LEADERSHIP director 


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, systemwide 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 Director will support the Chief of Innovation and the Executive Director of School Leadership to create a professional development program for leaders of New Orleans public schools.

This role is an excellent fit for someone who has a strong organizational background, love for creating systems, and a familiarity with the inner workings of New Orleans schools.  Start date for the role is flexible.

Specific responsibilities include: to develop the key skills and competencies needed to lead strong teams as CEOs and chief level executives of schools in our city.

  • Data analysis:

Synthesize system-wide data results from multiple sources to identify trends

Use data and research to create streamlined vision for professional development program based on identified needs and deficits

  • Complex Project Management:

Research and vet high quality third party vendors to conduct relevant professional development for school leaders

Manage vendor content to ensure it is streamlined with needs of school leaders

Plan and implement logistics for professional development (includes travel, accommodations, catering, material creation/production, event reservations and set-up)

  • Communication:

Communicate professionally and effectively with vendors, administration, and to internal NSNO team

Schedule and execute ongoing touch points with school leadership around New Orleans

Competitive salary based on previous experience

Requisite Qualifications

  • 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
  • Preference given to a candidate with prior experience coaching teachers
  • Completion of a 4-year college degree
  • Belief in NSNO’s core values of Solutions, Excellence, Passion, and Equity

How to apply

Please send a tailored cover letter and a resume to HR@nsno.org. 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.

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