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KIPP Columbus: Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Organization: KIPP Columbus
Contact: Jamie Goldstein
KIPP COLUMBUS OVERVIEW:
At KIPP Columbus, our mission is to create a system of schools where students will develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary for success in college and life, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. By establishing a rigorous, safe, and personalized learning environment, KIPP Columbus will foster a culture of responsibility and service and empower all students to become active and engaged citizens.
Founded with 50 students in the 5th grade, KIPP Columbus is entering into its tenth year of serving students in central Ohio. In the fall of 2018, KIPP Columbus will serve nearly 1,600 students in grades kindergarten through twelfth. With a mission to create and sustain the highest quality school system for underserved children in Columbus, KIPP has maintained excellence in its growth, and will improve upon that standard – proving what is possible for public education in Columbus and in our country as a whole.
In the fall of 2020, KIPP Columbus will found a second campus to continue to broaden our impact. With more than 2,000 students on our waitlist, our capacity exceeds our demand for enrollment. Our second campus will address this demand with a new elementary school. KIPP Columbus is seeking a transformational, mission-driven school leader to help us prove what’s possible in the Columbus community and beyond.
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:
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
Fisher Fellows receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP Columbus 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 Columbus assistant principals or deans. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
The KIPP Columbus 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 Columbus is January 4, 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 February 20 - 21, 2019.
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.
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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