KIPP NYC

New York, NY

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
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Organization: KIPP NYC
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KIPP NYC Managing Director of Schools

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KIPP NYC

New York, NY

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP NYC
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

About KIPP NYC
KIPP NYC Public Schools is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in The Bronx.  Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible for all students. Today, our New York City network is comprised of seven elementary schools, seven middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College and Career, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. KIPP NYC Public Schools currently serves more than 6000 students and alumni and has a staff of more than 700. In August 2019, we opened a new elementary and middle school in the Bronx, and in August 2020, we will be opening KIPP’s first intentionally racially and socioeconomically integrated school, KIPP Beyond Middle School!

Position Overview
The KIPP NYC Managing Director of Schools is responsible for the management and long-term sustainability of various KIPP NYC schools. The principals of these schools report to the Managing Director who, in turn, reports to the Superintendent. The Managing Director of Schools also serves on the KIPP NYC leadership team. As a member of this team, they play a key role in setting the overall direction and strategy for KIPP NYC programming.

This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and visionary organizational leader with significant people management experience to play a critical role in expanding and shaping a premier K-12 charter management organization committed to helping students succeed in school and life.  
 


Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Managing Director will be responsible for the following scope of work:

I. Managerial Leadership and Team Development

  • ​​​​​​​Manages school principals who embody the mission and beliefs of KIPP NYC
  • Serves as a thought partner to direct reports as they lead their respective teams; coaches and supports direct reports to address their key roles and responsibilities
  • Builds a strong, cohesive team culture that reflects core KIPP NYC value
  • Works in collaboration with the Superintendent to hire principals who embody the mission and beliefs of KIPP NYC
  • Provide oversight to the hiring and management of the school staff
  • Plans and implements professional development for the principal
  • Supervises principals in the creation and implementation of effective professional development opportunities for their staff
  • Develops systematic performance evaluation of principals
  • Support principals to appropriately recognize and reward excellence to intervene and support low performing teachers
  • Oversees employee relations across the schools, ensuring cohesion and collaboration among all school staff

II. Educational Leadership & Academic Support

  • Supervises principals in continually aligning school programs with the mission, beliefs, priorities, and initiatives of KIPP NYC 
  • ​​​​​​​Institutes strong accountability systems and professional development opportunities for our schools
  • Works with the principals to develop and implement long range plans for curriculum, instructional evaluation, and school improvement
  • Ensures that the principals have a clear plan for improvement of instruction and school culture
  • Engages principals in quarterly academic program analysis
  • Manages long-term and annual school planning towards regional academic goals and vision
  • Keeps informed of current educational thoughts, trends, and practices, as well as proposed legislation impacting the schools; informs principals of significant developments in these areas

III. KIPP NYC Leadership

  • Member of the KIPP NYC leadership team that sets and oversees the strategy for all KIPP NYC programming
  • Informs and advises KIPP NYC leadership about the programs, practices, and challenges of our schools
  • Ensures that the schools are aligned with and integrated into all aspects of KIPP NYC
  • Works with the KIPP NYC Superintendent to set system-wide goals, and monitors and reports back to the Superintendent regularly on the progress toward achieving the goals 
  • Works with KIPP NYC leadership to develop a vision and a comprehensive long-range plan as it relates to the actions of the schools
  • Works with KIPP NYC’s Shared Services Team (“SST”) to ensure that all of the development, talent, operations, technology, HR, and finance needs of the schools are met
  • Works with school principals to ensure that KIPP NYC SST receives the information and materials needed
  • Reviews quarterly school reports completed by the school principals to ensure that they meet Board requirements 
  • Liaises with external stakeholders, community agencies, donors, and other third party constituencies

IV. General Management

  • Ensures principals have clearly articulated plans for daily operations and implementation of student services, including support services, discipline and management, and crisis intervention
  • Works with principals to create and implement a comprehensive and fiscally sustainable annual operating budget  
  • Supervises the principals to ensure adherence to the Board-approved final budget

Qualifications:
  • Zest, grit, self-control, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor 
  • ​​​​​​​A passion for and understanding of the mission of KIPP NYC with a deep commitment to improving the lives of kids from low-income communities; knowledge of and experience working with low-income communities preferred
  • A proven track record of success as a school Principal is require
  • Experience managing high-performing senior leaders to achieve ambitious goals; previous experience supporting the full array of responsibilities and challenges faced by school principals is required
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success in building a program, department, or organization
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills, particularly as it relates to building teams, building relationships, managing conflict, goal setting, and holding people accountable
  • Demonstrated experience creating an inclusive environment that respects and honors all students and teammates
  • A demonstrated strong work ethic
  • The flexibility needed to accommodate the breadth and depth of responsibilities and priorities
  • Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills 

​​​​​​​KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.