Chief Academic Officer

Victory College Prep


Victory College Prep, a mayor-sponsored public charter school located on the near southeast side of Indianapolis, IN, is home to a diverse, inclusive faculty and staff team that blends genuine passion and proven experience to better enrich the lives of the underserved children entrusted to our teaching and care. Our mission is to empower K-12 students with the academic and social-emotional skills to thrive in college or a career. We deliver on this promise with a student-centered philosophy supported by a commitment to co-teaching classrooms, restorative discipline, and the region’s most ambitious college-and-career readiness program.

We promote a collaborative culture and commit to coaching and skills development in order to support our team members’ ongoing professional growth, regardless of years of experience or time in the classroom.

Our district benefits include:

  • Competitive base salary starting at $90,000

  • Incentive compensation valued at up to $7,500 annually based on role or responsibilities

  • Health care coverage that offsets employee costs up to $6,500 annually based on selected plan

  • Employer 401K plan matching contribution up 4%, immediately vested

  • Extra earning potential for leading professional development, clubs, and sports teams

  • Eligibility for Federal student loan forgiveness for teachers

  • Verizon cell phone plan

  • YMCA health club membership discount

  • On-site daycare for staff


The best candidates for this position will embody the values and beliefs at the heart of the VCP mission and vision, including our commitments to Persistence, Community, Collaboration, and Critical-Thinking.

They will also meet the following qualifications and possess these preferred skills:

  • A minimum 5 years in an administrative leadership role at the network or district level coordinating the success management direct reports, ideally in a role as a principal or principal manager;

  • Demonstrated experience managing the development of curriculum and coordinating its successful network- or district-wide implementation, ideally with a track record of success in design, integration, implementation, and management of an instructional model that closes achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and economic groups;

  • Demonstrated understanding of the unique needs of English language learners, including insights for the successful development of a robust ESL programming framework, including department org chart development and program management best practices;

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and use staff and student performance data to align to the network mission, vision, and related operational objectives as well as drive strategic decision making in real-time;

  • A command of Common Core State Standards, SAT standards, Advanced Placement courses for English/Language Arts and/or History, and other relevant attainment and performance standard;

  • A bachelor’s degree with relevant focus, ideally with an advanced degree in educational administration or similar leadership discipline;

  • Some experience, ideally, as a classroom teacher in a K-12 setting.



The VCP Chief Academic Officer will uphold the network’s clear through-line of student outcomes, teacher practice, curriculum and assessment, instructional leadership, and program design.

Their responsibilities will include:

  • The codification, implementation, and ongoing assessment and management of a comprehensive K-12 instructional model to meet our network goals for student outcomes;
    • Continually improve the instructional model and develop support systems to drive improvement;

    • Create a data-driven culture in curriculum and instruction;

    • Actively contribute to and seek best practices in teaching and learning in K-12;

  • The codification and implementation, in collaboration with Academic Leadership teams, of a comprehensive talent performance assessment framework anchored by the K-12 instructional model;

    • Continually improve the performance assessment and development support systems to drive improvement;

    • Create a data-driven culture in performance assessment;

    • Mentor and coach Principals and their Academic Leadership teams to ensure consistent assessment efforts;

  • Maintain the highest-quality teaching team, working in collaboration with Academic Leadership teams and the Director of Talent Management, to support talent retention and recruitment efforts;

  • Serve as an essential member of the network Administrative Leadership team, partnering with the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer to implement the network’s current strategic operations plan and realize its long-term vision for sustainability and growth.

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