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, turn around 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 effects on improving the life outcomes of New Orleans’ students.
Role and Responsibilities
The Director of Strategic Initiatives supports the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to manage a variety of projects, both internal to the organization and with external stakeholders, to ensure the organization is achieving its strategic priorities and staff are set up for success. There are three key functions of this role:
While NSNO is currently a remote office due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will eventually be required to be in person in New Orleans, LA.
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.
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