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Director of Teacher Pathways

Company: KIPP Texas
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

About KIPP Texas Public Schools
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 52 public charter schools educating over 27,700 students across four regions - Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. 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 families.
Position Overview:
KIPP Texas is committed to the development and career progression of our teachers. As a result, KTX has designed a Teacher Pathway program to develop, recognize and reward excellent teachers because we have determined that having great teachers in our schools is key to our ability to close the opportunity gap for our students. This person works with leaders from across our schools, state and network teams to lead the design, execution, communication and training required for the success and scalability of the Teacher Pathway. The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong project management and organization skills, strong team management experience and a record of success in leading complex, cross-functional projects. The candidate will be passionate about teacher effectiveness and should have experience as an instructional leader or in teacher evaluation. The Director will report directly to the Managing Director of Talent Development.
This position has anticipated start date of June 1, 2019.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Strategic Vision
Manage Teacher Pathways integration across KIPP Texas in partnership with Managing Director of Talent Development

  • Own execution of and refine as necessary the strategic vision for integration of Teacher Pathways across KIPP Texas

  • Ensure continued successful development of the Teacher Pathways program in Austin and Houston

  • Manage strategic working groups across KIPP Texas School Support Partners Team and regional leaders to drive key inputs forward

    Project Management
    Create, manage and execute towards full implementation of Teacher Pathways in Austin and Houston

    • Ensure all inputs to the Teacher Pathways are monitored, executed, and continuously improved, including the coaching and evaluation framework, student and family surveys, compensation, student growth and achievement

    • Manage roll-out of Student Growth and Achievement input of Teacher Pathways in Houston

    • Manage team of Teacher Pathways Managers' and partnership with external consultants

    • Lead and facilitate decision making in partnership with internal Steering Committee members (with key stakeholders from Finance, Compliance, Human Resources, Academics, Analytics team members)

      Stakeholder Management
      Build, manage, and maintain deep partnerships with key stakeholders to the success of Teacher Pathways

      • Head relationship manager with regional leads to drive Teacher Pathways forward

      • Create and present region and state wide updates on Teacher Pathway to keep all staff members trained, informed and invested

      • Create and manage communication plan to inform all stakeholders at regular intervals

      • Invest School Leaders and APs as champions of the program via formal and informal check-ins, trainings, and information sharing

        Data Management
        Manage and communicate Teacher Pathways team towards strong data management

        • Coach team to develop effective and efficient systems for data reporting, management and communication to stakeholders

        • Accountable for ensuring all data is captured on a timely and consistent basis

          Ideal candidate:

          • Strong stakeholder management; person will work with a variety of stakeholders across both Austin, Houston and KTX leadership

          • Ability to manage towards outcomes in cross-functional setting without formal management authority

          • Demonstrated excellence in instructional power moves, understanding of academic excellence

          • Demonstrated excellence in designing and leading professional development

          • Ability to influence and motivate others

          • Ability to manage current reality while driving longer term vision evolution

          • Flexibility and resourceful; ability to thinking outside the box and provide creative solutions to challenged

          • Ability to discern immediate needs versus longer term work-streams or priorities
            • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred
              Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
              About KIPP
              KIPP is a non-profit network of 200 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.
              KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
              As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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