KIPP Colorado Schools

Denver, CO

Type: Fellowship
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Colorado Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Kurt Pusch
Email: kpusch@kippcolorado.org

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KIPP Colorado: Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship

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KIPP Colorado Schools

Denver, CO

Type: Fellowship
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Colorado Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Kurt Pusch
Email: kpusch@kippcolorado.org

Job Description
KIPP Colorado: Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship
  
At KIPP Colorado Schools, all students will learn and achieve.
 
KIPP Colorado Schools is part of the national KIPP network of tuition-free, open enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and life.
 
Who we are:  KIPP Colorado Schools is a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools. We educate students in grades 9-12 at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, and grades 5-8 at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School. For the 2018-19 school year, KIPP Northeast Elementary will educate students in ECE-4 through fourth grade, and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary will educate students in ECE-3, ECE-4, and kindergarten.
 
What we do: We set clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct to create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests. 
 
How we do it: Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurriculars, so our students love school and maximize their learning.
 
Why it matters: Great education transforms lives. At KIPP Colorado Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.
 
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:
  • Bachelor's Degree
 
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
 
COMPENSATION:
Fisher Fellows receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP Colorado 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 Colorado assistant principals or deans. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
 
The KIPP Colorado 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 Colorado is January 16, 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 on Wednesday, February 27.
 
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.
 
APPLICATION COMPONENTS:
For details on information requested through the application, please visit the School Leadership Fellowships webpage; detailed information is available under the “Application Components” section.
 
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