||June 16, 2022
||K-12: Charter Schools
11th Grade College & Career Seminar Teacher
About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 16 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.
The KIPP Forward 11th Grade College & Career Seminar Teacher at is focused on teaching college and career readiness curriculum and providing one-on-one college and career advising to all 11th grade students in an effort to ensure a strong and strategic postsecondary program match for all students. This role has ultimate accountability over the postsecondary planning of the school’s 11th grade students. S/he will report to the Senior Manager of College and Career Counseling.
The ideal candidate for this position has a background in California college admissions and working with young people from low-income communities. This individual must have experience teaching and possess strategic planning skills, as well as outstanding written and verbal communication skills. S/he must have a demonstrated interest in serving low-income students and is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to support our students to and through college & career.
College and Career Access Knowledge and Skills
- Advise and coach all 11th grade students on the postsecondary program planning (wishlist, letters of recommendations, financial aid, career exploration, summer enrichment opportunities, etc.) through classroom instruction and regular one-on-one advising sessions, focusing on strong and strategic postsecondary program match and plans
- Create access to college & career resources and opportunities available to support underrepresented populations
- Knowledge of SAT/ACT registration processes and the impact on college access.
- Lead family engagement workshops focused on college admissions, financial aid, career and post-secondary options.
- Provide families with an introduction to the College Match and Career Exploration processes, including required one-on-ones each semester.
- Conduct graduation eligibility audit with all 11th grade students and support with Course Advising process to ensure students are on-track to meet graduation requirements
- Provide training to 11th grade teachers and advisors on how to support students in the college application process including writing a letter of recommendation
- Attend all 11th Grade College Counseling meetings and professional development workshops
- Responsible for supporting KIPP juniors through rigorous and thoughtful lesson planning, lesson execution and classroom management
- Plan, organize and implement an appropriate college knowledge and career success program in a high school learning environment, both in an in-person classroom setting and virtually, that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic and socio-emotional potential.
- Participate on the grade level team
- Other duties as assigned by the School Leader
- Support college counseling department special programming including college visits (overnight or day), financial aid nights, college fairs, college knowledge 101 workshops, and wish list approval nights.
- Fostering a supportive and inclusive culture within the classroom.
- Meeting all deadlines as required by the high school, KIPP Forward regional team, and KIPP Foundation.
- Maintain constant and consistent communication on the data progress of students with key stakeholders including: KIPP Foundation, College personnel, CBO’s, School and regional leadership, along with students and families
- Utilize various student management platforms to track, progress monitor and submit student data, including, but not limited to Naviance, Google suite, Excel, KIPP Foundation approved tools, etc.
- Progress monitor all KIPP Forward postsecondary access goals including (but not limited to) completion of: YouScience assessment, FAFSA4Caster, balanced wishlists, Summer of Learning/Fly-In applications, Personal Statements, Letters of Recommendation collection, and student and family one-on-ones.
- Participate in weekly College Counseling department meetings
- Support the successful implementation of regional initiatives at the school (college, career & beyond, college partnerships and financial literacy)
- Work effectively with KIPP Forward regional staff including Director, Associate Director of College Match, Associate Director of College Success, and Associate Director of Career Success
- Maintain a collaborative team with consistent communication flow to all key stakeholders and teammates
- Maintain effective relationship with KIPP NorCal external partners including (but not limited to) Accenture, Nepris, and KIPP Foundation
- Participate in and effectively prepare for weekly one-on-one check-ins with your Senior Manager of College and Career Counseling
- Participate in monthly college match meetings, ensuring that all 11th grade Match Matters data requests are met by deadlines
- Actively collaborate with other counselors at KIPP NorCal
- Attend IEP-Exit meetings for all juniors, providing insight into student’s transition plan and post-secondary goals
- Attend all KIPP Forward and school site staff/grade level meetings and professional development workshops
- Participate in school-wide supervision as a member of the staff and facilitate a daily student advisory class
All KIPP Teachers must…
- Model KIPP values
- Be committed to being an anti-racist educator
- Believe all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
- Possess strong content area knowledge and skills building relationships with students, families, and communities
- Teach in our extended day and year schedule (click here to learn more about a day in the life of a KIPP student)
- Contribute to a relentless and dedicated team of outstanding professionals
- Communicate well with students, families, and colleagues
- Have proficient knowledge of Google Suite applications (Google Classroom, Hangout, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
- Have the ability to learn and utilize instructional technology to support in-class and distance learning (i.e. Zoom, Nearpod)
- Hold a B.A/B.S degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Hold a valid California Preliminary Credential (in any subject), a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, OR an equivalent out-of-state credential or license (please click here to learn more).
- Experience as an educator teaching Black and Brown students for one or more years
- 2+ years of College Match/College Admissions Experience (preferably in CA)
- Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese or Mandarin speaking proficiency
- Project management experience
We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.
Questions? Email us at [email protected]
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