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Managing Director of Student Support - Newark

Here’s what you need to know: 
The Managing Director, Student Support role is a senior leadership role in the KIPP Newark region responsible for ensuring that all schools meet our student culture vision, that our student experience builds purposefully across grade levels, and that our school-based culture teams are developed and supported in a data-based manner.  In this role, the MDSS ensures that all roles that impact school culture and the success of every single child work together purposefully so that every school is excellent for every child.

Must haves:
  • Experience as a school leader/ principal and/or regional leadership
  • Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to all kids’ success.
  • Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated student achievement and school culture results.
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives  
  • Critical Thinking:  Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Stakeholder Management: Ability to build trust, invest diverse stakeholders, and leverage teammates to drive outcomes. 
  • Team Leadership: Ability to build strong teams and motivate teams towards achieving goals.
  • Performance Management:  Track record of developing direct reports and building capacity in leaders.
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Develop school leaders: Provide professional development on establishing and monitoring a strong school culture for school leaders.
  • Develop School Culture Teams:  Through professional development, clear goals and progress monitoring of data, and coaching based on school need, build capacity in school culture teams to achieve culture outcomes. 
  • Partnerships & Strategic Projects:  Partner strategically with external organizations to enhance the student experience at KIPP Newark.
  • Gifted & Talented Services:  Oversee the development of Gifted & Talented programming for our schools.
  • Social Work Integration: Coach the Director of Social Work to support the integration of Tier 1 and 2 behavioral systems with clinical support structures.
  • Crisis response: Train school teams on crisis response and support regional leadership with crisis management.
  • Family engagement: Work with the Family Engagement Coordinator to develop meaningful partnership opportunities and family engagement events.
Compensation & Benefits 
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area. 
About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. 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 teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Today, we have grown to 16 (K-12) schools throughout Newark and Camden, NJ. Learn more about KIPP here.
KIPP New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.


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