KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools

Chicago, IL

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

Organization: KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Jonathan Russom
Email: jrussom@kippchicago.org

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KIPP Chicago: Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship

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KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools

Chicago, IL

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

Organization: KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Jonathan Russom
Email: jrussom@kippchicago.org

KIPP CHICAGO OVERVIEW:

KIPP Chicago Schools is a local network of 7 charter schools that is part of the nationally renowned Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP).  Our schools are completely free, and there are no requirements for enrollment except residency in the city of Chicago. Students and families choose to enroll in our schools because they perceive them as the highest quality option in their neighborhoods.  Currently we serve 2,400 students in grades K - 8 across 7 campuses. Our mission is to empower those students with character and academic skills necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools and universities, to be happy in the competitive world, and to have a positive impact on their communities.  99% of our students are African American or Latino; 96% qualify for free and reduced price lunch; and, 16% are identified as diverse learners. In Chicago our campuses are located on the south and west sides of the city in communities broadly referred to as “low income.” KIPP Chicago alumni from these communities graduate high school at a rate of 90%, matriculate to college at a rate of 87%, and earn a four-year degree at a rate of 44%, compared to national averages of 72%, 45%, and 8%, for “low income” students.  In addition to rigorous instruction in our K - 8 classrooms, our students receive continued support in high school and college through our KIPP Through College program and counselors.


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 Chicago 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 Chicago assistant principals or deans. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.

The KIPP Chicago region 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 Chicago 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.

 

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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