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Referral Reward Program

So you’ve seen an amazing teaching job opportunity with KIPP NJ that’s not the right fit for you, but would be perfect for your friend. We would love to hear about them – and send you some money as a thank you.

Our Referral Reward program is open to everyone: current KIPP NJ employees, friends, family, AND people outside of the organization. If you share one of our jobs with someone and they end up being hired to a full-time instructional, non-instructional, or school leader position, you could receive a cash reward of up to $10,000.

Referral Reward Levels

  • Head of School and School Leader – $10,000
  • Director of Campus/School Operations (includes Fellows) and Achievement Director, Assistant Principal – $5000
  • Lead Teacher, Specials Teacher (i.e. Art, Music, Dance) or Non-Instructional Director– $2,000
  • Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist – $2,000
  • All other teachers, staff or other roles –  $500

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Referral Guidelines

General Eligibility and Participation

The Referral Reward program (“Referral Program”) offers the opportunity to both employees and individuals outside of the organization to receive a one-time payment for the referral of a candidate who is successfully hired by KIPP.

What makes a quality teacher referral?

  • In general, we are looking for people who are hungry (for kid-focused results and personal/professional development), humble, and hard-working.
  • All Lead Teacher candidates must have (1) a conferred Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, (2) proof of a NJ state teacher certification that is complete or in progress OR proof of an out-of state teacher certification OR a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA >/= 3.0 and ability to pass NJ state licensure exam, and (3) formal teaching experience.
  • All Teacher in Residence candidates must have (1) a conferred Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, (2) a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA >/= 3.0 (if degree conferred after 2016) OR a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of > 2.75 (if degree conferred prior to 2016), (3) ability to pass NJ state licensure exam, and (4) some experience with children. Formal teaching experience not necessary.

Referral payments are only awarded for the hiring of full-time instructional, non-instructional, and school leader positions. Referral amounts vary by title and position. Current referral amounts are as follows:

  • Head of School and School Leader – $10,000
  • Director of Campus/School Operations (includes Fellows) and Achievement Director, Assistant Principal – $5000
  • Lead Teacher, Specials Teacher (i.e. Art, Music, Dance) or Non-Instructional Director- $2,000
  • Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist – $2,000
  • All other teachers, staff or other roles –  $500

External Referral Guidelines

  • To participate in the External Referral Program:
    • You must be an individual person (not a business entity) and a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age.
    • You cannot be associated with or a consultant of a staffing/recruiting agency.
    • You cannot refer yourself.
  • Your referral candidate:
    • Cannot be a current or past employee of TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP:Miami or KIPP NJ (collectively “KIPP”).
    • The External Referrer must notify his/her referral candidate that KIPP recruiters may be in touch to discuss opportunities in our network.
  • If you meet the eligibility requirements and qualify for a referral award, KIPP NJ shall pay you a one-time external referral payment in the amount identified above based upon the specific role for which the referred candidate was hired, provided that such hired candidate:
    • Acknowledges that he or she was referred by you via the application.
    • Completes 135 days of continuous active employment with TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP Miami or KIPP NJ.
    • Is actively employed by TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP Miami or KIPP NJ at the time the referral bonus is paid out.

Current Employee Guidelines

  • To participate in the Employee Referral Program:
    • All current employees are eligible to participate in the referral bonus award program except for the following individuals:
      • Chief level staff, Regional Executive Directors, Heads of Schools, School Leaders and Managing Directors of Operations.
      • Directors in cases wherein they are the hiring manager;
      • KIPP NJ Employees wherein they are the hiring manager;
      • KIPP Through College Team Members are not eligible for the referral of a KIPP alumni.
      • KIPP Foundation Leadership and KIPP Foundation National Talent Team; and
      • KIPP NJ Recruitment Team Members.
    • Your referral candidate:
      • Cannot be a current or former KIPP employee.
      • Cannot be yourself.
      • Cannot be someone you met through the course of doing your job at KIPP NJ.
    • You must notify your referral candidate that KIPP recruiters may be in touch to discuss opportunities in our network.
    • If you meet the eligibility requirements and qualify for a referral award, KIPP NJ shall pay you a one-time referral payment in the amount identified above based upon the specific role for which the referred candidate was hired, provided that such hired candidate:
      • Acknowledges that he or she was referred by you via the application.
      • Completes 135 days of continuous active employment with TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP Miami or KIPP NJ.
      • Is actively employed by TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP Miami or KIPP NJ at the time the referral bonus is paid out.