Who We're Looking For

With 209 schools and counting, hundreds of job opportunities exist each year to join the KIPP Team and Family.

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  • Teachers
  • Leaders
  • Support Roles
  • Foundation Staff
  • Teachers

    Teachers at KIPP

    KIPP teachers create classrooms defined by high expectations and joy to engage and motivate students. Our teachers believe in every student's potential to succeed.

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  • Leaders
    KIPP Delta School Leader and Parents

    Leaders at KIPP

    Outstanding schools are built, led, and sustained by empowered leaders. Set the vision. Light the way. KIPP leaders are experts in teaching and instructional leadership.

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  • Support Roles
    KIPP NYC Counselor and College-bound Students

    Support Roles at KIPP

    The vast talent and skills of our support staff form the backbone of KIPP’s operational excellence. Make a difference in key roles like: business operations, leadership development, technology, social work, or transportation and food services.

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  • Foundation Staff
    KIPP Foundation KTC Director

    Foundation Staff at KIPP

    Fuel the growth and impact of KIPP schools by working in a national role. The KIPP Foundation supports excellence, growth, and sustainability across the network, as well as leads network-wide efforts to innovate, share what we are learning, and advocate for a great public school system.

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Advice for Applicants

Show us Your Passion!

Let your love of learning and belief in all students shine through at every step of the application process.

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Find the Best Fit

Choose a role(s) that take into account previous experience and future goals.

Define your expectations (start date, title, hours, duties, location, salary) and choose only jobs that align.

Consider multiple roles and geographic regions.

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Prepare Ahead

Contact current and/or former supervisors for permission to serve as references.

Gather and prepare samples of your work (i.e. student work, teaching videos, etc.).

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Mind the Details

Create resume in an easy-to-open format (PDF is preferred).

Name cover letter with appropriate title for non-instructional role applications.

Proofread all material to make sure it is specific to the role and region you are applying.

FAQs for Applicants

  • The application process for all jobs is handled locally by individual KIPP schools, regions, or by the KIPP Foundation, depending on the position. Visit the Apply Now section of our website and follow the instructions in the job posting. Or, use our School Directory to contact a KIPP school directly.

  • KIPP teachers are a diverse group, including experienced teachers who have worked in schools serving educationally underserved students, new teachers who are just beginning their careers, and career changers who are entering the classroom after succeeding in another profession.

    Across our network, more than 40 percent of our teachers are African American or Latino, a quarter of our teachers have graduate degrees or higher, and a fifth are Teach For America alumni.

    KIPP school leaders have experience and backgrounds that are similar to our teachers, but they have typically spent a longer time in the classroom. As of July 2016, nearly 80 percent of KIPP school leaders were former KIPP teachers and two thirds of our leaders held graduate’s degrees or higher.

  • The primary requirement for teaching at a KIPP school is a simple one: that you share a belief to do whatever it takes to help each and every student develop the character and academic skills necessary for them to lead self-sufficient, successful, and happy lives.

    Additionally, KIPP schools comply with any applicable state and federal laws, and certification requirements for charter school teachers vary by state. While many KIPP schools look for candidates with at least two years of prior teaching experience, several schools offer programs designed specifically for new teachers. Visit our Teachers page to learn more.

    Each KIPP school is managed locally, and hiring decisions are made at the level of the individual school. For more information about the requirements to teach at a specific KIPP school, visit our School Directory to access an individual school’s website.

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    Please note: to be considered for a teaching position at a KIPP school, you must have legal authorization to work in the United States. You can contact the KIPP region you are interested in to find out if they will sponsor a work visa.

  • KIPP school leader candidates must possess the unyielding belief in every child’s potential to succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges, and in the competitive world beyond.

    Additionally, all candidates should have:

    • Instructional expertise in a K-12 classroom
    • At least two years of teaching and/or leadership experience in a low-income school with demonstrated exemplary student results (“low-income school” is a school in which over 50 percent of the student population qualifies for the federal free and reduced meals program)
    • A record of success in leading adults
    • The capacity to define a vision, build a team, and achieve results despite tremendous obstacles
    • Broad experience as an instructional leader to teachers of all subjects

    The KIPP Foundation recruits school leaders through two, year-long fellowship programs. For more information, visit Fisher Fellowship or Miles Family Fellowship.

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  • Many opportunities exist to join KIPP as part of a national, regional, or school-based support team. Here are just a few roles that KIPP team members play to support excellence in KIPP schools:

    • National and regional experts in communications, technology, curriculum development, organizational management, and more
    • Counselors and mentors for KIPP Through College
    • School site social workers
    • Bus drivers and food service managers
    • Accountants, business managers, and human resources professionals

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  • We look for candidates that have both professional expertise as well as a belief and commitment to KIPP’s mission of helping every child succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond. Individual job opportunities and requirements vary by role and are specified in the job description.

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  • Continuous learning is one of KIPP’s core values and we believe there is always room to learn, grow, and improve at each stage of your KIPP career. That’s why we prioritize and invest in unparalleled professional development for all of our staff, from on-going coaching and school-wide trainings, to national conferences and retreats.

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  • If you have trouble submitting your application, please try these troubleshooting tips:

    • Use up-to-date versions of Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser; do not use Safari.
    • Do not apply from a tablet or mobile device. While our job board is mobile-friendly, the application is not fully functional on tablets (e.g. iPads) and phones.
    • Submit attachments as PDF files.
    • Answer ALL required questions. If a question does not apply to you, select “N/A” or “Opt Out”.
    • Look for a confirmation message. When you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming that your application was submitted. If you do not see this email, log back into KIPP Careers to confirm that it was submitted.

    If you have other technical questions about your application, email helpdesk@kipp.org and include a detailed description of your issue.  Screen shots are always helpful!

KIPP NYC Love and Support

There's a place for you at KIPP.

The KIPP team is diverse, but one thing unites us: the belief that every child will succeed. Our team is crazy collaborative, super dedicated, and bursting with fresh energy. We’re looking for people with the spirit and commitment to teach and lead with joy, work hard, and be nice.

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