to maximize access to student information systems and troubleshoot data systems on behalf of the school and staff

Data Management

    • Collaborate with data and assessment team across the network and at the network level to share data best practices and standards and to coordinate data collection
    • Ensure that administrators have access to the data and information they need to make strong decisions for our students
    • Ensure the data we use is valid and accurate by working with users when necessary to norm on data entry protocols.  Ensure quality control and consistency in all data and analysis published by LEAD Public Schools
    • Assess the efficiency of existing quantitative databases of school and network outcomes. Design, develop and implement improvements and modifications as needed
    • Manage and act as a point person for access to and training on all key data technology systems, including but not limited to the district Student Information System (SIS), behavior tracking system (Kickboard), assessment and grading system (Illuminate), and blended learning software
    • Work with appropriate Network personnel to ensure that all students are appropriately scheduled.

Qualifications

    • At least three years of strong database management, data analysis and project management experience
    • At least two years of experience within an educational setting, preferably K-12.  Charter school experience a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Education, Business, Policy Studies, Statistics, Sociology, or other related field from an accredited university required; Master's degree preferred
    • Advanced experience and proficiency with MS Excel.  Knowledge of executing logic and lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, IF, and MATCH.
    • Ability to build trust and drive change by forming good relationships with staff, administration, state and district representatives, and outside vendors
    • Self-starter who sets high goals, is comfortable dealing with ambiguity, and can handle multiple projects at once
    • Capable of managing work in a fast-paced environment, at times under tight deadlines
LEAD Public Schools offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

LEAD Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.