JOB TITLE: Managing Director of Primary Schools
ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in
the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary
education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive
in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities,
and lead choice-filled lives.
In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and
San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a
nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student
academic outcomes and impact more students across Texas. As a
unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively
leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial
strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in
order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved
communities across the state.
In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will
educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the
district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will
continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities,
and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and
achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.
KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural
As a Team & Family, we:
Persist with Purpose
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224
college-preparatory public charter schools educating early
childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP
schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is
open to all students. 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 families.
The Managing Director of Primary Schools is responsible for
assisting in building the capacity of school leadership teams to
improve the conditions of teaching and learning in primary schools.
The director will have recommendation and approval- making power to
address day-to-day academic and operational school issues and will
be responsible for ensuring that KTX’s mission and goals are
Collaboration with multiple departments to ensure consistency of
practice and use of resources will be essential as this position
works continuously to improve the skills and knowledge base of
primary school leaders.
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of
work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude
them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a
logical assignment to the position.
Uses aspects of principal coaching and supervision to develop a
vision for highly effective primary school leaders in the domains
of instructional leadership, vision and function, values and
mindset, and service and engagement alongside school management
Analyzes academic performance of primary schools and correlates
day-to-day decision making of primary school operations and
instruction with outcomes for students
Analyzes school innovation and improvement plans to promote high
student achievement and growth, increased active engagement of
students, and principal professional learning.
Coordinates primary schools to promote a rigorous academic
program of studies, superior student achievement, and continuous
improvement of results for all students.
Collaborates with the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Team to craft the vision for GVLC in primary schools.
Coaches and supports primary school managers and leaders in goal
setting, planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of
action plans that will guide school leaders in meeting their
instructional leadership objectives and for their schools to meet
Plans and leads high quality and relevant learning experiences
for primary school managers and school leaders to guide the
implementation of effective instructional programs
Conducts regular formal and informal classroom walk-throughs
aligned to student achievement and strategic goals alongside the
Curriculum Team and School Management Team.
Provides feedback on successful leadership practices, such as
effective management of instructional staff, use of data, and
establishment of school culture alongside school management
Attends school-based meetings and events to foster a culture of
engagement with staff, families, and community
Builds the instructional leadership capacity of school leaders
with particular focus on instruction, data analysis, aligned
interventions, community, and culture
Creates a culture of inquiry and mutual accountability among the
Visits schools on a regular basis to monitor day-to-day
Models non discriminatory practices in all activities
Initiates and maintains effective liaisons to maintain a current
knowledge of developments and research in the profession
Performs other related duties as assigned by the CAO or Deputy
Chief or other appropriate leader
Skills and Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to
perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must possess at least five years of primary school leadership
and possess extensive experience in the field of public education
to include classroom experience and supervisory/administrative
Must possess budget planning experience.
Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the principles,
practices, and current issues in the provision of public education
programs and services.
Must possess a demonstrated knowledge of state/federal
regulations and accreditation requirements governing public
Must possess excellent leadership, supervisory, interpersonal,
and communication skills.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with teachers, paraprofessionals, school
administrative staff, parents, guardians, the community, and
central office administrative staff.
Must possess excellent leadership, management, and communication
Must possess experience supervising and providing performance
feedback professional staff, managing budgets, and developing and
interpreting student population projections and teacher
Demonstrated strong computer skills are required.
Must possess the ability to speak effectively before large
groups and high level executives.
Other Duties as assigned
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and
level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants
and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without
consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,
age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or