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Deputy Chief Academic Officer - Newark

Deputy Chief Academic Officer
KIPP NJ & KIPP Miami is looking for a senior level leader who is able to drive results through building systems for progress monitoring the work of our schools, and coaching and supporting leaders to achieve the ambitious goals our organizations sets. The right candidate for this role understands academic operations, and sees the big picture while simultaneously understanding all the steps that need to be taken to get there. He or she has a clear perspective on the way learning needs to evolve from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and can see the impact of K – 12 decisions on post-secondary outcomes for our kids.

This position can be located in any of our three sites: 
  • Newark, NJ
  • Camden, NJ
  • Miami, FL

Must Haves
  • At least 4 years experience in an instructional leadership capacity (e.g. School Leader, Assistant Principal, Network Academics Teammate)
  • Systems-orientation and thinking -- someone who can build from scratch and bring a vision to life
  • Ability to view the work from a K - 12 perspective, and the impact of K-12 decisions on post-secondary outcomes for kids
  • Ability to build relationships, impact & influence, and motivate action
Nice to Haves: 
  • A record of exceptional student achievement and results at a high-performing charter network/charter management organization. 
  • A belief that all students deserve a world class education which can be achieved through education reform
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
Ensure implementation of our academic strategies and programs:
  • In partnership with the CAO and school management teams, design a foolproof implementation plan for our academic strategies and programs; progress monitor that plan; communicate about gaps, and support with accountability to the plan and vision
  • Requires intensive collaboration with T&L teams, school management, school-based ops teams, compliance, and data teams
Lead academic operations across our schools:
  • Serve as our network’s point person on all policies and decisions in the realm of academic operations: report cards, progress reports, gradebooks, gradebook management, GPA health, etc. 
  • Requires intensive collaboration with T&L teams, school management, school-based ops teams, compliance, data team, and KTC 
Ensure that we are well-equipped to grow to new sites and regions.
  • Research the academic and academic operations requirements and landscapes of any proposed new sites and regions and present all the relevant considerations to CMO teams. 
  • Recommend and design modifications to our existing programs and approach given the local context garnered through research. 
  • Requires intensive collaboration with T&L teams, school management, school-based ops teams, compliance, and data teams

Need more reasons to work here?
 In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, an EZ Pass for teammates commuting from Philadelphia, and a laptop. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that.

About KIPP New Jersey:
 KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in under-served communities for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to serve over 3,700 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. More than 88% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals.
In the next few years, KIPP New Jersey will have ten schools in Newark and five in Camden providing world-class education to over 7,300 students. By offering outstanding educators with strong bonds to the families we serve, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college proving that demographics don’t define destiny. Visit to learn more.

KIPP New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.


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