The Notre Dame ACE Academies provide a Catholic education of the highest quality to as many children as possible in under-served communities. The university-school partnership emphasizes continuous improvement in all aspects of schooling, including Catholic identity, advancement, and teaching and learning. The Notre Dame ACE Academies Regional Director of School Culture provides leadership and support to advance this partnership and the mission of the Alliance for Catholic Education.
The Regional Director is a change agent who works collaboratively with principals and the diocese and responsively with the Notre Dame ACE Academies school communities to create the necessary school culture that results in strong character formation and dramatic and accelerated student achievement to form scholars and saints. As a member of the Notre Dame ACE Academy team, the regional director reports to the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning. In partnership with Notre Dame ACE Academy school leaders and national team, Regional Directors serve as catalysts to close the achievement gap, improve overall school performance, and transform the life trajectories of the children and families they serve.
Residence: While the Regional Director is an employee of the University of Notre Dame, the position is based in the Diocese of Orlando. Applicants should live in or near Orlando and be willing to travel to Notre Dame, Indiana several times annually.
Certification: Teaching or Educational Leadership certification preferred.
Experience: 5+ years of preK-8 teaching experience preferred. Instructional coaching, teacher supervision, and/or school leadership experience strongly preferred. Catholic school experience strongly preferred.
Skills and Competencies: The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the mission and goals of Notre Dame ACE Academies and expertise (or the capacity to develop it) in professional learning communities, data-informed instruction, differentiated instruction, outcomes-based planning (often called “backward planning”), instruction for English language learners, and culturally responsive pedagogy;
Candidate must exhibit a growth mindset and the ability to work autonomously and independently. The candidate must be responsive to the short and long term needs of each Notre Dame ACE Academies school. Candidate should possess excellent organizational and time management skills, the capacity to analyze teaching and learning, a sophisticated understanding of Catholic schooling, strong relational skills and initiative, analyze student achievement data, comfortable learning and using technology and the ability to gather information and communicate with diverse stakeholders.