The Senior Director of Data and Technology at Democracy Prep is principally responsible for leading the management and support of technology and data  across the network.  The Senior Director coordinates a team of Directors, Developers and external consultants to ensure that technology access is seamless and that staff and students have the hardware, software and education technology they need to learn.  On the data side,  the Senior Director manages a team supporting a wide range of custom-built data assets and tools to support the use of data across the entire DPPS network.  They are also the primary owner of ensuring that we are meeting the network’s long-term data needs and working closely with our Data Developers to ensure that data is appropriately flowing in and out of each region’s SIS, meeting the needs of schools, and effectively populating critical systems.  The Senior Director supports the Chief Operating Officer and the Senior Director of Facilities in coordinating the opening of  new school facilities to ensure they are ready for handoff to scholars, teachers and leaders.  They are a leader at the CMO and play a key role in cultivating a tech-savvy and  data-driven culture across the network. 

Who You Are

  • A champion for data-driven decision making
  • A proven leader who has experience setting and implementing a vision for how technology and data are used in the school setting 
  • A systems-level thinker with the ability to solve problems and build scalable solutions
  • A subject matter expert who understands the nuances of K-12 school systems
  • A data processing guru with substantial expertise in manipulation of large datasets
  • A researcher with incredibly strong multitasking and project management skills
  • A team player who loves to teach, learn, and invest in the professional development of others
  • A bona fide techie with knowledge of one or more programming/query languages
  • A college graduate with 8+ years of experience managing critical data processes

What You’ll Do

Data Systems

  • Lead as an example of Democracy Prep’s ongoing commitment to being a data-driven organization, and motivate other teams to continue leveraging data in ways that enhance their respective workstreams
  • Lead our organization-wide data redesign, creating and implementing data architectures and data models in support of existing and future data-driven decision-making needs
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of the Student Information System data
  • Lead a system-level migration from legacy databases to a new, comprehensive, extensible data warehouse that can readily meet the needs of the organization
  • Implement data-governance policies and processes to both maximize the integrity and ensure the security of student data
  • Build the organization’s new practices and culture around data workflows, documentation, and management
  • Supervise the Director of Data Support, the Senior Manager of Data Insights and the Data Developer to ensure that critical functions across the network are seamless
  • Direct the team to execute on critical data systems development and deployment cycles, ensuring that network leaders have readily available access to meaningful student outcome data
  • Identify and implement a comprehensive dashboarding system to ensure that all stakeholders have access to clear and accurate data that is updated on a daily basis
  • Coordinate with regional Executive Directors and DOOs to deliver data need
  • Provide direction to the Data Development team around the technical integration of our student data with other critical data platforms and workstreams
  • Collaborate regularly with teams across the CMO to identify high-level data systems needs and find (or design) solutions to meet those needs
  • Serve as a thought partner for teams across the network looking to leverage student data in creative and innovative ways
  • Communicate important updates about data systems and processes to our schools and network staff

Network Technology

  • Supervise the Director of Network Technology in support of the networks technology and infrastructure
  • Help lead the effort to assess our organization's information technology needs and coordinate the action steps necessary to ensure those needs are met 
  • Manage the configuration of network technology to maintain the reliability of our essential systems as well as the security of organizational data/information 
  • Guide the training and oversight of the IT Team as needed to optimize organizational preparedness and response efficacy for day-to-day support/troubleshooting needs 
  • Develop recommendations regarding IT tools/strategy to ensure that Democracy Prep remains up to date with current networking best practices 
  • Manage relationships and supports our procurement/purchasing process with vendors to ensure that Democracy Prep remains well positioned to quickly obtain essential technology when needed 
  • Ensure clear and timely communication of important IT-related updates/information to schools as well as network staff (as needed) 
  • Coordinate any actions and long-term planning required to make sure that the network is maximizing its assets/capabilities and minimizing disruptions in service (e.g. E-rate applications, proactive contract renewal, etc.)


  • In partnership with the COO, execute the network’s expansion strategy, to lead the seamless launch of new school sites and to provide robust support to existing sites around site design, construction, renovation and project management of new facilities
  • Continue to refine and build a sustainable, scalable, cost-efficient operational infrastructure that supports Democracy Prep’s continued growth


Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a working environment that includes the necessary technology and resources to succeed.


Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Apply for this Job

* Required

When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review
+ Add Another Education

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Democracy Prep Public Schools are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.