Position Title: Chief of School Accountability & Compliance

Reports To: Superintendent

Location: Achievement School District (ASD) Memphis, TN

Position Description:

The essential function of the position with the organization is to ensure the district and schools across the Achievement School District Portfolio are compliant with all state and federal requirements as well as school progress towards meeting school performance metrics. 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

This list represents the essential tasks performed by the position.  These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Develops and maintains a complete record of required state and federal compliance items for the district.

Clearly communicates due dates and ensures timely submissions of all items to the proper agency.

Works directly with all charter schools across the Portfolio. 

Leads the district through compliance monitoring on consolidated planning and all federal programs.

Provide training to all schools and relevant District personnel regarding compliance items, due dates, and process for submission. 

Establishes and monitors progress metrics toward program goals and objectives.

Monitors school-based performance toward District goals/interventions and reports progress to Superintendent.

Works in conjunction with other team members to monitor school-based progress toward goals listed in School Improvement Plans. 

Manage, participate in, and lead the District through the Charter School Authorizer Evaluation Process with the State Board of Education.

Serve as the District’s Title IX Representative.

Serve as the District’s Representative for Federal Programs and Oversight.

Coordinate with team members to provide timely responses to state-based performance indicators for Special Education, Pre-K, Annual Performance Report, and other specialized programs. 

Provide training and professional development to District and school-based teams. 

Monitors school progress towards additional requirements triggered by the School Performance Framework. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to have difficult conversations with important stakeholders
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Effective verbal, written, public speaking, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and multi-tasking
  • Ability to manage multiple divergent streams of work across multiple levels of the organization and external parties
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • May periodically be required to travel locally and domestically to attend meetings, trainings, seminars, etc.


Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration or related field from an accredited university or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate degree, preferred. 

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Chelsea Cash at Chelsea.Cash@tn.gov.  

Pursuant to the State of TN’s policy of non-discrimination, the Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.