KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Greta Hunter
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Academic Program Manager of Science Part-time

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KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

Memphis, TN

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Greta Hunter
Email:

Academic Program Manager of Science (Part-time)

What is KIPP?
KIPP Memphis is part of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of free, open-enrollment, public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally undeserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.  There are currently 224 KIPP schools serving nearly 100,000 students. 

We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child. Nationally, 94 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and 81 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.

About KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
As a leader in providing high quality education for students, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) is a network of open enrollment, tuition-free, college preparatory public charter schools. Today, KIPP Memphis serves over 2,800 students in our seven schools in Memphis and almost 800 alumni on their journeys to and through college with our KIPP Through College Program.

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools are part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of high performing network of schools. KIPP’s network spans more 200 schools across the US and is known for having high expectations, focusing on results and ensuring students go to and through college. The mission of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is to create high performing schools in the Memphis community that will equip all students with the necessary academic and life skills needed to succeed through college, the competitive world and to live choice-filled lives.

Founded in 2002, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools serves elementary, middle, and high school students in South and North Memphis. The KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools team and family serves as a model of excellence and collaborates with other community organizations to raise the overall quality of education in Memphis.

ROLE OVERVIEW
Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Academic Program Manager of Science will assist in driving a culture of academic excellence and high levels of student achievement at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools. The Academic Program Manager of Science will work closely with principals, instructional coaches, and teachers at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools to support the region’s academic vision and priorities. This position will work 25 to 30 hours each week. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and facilitate region-wide professional development for teachers, instructional leaders, and School Leaders in order to build our teachers’ and leaders’ capacity with NGSS Science content and instructional execution (coaching the teachers and coaching the coaches!)
Collaborate with other members of the Teaching and Learning team as well as School Leaders and coaches to develop and refine a horizontally and vertically aligned K-12 ELA framework, curricula, and assessments that reflects the TN shifts towards NGSS
Analyze regional data in collaboration with Director of Teaching & Learning, Assistant Principals, and School Leaders to identify areas of need and support the facilitation of region-wide instructional initiatives that lead us to our goals
Champion the selected science curriculum and inquiry approach to driving science achievement and modify lessons and units in the selected curriculum according to our internal criteria for success
Skills & Qualifications:
Ability to evaluate and implement science instructional programs and a deep knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the design and blueprint of the TN-Ready assessment
Minimum 4 years exemplary teaching experience with outstanding student achievement results
Minimum 2 years’ experience in a full-time coaching role (dean of instruction, instructional coach, etc.) with demonstrated success in getting academic results through others
Knowledge of science learning theory, current educational trends, blended learning practices, methods, research, and technology, and program planning and implementation
Experience leading engaging and effective professional development for adults
Strong communication skills and follow-through
Demonstrated initiative in prioritizing amidst complex needs and strategically planning to get results
Flexibility and ability to multi-task within an ambiguous, fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment while also driving toward clarity and solutions
Demonstrated initiative in prioritizing amidst complex needs and strategically planning to get results
Flexibility and ability to multi-task within an ambiguous, fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment while also driving toward clarity and solutions

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
• None

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization. Frequent travel to KIPP Memphis campuses and occasional statewide and out of town travel required.

MODIFICATIONS OF DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.