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Purchasing Coordinator - Newark

Here’s what you need to know:

KIPP New Jersey is looking for a Purchasing Coordinator to join our purchasing team.  The purchasing coordinator will work with directors of school operations and budget managers to ensure that teachers and other staff can obtain crucial goods and services in an efficient and timely manner, while also ensuring alignment of purchases with the organizational budget, and adherence to public procurement rules. The Purchasing Coordinator will be a critical player in the school operations landscape, helping to ensure that our instructional staff can focus on what matters most: our students, and their journey to and through college.

Must haves:

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, with a customer service orientation

  • Experience managing various projects simultaneously

  • Thrives in a deadline driven environment

  • Ability to learn new systems quickly

  • Proactive/problem-solver

  • Mission driven

  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Nice to have:

  • Experience working in a procurement function or with any type of vendor relationship management

  • Working experience with Coupa or other purchase order tool

  • Working experience with Zendesk or other support ticket tool

  • Intermediate level proficiency with Google applications (e.g. Sheets, Docs, Drive)

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

Being part of our team gives you lots of opportunities to grow, but with great power also comes great responsibility. Here are some of the primary responsibilities associated with this role:


  • Execute on purchase order process to ensure that teachers and other staff can obtain necessary materials and services in an efficient and timely manner, while upholding organizational policies and public school procurement rules

  • Manage communication and build strong relationships with vendors

  • Communicate status updates regarding delivery of goods and services

  • Support accounting function with maintaining clean, organized purchasing data and documentation

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 and Miami, FL.  Learn more about KIPP here.


KIPP New Jersey/Miami is an equal opportunity employer.

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