Over the past decade, New Orleans has witnessed unprecedented growth in student performance, including dramatic increases in ACT scores, high school graduation rates, and college enrollment rates. While we have moved beyond a state of crisis, New Orleans still has a long list of systemic challenges, gaps, and inequities. NSNO estimates that approximately 16,000 students in New Orleans are in unstable or low-performing schools. We must do better. New Schools for New Orleans’ (NSNO) mission — delivering on the promise of excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans — drives everything we do. To achieve this mission, NSNO invests in proven, promising, and new charter organizations to open new schools, turnaround low-performing schools, or expand existing high-quality schools. NSNO uses data around academic performance and growth, system-wide capacity needs, equity practices, and other quality indicators to ensure that NSNO’s investments will have maximum, long-term effect in improving the life outcomes of New Orleans’ students.

Role and Responsibilities

The Leadership Associate will support the Chief of Innovation and the Executive Director of School Leadership to execute the premier year of the Executive Education Experience (E3) Fellowship, a 2-year program for high-performing school leaders to develop the key skills and competencies needed to lead strong teams as CEOs and chief level executives of schools in our city. This role is an excellent fit for someone who has a strong organizational background and a familiarity with the New Orleans educational system.  Start date for the role is flexible, ideally as soon as possible.

Specific responsibilities include:

Scheduling and logistics:

Oversee all logistics and scheduling elements for all E3 programming, including core sessions, orientation, local and national site visits, high profile guest engagement, and end of program gala.

Includes location, catering, travel, material creation, event set-up


Build and manage E3 application platform and process and supports potential candidates in navigating application process

Communications and Branding:

Update social media platforms and website frequently to showcase E3 activity

Coordinate elements of branding suite for communication, recruitment and investment purposes

Create introductory-level E3 communications and presentations

Relay National Principal Advisory Academy Fellowship (NPAF):

Lead cohort experience for the New Orleans NPAF Cohort (attends sessions, hosts intersessions, supports cohort learning, facilitate walk-throughs, recruits and vets incoming Relay cohort, and assists in cohort onboarding)

Manage Advisory Board:

Plan and implement logistics for annual advisory board meeting (includes travel, accommodations, catering, material creation/production, event reservations and set-up)

Schedule and execute ongoing touchpoints with national advisory board (advisory calls, quarterly programming newsletter, E3 appreciation swag)


  • Looking for a self-starter who is able to work independently
  • Must be highly organized with exceptional communication skills and professional demeanor
  • Able to multi-task and drive forward several projects simultaneously
  • Preference given to a candidate with prior work experience in a New Orleans public school
  • A commitment to NSNO’s values and diversity, equity, and inclusion

How to Apply

Please send a tailored cover letter and a resume to HR@nsno.org. Phone calls regarding this position or mailed applications will not be accepted.

New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to building a diverse and inclusive team. As such, it is the continuing policy of NSNO to consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.