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.

Jun 12, 2019
TEACHING: 19-20 SCHOOL YEAR – SPECIAL EDUCATION FULL-TIME 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR The Opportunity Oversee and manage the special education program at their site, serving as the SpEd Administrator on-site Case-manage all IEPs at assigned sites and be responsible for all IEP development, including IEP meeting coordination and facilitation. Develop related goals and objectives and recommend policies, planning, and implementation by working with school staff to meet the needs of students with special needs. Serve as a resource for information regarding special education services, programs and policies and ensure that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by region, district, state and federal regulatory requirements. Analyze data, plan activities, monitor programs/services, respond to others and consult with teachers, administrators and KIPP regional staff. Address other duties and processes required to maintain the region’s program of services and compliance for assigned school Support general education teachers and administrators in implementation of appropriate strategies to meet the needs of students with IEPs Support implementation of accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs in the general education classroom and during Special Education service time Analyze assessment results to drive instruction and IEP development Develop and assist with appropriate behavior management techniques for students with special needs Coordinate progress report completion in accordance with district guidelines With guidance from the school leader, helps lead the planning and goal setting for the department that they coach and ensures alignment with school-wide goals Provides input into school-based strategic planning, and identifies what the school’s strategic plan means for their own leadership and people that he/she coaches and manages Supports teachers in understanding process and roles in student support and intervention and develops systems and structures to ensure that limited time is spent on reactive student discipline Acts as the first point of contact for student intervention and parent engagement and for any issues that rise to the Leadership Team Supports a culture where excellence is paramount by holding self and others accountable for achieving it Collaborate with School Leader on hiring diverse, highly-effective teachers and school staff Train and directly manage Resource Specialist Program teachers and Special Education Assistants, as assigned Evaluates or co-evaluates direct reports’ performance The Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning   required Possession of a valid preliminary or clear Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) credential with Autism Authorization   required 2 years of successful and demonstrated case management skills   required 3-5 years of successful, lead-teaching experience in Special Education   required Leadership and coaching experience   required   (e.g. providing instructional coaching and directly managing and evaluating adults) Knowledge of LAUSD special education policy, computer-based IEP programs (Welligent) preferred 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 cost Employer paid KIPP LA life insurance 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.) Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.) **Note: If selected to move on in the process, you will be asked to complete a performance task that will be due   48 hours before your on-site interview . The task should take 45-60 minutes to complete. KIPP LA 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 LA 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.kippla.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 Programs
Jun 12, 2019
Talent Acquisition Associate Opportunity The Talent Acquisition Associate will play an integral part in proactively sourcing, cultivating, tracking, screening and ensuring a high quality experience for all candidates in the KIPP LA teacher pipeline The position will be primarily responsible for coordinating full-cycle recruitment efforts for instructional and non-instructional recruitment efforts You Are Someone who loves education and excels at networking, building relationships, sourcing, cultivating, and tracking talent all the way through the hiring process You are extremely organized and laser focused on meeting ambitious measurable goals You are detail oriented and hold yourself to a high standard of work quality You are a skilled communicator who writes clearly and concisely Ideally, you’re a former teacher who understands where teachers are, what teachers want in a school, and how to bring them to a high-quality charter organization You have a sense of humor, a willingness to learn and grow, and a commitment to improving outcomes for students in Los Angeles Talent Acquisition Associate Responsibilities Effectively source candidates to provide a robust pipeline of talent for instructional and non-instructional openings Work collaboratively with School Leaders/Hiring Managers to source, cultivate, and hire top talent Use data to find creative solutions to source, recruit, and hire top talent for schools KIPP LA Consistently offer superior support and service to both School Leaders/Hiring Managers and candidates Track, record, and manage critical recruitment information within established KIPP LA systems Solve problems and produce results by collecting and analyzing data, identifying alternatives when circumstances change and seeking out additional responsibilities to source talent Support KIPP LA Schools’ diversity recruitment initiatives through professional development and community events Develop and build relationships with prospective talent pools to ensure KIPP LA’s talent pipelines are rich, diverse, and yields lasting results; serve as compelling ambassador of KIPP LA Schools in a variety of settings, from 1:1 conversations with teachers to career fairs and on-campus interview events Spearhead opportunities for prospective teachers to become familiar with KIPP LA Schools’ mission, values, growth plans, and schools Manage the progress of prospective candidates through the recruitment process, including ensuring timely communications, managing cultivation and selection data in database system, and using data to drive change in efforts Conduct initial screens with prospective candidates in a friendly, efficient, and rigorous manner. Propose and manage new recruiting initiatives as appropriate Promote our talent brand through Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and email marketing to better source candidates Develop strong relationships with candidates, understanding their needs and helping them find a fit at KIPP LA during the sourcing process and beyond Coordinate logistics for events, travel, job postings, and interview experiences Create organized systems with laser focus on details to improve sourcing Talent Acquisition Associate Qualifications Bachelor's degree is required Recruitment experience in education or corporate space Experience working with candidates throughout a full-cycle selection process Proven organizational skills with attention to detail The ability to prioritize and succeed in a fast paced environment Exposure to HR processes, such as interviewing and evaluation A track record of strong work ethic, integrity, and personal accountability Excellent verbal and written communication skills Talent Acquisition Associate Perks Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost Employer-paid KIPP LA life insurance 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA 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 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 LA 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.kippla.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 Human Resources
Jun 12, 2019
School Business Operations Manager Opportunity Lead all non-instructional functions of a school allowing the School Leader and other instructional staff to drive superior student achievement Be the subject matter expert for school operations, responsibilities include successfully executing systems, processes and policies in all non-instructional areas Manage a school based operations team, ensuring the school is in compliance with all local, district, state and federal laws and regulations,  and leading all efforts toward operational excellence Finance & Purchasing : School-site partner of the regional Finance & Accounting Team, with responsibility for procurement, cash receipts, deposits, effective implementation of financial policies, and assistance to the School Leader with budget management Student Information & Reporting :   Coordinates with KIPP LA’s School Success Team with regard to all data analysis and reporting; and ensures confidentiality and security of files and all information pertaining to students, parents, staff, and community Facilities :   Manages and oversees the upkeep of the school’s facilities and coordinates with the School Success Team to implement school facility projects and maintenance; manages vendor relationships to ensure that maintenance, janitorial and pest control services are properly carried out School Nutrition Program : Manages the School Nutrition Program and implements processes and procedures that result in high quality, compliant and cost effective food services; coordinates with food vendor, implements accurate counting and claiming procedures, submits meal reimbursement claims, and ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations Student Recruitment & Enrollment : Manages the enrollment cycle at the school site with support from the School Success Team, including student recruitment, lottery management, waitlist management, and parent/student orientations Emergency Preparedness : Develops and maintains the school’s emergency safety plan, conducts quarterly staff emergency safety training, schedules and leads monthly drills, and maintains school emergency supplies Trip Planning & Event Coordination : Plans and coordinates logistics for school events and activities as needed, including, parent meetings, concerts, special events, fundraisers and field lessons Team Development & Management : Manages all operations staff at the school-site, including one to two office staff and operational aides; sets goals for the operations team and leads/supports team members toward achieving both performance and developmental goals through regular check-ins and the implementation of KIPP LA’s performance management systems Organizational Effectiveness & Leadership : Improve and implement systems that contribute and drive school operations toward operational excellence, Maintain continuous communication with internal and external stakeholders, keeping SL informed and updated on all aspects of school operationsLead, plan and execute  short term school based projects School Business Operations Manager Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required Experience managing charter school operations preferred, but not required Demonstrated ability to think strategically, anticipating future outcomes and events, then incorporate them into thoughtful solutions Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, adjust priorities and work autonomously Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships and work effectively in a collaborative environment School Business Operations Manager Perks Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost KIPP LA life insurance 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA Voluntary Benefits (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, etc.) KIPP LA 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 LA 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.kippla.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 Programs
Jun 12, 2019
College Success Manager Opportunity The College Success Manager will lead a high performing team to drive and improve college completion rates for KIPP LA alumni.  This individual will continuously refine and execute our strategy to support college students on their path to graduation. This role owns the college transition strategy and oversees career-related efforts. The College Success Manager will supervise college success counselors on the KTC team, be a member of the KTC Leadership Team and will report to the Managing Director of KIPP Through College. The ideal candidate for this position is student-focused and has a background in college persistence and managing adults. This individual must possess excellent strategic planning, project management, communication and data analysis skills. S/he must have a demonstrated commitment to serve students from under-resourced communities. This individual must be adaptable, as this position will shift, expand and grow based on the needs of the organization. Strategic Planning Lead and refine college success strategy including conducting regular data analyis and determining annual counselor caseloads. Determine and oversee execution of programs for college alumni including the college opportunity fund and identifying strategies to identify and assist students at risk of leaving college. Develop and lead college transition strategy in collaboration with college access lead. Lead college enrollment verification efforts on an ongoing basis Team Management Direct management of college success counselors including on-boarding, weekly 1:1 meetings with each team member and semi-annual performance reviews. Observe team members, provide professional development and coach college success counselors to ensure that work with alumni is high quality and goal driven and team members are being developed. Set, track, and consistently monitor short and long-term college success team and individual performance goals. Plan and lead college success team meetings. Stay abreast of current topics within the field of college persistence, and assist staff to understand and implement the most current information to support students toward college graduation. Maintain fidelity of database information by ensuring pertinent data is collected, entered and updated in the alumni database. Manage college success budget. Manage a caseload of college alumni and provide direct advising services. KTC Leadership Serve as a member of the KTC Leadership Team and contribute to cross collaboration and alignment across the KTC team. Plan, lead and facilitate KTC team meetings and retreats. Assist with preparation of materials for board meetings and grants management as requested. May serve as a KTC representative at regional functions, business and board meetings. College Success Manager Qualifications Bachelor degree from an accredited institution is requiredAt least 3 years experience leading and managing a high performing team. Prior experience working with high school and/or college students, preferably in a low-income or high-needs population. Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities for first-generation college students. Knowledge of best practices for college retention including providing comprehensive support to students. Demonstrated project management skills . Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment with a proven ability to meet and complete multiple deadlines and tasks. Commitment to data driven results and outcomes. Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and a resourceful and collaborative working style. Ability and willingness to travel to sites across Southern California. Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends as necessary. College Success Manager Perks Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost Employer-paid KIPP LA life insurance 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA 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 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 LA 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.kippla.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 Programs