2018-19 Instructional Aide/Teaching Fellow at KIPP Prize Preparatory Academy

School Support San Jose, California


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About KIPP Bay Area Schools

KIPP is a non-profit network of 209 college-preparatory, public charter schools around the country educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, for us all.

There are currently 12 KIPP schools in the Bay Area educating 5,200 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. In the fall of 2018, KIPP Bay Area Schools plans to open a new high school in East San Jose and a new elementary school in the Bayview Hunter's Point.

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Position Overview

KIPP Teaching Fellows work intensively with school leaders and teachers to hone teaching skills while helping our students achieve the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits needed to succeed in the nation’s most competitive high schools and top colleges and universities.  Teaching Fellows will learn data-driven instructional strategies to develop structured and dynamic lessons to engage all students. The Fellow’s time is divided between assisting teacher advisors, lesson planning, whole-group instruction, small group tutoring and grading. These duties provide an excellent training, preparation and practice for teaching positions for the 2019-20 school year.

The Teaching Fellows position is designed to create a pipeline of teachers for KIPP, and is specifically geared for individuals who have not yet been a full time teacher of record, but who foresee a career as a KIPP teacher. Qualified applicants will find alignment with the KIPP Bay Area’s mission statement and have relevant experiences working with a similar student population and show promise as a future KIPP Prize teacher.

*Please note that the Teaching Fellow position is not a credential program, but rather provides prospective educators with full-time, hands on experience.  Enrollment in a third party credentialing program with the passage of prerequisite exams is a requirement in order to move into a lead teaching position for the 2019-20 school year.

 

Reports to: Assistant Principal or Principal

  • This position is ideal for recent graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s in education, individuals who have prior experience as a teaching intern, and individuals with AmeriCorps national service experience
  • This position is an excellent opportunity to potentially join the KIPP team as a teacher of record for the 2019-20 school year
  • Individuals with expertise in math and/or science are encouraged to apply

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Under the direction of the principal, work with students in small groups, whole class groups or in one-to-one assignments to tutor, reinforce, or follow up learning activities in core academic, and/or specialized subject areas.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and cooperative classroom and learning environment.
  • When necessary, prepare instructional materials
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks including making copies, filing, gathering resource information/materials.
  • Perform a variety of duties, including arrival and dismissal, lunch and recess duties.
  • Ensure that students have access to a positive and productive learning environment by enforcing all campus safety rules and behavior expectations
  • During Blended Learning time actively “coach” students on all computer programs and ensure that the educational software used in the lab effectively meets the needs of students; perform targeted individual interventions and assist struggling students on computer programs
  • Interpret and manage online student data generated by multiple educational software programs; monitor student progress
  • Communicate and collaborate with the teachers at their grade level, and school administrators; participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the KIPP team
  • In co-teaching scenarios, in partnership with a mentor teacher, develop academically rigorous lessons; create rubrics and assessments and assess students’ progress throughout the year
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis
  • Seek to develop one’s own teaching capacity through making significant academic gains with students, developing rigorous lessons, seeking feedback and supporting school wide activities
  • Supervise various before and after school activities
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

 

Qualifications and Desired Characteristics:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher.  
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Paid or volunteer educational experience is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Detail-oriented team player willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area Schools and our students.

 

Compensation

We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

 

Questions? Email Ryan Weidmann at teach@kippbayarea.org.

KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.