Full Job Description
ABOUT KIPP CHICAGO SCHOOLS
KIPP Chicago Schools is a local network of 8 public charter schools that is part of the nationally renowned Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP). Our schools are completely free, and there are no requirements for enrollment except residency in the city of Chicago. Students and families choose to enroll in our schools because they are the highest quality option in their neighborhoods. All of our campuses are rated Level 1 or 1+ in the Chicago Public Schools SQRP rating system for the second year in a row, a distinction not shared by any other network of schools in the city and which makes KIPP Chicago the highest-performing network of any kind in Chicago. Our mission is to empower our students with character and academic skills necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools and universities, to be happy in the competitive world, and to have a positive impact on their communities. Currently, we serve 2,900 students in grades K-8 and 1,200 alumni in high school or college. (In addition to instruction in our K-8 classrooms, our students receive 10 further years of support in high school and college through our KIPP Through College program and counselors.) 99% of our students identify as Black or Latinx; 96% qualify for free and reduced-price lunch, and 16% are identified as diverse learners. Our campuses are located on the south and west sides of the city in communities broadly referred to as “low income.” KIPP Chicago alumni from these communities graduate high school at a rate of 91% (compared to 78% for low-income students nationally), matriculate to college at a rate of 77% (compared to 34%), and earn a four-year degree at a rate of 30% (compared to 11%). We consider it our duty to find what works for every student who enrolls in our schools, and we do not incentivize or encourage any students or families to leave. If a student struggles within our behavioral or academic systems, we modify them or create something new.
Please familiarize yourself with our work by visiting www.kippchicago.org and www.kipp.org.
KIPP Chicago seeks an experienced individual for the position of Part-Time Office Assistant. This position serves as the first point of contact for all teachers, parents, and students at the front office. This is a part-time position at KIPP Ascend Primary located on 1440 S Christiana Ave in the North Lawndale neighborhood. You can expect to work 12 pm-4 pm or 2 pm-6 pm. Please be flexible with the 4-hour window. The Office Assistant will report to the School Operations Leader.
Office Assistance & Support
Answer main school telephone
Answer door buzzer
Ensure all visitors are accounted for in the building. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, this requires restricting access to the building for all visitors unless scheduled by the administration
Welcome parents and visitors, maintain visitor log, respond to visitor and parent requests as appropriate. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, this requires conducting temperature checks
Inventory office supplies in the vault and teacher supply closet as deliveries come in
Act as a runner for students receiving early dismissals
Arrive on time to assigned post with walkie talkie charged and on
Ensure that students dismissing in assigned area are safe and accounted for
Follow school-based dismissal procedures, and enforces them with parents
Restricts access to the building during dismissal
Prepare and distribute (as needed) bus cards for families in the STLS program
Prepare and distribute (as needed) uniform sales
Supports with student file management (may include auditing, creating files, or filing new documents)
The Office Assistant also will provide support to the Office Manager and School Operations Leader as necessary.
At least two years of college
A minimum of two years of administrative experience (experience in a school setting preferred)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation
Strong typing and technology skills, specifically with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
Evidence of personal initiative and follow-through
Ability to stand and walk for an extended period of time, moving up and downstairs with urgency
Salaries based on experience
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis. All interested applicants should complete the online application at https://kippcareers.secure.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W00000Ay2y7UAB&site=Chicago. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Recruitment via email at email@example.com.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
KIPP Chicago is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. KIPP Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background.