KIPP MINNESOTA OVERVIEW:
Who we are: KIPP Minnesota Schools is a network of high-performing college-preparatory public charter schools. Next year, we will serve over 400 students in grades K-3 and 5-8 at two schools in north Minneapolis. KIPP Minnesota Schools is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization that will grow from two to five schools in the coming years.
What we do: We do whatever it takes to help our students develop knowledge, skills, and strong character. We work relentlessly so that every one of our students has the opportunity to attend college and has access to the life of choice and opportunity that college provides. The KIPP Minnesota Regional Office supports our schools, school leaders, and staff through organizational and academic alignment, business management, strategic planning, and back office functions.
How we do it: There are no shortcuts to success. Outstanding educators, rigorous lessons, more time in school, and strong school culture support our students as they climb the mountain to college. We work as a team, use data, and constantly reflect to improve our practice. We believe all of our KIPPsters can make it to and through college and we stay with them every step of the way.
Why it matters: In our communities, approximately 1 in 10 students earn a college degree. We believe that this is unjust and unacceptable and, most importantly, can be changed. Nationwide, over 85% of KIPP middle school alums matriculate to college.
FISHER FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW:
The Fisher Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to provide in-depth support and insight into the processes and best practices involved in school leadership while preparing fellows to open a new KIPP school.
FISHER FELLOW RESPONSIBILITIES:
As part of the Fisher Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:
Orientation: A three-day orientation in May to build key relationships with teammates in the cohort and begin critical coursework that frames the year-long learning experience.
Summer Institute: An intensive, four-week program with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting.
Intersessions: Four intensive leadership development sessions throughout the Fellowship year; each Intersession is typically six days long.
Residencies: Up to four residencies at KIPP schools outside the fellow’s region. Each three-day residency provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain insight into the instructional, operational, and performance management practices of successful schools and school leaders. Additionally, Fellows will take part in up to five week-long school and operational residencies in his/her own region.
School Launch Plan: Creation of a comprehensive plan that guides the founding and growth of the Fellow’s new school.
Coaching: One-on-one coaching with a leadership coach throughout the year.
Continuous Support: On-going support from the Director of the Fisher Fellowship.
MILES FAMILY FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW:
The Miles Family Fellowship is a highly-selective, one-year, cohort-based leadership program that is designed to increase leadership capacity in experienced assistant principals who are preparing to lead a KIPP school, either as a Fisher Fellow or successor school leader, within the next two years.
MILES FAMILY FELLOW & REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
As part of the Miles Family Fellowship, fellows are expected to actively participate in the year-long developmental process and proactively pursue their own development through engagement and commitment to the learning process. The fellowship year will be comprised of the following mandatory components:
Orientation: A three-day orientation in May to build key relationships with leaders and begin critical coursework that frames the year-long learning experience
Summer Institute: An intensive, three-week Summer Institute with rigorous coursework taught by dynamic faculty and educational leaders in a university setting in Chicago
Intersessions: Three leadership development Intersessions throughout the school year; each Intersession is typically three days long
Ongoing Professional Development: Participation in virtual professional development sessions, coaching conversations, course assignments, assessments, and feedback
Continuous Support: On-going support from the KSLP team
School-Wide Initiative Plan: Completion of a capstone leadership project that demonstrates ability to plan, execute and invest diverse stakeholders to achieve a school-wide initiative.
Individual Development Plan (IDP): Creation of an Individual Development Plan that outlines the fellow’s strengths and areas of development. This plan is formally revisited regularly during the fellowship year and serves as a starting point for discussions between the fellow, host region and the KIPP Foundation about preparedness to transition into the school leader role.
Individualized Coaching: Ongoing coaching by a KIPP Foundation leadership coach aligned to the strengths and areas of development in the fellow’s IDP.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOTH FELLOWSHIPS:
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH FELLOWSHIPS:
At the time of application, applicants must have:
Completed at least one year of experience in school-wide leadership as an assistant principal or dean
Completed at least three years of teaching experience with demonstrated exemplary student performance results
Worked in a school in which >50% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
Fisher Fellows receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP Minnesota leaders. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
Miles Family Fellows are placed into KIPP schools and will receive salary and benefits commensurate with their experience and on par with other KIPP Minnesota assistant principals or deans. Additionally, all travel expenses and coursework associated with the fellowship are paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
The KIPP Minnesota provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
If you are a current KIPP employee, you must discuss this opportunity with your manager before applying.
The deadline to apply to the Fisher Fellowship and Miles Family Fellowship for KIPP Minnesota is Tuesday, January 8, 2019. If you are interested in applying to the fellowships with other regions, please check their job listings carefully, as deadlines between regions vary.
Please note that if your application progresses to our Final Selection Event, we will invite you to an in-person Selection event Monday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
The fellowship selection process evaluates candidates on their readiness for school leadership using both the KIPP Leading for Learning Actions and the KIPP Leadership Framework and Competencies.
For details on information requested through the application, please visit the School Leadership Fellowships webpage; detailed information is available under the “Application Components” section.
Apply online by clicking the Apply button below.