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Posted 8/1/2018

Job Title:

Director of Continuous Improvement and Academic Data


Office of Catholic Schools


Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030


Full time



Be part of our mission. The Archdiocese of Chicago (“the Archdiocese”), the third largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in 347 parishes in Cook and Lake Counties. The Archdiocese's 214 elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school system, and have garnered more U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards than any system of any type.  The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees.

Position Summary:

The Director of Continuous Improvement and Academic Data provides support for the efforts of the Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) to foster continuous improvement. Specific work includes coordinating the systems accreditation process, scheduling and managing school-specific accreditation visits, coordinating all systems-level standardized assessment programs, supporting the analysis and communication of various forms of academic data, and delivering professional development to educators on continuous improvement initiatives.

By joining the Archdiocese, you will be making an impact on people and communities throughout the Chicagoland area.


  • Coordinates all aspects of the AdavancEd systems accreditation process. Manages all systems-level required processes and forms. Provides ongoing professional development to principals, OCS staff, and other personnel on accreditation.


  • Coordinates all accreditation site visits, including the scheduling of visits and assignments of visiting teams.


  • Serves as the primary liaison between the OCS and the national AdvancEd organization.


  • Manages all system-level assessment programs, including the annual summative assessments, interim assessments, Quizlet’s, etc. Serves as the primary liaison with outside test publishing companies.


  • Leads the efforts of the OCS in systematically analyzing and aggregating academic data, especially standardized assessment data. Provides regular reports on academic assessment results.


  • Provides ongoing training to principals, OCS personnel, and other employees on reading and understanding academic data, especially standardized assessment results.


  • Supports the analysis and aggregation of other forms of data, as requested by the Superintendent or Chief of Academics.


  • Attends all Principal Leadership Days, OCS staff meetings, academic team meetings, and other meetings and events as required.


  • Serves on the Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) of the OCS.


  • Serves on the Academic Excellence Committee for the Archdiocesan School Board.


  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in Education, Analytics, or related field is required. Doctorate is preferred.


  • At least five years experience in education (P-12 or higher education), analytics, or related field.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; capacity to manage multiple responsibilities and activities simultaneously demonstrated experience designing school curricula, and professional/leadership development; ability to form and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders.


  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills. Strong aptitude in information technology.


  • Must be a practicing Catholic. Possess integrity, diligence, prudence, vision, sensitivity to diverse communities.


  • The Archdiocese of Chicago offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and 403(b) retirement plan.  In addition, we offer paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal time.

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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