KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
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Achievement Specialist

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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:  

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
For more than 15 years, KIPP Austin, KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth, KIPP Houston, and KIPP San Antonio have put thousands of KIPPsters on the path to and through college. Last year, we collectively educated over 25,000 students in more than 50 schools, covering a geographic area of over 400 miles. Our regions have a long history of informal collaboration, with teachers and staff members sharing ideas, curricula, professional development, facilities, finances, end-of-year field trips, and more. As of the 2018-2019 school year, all KIPP schools in Texas join forces as KIPP Texas Public Schools, a state-wide network of schools dedicated to supporting students to and through college!
 
The Opportunity
 
Achievement Specialists will have the opportunity to play a significant role in ensuring that our instructional vision is lived inside of our classrooms and schools by supporting school leadership teams with program implementation, instructional coaching, aligned data analysis practices and aligned development opportunities.  Additionally, Achievement Specialists will provide intensive support for struggling campuses within their assigned portfolios.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
  • Increases student achievement in a targeted portfolio
  • Knows the achievement across the region in the assigned content area and at priority campuses and can speak to the region-wide/campus level response to the data
  • Proactively analyzes portfolio data on a cycle, action plans and communicates with the appropriate individuals using data to drive decisions and action at the campus and regional level
  • Observes classrooms regularly and provides clear, actionable feedback to the shared leader
  • Provides feedback to the shared leader that improves teacher practice and student achievement by: developing and maintaining positive working relationships with leaders, leveraging the strengths of the school and the systems in place and providing high leverage action steps
  • Observing and/or facilitating content team time and providing feedback that leads to improvement of the content team time
  • Working side-by-side to develop content knowledge and coaching skill of assistant principals
 
Skills and Qualifications
 
  • Bachelor’s degree (required), master’s degree (preferred)
  • Experience as an Assistant Principal or Instructional Coach
  • Four or more years of teaching experience, 7 years or more of teaching experience preferred
  • Expert knowledge of curriculum as it relates to content, courses, standards alignment, and assessments; experience writing or editing curriculum highly preferred
  • Strong ability to coach others towards improvement regardless of reporting relationship
  • Well-developed communication and problem solving skills
  • Achieved significant academic gains as a teacher in his or her own right;
  • Experience developing and leading professional development;
  • Experience in analyzing data and using results to ensure increased student mastery;
  • Strong knowledge of pedagogical practices to ensure high level engagement and academic mastery for students with low academic performance
 
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

 
ABOUT KIPP
KIPP is a non-profit network of 200 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.
 
 
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
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.