KIPP School Leadership Programs (KSLP) Operations and Data Analyst
Who we are.
KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving over 41,000 students. Eighty-seven percent of our students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced price meals program, and more than 95 percent are African American or Latino.
What we do.
KIPP builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, we are focused on helping all of our students climb the mountain to college. And through a strategic, regional growth plan, KIPP plans to expand our network to 200 schools serving 55,000+ students by 2015impacting the educational outcomes of more students in more underserved communities throughout the country.
Why it matters.
Every day, KIPP students across the nation are proving that demographics do not define destiny. Nationally, more than 90 percent of KIPP middle school alumni have graduated high school, and more than 80 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college. By 2015, over 10,000 KIPPsters will be attending colleges throughout the country.
As we continue to achieve results in our growing network of schools, KIPP is redefining the notion of what is possible in public education. We are committed to sharing all that we learn in an effort to inspire other communities to consider the approach that has made KIPP schools successful.
For the past decade, the KIPP School Leadership Programs team (KSLP) have been preparing and developing aspiring school leaders to serve communities throughout the country. Originally KSLP focused on developing principals who would found their own KIPP schools, Fisher Fellows. As the KIPP network has grown, the KSLP team has expanded to design and lead eight leadership development programs that help schools and regions develop a pipeline of leaders. The programs serve a wide range of leaders, from teachers taking their first steps into leadership to aspiring principals and regional leaders.
KSLP's Operations Team is responsible for the event, logistical and program evaluation support that are critical to running successful programs. We are seeking a new team member, the KSLP Operations and Data Analyst, who is eager to support a fast-paced team of leaders and is committed to KIPP's mission and values.
The candidate should enjoy planning and managing events and be eager to work with multiple high level stakeholders. A successful candidate will have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, strong written and verbal communications skills and be committed to a high level of excellence in program event planning and execution.
The KSLP Operations and Data Analyst will report to the Director of Operations. They will work very closely with two other Operations and Data Analysts and also with all members of the KIPP School Leadership Program team.
This is a full-time position. Candidates must be comfortable with travel, including 7-8 consecutive weeks in the summer and some weekends. The individual hired would ideally be based in the KIPP Foundation's Chicago office or San Francisco office.
Lead planning and execution of KSLP events and programming with a high bar for excellence
Create a vision for each event and a clear, detailed project plan
Write programming agenda and other event-related documents
Produce and ensure accuracy of instructional materials, such as pre-reads, binders, handouts, event agendas, name badges, etc., and event giveaways, e.g., t-shirts
Write communications to instructors, participants, teammates and guests to ensure that they have all the information they need before, during and after an event
Guide event set-up, registration, logistics, and break-down
Partner with hotel, catering and transportation vendors prior to and during events to ensure that events run smoothly
Organize off-site dinners and social activities during KSLP events
Coordinate travel arrangements for instructors, participants and other guests
Execute events with excellence and proactively seek opportunities to improve processes for event planning and execution
Provide critical support to KSLP teammates to shape leadership development events
Serve as a thought partner to a set of KSLP teammates who lead individual KIPP School Leadership Programs, e.g., Fisher Fellows, to plan their programming year
Understand KSLP teammate's vision for the program, program goals, participant and instructor needs and unique aspects of each event during their programming year
Manage deadlines; ensure colleagues complete event plans by programming deadlines
Coordinate programming components such as conference calls and webinars
Communicate with participants involved in program
Support program evaluation efforts
Create and distribute participant surveys for KSLP events
Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis, including nightly analysis during programming, to surface insights that help instructors and KSLP team improve
Assist with data analysis, including data for grant reporting and compliance
Help gather and synthesize feedback through other channels, such as conducting participant interviews and supporting the development of high-level presentations
Maintain KSLP data, documents and calendar
Organize and maintain SharePoint cohort rooms, which store knowledge and key documents for KSLP programs
Ensure instructor and participant rosters are accurate and up to date for tracking and reporting purposes
Assist with curating and packing leadership development practices and frameworks to be shared via multiple channels, e.g., web portals, case studies
A successful candidate will be capable of performing all of the responsibilities listed above and will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in at least one critical area of the Operations team's work. The leadership roles on the team include:
Program evaluation execution and strategy Lead program evaluation, which currently measures participant satisfaction with KSLP programming. Each Operations teammate conducts data analysis for the programs he/she supports, and the program evaluation leader will synthesize insights across programs, provide data to support KSLP's annual planning process, and partner with other KIPP Foundation teams on data analyses (e.g., Research, Development). In addition, teammate will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Senior Director and KIPP's Research and Evaluation team to develop new tools to measure the impact KSLP-trained leaders have on their schools and regions.
Financial planning and analysis - Understand current expenses and help KSLP team leaders manage expenditures for events and programming. Includes analyzing expense data, tracking contracts and other documents for reporting and ensuring expenses are allocated to the proper budget.
Project planning for major events, including Summer Institute Collaborate with the Senior Director to shape the project plan for our 5-week Summer Institute and other major events. For Summer Institute, this teammate will be responsible to identify event space, oversee instructor support, manage special guests and assist with training and managing the Operations interns.
Communications to internal and external stakeholders Share information about and generate enthusiasm for KSLP programs. Includes writing newsletter to share what's happening at KSLP events with our network, interfacing with KIPP's Marketing team and supporting the Senior Director to create board and external presentations. Communications leader will also have the opportunity to develop new ways to communicate KSLP's message at KIPP and beyond.
o Committed to the belief that outstanding school leaders and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes for all students, and energized by working with leaders in K-12 education
o Bachelor's degree required
o A minimum of two years of work experience; some event planning experience is strongly preferred
o Exceptional project management skills and results-orientation
o Excellent organizational skills and immaculate attention to detail
o Maintains a positive, service-oriented mindset at all times
o Proactively takes initiative and continually seeks opportunities to improve systems and processes
o Strong critical thinking and analytical skills; anticipates issues before they arise
o Welcomes challenges; ability to problem solve in the moment
o Flexibility; ability to work successfully in moments of ambiguity
o Excellent written and oral communication; exceptional interpersonal skills and comfort working closely with high-level leaders
o Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
o Models KIPP's values at all times
o Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willing to learn new tools including KIPP's knowledge sharing platforms
o Willingness to travel frequently (10-15 days monthly and 7-8 consecutive weeks during the summer), including some work on weekends
KIPP FOUNDATION VALUES: WHAT WE BELIEVE
Sense of Purpose.
We are inspired to fulfill a mission larger than ourselves. We are a place for people who enjoy the roles we play in service to our schools and regions.
Results. We work hard to deliver supports and services that are truly valuable to our schools and regions and the kids they serve. We are resilient, persisting through obstacles and collaborating across teams in pursuit of solutions.
We appreciate all who are engaged in this challenging work and treat others as we would like to be treated.
Constant Learning and Humility. We seek out and expect regular, constructive feedback, keeping in mind the limitations of our own experience. We recognize that compelling research, data, and personal experience offers us the opportunity to change our practices to best serve our children.
Diversity and Inclusivity.
We are building an organization in which talented individuals from all walks of life and past work experiences can join our team and make significant contributions. We are particularly committed to attracting and developing individuals who share the life experiences or racial backgrounds of our students.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401K plan, and a significant paid time-off package.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Chris Kang, KSLP Director of Operations at ckang@...
. We will respond to candidates who we would like to invite for an interview.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.kipp.org
The KIPP Foundation provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.