Voyager Academy was established in 2005 as a tuition free North Carolina public charter school serving middle school students. Today Voyager Academy, located on a 23-acre campus in Durham, NC, offers elementary, middle, and high schools that serve a diverse, 1350 member K-12 student body coming from eight to ten NC counties. With the vision of “Inspiring life-long learning in every Viking,” the mission of Voyager Academy is to “provide students in kindergarten through grade twelve an academically challenging and supportive learning environment”. To assist in accomplishing this mission, Voyager Academy utilizes a project-based learning model (PBL) that includes emphasis on the values of confidence, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and integrity. Voyager staff utilizes experiential and traditional learning strategies so that students become responsible, engaged, and innovative members of society. The school’s expectation is that all students, working with dedicated faculty and family, will excel academically and socially.”
Voyager is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of a maximum of nine members. The members of the self-appointing board include a mix of parents and community representatives. The school also has the Voyager Academy Foundation, a separate but related 501c3 organization, and is in a strong financial position. Admission is through a lottery system and the school has a lengthy waiting list (which is reset to zero annually). The total number of employees is approximately 140 including 90+ faculty members. Voyager Academy is fully accredited by AdvancED. Academically, Voyager has been a high performing school that has exceeded its expected growth for the past 3 years. Extracurricular activities include a strong performing arts program that includes K-12 offerings in music, drama, and art. Athletically, Voyager offers 31 athletic teams in 12 different sports for men and women and competes in the 1A classification of the NC High School Athletic Association. For more information about Voyager Academy, please reference their website at www.voyageracademy.net .
Reporting to the Voyager Academy Board of Directors, the Managing Director serves as the Chief Executive / Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for leading the administrative, instructional, and support personnel in a manner necessary to accomplish the strategic and operational objectives of Voyager Academy. Direct reports to the Managing Director include: Elementary School Principal; Middle School Principal; High School Principal; Before/After School Program Director; Exceptional Children’s Director; Curriculum Director; Social Worker; Testing Coordinator; Athletic Director; Technology Director; Facility Director; and the Finance/Business Office (finance functions are currently outsourced to a third party that includes on-site representation). In addition to the internal stakeholders, the Managing Director will also be expected to develop, maintain, and nurture appropriate relationships with a broad range of other constituents including, but not necessarily limited to: alumni, parents, friends of Voyager Academy, other charter and public schools or school districts, the NC Department of Public Instruction, the State Office of Charter Schools, and the Durham and surrounding communities at large.
The ideal candidate will have significant leadership experience in public or private school administration and management, accompanied by knowledge of federal, state and local educational laws and regulations; charter school regulations; and best practices knowledge of project-based learning. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, along with a strong business and financial acumen. A degree in education administration, public or business administration, or related field; with an advanced degree/doctorate is preferred. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, which includes a competitive base salary, benefits, and relocation assistance.
To make a nomination, provide a referral, or for additional information please use the contact information below. To apply, submit a resume and/or vita and cover letter to:
Coleman Lew Canny Bowen
6101 Carnegie Blvd., Ste. 300 - Charlotte, NC 28209
Ken Carrick, President
Janny DeLoache, Consultant
Voyager Academy is an equal opportunity employer.