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2018-2019 Founding High School Assistant Principal - Operations
**KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth is seeking teachers and leaders for the 2018-2019 school year for the region’s first high school which will open with 9th grade this fall. However, we will not contact candidates regarding the status of their application until late October 2017**
Job Title: Founding High School Assistant Principal - Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth
Position Reports To: School Leader
KIPP DFW OVERVIEW
Provide children in under resourced communities with a free, rigorous, high-quality education that offers the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to thrive in school, college, and the competitive world beyond.
KIPP DFW is part of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a national network of 209 free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving nearly 70,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP DFW is currently comprised of six public charter schools serving elementary and middle school students in the southern Dallas region, and is amidst a rapid growth plan that will result in a total of ten schools providing quality education options to 5,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the most under resourced Dallas-Fort Worth communities by 2021. The region is excited to announce the founding and opening of its first High School, KIPP Oak Cliff Academy, for SY 2018-2019.
At KIPP DFW, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in college and career. Approximately 90 percent of our students are considered economically disadvantaged and most students come from neighborhoods where less than five percent of residents graduate from college. At a time when many have given up on public education – and the future of inner-city children – KIPP schools are raising expectations. Our students are outperforming their peers and advancing toward college because we set high standards, inspire achievement, and instill confidence.
KIPP OAK CLIFF ACADEMY OVERVIEW
We engage as conscious leaders, rooting our efforts in an understanding of self and others. Through a rigorous interdisciplinary, inquiry-based education, we will navigate and impact the social, economic, and political landscape of our local and global community.
Perspective ∙ Patience ∙ Perseverance ∙ Precision ∙ Principle
At KIPP Oak Cliff Academy we will be unafraid to confront the world unveiled. We will engage actively and respectfully through multiple perspectives. We will focus on consistently accurate and extensive academic content. We will rise by lifting ourselves and others. We will navigate ambiguity across social, economic and political, local and global contexts, acknowledging, supporting, and challenging the notion of truth. Self-awareness will grow our pride. Collaboration will inspire our hope. Reflection will build our confidence. A commitment to improvement and an ever expanding consciousness of our racial and ethnic identities will drive our optimism as we embrace and freely engage in the learning environment.
- A critical consciousness of our identity and personal narrative fuels passion and drive
- A strong understanding of self is key to accessing our intellectual and social capacity
- No two days, no two people, and no two places are the same. Our ability to navigate through differences is fundamental to our co-existence
- A strong balance between precise thinking and articulate communication can generate and sustain multifaceted relationships
- Teaching and learning is not an individual endeavor. We teach and learn as part of a team, recognizing and celebrating our collective effort
- Challenges and obstacles are part of the learning process. We creatively problem solve and find a way or make one to get our students and families what they need
- Excellence is obtainable through deliberate practice, giving and receiving feedback, and constant reflection
- In the power of our broader community. We actively and learn from and seek partnerships that will support our students, their families, and our vision
Through a deep rooted belief and commitment to our school vision and values, the Assistant Principal of Operations is responsible for all non-instructional matters required to run the school. This position is critical to KIPP DFW Public School’s theory of action as it provides the School Leader and Assistant Principals - Academics the opportunity to focus almost exclusively on teaching and learning within the schools. The Assistant Principal of Operations will manage the school front office team, serve on the school leadership team, and serve as the primary liaison to the regional operations teams.Whatever it takes. No excuses.
- Express comfort with people who are both similar to and different from them and engage respectfully with all people
- Develop language and knowledge to accurately and respectfully describe how people (including themselves) are both similar to and different from each other and others in their identity group(s)
- Respectfully express curiosity about the history and lived experiences of others and will exchange ideas and beliefs in an open-minded way
- Respond to cultural diversity by building empathy, respect, understanding and connection
- Examine cultural diversity in social, economic and political contexts rather than in ways that are superficial or oversimplified
- Create bonds with each other, our families, our community, and our students through a sincere desire to understand others
- Believe that all students can and will learn
- Are eager and continuous learners of their content matter and of the broader community
- See students as people first and demonstrate respect, love, and joy for the people they are and will become. Our students and families should know that we love what we do
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Finance and Accounting
Student Data & Compliance
- Works closely with the School Leader to develop the school’s annual budget
- Actively manages the school budget throughout the year by participating in monthly budget meetings to review budget variances, actively monitoring school spending, and proactively seeking opportunities to ensure spending is always aligned to the school’s academic priorities
- Manages the school payment process for activity fees, uniforms, and meal balances
- Manages the school purchasing process by establishing clear systems for staff to request items, placing orders with vendors, tracking delivery, and coding and submitting purchases orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests to the Accounting team
- Approves school purchases under a specific financial threshold
- Manages the school pre-registration and registration process (with support from the region)
- Owns student recruitment activities to ensure school is fully enrolled by the first day of school (i.e., engages the principal and/or staff in student recruitment efforts as appropriate and managing the front office’s intake of student applications)
- Supports the implementation of the school schedule (exact details may vary by school level and school)
- Manages the creation of accurate report cards (and transcripts for the high school)
- Ensures school data in the student information system (i.e., PowerSchool) is accurate and up-to-date
- Leads the preparation of student records for internal and external audits (i.e., cum folder, student medical records)
- Serves as the school-level expert on the student information system (i.e., PowerSchool)
- Ensures the school is adhering to all local compliance and reporting requirements, as outlined by regional compliance team
- Ensures compliance around the NCLB binder
Academic Operations Support
- Serves as the eyes and ears of their school to ensure all school operations runs seamlessly each and every day
- Works closely with the school staff and regional Facilities team to ensure facilities are clean and properly maintained
- Manages the school’s supply and asset inventory (i.e., computers, textbooks)
- Works closely with the regional Food Services team to ensure families are correctly enrolled in the free and reduced-price meal eligibility program at their school and meal balances are collected
- Manages the logistics regarding breakfast, lunch, and snacks, including staff duty schedules as well as recording of student participation for breakfast-in-classroom and snack programs (as applicable)
- Manages morning and afternoon car transportation procedures, including working with the regional team to define traffic flows, defining school-level arrival and dismissal procedures, and setting and managing staff duty schedules
- Manages the resolution of operational issues as they arise, including issues with facilities, food services, and transportation
- Ensures the school is prepared for emergencies by conducting all drills as well as training staff on emergency plans
- Each year, prepares the school for the new school year by serving as the primary liaison to the regional beginning-of-the-year process, ordering furniture, equipment, and classroom supplies, and ensuring school services (i.e., food services, transportation services) are ready for action
- Manages the substitute teacher process including participating in substitute interview events/orientations, orienting new subs to the school, and managing the process by which teachers seek coverage for absences
- Works with the School Leader or Assistant Principal - Academics to manage the logistical elements of all major student assessments (i.e., Interim Assessments, STAAR EOC, TELPAS, ACT, AP)
- Supports logistics related to staff evaluation and engagement including the administration of surveys and confirmation of teacher-peer and teacher-student linkages
- Manages the logistical elements of the LPAC process
- Supports the logistics of all off-site field trips (local and out of state), including scheduling transportation, lodging, extracurricular activities, meals, payment, etc.
- Oversees the logistics of Family Nights and other school events
- Bachelor’s degree, required
- MBA or Graduate degree, preferred
- At least two years of teaching experience, preferred
- At least three years of work experience in business of operations management with success in the following areas: successfully leading, managing, and supporting staff, implementing and supporting rigorous systems and structures, and effectively managing data and finances
- Teaching certification, preferred
- Demonstrated strong achievement results and documented growth, required
- Spanish-speaking proficiency, preferred
- Instructional day: 8:24AM to 4:30PM
- Work day: Once a week, 7:00AM to 5PM. All other days, 7:45AM to 5PM
- Extended school year: Students attend from mid-August through early June
- Professional Development:
- Summer: 3 ½ weeks from mid-July through mid-August
- School year: Ongoing on a weekly basis, with the exception of monthly “wellness” days (Early release at 3:00PM)
Salary for this position is competitive and dependent upon prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Position will have periods of extended work week hours, which is required to support both the ongoing development of the school and the delivery of high quality education for all students.
The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Position may require limited travel, periodic participation in activities to support the school vision, and long periods of standing and sitting.
The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies. Duties may be changed at the discretion of KIPP DFW at any time.
Please submit application, cover letter, and resume online at www.kippdfw.org/careers, including contact information for three references, including at least one current/former supervisor. For more information on KIPP, please visit www.kipp.org.
KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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