Assistant Director of Data Visualization and Analysis

  • Orleans Parish School Board
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Jun 13, 2019
Full-time Analytics Big Data CSS Data Analysis Data Visualization jQuery JSON SQL Web Design Web Development

Job Description

School District Information

The vision of the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is that every student receives a high-quality education that fosters his or her individual capabilities, while ensuring that they thrive and are prepared for civic, social, and economic success.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Data Visualization & Analysis will develop data visualizations for internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate must possess the qualities to plan and implement work in assigned functional areas. A successful candidate will be an organized self-starter who is passionate about public service and sharing data with the public in a transparent and consumable way.

The position will be based at the OPSB Central Office. Additionally, traveling to various schools in the city will be required on an infrequent basis. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Analytics & Tool Development

  • Support the development of a suite of analytic tools designed using Excel, Power Query, PowerBI, and other tools.
  • Develop new analytic tools including dashboards and front-end visualizations for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Support end users in utilizing all developed tools.
  • Ad-hoc analyses and visualization of system and school data as requested by internal and external stakeholders.


  • Communicate with external development team about system enhancement.
  • Create technical documentation for new and existing system functionality.


  • Provide support, trainings, resources and enrollment engagement activities for New Orleans families and students throughout year, including weeknights, weekends and summer.
  • Attend staff and other district meetings as necessary; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Educational Background 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree 

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with Power Query, PowerBI, SQL, and front-end visualization technologies (D3.js, React.js, JQuery).
  • Experience in web design and development (CSS).
  • Comfort with analyzing, managing, and processing large sets of data; working knowledge of data systems and their underlying data architecture.
  • Database management experience and an understanding of object-oriented data systems are preferred. Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Experience working with APIs/JSON is a plus.                                                                                                   

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and the work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.)  part of the work day;

Required to exert physical effort in handling objects more than 30 pounds rarely;

Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals) rarely;

Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;

Normal setting for this job is an office/school setting; traveling to various schools in the city will be required on an infrequent basis.

Reporting Structure:

The Assistant Director of Data Visualization & Analysis will report to the Senior Enrollment Systems Administrator.  

Direct Reports:


FLSA Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position.


OPSB Salary Schedule 08: Assistant Director ($70,000 - $95,000).

EEOC Statement:

The Orleans Parish School Board is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Performance Evaluation

The employee will be evaluated based on the above position using either two methods: via COMPASS or an OPSB evaluating instrument. If the employee holds an Educational Leadership certification, he/she will be evaluated via COMPASS to ensure renewal of certification.


$70,000 - $95,000