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Organization: KIPP Metro Atlanta
Position: KIPP Metro Atlanta - Director of Teacher Fellows Program
Job Type: Non-Instructional
Start Date: 09/12/11
City: Atlanta
State: GA

Director of Teacher Fellows Program

KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.  There are 109 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 32,000 students.  KIPP Metro Atlanta Collaborative (KIPP MAC) currently operates four middle schools and one high school as well as the KIPP Through College Program which supports students on their journey “to and through” college.  We have plans to ultimately operate eight schools serving approximately 3,300 students (K-12) in the Metro Atlanta area. 

KIPP MAC provides financial and operational support and oversight to the KIPP Metro Atlanta schools, develops instructional initiatives designed to strengthen the schools’ academic programs, and implements each school’s high school placement and alumni services through the KIPP Through College Program. 

Position Overview

KIPP Metro Atlanta is seeking a Director of Teacher Fellows Program to launch the KIPP Teacher Fellows Program, an intense year-long residency program focused on new high-potential teachers who are mission-aligned and show great promise to be ready for a full-time teaching position within a year. The Director of Teacher Fellows Program will be a strong instructional leader who will be charged with developing and managing the Teacher Fellows Program, including delivering professional development, coaching and evaluating fellows, and interfacing with school leaders to ensure satisfaction with performance. 

Responsibilities:

  • Design program structure and define criteria for success
  • Recruit and select fellows in collaboration with school leaders and partner organizations
  • Manage partnerships with Mercer University, Georgia State University, and other key partners
  • Plan, deliver, and facilitate professional development to fellows including seminars, observations, co-teaching, workshops, etc.
  • Select, train, and develop master teachers to effectively support fellows
  • Coach and evaluate fellows in partnership with master teachers
  • Interface with master teachers and school leaders to ensure satisfaction with performance
  • Provide job placement guidance for fellows following the year-long residency
  • Track the performance of fellows both during and after the fellowship
  • Collect data and provide reports to key constituents including funders and government agencies supporting the program
  • Do “whatever it takes” to ensure the program’s success

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree is required; Masters degree is preferred
  • Proven track record as classroom teacher; at least 5 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Experience coaching and developing successful teachers
  • Strong analytical ability and experience using data to inform decision-making
  • Strategic thinker; ability to think critically about issues and solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team-player capable of working both collaboratively and independently
  • Flexible and strong ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Thrives in entrepreneurial start-up environment and working conditions; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment while also driving toward clarity and solutions
  • Self-starter with demonstrated resourcefulness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of KIPP Metro Atlanta

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

The KIPP Metro Atlanta Collaborative is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school.  The KIPP Metro Atlanta Collaborative does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin