KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
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The Director of School Partnerships will be a member of the Advancement Team and will directly report to the Managing Director of Strategic Expansion. The Director of School Partnerships will be responsible for leading school partnership work. The partnership that KIPP Texas created alongside Spring Branch ISD and YES Prep was a model for the creation of district-charter partnerships in the state of Texas, also known as “1882 partnerships” due to the name of the Senate Bill in 2017 that provided incentives for district-charter expansion. KIPP Texas strives to work alongside districts as a true partner to help create better educational opportunities for those 1.4 million students across Texas who need high quality options. The Director of School Partnerships will lead our work to expand partnerships across the state of Texas in our next growth plan.
Successful candidates for this role will be able to demonstrate ability to work in complex situations, experience bringing together stakeholders with differing opinions and finding a way forward. While strong people and project management skills are a necessity in this role, the successful candidate will also be a proven problem solver who can leverage impact and influence to find clarity in complex situations. Additionally, successful candidates will understand the interconnectedness of various central support functions in order to lead a cross-functional working group.
This position may be based out of the Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio offices. Some travel will be required.
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.
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