KIPP LA Public Schools

KIPP LA Public Schools (KIPP LA) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in under-resourced communities in the greater Los Angeles area for success in school, college, and life.

Our Mission

KIPP LA's mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in high school, college, and life.

Through the success of our students, the KIPP LA Team and Family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.

What We Believe

We believe that ALL students, regardless of their zip codes or demographics, will learn and achieve if given the right opportunities and support. We are committed to serving the students who need us most and refuse to accept anything less than an excellent college-preparatory education for our students.

What We Do

KIPP LA's teachers, leaders, students, and families are all united around a single goal: college graduation. Our curricula are designed to provide students a well-rounded education, with time dedicated to academics, the arts, enrichment, and physical education. KIPP LA’s educators are committed to continually improving their teaching skills and to giving students the support and motivation they need to make it not only to, but through college. 

Why It Matters

The future of our country depends upon our commitment to providing all children with access to a great education. Nationally only one in ten low-income students graduates from college. The data suggests that the rate is even lower for students in South and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA is working to significantly increase the college-going rate in the communities we serve.

Aug 28, 2019
KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.   School Operations Coordinator Opportunity KIPP SoCal Public Schools is seeking a School Operations Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year.  The School Office Coordinator will support the school operations team in the day-to-day operations They will have a significant role in creating and implementing policies, systems, and procedures They will establish a school culture centered on our core values and ensure our students climb the mountain to and through college School Systems Provide logistical support and coordination for field trips and end of year field lessons Be first responder to teacher calls for support in the classroom Support planning and execution of school-wide events and fundraisers Coordinate purchasing for materials and services (e.g., field trips, uniforms, office supplies, and teacher supplies) as assigned by Business Operations Manager Ensures materials are distributed to the correct person in a timely manner Support the School Nutrition Program when needed (e.g. meal application entry, monthly meal calendar submission, daily meal count reporting, monthly compliance documentation submission, and meal balance collection) Support student health services when needed (e.g. administer basic first aid, maintain medication authorization forms and distribute medication, maintain injury reports, and contact parents as necessary) Reports major injuries, head injuries and other school incidents to School Business Operations Manager Supports daily attendance procedures and works with the Registrar to ensure the accuracy of students’ daily attendance Supports the goal of achieving a high ADA by communicating attendance expectations to families and assisting in other activities Supports all school-based communication systems (i.e. School Messenger) Organizes, secures, and maintains a pristine office space and environment Facilities Management Oversees completion of all facilities request submitted at the school Coordinates with janitorial day porter regarding daily janitorial needs Ensure trash removal/recycling and copier requests are managed efficiently Assists in preparing facilities for the upcoming school year (e.g. bulletin boards, signage) Student, Family, and Staff Relations Builds relationships with families to keep them well-informed and support their needs Translates and distributes school correspondence including but not limited to: letters, memos, and weekly bulletins   Assists in the translation of parent meetings, including Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings Student Information, Enrollment & Recruitment Works with Registrar to ensure emergency medical and contact information for all students is up-to-date Works with Registrar to ensure school has complete and current immunization records for all students Ensures confidentiality and security of office space, files, and all information pertaining to students, parents, staff, and community Supports the collection of student interest forms Assists the Registrar in managing family communication, pre and post lottery (sends interested families notifications of lottery events, sends lottery results letters to families, contacts families when student admission status changes) Supports the distribution and collection of enrollment packets to families of admitted students School Operations Coordinator Qualifications Minimum of associate's degree or two years of coursework at an institution of higher learning preferred; bachelor's degree preferred Spanish fluency (verbal, oral, written) preferred Strong customer service skills is required 2 or more years of full time working experience in a fast-paced office environment Experience in proper office procedures including filing, answering the telephone professionally, photocopying, greeting all visitors cordially, and handling information with confidentiality Strong organizational and interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and with a team Prior experience working with students in an academic or recreational setting preferred     Benefits School Operations Coordinator Perks Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.) Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
KIPP LA Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Aug 22, 2019
KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college. Registrar Opportunity The Registrar is the data and student information expert at the school. As such, this person is responsible for maintaining impeccable student information data and record keeping, assisting with seamless school operations, and supporting excellent teaching and learning by providing data to inform decisions. Specifically, the Registrar works closely with the regional Data and Operations Teams, the School Operations Team, and School Admin Team to ensure the school’s student information is accurate, compliant, and actionable. The Registrar is responsible for managing the student registration process, scheduling students, ensuring accurate daily attendance, minimizing chronic absenteeism, maintaining complete student records, and running report cards and progress reports. Additionally, this person will support a welcoming, neat and organized office environment and function as the secondary contact person for all of the school’s stakeholders. Lottery & Enrollment Manages the collection of student interest forms and ensures that they are accurately entered into KIPP SoCal's lottery management system Supports with school lottery event and family communication (pre and post lottery) Manages accepted and waiting lists in KIPP SoCal's lottery management system Manages the distribution and collection of enrollment packets and/or online enrollment procedures for families of admitted students Enrolls students into Illuminate, KIPP SoCal's student information system, and California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Prepares withdrawal forms for transferring students and processes student withdrawals in Illuminate and CALPADS Student Information & Data Manages and maintains student data in Illuminate, and ensures integrity of data at all times Streamlines processes and customizes features within the Illuminate system in order to improve user experience, operational efficiency and yield better data management practices Serves as school point-person for student schedules and course assignments, quarterly and progress report cards, and transcripts Manages Illuminate’s parent portal system Maintains student cumulative records in accordance with federal and school-based policies, as well as audit guidelines Ensures confidentiality and security of office space, files, and all information pertaining to students, parents, staff, and community Attendance Ensures the accuracy of students’ daily attendance, as well as tardy, truancy, and early leave logs Prepares monthly attendance reports; weekly attendance verifications, and supports with bi-annual attendance submissions Trains and works with teachers to ensure attendance is completed timely and accurately each day Supports the goal of achieving a high ADA by communicating expectations of attendance to families, managing letters and communication to repeat truancy offenders, and supporting on attendance related incentives and activities Leads attendance interventions as needed. Student Data Integrity & Reporting Complete annual reporting of student demographic, enrollment and suspension data to CALPADS Maintain the accuracy of CALPADS throughout the year Participate in regional audits to ensure 100% accuracy of student data Self-audit student data to ensure regional audits produce no findings Support with  student information-specific data requests relating to compliance and reporting requirements for KIPP SoCal (internal stakeholders, grant reports, research requests, KIPP Foundation, etc.) Student & Family Relations (For Founding Registrars Only; New schools for 19-20) Welcomes and attends prospective and current families Upholds and maintains a positive, nurturing, achievement-oriented school culture Administers basic first aid, distributes medication, maintains injury reports, and contacts parents as necessary Reports major injuries, head injuries and other school incidents to School Business Operations Manager Office Operations (For Founding Registrars Only) Organizes, secures, and maintains a pristine office space and environment Directs phone calls and guests warmly and professionally Types, translates, and distributes school correspondence including but not limited to: letters, memos, and weekly bulletins Assists with coordinating travel arrangements, field trips, and other student and school-wide events Assists in ordering, purchasing, receiving, and organizing materials Supports all school-based communication systems Registrar Qualifications Bachelor’s degree is required Proficiency in Spanish (verbal and written) is preferred Prior school experience preferred Strong customer service skills is required Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word; Experience with Google Apps a plus Experience with managing and entering data with at least 95% accuracy; familiarity with data management systems (Illuminate, CALPADS, Smart Choice, SchoolMint, School Messenger) a plus Ability to manage ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in fast-paced work environments Ability to establish relationships and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders Registrar Perks Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.) Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.) KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.   KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website,  http://www.kippsocal.org/ .  Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.  
KIPP LA Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Administration / Clerical
Aug 22, 2019
KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college. The Opportunity The Donor Stewardship and Events Manager will have a critical role in supporting the growth and strength of KIPP SoCal’s donor base. They will impact donor retention and acquisition rates by leading donor stewardship and cultivation as well as event strategy and implementation. They will be primarily responsible for supporting the growth of relationships with donors, current and new, and for playing the pivotal role of primary lead on events, creating experiences through signature events that inspire current donors to elevate giving and new audiences to begin supporting KIPP SoCal. These include the inaugural Gala in 2020, Museum of KIPP Art (MOKA), KIPPSTAR, Start Strong, as well as various donor salon dinners and private events. They will work with board members, host committee members, and the External Impact Team to manage and successfully lead these efforts. The Donor Stewardship and Events Manager will report to the Director of Development.  The Donor Stewardship and Events Manager must have expert project management skills, event planning and production expertise and the ability to work collaboratively with different audiences. They will be responsible for the following: Stewardship & Cultivation Leading the vision and implementation of a robust, year-round stewardship and cultivation plan and calendar that meaningfully engages donors at all giving levels. This includes envisioning highly-customized engagement materials and experiences for top donors as well as customizing messaging for the broad donor base. Participating as a team member to collaborate with Development Team members on deepening specific funder relationships in order to elevate giving, including individuals, foundations and corporations. In partnership with Marketing and Communications, lead messaging and narrative on donor communication pieces. Events Strategy Develop event vision and strategy for engaging new audiences and current donors more deeply. Define priorities and work closely with the Development Team to create an events strategy as a critical component to annual planning. Set ambitious goals. For each event, clearly define qualitative objectives and quantitative goals in order to clarify how to evaluate success. Create an annual events calendar. This includes the inaugural Gala (tbd 2020), MOKA, KIPPSTAR, Start Strong as well as multiple donor salon events or unique event opportunities (such as school-opening events) throughout the year.    Develop and share processes and systems for executing high-quality events. Adopt best practices for event planning and execution, such that we build upon our successes and continue to refine execution High-Quality Event Management Lead vision for and manage a successful engagement plan at events for new audiences and current donors to inspire them to begin, continue or elevate their KIPP SoCal support. Recognize that the purpose of events is to cultivate new relationships and more deeply engage current donors to develop long-term relationships that will grow over time, create a robust pre-event, day/night-of, and post-event follow up plan that maximizes our opportunity to request and receive funding from participants, ideally within three-months post event.  Project manage events. Serve as the primary lead manager to produce high-quality and engaging events for prospective donors and critical audiences. Collaborate with board and host committee members. Facilitate, support and lead host committee member towards creating impactful and successful events. Set program content vision and project manage execution. Work closely with the host committee and team to develop high-quality content that meaningfully and comfortably engages the appropriate audiences. Work with third-party vendors. Coordinate and manage the work and production of external partners, including event planning company relationship, etc. Also work with the External Impact Team Associate to make sure all contracts are signed and bills are paid on a timely basis The Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required 3+ years of work experience successfully implementing high-profile events in a fast-paced, high-capacity work environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities Demonstrated, strong ability to build strong, long-term partnerships and trust, with internal and external stakeholders.  Exemplary verbal, written and oral communication skills. Able to seek creative solutions to challenging situations. Open to considering different perspectives, being flexible to absorb information and adjust plans quickly when appropriate.  Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Able to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals to create manageable work plans and initiate process improvements. Strong achievement orientation with exceptional time management skills. Exhibits track record of success in producing high-quality guest experiences (especially for VIPs). Meticulous attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and a high-quality bar, specifically with that of execution.  A demonstrated passion for improving K-12 public education The Perks Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.) Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.) KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.   KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website,  http://www.kippsocal.org/ .  Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.
KIPP LA Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Development