COACH - ACADEMY (2018 - 2019 School Year)

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Date PostedMarch 28, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Academy Coach - High School

The ideal candidate will be task oriented with demonstrated transformational leadership experience in an educational setting, evidence of organizational skills and project management, strong communication skills, and a desire to promote academies. Experience working with business, community agencies, and post-secondary institutions is preferred and high school classroom experience in a small learning community environment is recommended.

  • Serve as the contact person for business, community and post-secondary engagement for academies
  • Attend quarterly partnership council and other meetings for the purpose of networking, enhancing partnerships, and providing experiential learning opportunities for students
  • Promote and support the implementation and documentation of the National Standards of Practice (NSOP) for academy accreditation
  • Serve as the liaison between the school and district Academies of Nashville office in developing and sustaining academies, including the submission of budgets, purchase orders, and other requested information
  • In partnership with district and school leadership teams, implement the current Academies of Nashville strategic plan
  • Support the completion of action plans, calendars of events, and budgets for academies as established by academy teams
  • Coordinate and implement advisory boards in accordance with the advisory board bylaws
  • Coordinate with business partners and Pencil Foundation to maintain accurate community investment data for official business and community partner involvement
  • Communicate academy information with district communications office and outside media
  • Coordinate academy related experiential learning experiences, including, but not limited to, field trips, job shadows, student internships, teacher externships, and guest speakers
  • Work with counselors, team leads, and school administration to coordinate recruitment and registration of students
  • Collaborate with school administration and Advisory Board to review academy programs of study and recommend program modifications
  • Attend scheduled academy coach meetings
  • Facilitate the organization and implementation of academy open houses and school tours
  • Regularly attend academy team meetings to provide support and guidance for academy initiatives
  • Serve as the point person for The Academies of Nashville ambassador programs (student and parent)
  • Promote and participate in academy related professional learning communities within the school
  • Collect, analyze and communicate academy data (including academy enrollment, experiential learning, industry certifications, academy related dual credit / dual enrollment, attendance, and graduation rate, among others)
  • Work with district and school administration on student engagement opportunities
  • On-board new teachers and school staff to the Academy model
  • As directed by the Executive Principal, engage in school leadership initiatives or other tasks assigned such as serving on the master scheduling team or school leadership team, to align Academies of Nashville initiatives and protocols with school operations
Each applicant must participate in an Academy Coach experience. This process is described below:

Academy Coach Experience (ACE)

This professional learning opportunity is designed to build leadership capacity for professionals who are interested in exploring the role of "Academy Coach" in the Academies of Nashville. If you are interested in participating, please complete this application. Participation and completion of this opportunity is one component for developing leadership, but is not the determining factor in selecting Academy leaders.

Participants are expected to read materials, complete assignments, and "job shadow" an Academy Coach for at least one day.

Participants will:

- discover the history of the Academies of Nashville

- develop a deeper understanding of the academy structure

- develop a deeper understanding of district expectations

- identify the role of the Academies of Nashville in meeting the five characteristics of an MNPS graduate

- discuss volunteer management

- explore the district's experiential learning model

- consider the role of supporting organizations to the Academies of Nashville

- engage in the process of building a business partner relationship

NOTE: You must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for consideration:

- possess 3 years of teaching experience

- current teaching license

- additional points will be awarded during the interview process for completing ACE

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