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KIPP New Jersey: Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship
About KIPP New JerseyKIPP 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 educate over 4,500 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. More than 88% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals. In the next few years, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and ten in Camden providing world-class education to over 7,300 students. 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 proving that demographics don’t define destiny. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.
KIPP New Jersey
Newark & Camden, NJ
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Contact: Leadership Recruiter
FISHER FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW:
The Fisher Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership while preparing fellows to open a new KIPP school.
FISHER FELLOW RESPONSIBILITIES:
As part of the Fisher Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:
Orientation: A three-day orientation in May to build key relationships with teammates in the cohort and begin critical coursework that frames the year-long learning experience.
Summer Institute: An intensive, four-week program with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting.
Intersessions: Four intensive leadership development sessions throughout the Fellowship year; each Intersession is typically six days long.
Residencies: Up to four residencies at KIPP schools outside the fellow’s region. Each three-day residency provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain insight into the instructional, operational, and performance management practices of successful schools and school leaders. Additionally, Fellows will take part in up to five week-long school and operational residencies in his/her own region.
School Launch Plan: Creation of a comprehensive plan that guides the founding and growth of the Fellow’s new school.
Coaching: One-on-one coaching with a leadership coach throughout the year.
Continuous Support: On-going support from the Director of the Fisher Fellowship.
MILES FAMILY FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW:
The Miles Family Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to increase leadership capacity in experienced assistant principals who are preparing to lead a KIPP school, either as a Fisher Fellow or successor school leader, within the next two years.
MILES FAMILY FELLOW & REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
As part of the Miles Family Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:
Orientation: A three-day orientation in May to build key relationships with leaders and begin critical coursework that frames the year-long learning experience
Summer Institute: An intensive, three-week Summer Institute with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting in Chicago
Intersessions: Three leadership development Intersessions throughout the school year; each Intersession is typically three days long
Ongoing Professional Development: Participation in virtual professional development sessions, coaching conversations, course assignments, assessments, and feedback
Continuous Support: On-going support from the KSLP team
School-Wide Initiative Plan: Completion of a capstone leadership project that demonstrates ability to plan, execute and invest diverse stakeholders to achieve a school-wide initiative.
Individual Development Plan (IDP): Creation of an Individual Development Plan that outlines the fellow’s strengths and areas of development. This plan is formally revisited regularly during the fellowship year and serves as a starting point for discussions between the fellow, host region and the KIPP Foundation about preparedness to transition into the school leader role.
Individualized Coaching: Ongoing coaching by a KIPP Foundation leadership coach aligned to the strengths and areas of development in the fellow’s IDP.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOTH FELLOWSHIPS:
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH FELLOWSHIPS:
At the time of application, applicants must have:
Completed at least one year of experience in school-wide leadership as an assistant principal or dean
Completed at least three years of teaching experience with demonstrated exemplary student performance results
Worked in a school in which >50% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
Fisher Fellows receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP NJ leaders. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
Miles Family Fellows are placed into KIPP schools and will receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP NJ assistant principals or deans. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
The KIPP NJ provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
If you are a current KIPP employee, you must discuss this opportunity with your manager before applying.
The deadline to apply to the Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship for KIPP NJ is Tuesday, January 8, 2019. If you are interested in applying to the fellowships with other regions, please check their job listings carefully, as deadlines between regions vary.
Please note that if your application progresses to our Final Selection Event, we will invite you to an in-person Selection event Monday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
The fellowship selection process evaluates candidates on their readiness for school leadership using both the KIPP Leading for Learning Actions and the KIPP Leadership Framework and Competencies.
For details on information requested through the application, please visit the School Leadership Fellowships webpage; detailed information is available under the “Application Components” section.
Apply online by clicking the Apply button below.