KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

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Elementary School Assistant Principal (Immediate)

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KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

Please note: this is an immediate opening for the 2018-19 school year

We are particularly seeking individuals with the following:
  • Upper elementary or middle school teaching experience
  • A track record of driving results in literacy
  • At least 3 years of strong academic results with students
  • Experience coaching and/or leading adults

POSITION OVERVIEW: KIPP Texas - Austin staff members are responsible for ensuring that every KIPP Texas -  Austin student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. The Assistant Principal (AP) actualizes this objective by facilitating a culture of constant learning through managing, coaching, and developing instructional staff members to become master teachers. The AP will provide meaningful and relevant professional development, serve as a model of a strong KIPP Texas - Austin teacher and develop systems and protocols to ensure the school culture consistently reflects the values and goals of all KIPP Texas Public Schools. In addition, the AP will work collaboratively with the Principal and KIPP Texas Public Schools’ Academic team in the evaluation, modification and development of instructional and school culture best practices that can be shared and established across all KIPP Texas Public Schools.

KIPP Texas - Austin staff are on duty in school Monday through Friday from approximately 7:15 am to 4:15 pm (exact start and end times vary slightly by school), with most arriving before and staying after these hours. Though they face demanding schedules, all KIPP Texas - Austin teachers are strongly supported by dedicated leadership and staff.  KIPP Texas - Austin students have an extended school day and a brief mandatory summer session. This extra time allows KIPP Texas - Austin to develop innovative and highly effective instruction for all of our students.  At KIPP Texas - Austin, we value college starting from Kindergarten and keep it top of mind as students continue to grow as learners.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • -At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • -Evidence of achieving significant academic gains, primarily with historically underachieving students (required)
  • -Fluency in Spanish (preferred)
  • -Significant success with interdisciplinary curriculum development, pedagogy and alignment
  • -Experience in analyzing student data
  • -Experience leading adults in the development of curricula
  • -Experience managing adults; goal-setting, providing meaningful feedback and setting professional development plans
  • -High level of detail orientation and sound excellent organizational skills
  • -Strong communication, feedback and facilitation skills
  • -Strong interest and willingness to serve in a strategic instructional leadership role on behalf of the KIPP Texas - Austin network of schools
  • -Bachelor’s degree (required)
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • -Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas - Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • -Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • -Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • -Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • -Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas - Austin students
  • -Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • -Collaborate with Principal on a comprehensive and evolving professional development program for KIPP Texas - Austin Elementary teachers; this includes, but is not limited to:
    • -Planning and facilitating professional development for instructional staff
    • -Researching best practices and current trends in curriculum development
    • -Assessing common areas for improvement in overall instructional delivery and pedagogical strategies
  • -Advise, support and mentor individual teachers to improve instruction through:
    • Consistently observing classroom instruction and providing meaningful feedback
    • Facilitating one-on-one curriculum planning and evaluation meetings
    • Promoting continuous and frequent assessment as a means for evaluating student achievement; support the creation of rubrics and assessments
  • -Lead staff members to achieve high performance through goal setting, providing feedback, and evaluation
  • -Develop and manage school-wide academic programming, including, but not limited to quarterly report card processing, tutoring program scheduling, academic goal setting and testing scheduling
  • -Guide the character development of students through deliberate programming practices and by serving as a mentor and advisor to individual students
  • -Evaluate whole school performance data to make holistic as well as individual recommendations for improving school-wide instructional practices
  • -Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere and culture of achievement that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • -Create processes and protocols for enhancing school culture and determine when and how to modify rituals, systems and practices for the overall betterment of the school.
  • -Advise the Principal and Academic team on design and implementation of school-wide assessments and work collaboratively with principal and Shared Services team to make instructional decisions based on student performance
 
BENEFITS AND PERKS:
  • -Competitive salaries and bonus program
  • -Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage options with 79-95% of monthly medical premium costs (depending on the plan) paid by KIPP Austin
  • -100% KIPP-paid short-term disability
  • -Paid parental leave (amount paid based on tenure)
  • -On-campus dry cleaning pick-up
  • -Retail discounts
  • -Gold’s Gym individual and family plan discount

ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 52 public charter schools educating over 27,700 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families. www.kipptexas.org

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.