Director of Data, Enrollment and Testing

  • Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 09/17/2023

Job Description


Director of Data, Enrollment and Testing

Job Description

Full Time


Educators for Quality Alternatives

EQA is a New Orleans nonprofit with the mission of providing struggling students with the skills, confidence and experiences to succeed in the education and career paths of their choice. The organization runs three alternative high schools: The NET: Central City, The NET: Gentilly, and The NET: East for students who have dropped out of, been expelled from, or who have otherwise struggled in a traditional school setting.  EQA also operates a therapeutic middle school program, The Bridge.  EQA programs are built on the belief that alternative schools should not punish or “fix” young people; they should be vibrant, flexible, and restorative environments that support students in being their best selves.


Position Summary

This position is a unique opportunity to help build the school you believe struggling students in New Orleans deserve. 


The Director of Data, Enrollment and Testing is responsible for:


Data Management across all EQA Schools

  • Manage all EQA data systems 
  • Working closely with school based teams to ensure the accuracy of data measures 
  • Training and supporting school based Data and Enrollment Coordinators, which includes providing coverage in the event that someone is absent 
  • Managing all student demographic information for state, local, and internal reporting
  • Maintaining accurate data in all data systems, including student information (PowerSchool), behavior management (Kickboard) systems, and others
  • Serve as primary PowerSchool administrator to manage all back-end functionality and support
  • Procuring and updating transcripts, credits, and historical grades to PowerSchool and STS
  • Preparing and processing progress reports, report cards, and other mailings
  • Responding to LDOE and other data audit and report requests
  • Supporting other data projects and tasks as assigned
  • Lead all state reporting data collections to ensure full compliance with LDOE deadlines
  • Design and implement processes for effectively collecting and managing student and staff data
  • Respond to internal and external requests for data collection and analysis
  • Coordinate with contracted data warehousing specialist to develop automated data dashboards


Student Enrollment Management

  • Ensure full compliance with all NOLA PS and LDOE enrollment policies
  • Provide targeted support to school-based enrollment and recruiting staff
  • Serve as lead EQA enrollment contact for all internal and external enrollment inquiries
  • Provide expertise on all IGP, credit attainment, and transcript questions from school-level staff


District Test Coordinator

  • Serve as District Test Coordinator for state-mandated testing (including LEAP 2025, LEAP Connect, ACT, ELPS/ELPT)
  • Working closely with school teams and site based Data and Enrollment Coordinators to ensure that all testing administrations are correctly administered 
  • Ensure all tests are administered in accordance with state and local policies for full compliance
  • Serve as lead EQA state testing contact for all internal and external testing inquiries
  • Maintain accurate testing records for all students
  • Develop and lead student test scheduling process


Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience managing data in schools
  • BA or BS required
  • Demonstrated record of working effectively with at-risk young people
  • Exceptional welcoming and customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated record of excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated record of working effectively with a variety of stakeholders from all levels of the organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel/Google Sheets and database management; comfortable learning new programs
  • Skilled at prioritizing, effective work planning, and execution of a variety of tasks
  • Very detail oriented, trustworthy, and able to maintain student data confidentiality
  • Flexible, open to change, quick-learning, self-directed, and able to manage in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Learning mindset dedicated to effectively and innovatively problem solving and constantly improving
  • Commitment to EQA’s mission, vision and values


Position Details

  • Start Date: Fall 2023 
  • Schedule: This is a network-level leadership position so hours per week may increase over 40 at certain times of the year (like testing). School calendar is year round
  • Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and generous 403(b) retirement plan
  • Reports to: CEO