|Date Posted||July 29, 2020|
|Industry||K-12: Charter Schools|
Maximizing the college enrollment and college success rates of KIPPsters across the state
Developing an integrated college and career success strategy that affirms all KIPPsters on their paths to postsecondary and career success
Strengthening and reimagining our approach to postsecondary support to ensure our model scales in a financially sustainable way as the number of KIPP Texas alumni grows.
Setting and executing the strategic vision for the KIPP Texas KIPP through College program. Develop and execute a short-term and long-term KTC strategy to ensure ever-greater numbers of KIPP Texas alumni are earning BA degrees and that more KIPP Texas alumni are progressing into strong first jobs and progressing into fulfilling, economically independent lives in upwardly-mobile careers.
Aligning our KTC efforts statewide to fully leverage our scale and accelerate learning: Establish structures and processes to ensure tight alignment among the four regional KTC teams and in coordination with regional superintendents and the statewide academics team. We believe more consistency in practice and approach will enable us to learn faster and drive stronger outcomes. Initial focus areas may include (but are limited to): increased standardization in our approach to college and postsecondary counseling; working with the KIPP Texas MD of High Schools to create a more cohesive program between KIPP Texas high schools and KIPP Through College (e.g., shared goals for college counseling outcomes, implementing a college knowledge success and career success curriculum); and exploring opportunities for synergies in our alumni advising efforts.
Driving execution, ensuring continuous improvement, and rigorously monitoring progress against critical milestones, performance indicators, and outcomes: Build robust systems to monitor progress throughout the strategy, including setting annual metrics for statewide and regional measurements, in partnership with regional KTC Directors and the Strategy team. Integrate Career and College Readiness KPIs into statewide progress monitoring dashboards and balanced scorecard. Determine how best to present KTC data and updates on KTC strategy to our four regional boards and state boards, in partnership with the regional superintendents and KIPP Texas CEO.
Leading statewide strategic partnership opportunities and engaging key stakeholders: Establish new partnerships and maintain and steward existing partnerships and build strong stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally to KIPP Texas. Determine opportunities for statewide partnership work as part of efforts to align and centralize KTC.
Problem-Solving Leadership: Work collaboratively to formulate hypotheses; gather and synthesize data; develop and assess alternatives; and build the final case for recommendations.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year university.
Minimum of 6-8 years of work experience in a project management, strategy, education, or consulting-type role preferred.
Minimum of 6-8 years leading and managing a high-performing team
Experience with college access and, ideally, familiarity with the Texas college access landscape
Demonstration of entrepreneurial mindset including strong critical questioning skills, innovation and desire to continuously improve.
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
Excellent listening and verbal communication skills.
Strong stakeholder management and service-orientation.
Self-directed and results-oriented, demonstrating initiative and follow-through.
Experience with charter or charter-like schools and/or with students in low-income urban environments is preferred, not required.
Experience with Salesforce or similar-type student database systems
Ability to model KIPP’s values at all times.