Great Oaks Legacy Overview

 

The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving over 1,900 students from Pre-K to 12th grade on campuses across the city. Our mission is to prepare public school students for success in college. Great Oaks Legacy students aspire to be some of the highest performing students in the country. 

 

We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students. Our students, for example, are encouraged to take multiple AP classes before they graduate. We pair rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support from teachers, tutors, and staff. The school’s mission is to prepare our students for college success through several key elements: 

 

  • Small school – Grade-level cohorts of less 100 students allow each student to feel known and cared for.  Our focus is on a sense of community and relationship building with families and students

 

  • More time on task – Longer school days than traditional schools. Weekend sessions and summer school for students who are struggling. 

 

  • High expectations – Rigorous, differentiated, college-preparatory coursework from K-12. Advanced Placement and real college courses for all juniors and seniors. 

 

  • Effective Instruction – World-class teachers with clear expectations and the support they need to continuously improve.

 

Role Description:

The Associate Director of Data Reporting and Analysis is responsible for the production, organization, and analysis of the many types of data required to support our students’ achievement. The purpose of the Associate Director of Data Reporting and Analysis role is to:

 

  1. Software Management/Support:
    • Actively manage our Student Information System, PowerSchool, and expand school-wide usage of and fluency with this tool;
    • Oversee extraction, analysis, and interpretation of all teacher-facing and student-facing data, including oversight/reporting structures and professional development as needed. Includes but is not limited to I-Ready, ALEKS, Scholastic, Hapara, Illuminate, Whetstone, and Gradecam.
  2. External Reporting/Compliance: Coordinate the annual calendar for and manage the completion compliance data submissions across a number of external data reporting systems, including NJ Smart, Pearson Access, SSDS, NJ Homeroom, SNEARS and other state mandated reports, including troubleshooting and correcting data to ensure accuracy.
  3. Internal Assessment Systems: Support the data demands and implementation of internally-managed assessments including A-Net, NWEA Map, STEP, SRI/SMI, and Illuminate-based internal assessments.
  4. Management Reporting: Produce management reports for presentation to the Senior Leadership Team; Compile monthly dashboards for presentation by the Executive Director to our Board of Trustees.
  5. Student Enrollment: Design and implement student recruitment strategy; Manage the annual student enrollment cycle to ensure that schools are fully enrolled by the first day of school.
  6. Staff Management: Supervise select network staff toward operational needs, including Data Management and Student Recruitment/Enrollment (1-2 employees).

Additional responsibilities and tasks may be required based on the needs and growth of the organization.

 

Qualifications

  • Belief that all students have what it takes to be successful, to and through college
  • Bachelor degree required, graduate degree preferred
  • Has 5+ years’ previous experience in a data-driven role, particularly in an education or non-profit setting
  • Able to manipulate large quantities of data with accuracy and strong detail-orientation
  • Ability to present complex concepts, clearly and concisely, to a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office suite and schools-based technology requirements
  • Highly skilled with Tableau
  • Working knowledge of DeansList, i-Ready, and/or ALEKS systems strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with PowerSchool or other student data management systems preferred
  • Familiarity with local and state data platforms preferred
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;
  • Strong customer service approach and communication skills;
  • Passion for the mission of closing the achievement gap;
  • A strong desire to take initiative, pursue additional projects, be creative, and propose new solutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and lead as well as to work collaboratively
  • Quick and effective learner in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that proactively seeks feedback to improve
  • Strong organizational/time management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task, set and drive priorities against urgent deadlines, monitor progress towards goals, and utilize data and information
  • Strategic thinker with exceptional problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills
  • High sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The Associate Director of Data Reporting and Analysis is a twelve-month employee with salary to be recommended by Executive Director and approved by the board.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

The Associate Director of Data Reporting and Analysis reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

 

EVALUATION:

The Associate Director of Data Reporting and Analysis is formally evaluated once per year on the basis of essential duties, personal growth, and professionalism.

 

GREAT OAKS LEGACY PHILOSOPHY

 

Our students arrive, on average, significantly behind grade level. Many live in poverty – a higher percentage than most schools in the country. Upon arrival, they are statistically less than 10% likely to graduate with a 4-year degree. Our mission is that each child ultimately graduates from college.

 

Therefore:

 

  1. Employee takes responsibility to reverse negative outcomes of failing students, to make every effort to work proactively and reactively to engage each and every student, such that each is legitimately prepared to succeed in college.

 

  1. It is a given that all of the faculty work very, very hard. All staff, including the Campus Directors, Admin Teams, CAO, CEO, President, Operations Team and COO and Employee, acknowledge that we will do more than just work hard; we each seek – through formal and informal feedback – to dramatically improve. At Great Oaks Legacy, an ongoing quest for improvement is not considered remedial, it is essential and ongoing for all staff.

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