KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

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

Contact: Bridget Burns
Email: bburns@kippneworleans.org

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Director of Post-Secondary Match

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KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

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

Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Bridget Burns
Email: bburns@kippneworleans.org

About KIPP New Orleans Schools

KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 12 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 5500 elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a track record of preparing students for success in college and life for over a decade, and our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to pursue a life filled with choices.  

Our schools are part of the free New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students.  As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place.  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.

At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.

Director of Post-Secondary Match

The Director of Post-Secondary Match will serve as an integral member of the KIPP New Orleans KIPP Through College (KTC) Team. The purpose of the KTC Team at KIPP New Orleans is to work with students, parents, teachers, and schools to ensure that 100% of our students have strong post-secondary options. The Director of Post-Secondary Match is a regional position responsible for providing dotted-line management of our three high counseling teams. The Director of Post-Secondary Match will report directly to the Managing Director of High Schools.
 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate on Region-Wide Match Strategy: Work alongside our alumni counselors, school leaders, and the Managing Director of High Schools to solidify our regional approach to post-secondary match. This includes the development of clear KPIs, replicable protocols, and developing appropriate responses to gaps in data. Cultivate college partnerships within our region to ensure students receive strong support on college campuses.
  • Manage the College Application Process: Spend three days per week in our schools reviewing college application data, providing feedback to college counselors, and problem-solving challenges alongside school leaders in the region.
  • Support Students with Post-Secondary Options Beyond College: Collaborate with our alumni team and external partners to identify alternative opportunities for students who do not choose college or who need additional supports. Gather data on the efficacy of those programs and make strategic recommendations to college counselors.
  • Lead Professional Development: Provide support to college counselors and KTC teachers through practice-based professional development sessions
  • Manage Data: Manage student and college data in our KIPP Alumni Database as well as through our college counseling platforms. Report out on trends and share key learnings with various internal and external stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience with College Counseling is recommended. Experience with College Admissions offices is preferred
  • Deep knowledge of national high school examinations (ACT, PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement) and the Common Core State Standards
  • Strong proficiency with spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets) with the ability to create PivotTable reports and unlock insights about our students
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Zest, grit, self-control, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor
  • A passion for and understanding of the mission of KIPP New Orleans Schools
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success in building a match strategy, achieving ambitious goals, working on a team, and constantly learning and growing
  • Deep commitment to improving the lives of students from low-income communities; knowledge of and experience working with low-income communities preferred
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills, particularly as it relates to building teams, getting people to share, managing conflict, goal setting, and holding people accountable
  • Outstanding work ethic, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • The flexibility needed to accommodate the breadth and depth of responsibilities and priorities

Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.