Jun 04, 2024

Managing Director of Academics

$128,000 - $141,000 yearly
  • KIPP Capital Region
  • Albany, NY, USA
Full-time Administrative Curriculum Executive Leadership Strategy and Planning

Job Description

KIPP Capital Region is a part of a national network of high-performing public Charter Schools committed to creating joyful, academically excellent, and prepared students with the skills, ability, and confidence to pursue their paths to college, career, and beyond. Located in both Albany and Troy, NY, KIPP Capital Region serves 2,500+ students in grades K-12 across seven schools.  We believe every individual walks through the doors of schools bearing gifts. Talent. Perspective. Drive. Inspiration. So at KIPP Capital Region, we support every student and educator to see those gifts, then build the skills and confidence they need to thrive. 


We are committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all of our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students, together.



The Managing Director of Academics will provide instructional leadership in curriculum, assessment, and professional development for all K-12 KIPP Schools and is responsible for driving the overall direction and strategy for all KIPP Capital instructional and cultural programming. 



Managerial Leadership and Team Development

  • Manages the Senior Director of K-8 Academics, Director of HS Curriculum and Assessment, Director of Special Education, and future roles if applicable.

  • Serves as a thought partner to direct reports as they lead their respective teams; coaches and supports direct reports to address their key roles and responsibilities.

  • Works in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer, Managing Directors of Schools, and school-based teams to provide exceptional instructional models to principals and schools.

Curricula & Assessment Strategy, Alignment, and Implementation

  • Collaboration with schools to build world-class curricular and assessment strategies designed to prepare students for and measure student progress toward college readiness.

  • Professionally develops and supports schools in implementing KIPP Capital Region curricula and leads a team responsible for implementing curricula, including developing scope and sequences, pacing calendars, data days, and all other enabling systems required for faithful implementation.

  • Helps develop an instructional model that meets students where they are and accelerates their learning to grade-level goals

Data Use, Data Reporting & Analysis

  • Works closely with the Managing Director of Data to build and maintain data reports and visualizations to display Teaching & Learning results and key performance metrics.

  • Support school-based Managing Directors of Schools and School Leaders by utilizing data tools and reports for continuous improvement.

  • Analyze school performance management data to identify gaps in school design and make necessary adjustments for successful outcomes and compliance.

Leadership Strategy

  • Participates in the KIPP Capital academic leadership team that oversees the strategy for all KIPP Capital programming.

  • Works with KIPP Capital academic leadership to develop a vision and comprehensive long-term plan for the design of integrated, scaffolded K-12 schools

  • Recommends systemwide goals to the KIPP Capital Chief Academic Officer; monitors and reports to the Chief Academic Officer on the progress toward achieving those goals.

KIPP Capital Region

  • Perform other duties as outlined by the Chief Academic Officer.

  • Committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students together.

  • Complies with all charter, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including the NYS Department of Education, Department of Health, and NYS Office of Children and Family Services

  • Adheres to organization policies and procedures; promotes and supports mission, vision, and values, including developing and participating in internal surveys and data collection for continuous improvement initiatives.




  • Commitment to anti-racism and equity

  • Strong DEI lens with exceptional creative power in leading anti-racist practices

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented, mission-driven culture

  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback

  • Strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and flexibility to accommodate the high level of responsibility, multiple priorities, and rapidly changing environment

  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams in a rapidly changing environment.  

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule outside of regular business hours.

  • Aptitude to create and work within an inclusive environment that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

  • Please note: frequent travel to different KIPP Capital Region schools is required

  • Pass a Criminal Background Check


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University is required.

  • 7+ years of experience as a School or Regional Leader in a high-performing school.

  • Proven outstanding leadership and management skills, particularly in building teams, working through others, promoting collaboration, managing conflict, goal setting, and holding people accountable.

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success in building a program, department or organization.

  • Prior experience working in schools and urban communities is preferred but not required.

Additional Information

When you join KIPP Capital Region, you are joining in on our promise to families that their children will enter college and the professional world able to thrive academically due to their literacy, numeracy, and core knowledge in science and social studies. We also promise that our students will develop a passion for learning and the drive necessary to persevere as they climb the mountain to and through college and career. Our graduates will be prepared to return to their community as teachers, leaders, and architects of continued growth in the Capital Region. And while the biggest perk to working at KIPP Capital Region is doing work that makes a lifelong difference in the lives of our students, you'll find that's not the only benefit we offer:

  • Flexible working arrangement

  • Generous time-off 

  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Aggressive employer 403(b) contribution match

  • Childcare benefits

  • Unparalleled work/life integration

  • Casual dress code

  • Relocation stipend (conditions apply)

  • And so much more! For more information on the benefits of joining KIPP Capital Region, please view our Employee Benefits Summary.

Learn More:
KIPP Capital Region offers a competitive salary ranging from $128,300 to $141,800.

Salaries are determined using an equitable compensation scale that accounts for years of experience relevant to the role and longevity within the KIPP network. KIPP Capital Region will evaluate and determine the step/level a new hire will be placed within our grade salary scale at point of hire.

All staff and educators at KIPP Capital Region are committed to anti-racism and inclusion, are part of a close-knit diverse community, and are encouraged to show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same. Learn more about what it’s like to work at KIPP Capital Region: kippcapital.org/join-our-team/ 

We are very excited by your interest and are looking forward to reviewing your application. Our team will be in touch within 5-7 days after receiving your application submission.


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