Oct 13, 2023

Austin Regional Superintendent (Immediate)

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

Job Description

Company Description
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 57 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 Public Schools is a national network of public charter schools that prepares students with the skills and confidence to create the future they want for themselves, their communities, and us all. We are a network of 280 schools, nearly 15,000 educators, and 175,000 students and alumni.

Job Description
KIPP Texas - Austin is seeking a Regional Superintendent committed to educational equity and passionate about creating joyful, academically excellent schools. As the regional leader for eleven PK-12 schools across KIPP-Texas Austin, the Regional Superintendent is charged with leading the region to deliver KIPP Texas' vision to become the highest performing large school district in the state. Through enacting the state-wide vision and strategy for academic programming, school operations, and school culture, the regional superintendent will lead a sustainable organization capable of producing consistent, equitable, and high-quality results for students. The Regional Superintendent will oversee a high-performing team of regional leadership team members accountable for student achievement, student culture, and regional financial and operational goals. The regional superintendent will serve as an executive leader at KIPP Texas and collaborates with state-wide departments to ensure that the region has the financial, operational, and personnel resources to thrive. Serving as the public face of KIPP TX - Austin, the regional superintendent will support key external initiatives, including regional advisory board and community relations.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Lead the KIPP TX - Austin region
  • Collaborate with the KIPP Texas Public Schools Executive Team to hone the state-wide strategic vision.
  • Enact the state-wide strategic vision by developing and implementing a regional plan to accomplish key priorities.
  • Partner with the Chief Schools Officer to set clear multi-year operational, financial, and academic goals, ensuring a sustainable organization at all levels.
  • Foster KIPP Texas Team and Family through championing KIPP Texas' organizational culture and modeling our core values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Manage change across the region and invest internal and external key stakeholders in strategic evolutions, always ensuring that little KIPPsters and academic excellence are at the center of decision making.
  • Together with regional leadership oversee the operational management of the region.
Drive academic excellence and joy across KIPP TX - Austin schools
  • Serve as the regional expert on KIPP Texas vision for academic excellence, acknowledging and addressing systemic issues, such as racism, power dynamics, and privilege.
  • Oversee academic and student culture at eleven PK-12 schools, aligning the most critical outcomes and measures of success for students and schools to ensure we are achieving our mission by operating high-quality schools.
  • Ensure Little KIPPsters enroll, thrive, and persist in KIPP Texas - Austin Schools
  • Serve as the regional instructional leader, supporting and developing school leader managers and school leaders to implement high-quality teacher development, including, observing, coaching, and professional learning practices across schools.
  • Support data-driven practices across the region.
Lead a high-performing team to deliver transformational educational outcomes for students
  • Lead a high performing team of regional leaders responsible for student outcomes across 11 PK-12 schools in Austin.
  • Directly manage two School Leader Managers and Regional Director of Academic Health to drive the instructional vision across the region.
  • Drive results across KIPP TX - Austin, including progress tracking, monitoring, and reporting, holding team and self accountable to short and long term outcomes and ensuring instructional excellence, and a joyful student and staff culture.
  • Foster a culture of inclusion, belongingness, and innovation across the KIPP TX - Austin portfolio.
  • Promote KIPP TX talent strategy and recruit, develop, and retain high-performing teachers, assistant principals, school leaders, heads of schools, and regional support team members.
  • Develop a leadership pipeline through strong coaching and development practices for Heads of Schools, School Leaders, and Assistant School Leaders.
Serve as the public face of KIPP Texas Public Schools in Austin
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Chief Advancement Officer to develop a strong, engaged, and active advisory board.
  • Build coalitions, relationships, and partnerships with key external stakeholders in support of the organization's mission and goals.
  • Establish credibility as the face of KIPP TX - Austin as evidenced by relationships with advisory board members, parents, funders, community members and stakeholders.
  • Support fundraising efforts and community engagement initiatives, in partnership with the state-wide advancement, marketing/communications, and operations teams.

  • Bachelor's degree, relevant Master's degree in Education preferred.
  • Superintendent certification preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience working in K-12 public education.
  • 7+ years of people management experience, including 5 years of systems-level or executive leadership experience.
  • Experience leading K-12 public schools or supporting K-12 public schools in academic excellence.
  • Demonstrated record of delivering excellence.
  • Deep knowledge of instructional best practices, content, and pedagogy;
  • Exceptional ability to translate instructional expertise into practice; strong coach and people manager;
  • Compelling oral and written communication to a wide variety of internal and external audiences;
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to prioritize competing demands and solve complex problems;
  • Exceptional leadership judgment with the ability to navigate ambiguity and complex situations;
  • High self-awareness, humility and integrity; personally driven to learn and grow;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Physical Requirements
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
  • Considerable time spent at a desk using a computer/laptop.
  • Attending conferences or training sessions.
Work Environment
  • Hybrid work - in office/at schools a minimum of 3 days a week.
  • Typical office environment with frequent interruptions.
Travel Requirements
  • Ability to travel to various locations, travel time approximately 20%.

Additional Information
What We Bring to the Table
  • The starting point for the salary range for this position is $190,000 and is commensurate upon experience and internal-equity.
  • Competitive vacation and flexible paid time off (PTO) policies.
  • Paid family leave.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with varying coverage for employees and their families, inclusive of virtual physician visits. High deductible health plan with HSA also offered.
  • Employee assistance programs.
  • Participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).
  • 457 Roth retirement plan option with KIPP matching contribution up to $1,200 a year. 403b plans also supported.
  • KIPP also offers the following employee-paid benefits: legal plans, LifeLock identity protection, life insurance and disability insurance.
  • Flexible spending account or high-yield HSA.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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