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Managing Director – Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency

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Posting Details


Position Title Managing Director – Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency
Position number SF3120
Hours per week
Posting date 09/05/2017
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Internal Job Category Staff
Position Purpose

This position manages the operational relationship between the Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency within the Department of Education and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and placement schools, mentors, and residents within Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Job Functions

Job Function

Recruit, select, and assess training of mentor teachers at designated training sites.
Manage and support mentor/resident relationships.
Coach mentors in their coaching of residents.
Develop and facilitate mentor professional development to ensure supportive learning environments for residents and improve mentoring skills.

Job Function

Lead the facilitation of residency program’s formative and summative performance assessments for residents and mentors.
Maintain resident portfolios, which include attendance, formative and summative assessments, lesson plans, and resident reflections.

Job Function

Visit and observe each mentor/resident pair 2 times per quarter.
Facilitate triad conversations with residents and mentors to discuss resident progress in programs teaching competencies.
Facilitate information from the school level to the University Faculty to help ensure that class work is tightly coupled with the resident experiences in the schools.

Job Function

Systemize learning walks for residents to observe effective teaching practice across the district.
Develop and refine protocols and protocols that mentor teachers use to communicate feedback to residents.
Serve as University Supervisor for residents in the field.

Job Function

Design and lead induction services and high-quality professional development to program graduates.
Cultivate an active alumni network and support graduates in taking on teacher leadership responsibilities.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Must be skilled and experienced at accomplishing assigned objectives in a university or educational environment especially the facilitation and delivery of academic programs. Committed to putting student learning and achievement at the center of programmatic decision-making.

Ability to deliver/facilitate information about the state of the program at the school level to University faculty to support residency seminars.

Ability to make decisions based on established functional principles, application of past precedents, and policy interpretation.

Ability to anticipate needs of program clients and direct administrative staff in meeting and exceeding client expectations.

Ability to engage in complex analytical interpretations of complex educational and program-related information, including the knowledge of Tennessee Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Providers (CAEP) policy and accreditation standards for initial preparation of educators.

Ability to use data to solve problems and drive continuous improvement. Able to use feedback to continuously improve performance.

Ability to supervise employees.

Outstanding team player who works well with others and with leaders at all levels.

Ability to conceptualize program direction and follow through with detailed planning, including providing direction to instructional and administrative resources.

Continuous learner with knowledge of current trends in education and ability to infuse innovations into residency programming.

Excellent skill in organizing tasks and analyzing and solving problems.

Ability to interpret and apply policies that sometimes require creative interpretations and may establish new precedents.

Ability to complete multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities.

Attention to detail, especially follow-up. Able to organize and execute multiple projects with varied constituencies.

Ability to manage all aspects of the field placement/residency experience related to the resident, mentor, and placement school programmatic alignment.

Skilled in interpersonal dynamics, including awareness and comfort with issues of diversity, specifically race, class, and gender. Ability to engage in and facilitate discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Skilled at managing conflict and facilitating difficult conversations.

Must be able to communicate effectively with K-12 school Principals and Teachers for the purpose of supporting the development of Teacher Residents in the schools.

Able to build, navigate, and sustain complex inter-institutional relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders; able to organize and execute multiple projects with varied constituencies.

Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and provide sensitive communications to internal and external contacts that my require negotiation.

Strong project management and team management skills.

Computer skills require proficiency in MS Office and Internet, database structures for the purpose of analyzing assessment data, and social media application knowledge to communicate outcomes of the residency program. Requires excellent presentation software skills for creating course materials.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.


Minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in the leadership positions in the education field.

Previous teaching experience and instructional coaching/mentoring experience is required.

Must have current, or eligible to achieve, a Tennessee teaching or administrative license.

Experience working with school administrators preferred.


Doctorate preferred; minimum of master’s degree for an exceptionally experienced candidate. Appropriate licensure and/or certifications may be required to operate fully at this level.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Sedentary work. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach an electronic version of your resume, cover letter, and response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statements in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents
  1. List of Professional References
  2. Other Document 1