Managing Director of Culture (2023-2024)

Valor Collegiate Academies - Nashville, Tennessee - Full time

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Employment Type: This is a full-time, in-person, 12-month network-based role.

Salary: The salary range for this role is $113,750-$136,250

About Valor: Founded in 2014, Valor Collegiate Academies is a top-performing, public charter school network in Nashville, Tennessee, serving students in Grades 5-12 across three schools. Our mission is to create a community where students of all backgrounds have equitable access to an education that prepares them to live inspired and purposeful lives. This mission is made possible through an innovative school model that balances rigorous academics and whole-child education in an intentionally diverse environment. Learn more about Valor:

Role Overview:

Valor is seeking a Managing Director of Culture (MDC) to partner with our Chief Culture Officer to support our vision and strategic plan for Valor’s Compass program and results across all three Valor schools. The Managing Director of Culture will play an integral role supporting our network’s three principals and schools to meet our ambitious culture and human-development centered goals across the middle and high school grades. Below is a list of responsibilities that provides an overview of the duties of the MDC:

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborative Leadership (40%)

  • Lead our Culture Teams at each school including the Assistant Principals, Associate Head of School of Culture, Compass Coaches and House Team Leaders in their implementation of our Tier 1-3 Culture Systems.
  • Coordinate with our Chief Culture Officer in the implementation of our Tier 3 systems including the Compass Care Team and our Compass Counselors

Role-Based Projects & Responsibilities (40%)

  • Develop and manage the implementation of Powered By Compass professional development for all staff including leading professional development
  • Manage externally contracted staff in the codification (development of resources, handbooks, tools) of our Tier 1-3 culture systems
  • Manage implementation of our mentoring program across our three schools

Family & CommunitySupport (20%)

  • With CCO and school leaders, manage high-need student, family, and faculty situations that require individualized responses (including high-need IEPs, faculty relationship issues, student discipline concerns, Title IX process, etc)

Key Experiences and Qualifications:

At Valor, we believe our diversity makes us strong and we are committed to building a team of educators with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and expertise. Candidates with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply for this position:

  • 5+ years previous experience as a senior network and/or school leader
  • 3+ years of teaching or comparable school-based experience with exceptional results
  • 3+ years of experience managing and and/or managing the development of a culture team and outstanding professional development
  • Strong technical skills with fluency in Gmail and Google Suites (Google Sheets, Slides, Docs), and ability to learn new tech platforms quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize well and to work efficiently under pressure
  • A demonstrated track record of meeting high expectations and accomplishing goals even in the face of obstacles
  • Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines, with the ability to efficiently and effectively complete tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A history of working well as part of a team, with a strong “whatever it takes” orientation
  • Ability to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values inside and outside the classroom with colleagues, scholars, parents, and the larger community
  • Optimism, resilience, curiosity, a sense of humor, and a burning passion for personal growth and student success
  • Bachelor's degree, with an advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Ability to model the mission, values, and goals of the school to all staff, parents, students, and the community

Interview Process:

Here is what you can expect in the process for this role:

  1. Resume & Cover Letter Review
  2. Phone Interview
  3. Performance Task or Interview Pre-Work
  4. Interview with Leaders (1st Round: Virtual Interview, 2nd Round: Onsite Interview)
  5. Reference Checks
  6. Offer Extension

Compensation & Benefits

  • Full-time role with full comprehensive health benefits, annualized salary of $113,750-$136,250
  • PTO Sharing program
  • Free access to an on-site strength & conditioning facility, Vanderbilt Health Clinic, retirement counseling, and mental health support and resources
  • Employee laptops and unlimited supplies
  • Full-time employees wishing to enroll their student at Valor in grades 5-12 will be placed at the top of the new student waitlist

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Valor believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables students and staff to thrive. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to thrive in a diverse world.

Pending any additional guidance from the CDC, or any legal guidance from the courts, we strongly encourage all faculty members to get vaccinated in the spirit of keeping ourselves and others safe.

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Valor Collegiate Academies

Valor is a top-performing, public charter school network in Nashville, TN, serving students in Grades 5-12 across three schools. Our mission is to create a community where students of all backgrounds have equitable access to an education that prepares them to live inspired and purposeful lives.
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