KIPP New Jersey - Camden

Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP Lanning Square Primary
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Camden Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

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After-School Program Director - Camden

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KIPP New Jersey - Camden

Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Lanning Square Primary
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Camden Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

After-School Program Director

Here’s what you need to know
KIPP NJ is looking for a talented, motivated, mission-driven individual to manage the after-school and summer program at KIPP Lanning Square Primary in Camden.  The program serves students in grades K-4 and provides them with academic support and enrichment activities. As program director, you would be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including:

  • Ensuring high-quality academic and enrichment programming for every student in every classroom.
  • Hiring, managing, and developing a team of part-time program staff.
  • Planning and managing program logistics, including the daily program schedule, dinner procedures, dismissal procedures, and student attendance and enrollment.
  • Establishing, maintaining, and reinforcing high behavior expectations for students.
  • Working with both school staff and outside partners to develop new programming in response to student needs and interests
  • Building relationships and regularly communicating with families
  • Creating an after-school culture that is fun, welcoming, and engaging for both students and adults.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with KIPP teaching staff to build engagement with the after school and summer progra
  • Creating an after-school culture that is fun, welcoming, and engaging for both students and adults.
  • Maintain regular contact with parents and families in order to urgently and proactively address family concerns or issues that arise.
  • Manage various aspects of the program's finances - including purchasing. budgeting, and writing quarterly grant reports.
A great candidate will have previous experience managing adults, a track record of taking initiative and making things happen, the ability to build strong student culture and hold high expectations for student behavior, and strong logistical skills and attention to detail.  Prior teaching experience in schools with high expectations for students is preferred.


Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience working with students in urban settings
  • A mission-driven belief in the value of after-school programming for all children
  • Strong people skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including parents, students, part-time staff, KIPP staff, external vendors, etc.
  • The ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor (because we take our work seriously, but not ourselves.)

Need more reasons to work here?

In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a school laptop. Additionally, KIPP New Jersey will subsidize the bridge toll for teammates commuting from the Pennsylvania/Delaware areas.


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.