KIPP Columbus

Columbus, OH

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: English Language Arts/Reading; Math; Science; Social Studies/History
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Columbus
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Mark Jackson
Email: mjackson@kippcolumbus.org

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KIPP Columbus

Columbus, OH

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: English Language Arts/Reading; Math; Science; Social Studies/History
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Columbus
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Mark Jackson
Email: mjackson@kippcolumbus.org

Position Overview

At KIPP Columbus, we believe that strong leadership is essential to school and student success. As we grow to serve more students in Columbus, we are committed to developing our future leaders. The School Leader Residency is a highly selective, year-long, position that prepares educators to lead a KIPP Columbus school.

Resident School Leaders will receive:

  • Professional development and personalized coaching tailored to individual needs.
  • Access to a network of high-performing educators and support team on our campus and across the KIPP network.
  • On-the-ground learning at a placement school, with the opportunity to gain experience across our campus, learning from different grades and school leaders.
  • Support transitioning into a school leadership role following the residency year, either opening a new school as a founding school leader or assuming a school leadership role at an existing school. 

Duties and Responsibilities 


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following list. These responsibilities may vary based on the Resident’s individual development goals and needs, in addition the placement school’s needs.

Support teachers in planning and delivering high-quality instruction. This support could include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support teachers in planning and delivering high-quality instruction. This could include, but is not limited to:
  • Observing teachers and sharing feedback.
  • Providing coaching.
  • Facilitating content lead or department team meetings.
  • Providing ongoing instructional support and stepping in as lead teacher, as needed, to ensure students receive high-quality instruction at all times.
  • Analyzing assessment data for action planning.
  • Planning and facilitating professional development.
Support positive school culture. This support could include, but are not limited to the following:
 
  • Planning and leading school-wide events, celebrations, and gatherings.
  • Managing student behavior systems.
  • Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
  • Leading teachers and students so that in all ways, we leave places, people and ideas better than we found them.

Serve as a member of the school leadership team. This support could include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring alignment of school practices to school-wide priorities.
  • Supporting day-to-day operations of the school, including regular data monitoring and progress towards goals.
  • Modeling, promoting, and coaching others toward effective communication with families, cultivating engagement in their child’s success and the KIPP Columbus mission.

Lead strategic projects under the direction of the school leader and regional leadership team. This support could include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading projects related to a specific content area or aspect of their school.
  • Leading school-wide working groups to solve problems.
  • Representing KIPP Columbus at external events and/or meetings.

Learn what it takes to be a highly effective school leader.This support could include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Taking full advantage of the opportunity to learn from leaders at KIPP Columbus.
  • Creating and owning a professional development plan in coordination with their school leader and senior regional leadership.
  • Applying learnings in real-time.

Qualities

The Resident School Leader will possess the following qualities:

  • Belief that outstanding school leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes for all students.
  • Ability to persevere with a sense of optimism, strong problem solving skills, and desire to learn and grow in a collaborative professional learning community.
  • Willingness, and commitment, to go above and beyond to prove the possible with students.
  • Ability to multi-task and work within an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment, while driving toward clarity and solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and multiple priorities.
  • Model positive and healthy character traits and habits, as well as the values of KIPP Columbus (Imagine, Navigate, Seek, Persevere, Integrity, Responsibility, and Empathy).

Qualifications

The following are required of all applicants:

  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of three years of successful, full-time, lead teaching experience in low-income communities.
  • Minimum of one year experience leading and/or coaching teachers, including but not limited to, roles such as Assistant School Leader, Dean, Instructional Coach, etc.
  • Strong track record of results and leadership in a school setting.
  • Experience in analyzing student data and using data to inform instruction.
  • Administrative/Principal Licensure (or working towards it) 

Compensation and Benefits

KIPP Columbus offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit plan including medical and dental insurance, as well as group term life insurance, retirement plan and paid time off.  

About KIPP Columbus

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public school dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are 224 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating at 3x the national average for low-income students.

Founded in 2008 with 50 students in 5th grade, KIPP Columbus currently serves 1,800 students infant through twelfth grade at a campus built on the grounds of a former golf course in Northeast Columbus. 

The mission of KIPP Columbus is to create a system of schools where students develop the intellectual, academic, and social skills needed to understand and take action on issues they encounter in everyday life. 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.  Our vision is to ensure that all students in our community will have access to a transformational education that empowers them with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary for success in college and life.

Statement of Non-Disclosure

KIPP Columbus is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school for consideration of any position (admission, employment, etc.). KIPP Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 4112.02 of the Ohio Revised Code.