KIPP is a non-profit network of 200 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating nearly 80,000 elementary, middle, and high school students.
We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.
Why work at KIPP?
We have bold goals. In 2014, we set a goal to double the number of students we serve by 2020. We need incredible people to help us reach that goal. Work in key support roles, teach eager minds, or even lead a KIPP school. Come grow with us.
The Director of KIPP WHEATLEY Learning Collaboratives will lead our new learning collaborative around our English Language Arts curriculum KIPP Wheatley. The learning collaborative will be a national cohort of regional academic and school leaders from charter management organizations (CMOs) partnering with us to use KIPP Wheatley. This select group will commit to making outsized gains in student performance over the course of one school year by working and learning together to build specific instructional leadership skills and practices in a specific area. By working together and problem solving in real time with one another, we expect these leaders to drive uncommon gains in a short period, and find solutions to specific instructional challenges.
Improve ELA instruction of KIPP Wheatley via a collaborative learning model.
Design and evolve a learning collaborative
o Design participant learning and practice opportunities grounded in practice related to our ELA curriculum, KIPP Wheatley.
o Support leaders across regions in reviewing progress, solving problems, and learning from what's working with KIPP Wheatley.
o Address a specific improvement aim within the implementation of KIPP Wheatley, e.g. improve coaching practices, instruction of students with learning disabilities, instruction of ESL/ELL populations, overall balanced literacy delivery, etc.
Successfully lead the learning collaborative.
o Ensure the learning network is powered by rigorous plans and quarterly objectives; monitor progress and drive problem-solving and improvement.
o Recruit leader participants.
o Manage, motivate and support leader participants in the work of the learning collaborative, helping them improve their data and coaching practices.
o Communicate and engage regularly and effectively with participants, binding them together as a supportive community.
Share the KIPP Foundation's Academic Strategy for Coaching Teachers. The Director of KIPP WHEATLEY Learning Collaboratives will serve as a coach and consultant to select partner regions, working directly with academic leadership to drive improved academic outcomes in those regions.
Provide direct academic implementation support for 2-3 partner regions leading to improved year-over-year growth in student performance.
o Serve as coach to School Leaders and Assistant Principals in two schools within each region.
o Conduct approximately frequent on-site visits per that include walk-throughs, observations of classes and debriefs with regional and school level leadership teams.
o Coordinate frequent and ongoing review of progress with school and regional leaders.
o Provide direct professional development trainings for leaders and teachers as needed.
o Provide feedback to KIPP Foundation content development on the implementation of KIPP Wheatley.
TRAVEL AND LOCATION:
The Director of KIPP WHEATLEY Learning Collaboratives must be willing to travel (30 - 33%) to work with a geographically distributed team and network of regions and schools. The Director can be based remotely although preference is given to NY, Chicago and San Francisco.
Exceptional planning and project management skills.
Disciplined, data-driven approach to decision-making, assessing progress and problem-solving.
Excellent relationship builder with experience managing diverse stakeholders, leading change and promoting strong teamwork.
Proven ability to teach adults effectively
Willingness to seek feedback, adapt practices and continuously learn and evolve
Comfort with a dynamic, fast-paced environment of high energy, rapid change and ambiguity
5+ years in education, preferably with at least three years of instructional leadership experience
BA required; MA preferred
Demonstrated results in improving academic performance with an underserved population of students.
Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate a vision and drive results others
Demonstrated ability to model respect for school leaders, teachers, and students by listening, questioning, assisting, responding quickly, and offering direct and appropriate coaching and feedback
Knowledge of and experience with the Common Core State Standards
Knowledge of and experience with KIPP's ELA curriculum, KIPP Wheatley, preferred
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401K plan, and a significant paid time-off package.