KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
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Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

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KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Preferred Locations:

Contact: ES Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

Here’s what you need to know: 
We need you to put our students on a path to college early on in their education.

Working at KIPP New Jersey is about being student-focused.  It's about teamwork.  It's about having fun and having the freedom to lead in ways that are most successful for your students.  It’s also about making an impact in Newark, a city that is experiencing a renaissance and on the verge of revolutionizing how America views education in urban communities.

Heads of Schools are responsible for driving student achievement and school health through development of school leaders at the school sites they manage.  Heads of Schools also sit on the regional leadership team and help drive regional decision making to improve student achievement and growth outcomes.  

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Manage school leaders to drive results: Set school goals with school leader in alignment with regional and CMO goals; use quarterly goal cycles and reflection to manage school performance.  
  • Develop school leaders: Observe and coach school leaders to develop in the Leading for Learning competencies; review data from student achievement and walkthroughs to determine high-leverage action steps; provide professional development (at LFL, in grade-based cohorts, need-based cohorts), and coordinate excellent school visits/other opportunities to develop; conduct or facilitate/review strategic planning with principals.
  • Develop leadership bench: Support leadership development, bench depth assessment, and regional talent planning.
  • Serve as a member of the regional leadership team, driving regional engagement and performance: Develop strategic initiatives that impact school success based on regional need; drive regional initiatives in collaboration with the leadership team; identify and problem solve around challenges apparent in regional results; collaborate with Teaching & Learning, KTC, and Special Education to drive results, collaborate with other Room 9 departments to ensure that schools can focus on student outcomes.
  • Support and respond to crises: Serve as on-call support for questions and emergencies related to school management and respond to family grievances for schools managed.
  • Manage R9 teams where applicable: Drive results through SpEd, KTC, and other departments as needed.

Nice to haves:
  • Achievement Orientation: Has demonstrated results and experience leading a high-performing school (student achievement and leadership development); upholds a high bar for excellence.
  • Mission Commitment: Believes in our mission of college for all; knows, models, and lives our Heartbeat.
  • Bias to action/do whatever it takes mindset (highly responsive, takes responsibility for school performance, etc.)
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving 
  • Strong judgment/decision making skills 
  • Experience coaching different types of leaders in a variety of contexts and a track record of developing leaders 
Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a laptop (Woot! Woot!), as well as subsidized travel for teammates commuting from the Greater New York area. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that.
 
About KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
 
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.

 
KIPP New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer