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Managing Director of Post Secondary Success

Company: KIPP Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionKIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to 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.Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .Job DescriptionThe Opportunity The KIPP Forward Team exists in our four regions within KIPP Texas Public Schools. The current work with KIPP Forward is focused on the successful support and partnerships for our KIPPsters to be prepared to matriculate to the college and/or career option of their choice. As such, the KIPP Forward team will also take on developing a career readiness strategy to support all of our KIPPsters.KIPP Texas believes we can better support our students and alumni by operating KIPP Forward statewide. Thus, we are seeking a visionary, strategic leader to establish how we work as a statewide team. The KIPP Texas Managing Director of Post Secondary Success will be responsible for the development and execution of a centralized, statewide KIPP Forward strategy.Key strategic opportunities are:

  • 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 growsIn addition, the KIPP Texas Managing Director of Post Secondary Success will be responsible for working with other KIPP Texas statewide and regional leaders, ensuring close coordination between KIPP Texas high schools and KIPP Forward teams, building strategic partnerships, and implementing rigorous progress monitoring processes to improve KIPP Forward performance.The KIPP Texas Managing Director of Post Secondary Success will: lead a team of four regional KIPP Forward Directors, who in turn supervise a statewide team who manage regional staff; manage and develop the KIPP Forward Director team; and maintain strong relationships to ensure robust collaboration statewide. The KIPP Texas Managing Director of Post Secondary Success will directly report to the Deputy Chief of School Leadership and KIPP Forward.This position may be based out of the Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio offices.Key ResponsibilitiesStrategic Planning and Execution
    • Develop, execute, and aggressively monitor a short and long-term KIPP Forward strategy to ensure that our alumni are graduating their post-secondary education within ideal time and preparing for a career that will support alumni in leading fulfilling lives
    • Collaborate with the KIPP Texas Strategy and KIPP Forward Teams/Regional Directors to develop a strategic plan to scale services as alumni population growths exponentially
    • Set annual goals focused on post-secondary match, persistence and completion, career readiness, and talent development/retention and support KIPP Forward directors in achieving said goals
    • Collaborate with KTX academic leadership team to align on statewide college counseling structure and curriculum.
    • Work alongside with the Data team to review results; set metrics for the state and region and utilize data to plan programming.Team Leadership
      • Manage, coach, and develop Regional KIPP Forward/Postsecondary Success Directors in each of our four regions
      • Build and nurture a high performing leadership team that produces excellent outcomes for our students and alumni
      • Plan and lead quarterly professional development for KIPP Forward teammates across KIPP TexasPartnership Management
        • Establish, negotiate, maintain and assess current strategic college partnerships (2 and 4 year) to ensure that KIPP Texas alumni are enrolled in colleges where they are likely graduate from
        • Establish and manage state-wide career partnerships that support students and alumni career exposure, experiences and development, in addition to multiple pathways for our students and alumniExternal Stakeholder Management
          • Support the KIPP Texas Development team on grant proposals and reports focused on KIPP Forward programming and support
          • Share knowledge and expertise across KIPP Texas on topics relating to college completion and career success; this includes advising school leaders and other regional/organizational leaders, and presenting to large and small groups of KIPP TexasBoard Management
            • Provide Board of Directors with quarterly reports focused on progress towards annual goals and present to the Board of Directors annually
            • Lead and facilitate KIPP Forward board committee meetings in collaboration with the KIPP Texas Development teamQualificationsSkills and Qualifications
              • Bachelor's degree
              • Experience working with first-generation, low income and/or underrepresented students
              • Successfully leading and managing a large, high performing team
              • Track record of measurable, exemplary results
              • Solution-orientation
              • Unwavering belief that all KIPP Texas students can and will finish college
              • Unwavering determination to do whatever necessary to help KIPP Texas students achieve their goals
              • Ability to multitask, work collaboratively, and maintain focus
              • Track record of working effectively with different stakeholders
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
              • Experience with Salesforce or similar-type student database systems
              • Comfortable using Excel and Google spreadsheets
              • A car for travel to KIPP Texas schools throughout the state and colleges and partnership institutions
              • Ability to travel occasionally and other out of state training and PDAdditional InformationCompensation and Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

Keywords: KIPP Texas, Austin , Managing Director of Post Secondary Success, Executive , Austin, Texas

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