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Cluster Data Lead (Valley Cluster)

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Bright Star Schools
Los Angeles, CA
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Published 20 days ago

Job Opening: Cluster Data Lead (Valley Cluster)

Reports To: SIS & Compliance Manager

Status: Full Time, non-exempt, 12 month role   

About Bright Star Schools: Bright Star Schools is a premier charter management organization, operating 9 public schools in Los Angeles. Since 2003, Bright Star Schools has been offering a high-quality public education that incorporates unique and innovative programs, aiming for all of our students to be prepared for college and life. Our mission is to provide holistic, inclusive support for all students to achieve academic excellence and grow their unique talents so that they find joy and fulfillment in higher education, career, and life.

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Cluster Data Lead: The Cluster Data Lead serves as a leadership role in overseeing Bright Star Schools student information systems, compliance reporting and in leading ongoing conversations pertaining to data analysis and visualization, systems development and integrity at the cluster level.

Data Management and Analysis

·       Ensure student data accuracy by implementing standardized processes around data entry and reporting of student information

·       Leads the implementation work of student learning management systems including, data collection and account management (Reading Counts, Reading Inventory, etc).

·       Gather dashboard and report requirements/features for the distribution of data to school staff and home office departments.

·       Coordinates the development and production of BI reports (Google Data Studio, etc) to analyze and visualize student achievement and culture data. 

·       Provide cluster-wide training and lead PD sessions on data systems and analysis.

Cluster Team Lead

·       Provides coaching to the cluster data coordinator to ensure successful completion of projects at the Cluster level, including maintaining project management and communication tools (Asana, Slack, etc.)

·       Be the cluster’s point person for org-wide department leaders to discuss data, lead data analysis projects, and participate in regularly scheduled data check-ins with school leaders.

o  Be aware of the cluster schools goals/priorities and be able to share that up to the manager/director

o  Be aware of what data and tools are available and can provide training on how to use them (technically and how to apply them to their work) 

Student Information Systems & Compliance

·       Maintenance of student information systems including but not limited to enrollment, student scheduling, attendance, demographic information, health, staff, grades tables. 

·       Coordinating the master scheduling process including meeting with Principals/Counselors to build plans around course catalogs and student placement using data. 

·       Performs data attendance reviews prior to submission of LAUSD monthly attendance reports.

·       Assist with the completion including the collection and maintenance of data necessary for quarterly/yearly district and state reports (CALPADS, CRDC, SARC, NSLP, etc).

·       Assists with processing National School Lunch Program/income applications and verify data accuracy.

Assessment Support

·       Provides data support for the administration of state and internal assessments (CAASPP, ELPAC, NWEA, iReady, etc).

·       Investigate all incidents of test security and testing irregularity and escalate to the Deputy Superintendent and CDE as necessary

·       Manage the assessment management systems including test administrations, user accounts, student test assignments, and designated supports/accommodations

·       Support with staff training

·       Monitor org-wide assessment completion rates and work with school administrators to ensure compliance with state accountability requirements


1.     Bachelor’s degree

2.     One or more years of experience in education data management including experience with student information systems (Aeries SIS preferred)

3.     Charter school experience, preferred  

4.     High proficiency with Microsoft and Google Productivity Suites

5.     Experience with Business Intelligence Tools (Google Data Studio, Tableau, etc) preferred

6.     Minimal travel to school sites for support and meetings may be expected

 Completed applications include: 

·       Cover letter (for external candidates only)

·       Resume (1 page maximum)

 External Candidates (outside of Bright Star Schools) :

o  Responses to all of the following questions (300 words maximum per question):

·       Describe your passion for the mission and vision of Bright Star Schools

·       Describe how the Cluster Data Lead position brings value to the organization. 

 Internal Candidates (within Bright Star Schools): 

o  Develop a presentation (~15 min) for your interview, in response to one (1) of the following prompts (no presentation materials need to be submitted along with your application, please ensure that you come to your interview prepared with all the materials):

·       You have been asked to lead a data talk at our upcoming team meeting in an area of your interest. Please be ready to discuss the following: 

·       Why is this an area of interest? What questions do you have about your topic?

·       Provide supporting data analysis that will allow us to explore your questions and gain a better understanding of your topic. 

o  Reflect on Bright Star Schools’ use of data to identify an area for growth and present a proposition for improvement. Your presentation may focus on any of the following: Data Systems (housing, processing, or visualization) or platforms and/or organizational/school data processes already in use or existing elsewhere which could benefit our students and staff. 

o  Feel free to make use of any presentation materials you feel are adequate, including, but not limited to, Excel/Google Sheets, Google Data Studio and Powerpoint/Google Slides. 

Job Opening: Cluster Data Lead (Valley Cluster)

Reports To: SIS & Compliance Manager

Status: Full Time, non-exempt, 12 month role   

About Bright Star Schools: Bright Star Schools is a premier charter management organization, operating 9…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
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4-Year Degree Required
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USD $30.50 - USD $48.16 / hour


Health, dental, vision, life insurance, personal time off (PTO), 403b sponsored plan, holidays.

Health, dental, vision, life insurance, personal time off (PTO), 403b sponsored plan, holidays.


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Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA

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