KIPP Public Schools is a network of 280 public charter schools, 15,000 educators and 175,000 students and alumni. While each of our schools is as unique as the community to which it belongs, we are united around a shared promise: Together, A Future Without Limits. You can learn more at www.kipp.org.
WHY TEACH AT KIPP?
Respect - For our teachers’ innate talents and desire to learn, for their professional growth, and for the lives they lead beyond our walls. We offer pay and benefits that reflect our appreciation for the invaluable role our teachers play in lighting paths to opportunity for students
Support - As our teachers progress through the day, the year, and their careers, we ensure they always feel the KIPP Team and Family at their backs, with opportunities to lead and support to grow
Purpose - Together, our students, schools, families and communities share an ambitious mission to create a future without limits. We need talented teachers and leaders to realize it. Shape the future for your students and yourself by joining us in our work.
KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools
KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is part of the KIPP national network. Together with families and communities, we 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. As an organization that serves a student population that is over 90% Black, we center and value the experiences and perspectives of students, families, staff of color and the surrounding community. We also work to dismantle white supremacy.
In the 2023-24 school year, the KIPP Jacksonville region will be comprised of four schools educating almost 3,000 students, kindergarten through eleventh grade in the North and West sides of Jacksonville, Florida.
KIPP Impact Academy: Kindergarten - 3rd grade, 6th - 8th grade
KIPP VOICE Academy: Kindergarten - 8th grade
KIPP Bessie Coleman Academy: Kindergarten - 8th grade
KIPP Bold City High School: 9th - 11th grade
For the current school year, teachers at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools work the following hours Monday through Friday and may have occasional meetings or special school events outside of these hours. Hours for teachers and students may vary slightly by school.
K-8 Staff: 7:30am - 4:30pm K-8 Students: 8:00am - 3:30pm, Wednesday K-8 dismissal is at 1:30pm
High School Staff: 6:45am - 3:45pm, High School Students: 7:15am - 2:30pm, Wednesday High School dismissal is at 12:30pm.
Every Wednesday is a student early release day, which allows teachers to participate in weekly professional development and content team meetings. *This doesn’t include Wellness Wednesdays when all staff leave at student dismissal.
To support these schools, we will employ more than 300 full-time staff members. We seek educators and colleagues that represent our core values of high expectations, growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. To learn more about what it is like to work and teach at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools, please visit www.kippjax.org/teach where you can also view all of our job postings.
KIPP Jacksonville aims to have a strong teacher talent pipeline and will work with any paraprofessionals who are interested in pursuing teacher certification to transition to instructional roles the following school year.
KIPP Jacksonville seeks paraprofessionals to support our primary K-2 classrooms. The paraprofessional will be assigned one classroom and will support students alongside a lead teacher, the grade level team, and the ELA department. Paraprofessionals support the teacher during the regular school day and are under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher.
Paraprofessionals will conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher to support students in small groups and assist with the preparation and/or implementation of differentiated instruction. Paraprofessionals will support the classroom by helping students with morning/arrival routines or dismissal routines, transitioning and supervising students at lunch or recess, and prepping materials used for instruction in the classroom. Paraprofessionals will receive feedback from both their classroom teacher and the school’s administration team.
While KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools does employ some paraprofessionals in the standard model, we are aiming to expand the number of paraprofessionals in these classrooms with grant funding (ESSER). These paraprofessionals will be temporary in that the role is 100% grant-funded. While it is possible funding for this position may be allocated in future years, it is now only funded by this specific grant through June 30, 2024.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Pay for paraprofessionals is salaried at $35,600.
Free individual health benefits (including medical, dental and vision)***
Free individual short-term and long-term disability insurance***
403b retirement program with a company match***
***This offering is subject to change each school year. Terms would be outlined in an offer letter, if issued.
Associate’s Degree (Highly Qualified Status)
An uncompromising belief that all students can learn
KIPP Jacksonville Schools believes that our staff will represent our core values—high expectations, a growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. We search for established educators who embody them.
Possesses a deep commitment to both racial and educational equity for all children
Passing a background check, as required by law.
HIGHLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working in an urban public school or charter school setting as a paraprofessional, a substitute, a tutor, or a similar role
Experience working with students at the elementary level
A long-term desire to be an educator
Please complete an application and upload a resume via our job board. No applicants will be considered who submit resumes through other job postings. Link here: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/KIPP/jacksonville
NOTE: If you're a current KIPP Jacksonville team member and are interested in applying, you should 1) let your current manager know that you're interested and 2) complete the application in its entirety online.
If you have questions about this position at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools, please email Jessica at [email protected]. Please understand that resumes and/or cover letters are not accepted via email and you will be redirected to apply via the website.
KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our schools. KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin.