The Thomas B. Fordham Institute seeks an organized, lively, and dynamic individual to join its charter school authorizing team. The Data and Accountability Manager will play a vital role in supporting key organizational initiatives and amplifying Fordham’s work.
The ideal candidate is smart, energetic, detail-oriented, and passionate about furthering excellence and equity in American K-12 education. This is an ideal role for someone with a deep desire to learn about supporting charter schools and school choice, with opportunities for career advancement within the organization.
The Data and Accountability Manager is responsible for defining and directing the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation’s (TBFF) school accountability authorizing work; ensuring timely, high quality quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting of TBFF authorized charter schools; serving as TBFF’s chief data expert responsible for the design, production, and distribution of analyses related to charter school performance.
Collects, maintains, reports, and analyzes school and sponsorship data for the sponsorship team.
- Develops and implements systems and protocols for the collection and analysis of school data, including state assessment data and school internal assessment data.
- Analyzes school performance on school internal data using multiple accountability frameworks.
- Drafts and publishes reports and analyses as requested and assists in the production of an annual report.
- Drafts summaries regarding school data as requested.
- Develops and implements systems and protocols for the gathering, organization, and distribution of financial, enrollment, and compliance data.
- Communicates with schools and other stakeholders as needed.
- Assists with sponsor evaluation.
- Identifies or develops a system and protocols for centrally managing the sponsorship team’s workflow; implements and monitors system after initial start-up.
- Superior data analysis skills and attention to detail.
- Expertise in Microsoft Excel.
- Superior communication and writing skills.
- Ability to travel for staff meetings, school (early morning, day or evening) meetings, or agency meetings.
- Ability to meet deadlines, work independently, and provide support to different teams.
- Bachelor’s degree.
Previous experience collecting, managing, analyzing, and publishing school, district, or state education data is a plus.
$55,000/year plus benefits
About the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute promotes educational excellence for every child in America via quality research, analysis, and commentary, as well as advocacy and exemplary charter school authorizing in Ohio.
In order to improve student outcomes, boost upward mobility, and dramatically increase the number of young Americans prepared for college, career, and citizenship, we advance:
- Ambitious standards in all academic subjects, strong assessments of student learning, aligned and well-implemented curricula, and common-sense accountability for schools and children across the achievement spectrum; and
- High-quality charter schools and other proven models of educational choice, particularly for the children and families that need them most.
We promote educational improvement by:
- Producing relevant, rigorous research, analysis, and commentary for education practitioners and for policymakers at the national, state, and local levels;
- Incubating new ideas, innovations, organizations, and visionary leaders to advance educational excellence;
- Advancing sound policies in Ohio related to standards, assessments, results-driven accountability, equitable funding, school choice, and other important education reforms; and
- Serving as a model charter school authorizer and sharing our lessons throughout and beyond Ohio.
The Fordham Institute is committed to providing equal opportunities and being an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the students and families we aim to serve.
This is a full-time role based in Dayton, Ohio, with the option of part-time remote work, reporting to Fordham’s Vice President for Sponsorship and Dayton Initiatives.
The Fordham Institute provides competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes health care coverage, a 401(k) plan with a 12 percent employer contribution policy, professional development stipends, and annual performance-based bonuses.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials as a single PDF to Gwendolyn Muhammad at [email protected].
- Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position and the mission of the Fordham Institute
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.