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Bilingual Recruitment & Community Coordinator

Company: KIPP Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 7, 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 OpportunityThe RCC is responsible for outreach, community engagement, and implementing an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with our organization's student enrollment goals during a period of rapid expansion. This person will work closely with the school and operations teams to collectively recruit and enroll new students. The RCC will also support student enrollment efforts by providing strategies to the school-based teams on how to execute the enrollment process, partnering with the Marketing & Communications team to create communication materials, and representing the region externally at community events. To be successful in this role, the RCC brings a track record for designing and implementing successful recruitment and marketing strategies; and experience building and maintaining relationships with community members and partners. The RCC should be comfortable working in an environment that requires you to juggle multiple priorities and competing deadlines, while never losing sight of the overarching goals and desired outcomes.Key ResponsibilitiesCommunity and Family EngagementEstablishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with prospective families and community members based on trust and respect.Raises awareness of the school through planning and hosting events and engaging families in conversations about the school's mission and vision.Represents the campus at key community events, fairs, festivals, and other community outreach activities that will bolster enrollment.Distributes marketing materials to community partners and schedules information meetings at their sites or at accessible venues in the community.Actively seeks out new community partnerships based on the needs and wants of community members.Establishes, maintains, and leverages a network within the community in order to support student recruiting efforts.Recruits and orients volunteers for the purpose of accomplishing assigned functions.Processes documents and materials for the purpose of disseminating information to appropriate parties.

  • Develops and leads a campus wide recruitment committee comprising of various staff functions.
  • Works with school leaders, faculty, and staff in planning school-based open houses, enrollment information meetings, and other school-based recruitment events.
  • Hosts Open Houses, Block Walks, and any recruitment events on campus and in the community to get the best return of applications.
  • Collaborates and communicates regularly with the Advocacy and Marketing & Communications departments to identify and share upcoming school events that help potential families learn more about the KIPP Texas community
  • Meets monthly recruitment goals; lead all application data entry efforts.School-Home Connections
    • Ensures that communication between the campus and home is strong, and troubleshoots areas of need as necessary.
    • Prepares written materials for the purpose of communicating information to our families, including regular input into newsletters, providing written reference, and documenting activities.In partnership with the schools
      • Coordinates educational opportunities and experiential learning for the purpose of promoting student achievement, student attendance and school-home partnerships.
      • Develops programs and/or activities for parents to be involved in with their children for the purpose of promoting successful participation in all phases of school life.
      • Ensures confidentiality of family and student documentation, and all information pertaining to students, parents, and staff.
      • Works happily with children, young adults, and parents of all backgrounds.Constant Learning
        • Learns, embraces, and adopts KIPP cultural practices into professional practice through observation and study of school-wide culture.
        • Embraces feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement.
        • Actively participates in professional development opportunities.
        • Works professionally and proactively with all members of the school team, SSP Team, and especially with the school's leadership team.
        • Shares and adopts relevant best practices from KTX schools across the State.
        • Takes on additional roles and responsibilities as assigned.School Alignment
          • Project manages student recruitment and enrollment across the assigned campus
          • Tracks and analyzes all data regarding student recruitment benchmarks and goals
          • Trains, collaborates with, and ensures accountability for school-based staff for recruitment and enrollment activities and procedures.
          • Leads meetings with school leaders and/or operations leaders to inform and drive progress
          • Holds office hours to support school teams access throughout recruitment and enrollment windows
          • Provides opportunities for teacher and family participation in recruitment events.
          • Supports school-based recruitment / cultivation events.Qualifications
            • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or 3 years of relevant work experience.
            • Job related experience with recruitment-related work preferable in a business, nonprofit, education, community engagement or advocacy organization
            • Strong cultural competency skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse population
            • Strong planning and project management skills, with an ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
            • Excellent interpersonal skills and an energetic attitude; ability to successfully engage, cultivate, and steward relationships with community members and organizational partners effectively and quickly build rapport
            • Excellent English and Spanish written and verbal communication skills
            • Excellent time management and organizational skillsAdditional 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 , Bilingual Recruitment & Community Coordinator, Other , Austin, Texas

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