Operations Fellow

The Position:

Nashville Classical’s Fellowship Program attracts highly-qualified candidates who are driven to see history made in public education. While they change the lives of students, we believe fellows will also change their own lives. Fellows have a dedicated manager and engage in Nashville Classical’s data-driven professional coaching and development. Past Fellows have included graduate students at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and alumni of Teach For America. Our most immediate fellows have joined our team as Operations Coordinators.


A Fellow’s Mission

Fellows impact the school in a variety of areas and are responsible for optimizing the school’s performance in three areas. 

  1. School operations, planning, and project management
  2. Direct support to students, families, teachers, and administrators
  3. Special event coordination



Fellows accomplish a variety of tasks and each Fellowship is tailored to the individual. In the past, Fellows have worked to:

Support school operations:

  • Assist with arrival, snack, lunch, and dismissal procedures
  • Video and catalogue  school’s highest-achieving classrooms
  • Log attendance, LifeWork (homework) completion, and Independent Reading participation
  • Compile data on enrolled families
  • Manage supplies and materials

Provide direct support:

  • Welcome and host families during visits and tours at the Front Desk
  • Work with scholars in small group tutoring or classroom support
  • Support teachers with lunch duty, snack, and recess

Coordinate Special Events:

  • Plan and execute events: Open Houses, Back to School Night, and Conferences.
  • Gather data and assess success of parent/community engagement events



A Fellow should have a variety of skills, but the following are requirements:

  • Proficiency in a variety of software: MS Word, Excel, Google Applications
  • Experience working with diverse populations, families, and children
  • Customer-service attitude and mindset
  • Desire to make history


Schedule and Salary

The position involves a semester-long commitment and includes a modest stipend. We are currently hiring for the following Fellowships:

  • Summer/Fall Fellow (July 2018 -- December 2018)
  • Winter/Spring Fellow (January 2018 – June 2019)

While the Fellowship’s expectations are flexible above all else, we believe the following represents core expectations:

  • Be present and engaged for up to 20 hours of project-related work per week
  • Work periodic evenings and weekends as needed

Ready to Apply?

Please fill out the application below. After submission, please email a cover letter and resume to careers@NashvilleClassical.org.

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