High School Math and Science Achievement Director

Location
San Francisco, CA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Ref
a0X0W000009VZlVUAW
Grade Level
High School
KIPP Foundation

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

Organization: KIPP Foundation
Preferred Locations: Flexible Location; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Washington, DC

Contact: Nikeya Elliott
Email: nelliott@kipp.org


High School Math and Science Achievement Director
High School Team, KIPP Foundation
 
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.  KIPP schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. KIPP schools, KIPP regions, and the 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 be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, for us all.
 
The non-profit KIPP Foundation trains and develops outstanding educators to lead KIPP schools, provides tools, resources, and training for excellent teaching and learning, promotes innovation, and facilitates the exchange of insights and ideas within the KIPP network and with partners including: other charters, districts, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations across the country.
 
Our Team
The High School Team's purpose is to develop, champion, and support a defined point of view around excellent high schools that will enable our high school students to get to and through college. We also develop resources and provide implementation support that improve the academic rigor and sustainability of our high schools and regions.  As we partner with our regions, we identify and respond to network trends and needs to inform the Foundation's offerings and trainings.
 
Why work at KIPP?
By working for the KIPP Foundation, you help more students across the country receive the high-quality education they deserve.
•Support KIPP leaders, teachers, and staff on the Network Leadership Development, KIPP School Leadership Programs, Teaching and Learning Labs, KIPP Through College, or Knowledge Sharing teams
•Ensure smart growth and great results on the Network Growth and Sustainability, Strategy, Research & Evaluation, or Insights and Analytics teams
•Broaden our impact on the Government Affairs, External Impact, Marketing, Development, or Talent teams
•Keep us connected and operational on our IT or Finance team
If you believe all children deserve great schools and programs where they can gain the knowledge, skills, character, and habits necessary to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place, join us!
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Position Overview
KIPP Foundation is looking to hire an energetic leader to envision, develop and execute an approach for math and science curriculum and instruction that will drive achievement across KIPP High Schools. This person will be responsible for achieving and sustaining academic excellence and ensuring college readiness across math and science courses. As a key member of the High School Team, this person will roll out the forthcoming editions of Pre-AP and AP math and science curricula, develop and deliver trainings, and deliver a variety of implementation supports to ensure high quality math and science instruction across KIPP High Schools. 
The High School Math and Science Achievement Director reports to the High School Achievement Director and manages the Math and Science vision for High School along with associated curriculum, training, products and supports. He/she is a member of the High School Team and works collaboratively with KIPP Through College and Academic Teams among others in order to ensure a clear K-12 path for KIPP students.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
•Envision, develop, and execute on an instructional design for math and science to meet student outcome goals across KIPP High Schools in partnership with our Senior Director of Mathematics, STE Achievement Director, and the High School Team.
•Expand and publish Math and Science Pre-AP and AP courses to roll out to KIPP high schools as part of a network-wide "AP for All" initiative that will prepare students for success on both the ACT and AP Exams.
•Identify, recruit, contract, and manage a team of contributing partners, authors, editors, and other consultants (including coordinating permissions and maintaining contracts).
•Oversee publishing schedule and all stages of the editorial development process to ensure successful, on-time (and on-budget) launch of all curriculum products; ensure that curricular materials are aligned, rigorous, error free, user friendly, and cohesive
•Lead the network's math and science curriculum adoption across high schools
•Design, develop and deliver in person and virtual trainings to teachers and leaders in order to drive math and science gains across KIPP High Schools.
•Identify, recruit, contract, and manage a team of contributing partners, facilitators, and trainers
•Provide a variety of additional implementation supports between large trainings in order to support high quality execution, such as collaboratives, norming calls, and virtual coaching sessions
•Provide differentiated, targeted support and trainings to our regions such as regional or school-based professional development, train the trainer, and on the ground coaching and support 
•Work closely with the High School team to support on the ground implementation of curriculum products and application of trainings, including regular visits to school sites to work with teachers and leaders, keeping a thumb on the pulse of implementation, and regional and school-based needs.
•Deeply engage with our other math and science content experts, especially our Senior Director of Mathematics and STE Achievement Director, to ensure 12-K alignment with curricula and approach backwards planned from the college and career readiness bar as defined by AP and ACT/SAT.
 
Key Competencies
•Student Focus: Has experience setting high expectations for, working effectively and building strong relationships with, keeping commitments to, and prioritizing the needs of educationally disadvantaged students.
•Achievement Orientation: Sets challenging goals, takes initiative, follows through to get results. Demonstrates resilience and flexibility. Has a consistent history of personal success and achieving excellence.
•Stakeholder Management: Develops strong, trusting, respectful relationships with others. Demonstrates honesty & integrity.
•Decision Making: Has experience making decisions in a timely manner and in the face of ambiguity. Considers consequences of decisions, willingly stands by difficult decisions, and communicates about decisions
•Impact & Influence: Demonstrates the ability to adapt style, make a compelling & persuasive case. Has experience motivating others to action and building coalitions to achieve goals.
•Desire for Feedback: Ability to provide and accept feedback, and to work effectively with diverse groups of people
 
Experience and Qualifications
•Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred
•A belief that all students should take and pass multiple AP courses while in High School
•Willing to travel (6-8 days per month) to work with a geographically distributed team and network of regions and schools.
•6+ years of work experience in high school education and/or educational publishing
•6+ years of teaching AP math and/or science with proven results
•Editorial experience with content development, preferably with AP materials
•Project management experience
•Facilitation and training experience
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfort working closely with teachers, school leaders, and senior leaders
•The preferred location of this role is near our New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Washington DC offices.  However, exceptional candidates will be considered to work remotely. This is a full-time, exempt position.
 
Compensation and Benefits
KIPP offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation and PTO, 401k retirement plan with both pre- and post-tax options, as well as gym reimbursement, flexible spending account (FSA), and cell phone reimbursement are also offered by KIPP.
 
To apply please submit your resume and cover letter online.
 
KIPP Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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