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KIPP KC Founding High School
KIPP Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
Grade: 9; 10; 11; 12
Organization: KIPP Endeavor Academy
Contact: Jana Cooper
KIPP KC is a free, open enrollment, college-preparatory charter school serving 620 students in grades Pre-K through 8. Located in the urban core of Kansas City, our mission is to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to succeed in top quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond. KIPP KC is committed to supporting all of our students to and through college.
KIPP KC is at an extremely exciting moment as an organization and looking for a passionate, entrepreneurial and talented instructional and culture/school leader to join its team and participate in the Fisher Fellowship to found the region's very first high school. KIPP KC's current high school completion rate without a high school is 87% and we believe that number will be over 95% when our founding class matriculates. In addition, our current college graduation rate is 25% and we predict that number will double with our first founding high school class. We are thrilled about the impact we believe this high school will have on our students and community and can't wait to find the right leader to lead this school. As the founding school leader and Fisher Fellow, this leader will be charged with partnering with regional leadership, community members, students, families and staff to set the academic and cultural vision for the high school.
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:
Summer Institute: An intensive, multi-week program with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting.
Intersessions: Four intensive multi-day leadership development sessions throughout the Fellowship year.
Residencies: Up to three 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 eight 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.
At the time of application, we prefer that applicants have:
Completed at least two years of experience in school-wide leadership as a principal, assistant principal, or dean
Completed at least three years of teaching experience with demonstrated exemplary student performance results
Fisher Fellows receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP KC leaders. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
The KIPP KC region 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 for KIPP KC is January 15, 2020. If you are interested in applying to the fellowship 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 13 and 14, 2020.
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 Fisher Fellowship Selection Process website; detailed information is available under the “Application Components” section.
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