Position is responsible for overseeing the performance of forty-plus Mayor Sponsored Charter Schools (MSCS). Performance analysts are responsible for the overall coordination, execution, and completion of MSCS projects as assigned by the Director of Charter Schools. Performance analysts ensure consistency with the office’s strategy, commitments, and goals. Such areas include, but are not limited to, the development and execution of the annual accountability report, ongoing monitoring and analysis of MSCS performance, communications activities, management of the Mayor’s Performance Framework, and other special projects.
Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Governance (ADG) and other analysts on performance analysis, reporting, and best practices.
Provides support to the ADG around decision-making and serves as a resource to OEI staff, MSCS, parents, and the public.
Drafts presentations and documents for the Director of Charter Schools, Mayor, Indianapolis Charter School Board, and external partners as needed.
Attends MSCS board meetings to analyze governance and organizational performance against the Mayor’s Performance Framework, assessing the strength of each board and determining levels of oversight and/or recommending interventions to the Assistant Director of Governance.
Coordinates OEI’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and checks MSCS monthly compliance reporting. Develops and maintains tracking systems to capture MSCS compliance reporting, quality-checks compliance submissions, and presents quarterly updates to the team.
Works alongside the ADG and collaborates with IDOE to track and monitor MSCS SPED violations and corrective actions.
Coordinates the team’s amendment process through receiving, reviewing, and filing school-submitted charter amendment requests. Communicates with the appropriate team members in the amendment review process, and communicates progress updates to school leaders and board chairs.
Conducts biannual meetings with each school’s Board, gathering and compiling data related to schools’ leadership and governing board.
Curates and disseminates quarterly Board performance memos for internal and external distribution to each MSCS board.
Facilitates team norming sessions and compiles relevant portfolio performance data across frameworks.
Facilitates the annual Board Recruitment Event alongside the Assistant Director of Governance, and executes across MSC Board recruitment goals.
Analyzes and interprets information related to school governance to identify trends, strengths, and deficits by utilizing quantitative and qualitative data to appropriately tier performance across all Mayor’s Performance Frameworks.
Participates in the development of the Mayor’s annual accountability report for charter schools, interpreting and describing school performance data related to governance and administration.
Participates in the evaluation of applications for charter schools.
Prepares for board meetings and coordinates board member communication strategies.
Utilizes the appropriate analysis and assesses performance trends to provide recommendations during the renewal and replication process.
Coordinates the charter school pre-opening process. Tracks schools’ progress along the pre-opening continuum.
Coordinates with other performance analysts to execute the pre-opening process and reports issues/concerns to the Director.
Coordinates the charter school accountability report process and drafts MSCS governance accountability reports.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Bachelor’s Degree required; graduate degree preferred. Minimum of two to three years of experience required and past board experience preferred. Incumbent is responsible for weekly reports to the Assistant Director of Governance. High level of personal responsibility with exceptional goal orientation and a proven track record of success. Must be comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment and able to independently organize, prioritize, track and manage various types of work with an exceptional attention to detail and a high bar for quality. This individual must be a critical thinker and possess an exceptionally high level of personal responsibility for achieving ambitious results. Must be highly organized with proven time management skills and experience creating efficient systems to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously. Strong ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in leadership. Excellent at building relationships and influencing others. Excellent communicator with a keen understanding of the beliefs, contexts and motivations of others. Experience with public education, community development, program management, and/or government strongly preferred. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, written and verbal communications.
Position requires the knowledge of established policies and procedures governing activities in of individuals in employed by the city administration. Incumbent may also rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assignments in a timely manner.