About the NACA-Inspired Schools Network (NISN)

NISN transforms Indigenous Education by engaging communities, building networked schools of academic excellence and cultural relevance, and serving Indigenous students from early learning to adulthood so that they are secure in their identity, healthy, and holistically prepared as lifelong learners and leaders in their communities.

NISN seeks talented individuals from all backgrounds to apply for roles. We are especially interested in individuals who are self-starting, deeply believe in engaging communities and truly want to see transformation in Indigenous communities. Our people want to work on a diverse, high-energy team that is committed to social entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities.

Purpose and Function of the Director of Data, Analysis, and Reporting Position

This position is responsible for helping NISN tell the story of the network while supporting school leaders in the areas of state and/or local accountability.  A successful candidate will also incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing, cultural context, qualitative data and Indigenous research methodologies into the work and the resulting products.


Primary Roles and Responsibilities

Develops and provides user-friendly data to school sites, and Network staff that will assure effective network-wide implementation of the Network’s six commitments and schools’ mission and goal statements
Oversees the network-wide survey and participates/supports the annual School Review
Oversees the Student Information System, state-mandated and locally approved assessment programs, large scale survey processes, state accountability, federal reporting, grant accountability and reporting, and research and data analysis
Oversees the development, administration, and reporting of large-scale summative and formative assessment programs
Assists administrators and network staff with the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of school monitoring visits, and school surveys.
Designs and oversees the network-wide implementation, and support for an online assessment program, School Score Card, school performance framework, growth model reports, and longitudinal archiving of achievement and growth data
Maintains data and records to provide reports to meet federal/state/District accountability requirements and applicable federal and other grant accountability requirements
Supervises state-mandated accountability, including but not limited to, student and staff demographics, dropout, graduation, enrollment, and attendance data collection, special populations, licensure verification, and reporting
Support mechanisms to provide accurate data in support of actionable, data-driven decision-making at the Network and school level
Provides support and training regarding data analysis to administrators network-wide to meet and/or exceed federal and state requirements, as well as assists schools in meeting the requirements of, but not limited to; Title I, special education, free lunch program, Bilingual Multicultural Education Program, Student transportation services, staff licensure, and state-mandated graduation requirements
Plans organizes, directs, and participates in the implementation of network-wide professional development and technical assistance for administrators, teachers, and students for the purpose of improving site level capacity, knowledge, and skills related to understanding, ownership of, and when appropriate, local control of the systems under the supervision of this position
Consults with and advises the Executive Director and others on the most effective means of utilizing data to increase student achievement
Monitors assigned budgets
Keeps abreast of technical, legislative, and professional developments affecting the Network
Communicates regularly to ensure maximum efficiency in the delivery of services to schools
Performs other duties related to the position, as assigned

Skills, Knowledge and Mindsets:

Work collaboratively and positively with a variety of staff and administrators while assisting them to use data to improve student learning
Demonstrate respect for diverse student and staff populations; respond to others utilizing culturally appropriate strategies
Present assessment results to various audiences using clear and effective communication tools to ensure understanding; can explain technical information in layman terms
Possess knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing large-scale assessment and evaluation in a public entity setting
Exhibit high personal motivation, energy, and enthusiasm; set high performance standards of self and others
Motivate others and design activities to assist others in meeting organizational goals and demonstrate skills in facilitation of groups to accomplish tasks and to make decisions
Be receptive to new ideas and evolving thinking and commit to personal and professional development
Foster an environment that focuses on quality results while motivating, respecting, developing, and supporting a diverse staff, encouraging continuous improvement, and working effectively as a member of a culturally diverse team
Possess a sense of vision and project that sense, involving others in accomplishing goals and solving problems, and interacting with culturally diverse groups successfully
Exercise good judgment, insight, self-awareness, integrity, and cultural sensitivity when interacting with employees, students, and patrons
Continue one’s own lifelong learning, develop talent and leadership skills in others, provide critical feedback, and receive critical feedback to maintain high standards for oneself and the Network
Communicate effectively in both written and verbal communications, making clear, persuasive presentations to diverse groups
Incorporate culturally appropriate communication and engagement strategies with all members of the Network and school community

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in educational leadership, or other area applicable to the position responsibilities such as statistics, assessment, or program evaluation OR equivalent experience working with data and data analysis within schools and Indigenous communities
Experience supervising and monitoring the verification and reporting of assessment and accountability data
Experience in developing and leading: staff development, data-driven decision-making, program and school evaluation, accountability systems, school improvement processes, and curriculum review
Five (5) years of successful supervisory administrative experience in an accredited higher education, K-12 public or charter, or private school system, with increasing responsibility in school district leadership
Experience working in, or working with, an educational system comprised of Indigenous Americans and other diverse constituents
Present or previous experience with strategies or research targeting student achievement in Indigenous educational settings
Experience working with communities on data collection protocols that acknowledge and account for sensitive information.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in educational leadership, or other area applicable to the position responsibilities such as statistics, assessment, or program evaluation OR equivalent experience working with data and data analysis within schools and Indigenous communities
Previous oversight of a large-scale summative and formative assessment program.
Recent experience with school accountability measures and data analysis, leading to systemic school improvement planning
Proficiency with different quantitative analyses; preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a sophisticated knowledge and ability to utilize statistical analysis methods and software
Ability to make effective use of relevant technology, including that used for scoring surveys, sophisticated graphing and presentation software, database programs, statistical packages, and districtwide information management systems
Successful oversight of an online data warehouse for accountability, student, staff, and assessment data
Applicable experience with the NM Public Education Department, the NM STARS system, the NM Assessment Program, NWEA, National Student Clearinghouse, OCR-CRDC, G5-USDOE, and Tyler SIS K-12

Salary: This is a director level position in the range of $61,000 – $83,000

Benefits: NISN offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; over 30 company holidays; up to 10 days of paid time off and 5 days of cultural leave; and a 401(k) plan with an automatic 3% employer match.

Training will be provided to orient the new employee to the mission and goals of the NISN. The candidate will need to demonstrate a high level of initiative. This role will require some travel (reimbursed for associated costs or provided by NISN), with work being performed at the NISN office in Albuquerque and across New Mexico, as well potential out of state travel. There will be potential schedule aberrations to meet the needs of the position that periodically require working weekends and/or evenings.


Contact Tom Genne tom@nacainspiredschoolsnetwork.org if you have further questions regarding the position. 

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