Jun 22, 2022

Manager, Academic Progress

  • KIPP Texas
  • Austin, TX
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description
KIPP 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.

Job Description
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
The Manager, Academic Progress of KIPP Texas Public Schools is responsible for ensuring all operational components of the academic recovery programming run efficiently and effectively. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  1. Preparation and submission high-quality reports, on-time, without error
  2. Error-free professional communication via email
  3. Coordination of contracted tutors across regions
  4. Coordination of contracts and proposals through the submission process
  5. Planning and scheduling of academic recovery trainings, meetings, and other related events
  6. Establishes work plans and staffing for each phase of the project
  7. Works alongside school based operations staff to ensure proper set-up of acceleration learning spaces and coordination of learning materials across regions
  8. Builds cross-departmental relationships with other key shareholders in order to find solutions to obstacles impacting work streams related to academic recovery
  9. Supports the effective onboarding of Academic Recovery teammates
  10. Crafts and manages small-scale project plans related to academic recovery programming and projects
  11. Performs other related job duties and training as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proven ability to present clear and compelling communication to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to run projects, meetings, and presentations that are critical to success
  • Proven ability to complete projects on time without deficiencies or defect
  • Proven leadership, team building, and problem-solving skills that are acknowledged by peers and industry professionals in areas of responsibility
  • Self-motivated and proven ability to work as a member of a high-performing team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and particularly Excel)
  • Ability to understand and create budgets
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is necessary
  • Strong follow-up and follow-through skills are necessary
  • High proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
  • Ability to creatively and effectively express KIPP's mission and purpose
Required Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required from an accredited institution
Preferred Education and/or Experience:
  • Experience in K-12 education
  • Experience in large corporate or educational organizations, highly preferred

Additional Information
Any KIPP Texas region (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)
Compensation 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.
The Manager of Academic Progress will be funded directly from the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants awarded by the Texas Education Agency under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (ESSER II) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ESSER III). This position will be funded solely (100%) from the ESSER II and III allocation for Direct expenses through September 30, 2023, and may continue to be funded through September 30, 2024, depending upon the availability of ESSER grant funds. At the end of the grant period this position may be eliminated unless other sources of funds are secured to maintain this position or a similar position. The employee must sign this job description acknowledging receipt of the job description and signing their acknowledgement that this position is grant funded and is temporarily aligning with the terms of the grant period.

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