KIPP Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
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Organization: KIPP Tulsa
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Andrea Murrell
Email: amurrell@kipptulsa.org

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Executive Director

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KIPP Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Tulsa
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Andrea Murrell
Email: amurrell@kipptulsa.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Job Description
 
About KIPP
Great education transforms lives. KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating nearly 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students in educationally underserved communities and 10,000 students in college. KIPP schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. KIPP schools, regions, and the national KIPP Foundation are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children   develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice filled lives, they will build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, for us all. 
 
KIPP Tulsa Public Charter Schools
KIPP Tulsa was founded in 2005 by opening the city’s first charter school, KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory Middle School in North Tulsa. In the fall of 2018, KIPP Tulsa University Prep High School opened. Today in 2019-20, the region’s 52 staff members serve 450+ students grades 5-10 on a budget of $5M. In the next few years, KIPP Tulsa will continue to grow to a sustainable K-12 KIPP region by scaling up its high school, opening an elementary, and considering further expansion – all while further improving student growth and achievement. To ensure an environment for success, KIPP Tulsa’s ED and Board will need to significantly increase fundraising and advocacy. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on a path to and through college. 
 
Executive Director Position Summary & Opportunity
KIPP Tulsa’s Executive Director (ED) is responsible for updating and executing a strategic plan to lead, manage, and grow a region of K-12 KIPP schools to achieve impact, sustainability, and   scale. Reporting to the Board Chair of the local Board of Directors, the ED is accountable directly to that Board and indirectly to the KIPP Foundation for the performance of the region and its alignment with KIPP network best practices. Externally, the ED serves as the region’s top champion, advocate, and fundraiser.  To support the region’s schools, the ED builds and manages KIPP Tulsa’s Regional Office team and direct reports, which currently include: Managing Director of Finance & Operations, Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Development, Director of KIPP Through College. A collaborative member of the KIPP network’s ED community, KIPP Tulsa’s ED will provide input on KIPP’s national strategy. An outstanding leader, the ED is deeply aligned with the KIPP’s values and beliefs, those of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. 
 
Primary Responsibilities

As the executive leader of a KIPP region, an ED is responsible for ensuring the high quality, strategic growth and operational sustainability of the region. An ED’s key responsibilities include: 

  • Develop and execute on the region’s vision; 

  • Build a high-performing regional team that supports schools to deliver transformational educational outcomes for students and alumni; 

  • Build organizational capacity and brand required for excellence, sustainability, and growth. 

  • Serve as the regional instructional leader who is responsible for coaching and developing school leaders and setting the regional academic vision and goals; and  

  • Engage key constituents to build strategic support for KIPP. 

In Year 1, the KIPP Tulsa ED is expected to... 

  • Continuously improve middle school academic outcomes; 

  • Continue the high school build out and maintain its current track record, which is showing early positive signs; 

  • Lead advocacy efforts to secure high school facilities;  

  • Partner with the KIPP Tulsa board to understand how to leverage the board's experiences and networks to live in to KIPP Tulsa’s mission and vision; and 

  • Develop a sustainable financial model that is inclusive of the high school build out and facilities. 

In Year 2 and 3, the KIPP Tulsa ED is expected to... 

  • Continue to lead improved academic outcomes; 

  • Develop a long-term community engagement and advocacy plan that supports regional charter efforts beyond KIPP Tulsa; and 

  • Make key decisions about KIPP Tulsa's growth strategy. 

 

 Qualifications
  • 8 years of experience working with under-served and diverse communities, and working with children to achieve exceptional results in academics, sports, the arts, community service, etc. 

  • A proven track record of success in building and managing a complex enterprise (e.g., a high- performing school or network of schools, a successful non-profit or for-profit organization) 

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. 

  • Experience leading a high-performing school serving children from low-income communities. 

  • Familiarity with the local region, including the political, educational and philanthropic landscape. 

  • Master’s degree (Highly Preferred) 

Key Executive Director Competencies 

Successful KIPP regions are led by EDs who demonstrate the following skills, qualities, and beliefs. 

  • Demonstrated experience developing a clear and compelling vision and driving results 

  • Culture and mission aligned to the belief that all children can achieve at high levels and can demonstrate exceptional personal character 

  • Ability to inspire and influence communities towards a unified vision 

  • Ability to serve as the regional instructional leader who is responsible for coaching and developing school leaders and setting the regional academic vision and goals 

  • Effectively manages people and invests in the leadership development of others 

 
 TO APPLYPlease submit a cover letter and resume via our online portal here.
 
If you have any questions or referrals please email Shalena Broadnax at sbroadnax@kipp.org


KIPP Tulsa Public Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.