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Director of EL Programming

Director of EL Programming
February 15, 2023

Website Valor Collegiate Academies

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Employment Type: This is a full-time, in-person, school-based leadership role for the 2023-2024 school year.

Salary: The salary range for this role is $81,840-$94,160, and placement within that range will be based on years of comparable leadership experience.

About the Role:
Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking a Director of EL Programming who will support the Chief Academic Officer in leading Valor’s vision and program development for students who are English learners.

The Director of EL Programming will work closely with our Chief Academic Officer, Network Academics Team, Chief of Schools, School Leaders, teachers, and families in the vision setting, program development, and implementation of support for Valor’s students who are English learners. This person holds and works to strengthen the core belief across our schools that all scholars can learn at high levels and it is a school’s responsibility to be a place where that can be true.

Core Responsibilities Include:

Program Development & Implementation

Set the annual vision, metrics, and strategy for Valor’s EL programming
Build capacity in school based leaders to support EL teachers in their practice (through coaching, observation and data analysis)
Set the annual professional development scope and sequence and lead professional development for EL teachers
Collaborate as a member of the Network Academics Team to ensure our content area strategies support effective practices for students who are English learners.
EL curricular support: Continue curriculum development and refinement for ELD courses; build org-wide capacity to plan and implement effective EL scaffolds in Tier 1 instruction
Consult with School Leadership teams as needed to ensure support for students who are English learners is integrated in the overall school design.
Direct Service

Oversee EL compliance, ILP writing and monitoring, systems for maintenance of cumulative and digital files, and development and implementation of EL service schedules; Manage ACCESS testing
Maintain consistent communication with EL district coach to ensure compliance and instruction are in line with state rule and district guidance
Coach and support 2-4 EL Teachers across the network in their practice (through observation, coaching, and professional development)
Lead a weekly intellectual prep meeting with 1-2 EL teaching teams
Facilitate key communications with EL teachers
May serve as case manager as needed for a cohort of T1-T2 students
Network-Based Responsibilities

Enforce, uphold, and exhibit each school’s values, student management policies, and culture
Own arrival duty and/or dismissal duty to support school-based needs, in addition to any supplemental duties asked of the team throughout the year
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:

You hold a Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree strongly preferred.
You have at least 3 years of lead teaching experience as an EL teacher in a middle or high school setting.
Proven track record of high achievement in the classroom and/or previous leadership position
You have background knowledge of English Language Learners and supports they require
Experience planning and leading professional development (continuous or individual cycles) to small and large groups of teachers
You have served as an instructional coach for teachers (preferred)
Has current TN EL certification (preferred)
Ability to work across lines of difference, communicate clearly and effectively in writing and in speaking, and maintains healthy working relationships with colleagues
You embody professionalism and lead with a servant-leader mindset
Grit and perseverance to work within a fast-paced, start-up school environment
Commitment to using data and technology to personalize learning for both adults and scholars
Commitment and enthusiasm for working with an ethnically & economically diverse student body
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, resiliency, curiosity, a sense of humor, and a burning passion for personal growth and student success.
Interest in and passion for developing a vision for EL Programming in a rigorous college preparatory setting as well as flexibility and creative thinking in designing a program that ensures scholars meet rigorous academic expectations with appropriate supports
Compensation & Benefits:

The salary range for this role is $81,840-$94,160, with placement within that range based on comparable professional leadership experience
We offer robust retirement and benefits plan through Metro Nashville Public School
We offer comprehensive health (medical, dental, and vision) and retirement benefits
We have a fully-paid parental leave policy that begins the first day of employment
We have a PTO Sharing program
Free access to an on-site strength & conditioning facility, Vanderbilt Health Clinic, retirement counseling, and mental health support and resources
We offer employee laptops and unlimited supplies
Full-time employees wishing to enroll their child at Valor in grades 5-12 will be placed at the top of the new student waitlist.
Interview Process:
Here is what you can expect in the process for this role:

Resume & Cover Letter Review
Phone Interview
Performance Task Submission & Review
Interview with Valor Leaders
Reference Checks
Offer Extension
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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