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Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Vice President, Data & System

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
30 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 28 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systemically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 26 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systemically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

CONTEXT

As Alliance continues to build a culture of excellence, data and systems have emerged as integral to propelling the organization run at maximum effectiveness.  Over the next few years, Alliance is projected to outgrow dozens of systems and processes, and as such, is searching for a leader who is equally strong with the technical portions of the role, managing newly connected teams, providing short- and long-term strategy, and managing change across Alliance schools and its home office.

ROLE SUMMARY

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Vice President, Data and Systems will lead the data, SIS, and academic operations functions for Alliance, ensuring that all data is aligned to the organizational vision, drives actions, and contributes to an environment of instructional excellence, college success, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.  The VP will own and deliver data and systems strategy in close collaboration with all organizational stakeholders.

WHAT YOU WILL DO  

  • Lead the implementation and optimization of the organization’s use of data and metrics to review, improve, predict, and measure success;
  • Provide timely and actionable data that will assist and influence decision-making and impact organizational outcomes; 
  • Lead and develop an engaged, diverse and effective team through effective recruiting, training, differentiated coaching, motivating, team building, and succession planning;
  • Model and facilitate “best in class” team culture practices, such as valuing diverse perspectives, and working across lines of differences;
  • Manage the professional growth of direct reports to build a strong leadership “bench”;
  • Create short- and long-term departmental vision; utilize and model project management and change management skills to ensure optimal outcomes;
  • Identify, create, implement, and support data and systems improvement initiatives and solutions, working with internal and external stakeholders to remedy gaps; 
  • Further develop Alliance’s repository for daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reporting of key organizational drivers;
  • Serve as an exemplar in use of key Alliance tools, including SIS, data warehousing, and data visualization;
  • Maintain a competitive edge by remaining current on trends and best practices for systems and data.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:

  • A collaborative and visionary leader who is committed to Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy;
  • A deep commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and a safe, equitable, and anti-racist environment for all scholars, families, and staff;
  • Proven cross-functional leader and influencer who can partner with multiple stakeholders and navigate strong complex issues;
  • Team player who is willing to learn from all organizational stakeholders and work as equal partners with stakeholders on all projects;
  • Solution-oriented by nature; can see challenges from multiple perspectives and envision ideas of how to accomplish objectives;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-layered organization and build strong relationships with teachers, school leaders and other home office and school-based colleagues;
  • Well-versed in key Alliance tools, including PowerSchool, Schoolzilla, Tableau, and Python;
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with assessments, including online assessment administration and California state testing is preferred;
  • Working knowledge of K-12 education and urban school environments is preferred;
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective systems and processes at scale;
  • Comfort with, and enthusiasm for using large amounts of data to drive decisions at the team, division, and organization levels.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, competitive college/university is required..
  • At least five (5) years of progressive, professional work in a related field; ten (10) years of full-time work experience highly preferred.
  • At least five (5) years managing teams and direct reports and leading large systems change work organization-wide; oversight of multiple teams preferred.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

In alignment with our commitment to equity for our scholars, Alliance is committed to equity and transparency for our team and offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental and vision. This position is exempt. The compensation range for this position is $122,000 to$160,000 and is based on years of aligned work experience. To allow room for growth in compensation, the maximum initial salary placement is 80% of the range.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter at www.laalliance.org/careers. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are tuition-free public charter schools that do not discriminate against any scholar, parent, community member, or staff member on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.