High School Assistant School Leader

KIPP Foundation - Indianapolis, IN2.6

Full-time$60,000 - $80,000 a year
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools with a 20-year track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life. KIPP currently educates nearly 100,000 students in 224 schools across the country, including Indianapolis. KIPP Indy Public Schools (KIPP Indy) was founded in 2004 with one class of fifth grade students and has grown to educate more than 800 students across elementary and middle school. We are incredibly excited to build on this strong K-8 foundation and open KIPP Indy Legacy High in the fall of 2019 with ninth grade. We will continue to grow the high school each year, ultimately reaching 500 students in grades 9-12 in our community.

KIPP Indy Legacy High is looking for an Assistant School Leader to be part of the founding staff. The Assistant School Leader (ASL) is a critical member of the school leadership team and responsible for driving all cultural aspects of the school. The ASL will partner with the school leadership team and staff to develop and implement a strong cultural vision that sets the school community to thrive academically and reach its goals. At KIPP Indy, our goal is to ensure that ASLs receive intense coaching and support while overtime continuing to develop well-rounded skills in every area that it takes to lead a school.

Model and support implementation of the school’s vision, goals, and strategy
Supports development of School Leader’s school-wide vision and takes an active role in investing and mobilizing teachers to achieve the collective goals of the school; owns the implementation of select school priorities in support of the school-wide vision
Collaborates with the School Leader to lead the planning and goal setting for the cultural vision
Collaborates with the school leadership team to provide input on annual strategic planning
Set and manage the school’s student culture and character development initiatives
Supports teachers in understanding process and roles in student support and intervention and develops systems and structures to ensure that limited time is spent on reactive student discipline
Provides individualized, direct support and professional development as necessary to staff members in the areas of community building, classroom management, and cultural competency
Serves as a primary point of contact on student intervention and parent communication; determines next steps for issues that rise above the teacher/grade level and executes necessary follow up actions aligned to decisions
Supports daily school operations (e.g. arrival, dismissal, lunch, intervention)
Analyze student culture data and develop plans to ensure the school is on track to reach goals, including creating and monitoring plans for individual students
Set and manage systems that create a positive and inclusive family culture
Collaborate with the School Leader to recruit, select, and develop teachers, teacher leaders, and emerging leaders
Supports the School Leader on recruiting and hiring diverse, highly effective teachers and school staff
Collaborates with the School Leader to identify and develop emerging leaders

Arrive at school by 7:30 a.m. and participate in after school professional development
Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with all staff
Attend and participate in all campus leadership team meetings and instructional leadership team meetings
Attend and participate in family engagement events, student experiences, and enrollment activities as needed
Meet all expectations and requirements as stated in the KIPP Employee Handbook
Pass a criminal background check, as required by law

Expresses belief in all students potential to complete college and succeed in life
Articulates and teaches the organization’s vision, mission, values, and goals
Ensures systems are implemented that reinforce positive character, behavior, and organizational values
Develops mutually beneficial relationships
Coaches others towards goals and provides timely, relevant, and constructive feedback
Focuses on results
Uses intuition and data to make timely decisions in the face of ambiguity
Holds themselves and others accountable to achieving planned milestones
Takes responsibility for mistakes and learns from successes and failure
Perseveres through significant challenges to reach goals
Demonstrates flexibility when plans or situations change unexpectedly and adjust plans
Manages time and resources effectively

Bachelor’s degree
At least four years working in an urban school setting (preferred)
Experience teaching in an urban school setting
Achieved exceptional results in his/her own classroom
Content knowledge in ELA or math (preferred)
Experience in a leadership role or having leadership responsibilities in an urban school setting
Experience coaching or managing others (preferred)

Salary range for this role is $60-80k, is commensurate with experience, and includes a highly competitive benefits package. Opportunities for performance-based bonuses are also available.

KIPP Indy Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.