Powered by Compass Coach for Principals (2021-2022)

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Valor Collegiate Academies

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July 2, 2021
March 2, 2021


Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking a Powered by Compass Coach for Principals who will support the sharing and learning work of the Powered by Compass team. The Leadership Coach will work closely with the Powered by Compass team in supporting our two offerings: Compass Camp and Compass-in-Leadership. These two training programs are designed to support leaders in education on their journey toward building relationship-based schools and leadership.

About Compass Camp 

Valor believes that it is developing a groundbreaking school model that has the potential to influence how we think about the purpose, design, and implementation of excellent and equitable schools. Over the next few decades, Valor Compass, a human development model for children and adults, has the potential to permeate thousands of schools to foster stronger and more equitable outcomes for millions of children. Compass Camp is a credentialing program for partner schools to adopt the Valor Compass model into their own communities. So far, 52 schools across the country have adopted the Compass model, impacting more than 18,000 students nationwide. 

About Compass-in-Leadership

Compass-in-Leadership is our latest program offering for school leaders. The Compass-in-Leadership program was designed to help school leaders develop as whole humans. At Valor, we believe that we can only develop whole children if we develop ourselves holistically – in our Compass-in-Leadership program we help leaders make transformative shifts in their way of being so they can return to their roles and communities recharged and more effective than ever.

The Leadership Coach will be responsible for the ongoing coaching, support, and development of our Powered by Compass partners that are engaging in one of the two programs. We are particularly interested in candidates that would be excited about extending our current sharing efforts to include more traditional district partner schools. 


Compass Camp 

  • Maintains a coaching load of 5-10 Compass Camp partner schools to support leaders in the implementation of Compass Circles through
  • Bi-weekly coaching calls 
  • Data review and analysis
  • On-site visits  
  • Facilitate and lead Compass Camp professional development sessions (approximately 3 days, 1x/month) 
  • Create training content materials. 
  • Supporting the integration of traditional district leaders into our cohorts.


  • Facilitate and lead Compass-in-Leadership professional development sessions (approximately 3 days, 1x/month) 
  • Supporting 3 cohorts / year through a 2-year cohort experience 
  • Create training content materials 
  • Organize and plan for peer-led meetings between training sessions 
  • Support the CiL initiative to recruit and support more traditional district leaders by supporting the Director of Strategic Partnerships with recruitment efforts. 
  • Supporting the integration of traditional district leaders into our cohorts. 

Ongoing Research & Development 

  • Support ongoing research & development efforts for Compass Camp and Compass-in-Leadership 

Powered by Compass Team 

  • Participate in weekly team meetings, Circles, and quarterly cycle planning meetings 
  • Center your own personal development 
  • Attend and participate in bi-annual team retreats 

Network-Based Duties 

  • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies, and culture
  • Own arrival duty and/or dismissal duty to support school-based needs


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 experiences are highly encouraged to apply for this position: 

  • You hold a Bachelor's degree.
  • You have a strong understanding of Valor's Circle model, or direct experience facilitating comprehensive human development/social emotional learning models in your previous role.
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing adults as an Assistant Principal or Principal or 3+ years of experience managing adults as a grade-level team leader, content team leader, or a similar role. 
  • You demonstrate a track record of meeting high expectations and accomplishing goals even in the face of obstacles.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to manage and complete multiple projects and deadlines.
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative team and have a strong “whatever it takes” mindset when it comes to accomplishing goals and objectives at work. 
  • You are willing to travel approximately 20% of the year. 
  • Preferred (but not required): prior work experience in a traditional district setting. 


Our hiring process is both an opportunity for us to determine whether you are a good fit for Valor and an opportunity for you to decide whether Valor is the right fit for you. Here is what you can expect in the process for this role:

  1. Resume Review
  2. Phone Interview with Valor's Talent Team 
  3. Virtual Performance Task 
  4. Interview with Valor school leaders 
  5. Reference Checks
  6. Offer Extension


Founded with the mission to empower a diverse community to live inspired, purposeful lives, Valor Collegiate Academies is a network of high-performing public charter schools serving students in grades 5-12 by the 2021-2022 school year. Our scholars will graduate with academic skills, social-emotional skills, and positive character strengths that rival the outcomes of the best schools in the world.

At Valor, we believe that we can have the greatest impact on our community by committing to 4 key organizational anchors: 

  • Top 1% Academics: We are passionate about meeting every scholar where they are – whether that is behind or above grade level – and supporting them to grow and excel. We define Top 1% Academics to mean that we strive to be in the top 5% in the State of TN for both student achievement and growth every year. All three Valor schools were recognized as Tennessee Reward Schools in the 2018-2019 school year. 
  • Powered by Compass: We believe that in order to live inspired and purposeful lives we must focus on comprehensive human development. The Valor Compass, our nationally recognized comprehensive human development program, is designed to help scholars develop their sharp minds as they strengthen their big hearts. The Compass model is intentionally infused throughout every aspect of our school and has helped foster strong relationships between scholars, teachers, and the larger community.
  • Thrive in a Diverse World: Valor was founded upon the belief that having a truly diverse community of families and learners in a thoughtfully designed model allows for everyone to have a higher quality and more meaningful experience. Our scholars and staff members come from various walks of life, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and home lives from within Davidson County.
  • Built to Last: We believe that being built-to-last means having strong, long-term operational infrastructure. This is largely driven in part by having talented people, and keeping that talent at Valor. We believe in making the work we do sustainable, by providing our faculty high quality professional development and support. 


  • Valor offers a competitive salary that is determined based on prior teaching/leadership experience
  • Valor participates in Metro Nashville Public Schools’ retirement and benefits plan. 

Valor Collegiate Academies is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.


Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking a Powered by Compass Coach for Principals who will support the sharing and learning work of the Powered by Compass team. The Leadership Coach will work closely with the Powered by Compass…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required


Nashville, TN

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