Data Specialist

About New Beginnings Family Academy

Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) now offers ten years of active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school, proudly distinguished by:

  • A progressive educational model that weaves trauma-sensitive, emotionally responsive practice into every classroom
  • Social emotional learning steeped in child development best practices
  • Parental involvement, in and outside of the classroom
  • Consistent, competitive high-school placement at such schools as Kolbe Cathedral, Hopkins and Fairfield Prep

NBFA is located on an “urban campus” at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT (within a mile of the University of Bridgeport and the beach at Seaside Park). NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace.  NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.  


Mission-Driven Culture

NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. 


Current Employment Opportunities


Data Specialist

Classification:                   Full-Time/12-month

Summary:  The Data Specialist is a non-supervisory position primarily responsible for ensuring that NBFA operates its programming at high levels of quality to optimize student learning. The Data Specialist’s primary role is to measure NBFA’s actual outcomes against intended outcomes and key quality indicators.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Manage NBFA’s performance management data base for the purpose of tracking and reporting organizational outcomes
  2. Develop an organizational learning framework and ensure ongoing quality improvement
  3. Help design and implement the performance management data system to track all state requirements and academic goals and objectives
  4. Develop, implement and maintain data integrity standards
  5. Work with staff to develop and implement expectations for data usage to review the quality and effectiveness of their work
  6. Interpret data and effectively communicate results to various stakeholders
  7. Generate and disseminate relevant reports to appropriate staff on a weekly basis, at minimum
  8. Prepare federal and state statistical reports including, but not limited to, the OCR, PSIS and TCS 
  9. Various tasks and duties as assigned by the CEO and Chief Academic Officer


Certification, Knowledge and Skills:  The Data Specialist must:

  1. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years related work experience

  2. Expertise in statistical functions and outstanding analytical and research skills

  3. Strong communication and presentation skills 

  4. Ability to appropriately manage highly-confidential information

  5. Self-directed individual with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  6. Creative, results-oriented team player with demonstrated collaborative skills

  7. Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail

  8. Ability to perform under deadline

  9. Computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheet management, internet, e-mail, scheduling, and database software programs)

  10. Experience in / or knowledge of the education sector preferred

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience plus full benefits.