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||KIPP Public Charter Schools
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Who we are.
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) is a national network of free, open-enrollment, public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. There are currently 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving 80,000 students. Today, KIPP Massachusetts serves over 1,700 students in our five schools in Boston and Lynn and over 400 alumni on their journeys to and through college with our KIPP Through College Program.
What we do & why it matters.
Nation-wide, only 10% of students from low income communities like Lynn and Boston graduate from college, compared to 84% of their more affluent peers. Preparing our students for successful lives of independence and impact drives the work of all KIPP school leaders, teachers, and staff. Nationally, KIPP alumni graduate from college at 4 times the national average, which is good, but not good enough. We project our Class of 2015, the first to benefit from a 5-12 KIPP education, will graduate from college at 5 times the national average. Our goal is for 75% of our alumni to graduate from college.
KIPP MA serves over 1,700 students at five schools in 2016-17. KIPP MA will serve over 1,900 students at five schools in 2017-18.
In Lynn, MA, we are building a K-12 education system across three schools. We currently serve students in grades K-1 at KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary School, in grades 5-8 at KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School, and in grades 9-12 at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School. We are excited to build our Lynn elementary school to serve grades K-2 in 2017-2018 and grades K-4 by 2019-2020.
In Boston, MA, we are building a K-8 education system across two schools. We currently serve students in grades K-2 at KIPP Academy Boston Elementary and in 5-8 at KIPP Academy Boston. We are excited to grow our Boston elementary school to serve grades K-3 in 2017-2018 and grades K-4 by 2018-2019.
Across all our schools, 81% of students are economically disadvantaged, 14% receive Special Education services, and 20% are identified as English Language Learners. At KIPP, we believe that all kids can and will learn, and our staff members are dedicated to ensuring we serve the needs of all our learners. We are at our best when we are engaging students’ joy and curiosity through rigorous curriculum that will put them on the paths toward lives of independence and impact.
By 2020, KIPP will serve 10% or more of Lynn public school students and join our charter peers in Boston to serve 20% of Boston’s public school students. We will also scale our KIPP through College (KTC) program to serve 857 alumni by 2020, effectively tripling the total number of students served by KIPP Massachusetts.
- Supports with rollout of data platforms (i.e. Illuminate, Schoolzilla) to KIPP MA staff
- Collaborates with IT to ensure working connections (and troubleshooting) between systems: Schoolzilla, Illuminate, Powerschool and STEPtool
- Supports back-end data infrastructure maintenance
- Maintains data warehouse of all student assessment results
- Provides training on systems (i.e. logging in, accessing data, testing online) to KIPP MA staff
- Ensures accurate data collection and entry into systems
SIS (Student Information System) Administration
- Serves as the regional point person for SIS administration
- Audits information and corrects errors in the SIS
- Mines databases for information that informs practices by conducting advanced queries and importing and exporting data
- Manages SIS databases (i.e. setting up security access and managing system settings, editing information, setting up new calendar and rollover)
- Responds to SIS support requests around student information such as section enrollment changes, student transfers, etc.
- Assists in documenting the practices, protocols, and systems developed for the SIS in order to ensure consistent and accurate practices
Assessment Coordination and Testing
- Ensures execution of regional interim assessment protocols
- Supports test administration at all schools i.e. implementation and administration of Elementary and Middle School Tests - NWEA’s “Measure of Academic Progress (MAP),” and other internal and state assessments
Reporting and Analysis
- Assists with creating and submitting reports to stakeholders
- Supports external and internal ad hoc data requests
Collaboration and Partnership Management
- Collaborates with regional staff to gather and disseminate best practices between schools and from other organizations in the areas of assessment, SIS, and systems management
- Works cross-functionally with other teams i.e. HR, Development, Compliance, etc.
- Joins data related meetings – i.e. Data Days, Academic Progress Monitoring Meetings, staff professional development sessions – where data is used to inform instruction
Qualified candidates have the following:
- Bachelor's degree
- Familiarity working with large spreadsheets and data warehouses
- Demonstrable project management skills
- Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and graphic)
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
Internal candidates: If you are currently a member of the KIPP MA team, please apply by emailing your resume to the Recruitment Team at Talent@kippma.org. Be sure to indicate to which position you wish to apply.
External candidates: If you do not currently work for the KIPP:MA team, please visit our job board at http://kippcareers.force.com/jobboard?site=Massachusetts and complete an online application.
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