Managing Director of High Schools
Company: KIPP Texas
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Company DescriptionKIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59
public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly
34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San
Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to
create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students
with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose
-college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and
build a more just world.Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating
as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity,
inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in
the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a
diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals
with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our
Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with
purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.KIPP Texas is part of
the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter
schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP
students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent,
comparable to the national average for all students and
approximately three times higher than the average of students from
low-income communities.You can see all our job opportunities at
https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .Job DescriptionThe
Opportunity The Managing Director of High Schools is responsible
for assisting in building the capacity of school leadership teams
to improve the conditions of teaching and learning in high schools.
The director will have recommendation and approval- making power to
address day-to-day academic and operational school issues and will
be responsible for ensuring that KTX's mission and goals are
achieved.Collaboration with multiple departments to ensure
consistency of practice and use of resources will be essential as
this position works continuously to improve the skills and
knowledge base of high school leaders.Key Responsibilities
- Plans, administers, and directs high school programs to include
IB and AP for ALL Schools.
- Formulates proposals for the development and revision of
policies pertaining to secondary education programs.
- Establishes and monitors procedures for the secondary education
instructional program to include the setting of grading standards
and examination procedures.
- Ensures compliance with state/federal regulations and other
accreditation agencies governing secondary education programs and
- Interprets secondary education programs to the School Board,
staff, and the public.
- Assists school principals with planning and implementing
effective instructional programs.
- Serves as a facilitator of various instructional/special study
meetings of school administrators and secondary supervisors.
- Reviews and monitors school improvement plans.
- Evaluates secondary education programs to ensure that
objectives for student education are met.
- Prepares and administers the secondary education budget,
prepares grant applications, and solicits funds to provide
financial support for programs as needed.
- Uses aspects of principal coaching and supervision to develop a
vision for highly effective high school leaders in the domains of
instructional leadership, vision and function, values and mindset,
and service and engagement alongside school management
- Analyzes academic performance of high schools and correlates
day-to-day decision making of high school operations and
instruction with outcomes for students
- Analyzes school innovation and improvement plans to promote
high student achievement and growth, increased active engagement of
students, and principal professional learning.
- Coordinates high schools to promote a rigorous academic program
of studies, superior student achievement, and continuous
improvement of results for all students.
- Collaborates with the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Team to craft the vision for GVLC in high schools.
- Coaches and supports high school managers and leaders in goal
setting, planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of
action plans that will guide school leaders in meeting their
instructional leadership objectives and for their schools to meet
- Plans and leads high quality and relevant learning experiences
for high school managers and school leaders to guide the
implementation of effective instructional programs
- Conducts regular formal and informal classroom walk-throughs
aligned to student achievement and strategic goals alongside the
Curriculum Team and School Management Team.
- Provides feedback on successful leadership practices, such as
effective management of instructional staff, use of data, and
establishment of school culture alongside school management
- Attends school-based meetings and events to foster a culture of
engagement with staff, families, and community.
- Builds the instructional leadership capacity of school leaders
with particular focus on instruction, data analysis, aligned
interventions, community, and culture
- Creates a culture of inquiry and mutual accountability among
the high leaders
- Visits schools on a regular basis to monitor day-to-day
- Models non discriminatory practices in all activities(These are
intended only as illustrations of the various types of work
performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical
assignment to the position.)Other Duties
- Initiates and maintains effective liaisons to maintain a
current knowledge of developments and research in the
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the CAO or Deputy
Chief or other appropriate leaderQualificationsSkills and
QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise
qualified, to perform the essential functions.
- Must possess at least five years of high school leadership and
possess extensive experience in the field of public education to
include classroom experience and supervisory/administrative
- Must possess budget planning experience.
- Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the principles,
practices, and current issues in the provision of public education
programs and services.
- Must possess a demonstrated knowledge of state/federal
regulations and accreditation requirements governing public
- Must possess excellent leadership, supervisory, interpersonal,
and communication skills.
- Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with teachers, paraprofessionals, school
administrative staff, parents, guardians, the community, and
central office administrative staff.
- Must possess excellent leadership, management, and
- Must possess experience supervising and providing performance
feedback professional staff, managing budgets, and developing and
interpreting student population projections and teacher
- Demonstrated strong computer skills are required.
- Must possess the ability to speak effectively before large
groups and high level executives.Other Duties as assignedAdditional
InformationCompensation and Benefits: In addition to a competitive
salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options,
KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In
addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution
towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other
supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term
Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.
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