Career & Technical Education Advising Manager

Regional Support Office Oakland, California


About KIPP Bay Area Public Schools
KIPP is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools across 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, and for us all.

There are currently 15 KIPP schools across the Bay Area educating nearly 6,000 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City and supporting over 3,000 alumni around the country.

Position Overview
KIPP Bay Area’s KIPP Through College (KTC) team is looking for a Career & Technical Education (CTE) Advising Manager to support KIPP Bay Area alumni by equipping them with experiences that help link their education to a future career.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct Labor Market research in our 3 subregions with Accenture’s support. 
  • Conduct focus groups with students in High School regarding career interests 
  • Identify at least 2 CTE Providers in each sub-region--matching high demand industries with the industries of interest to our students (By February 2020)
  • Track recommended providers and share with all College Counselors (By February 2020)
  • Develop PD sessions to share CTE Provider information to our DCC’s, College Counselors and Persistence Advisors (By February 2020)
  • Establish CTE partnership with our Community Colleges (By Summer 2020)
  • Develop and oversee workforce development partnerships and programming (certification programs in healthcare, IT and other in-demand fields with track records of placement into jobs with family-sustaining wages, benefits, and options to progress in their careers).

KIPP Through College Team Participation:

  • Attend and participate in all KTC team meetings, Alumni Advisor Work Group meetings, KTC Persistence Manager team meetings and Regional Support Office team meetings
  • Attend and participate in the KTC Leadership Community of Practice and/or Regional Support Office New Managers training sessions
  • Plan and participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with manager and direct reports to maintain healthy team dynamics and drive indisputable impact for students


  • Positivity, optimism and a solutions-oriented mindset
  • Practice healthy communication and embrace productive conflict to form trusting relationships, to collaborate, offer feedback and guidance, and to motivate and inspire others.  
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area’s mission and values
  • Commitment to working with educationally underserved students and families from historically marginalized communities that have been systematically underserved
  • Commitment to continuously learning how to lead for equity to ensure students and teammates thrive
  • An achievement orientation: self-directed and results-oriented, demonstrating initiative and follow-through and ability to adapt to changing circumstances. 
  • Knowledge of Career Development for first-generation, educationally underserved college graduates 
  • Knowledge of United States Military branches, testing procedures and ability to support students with an exploration into military careers 
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements
  • Goal-oriented, with strong initiative and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide range of people including teachers, counselors, parents, students, and administration teams
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge in all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Extreme flexibility, strong work ethic, and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate joining a growing and constantly improving team 
  • Self-starter, comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, counseling, youth development or a related field required.
  • Knowledge of Career Development for first-generation, educationally underserved college graduates from historically marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated results-driving partnerships with workforce sector 
  • Track record of success working in career counseling or youth development
  • Previous experience in using data to drive decision making 
  • Experience managing projects and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders

KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

To Apply:
Submit a detailed cover letter outlining your specific interest in this position and your relevant experience by clicking “apply” on this page. 

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Email with any questions.

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.