Oct 25, 2023

Assistant Principal of Operations - KIPP Destiny (23-24)

  • KIPP Texas
  • Dallas, TX
Full-time School 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.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .

Job Description
The Opportunity
The School Operations Team is focused on creating the conditions by which our schools can thrive by designing and leading efficient, safe, joyful, and just systems; working to remove obstacles to learning and finding creative solutions to challenges to enable the highest level of teaching and learning; and providing best-in-class customer service to families and staff members to ensure they feel welcomed, cared for and a valued member of our community. The Assistant Principal of Operations (APO), a key member of the school's Leadership Team, will lead implementation and maintenance of clear operational systems while building a data-driven, service-oriented culture. This position is central to the realization of our mission as it provides the School Leader and Assistant Principals (APs) the opportunity to focus almost exclusively on teaching and learning within the schools. The APO will, therefore, be an individual who embraces innovation and continuous improvement, is willing to jump into projects, and relishes the challenge of finding ways to work smarter and more efficiently, all in support of ensuring the instructional staff and leaders can stay focused on teaching and learning.
Key Responsibilities
Recruits, Hires, Onboards, Develops and leads a high-performing team.
  • Builds a strong and diverse team with an inclusive culture that brings out each team member's strengths and ignites actions
  • Manages and develops others toward excellence in their role and with an eye toward their long-term development
  • Establishes ongoing, regular cadence to facilitate collaboration, training and support of the team
  • Progress monitors execution of responsibilities of the team in order to drive operational excellence
Creates and Drives school-based strategies to ensure kids are in seats every day and year over year.
  • Partners with families to set attendance expectations for new and existing families
  • Tracks data on a daily and cumulative basis and engages with key stakeholders weekly to identify trends and actions
    • Ensure that substitutes are booked and given attendance roster materials
  • Works with school lead teams to train, invest, motivate and implement attendance procedures
  • Partners with SRE team to execute student recruitment efforts
  • Develops and execute school-based re-enrollment and cultivation plans
Design and continually evolve school-based operations policies and procedures such as arrival and dismissal.
  • Implements an ongoing monitoring system that reviews and addresses parent, teacher, and student feedback
  • Completes safety drills and audits on given schedule
  • Manages operational components of field lessons
  • Maintain regular communication rhythms with families regarding important school information
Informs and manages the school budget in partnership with the School Leader.
  • Provides insight into non-personnel spending and data that can be used create a budget that meets the school's current and future needs
  • Leverages district tools to simplify purchasing, and ensure school is in compliance with proper account management
Partners with School Support Partners (SSP) to ensure campus is safe and well maintained.
  • Serves as Campus Incident Command Leader and main point of contact for campus emergency management and communication
  • Ensures students and staff have needed access to appropriate software and hardware and technology issues are addressed promptly
  • Provides day-to-day tactical support in the areas of Transportation and Child Nutrition

Qualifications
  • Unwavering commitment to the KIPP Texas mission, core values and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students, families, and staff
  • Effective people manager and are energized by developing and coaching others to do their best work while fostering a positive, inclusive team culture
  • Strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills with an aptitude for shifting from in moment troubleshooting to systems-building
  • Ability to pause and reflect to identify opportunities to improve procedures to make them more effective
  • Sense of humility, customer service mindset, and shows urgency and the ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly
  • Ability to lead, influence, and hold others accountable to upholding high standards of operational excellence
  • Skilled at leveraging communication, understanding of the perspectives of internal and external stakeholders, and collaborative approach to navigate complex and sometimes ambiguous situations in order to get work done
  • Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff
  • Desire to continuously learn and evolve as a professional

Additional Information
Compensation and Benefits
As a full-time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas' benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices with competitive rates, including medical, dental, and vision options, life insurance, and disability plans.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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