Temp. Public Programs Associate

Regional Support Office Oakland, California


Position Summary
This temporary role supports the compliance and reporting work associated with the increased influx of state and federal funding due to the COVID-19 crisis; researches, assesses and, if viable, applies for competitive, long-term, sustainable grant funds that are in alignment with KIPP NorCals priorities; will create compliance tracking and organizational systems to maintain long-term grant awards. This is a temporary, 1 year position and reports to the Associate Director of Operations. 

Preferred Qualifications


  • 2-3 years of proven research, writing and editing skills for proposals, grant applications and program plans;
  • Experience in an educational environment is a significant plus.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Excellent computer skills, experience working with Google platform a plus
  • Ability to interpret data and present their ideas and analysis to others
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and complete work accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to set priorities in a fast-paced work environment, pay attention to detail, and multi-task
  • Eager to learn, admit mistakes, and welcome and respond effectively to constructive feedback

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Research and Applications 

  • Seek out and assess opportunities for new public grants to support KIPP NorCal’s priorities and vision, particularly multi-year funding opportunities such as Career Technical Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, After School Safety Enrichment for Teens, California Community School Partners Program, etc. 
  • Lead initial, outlining, drafting and organization of public grant applications
  • Gather local, state, and federal data on achievement, demographics, trends, etc. to aid with grant applications
  • Work with Academic, Data, and School Leadership teams to gather information for applications and reporting  
  • Review grant applications and reports for consistency and accuracy
  • Work closely with the AD of Ops to ensure implementation of grant funded programs (as applicable)

Program and Compliance Reporting 

  • Create materials to help stakeholders meet new public funding requirements, such as CARES, ESSER, AB86, etc. 
  • Create and maintain a master calendar of all compliance reporting deadlines
  • Maintain and organize all reports, audits, audit outcomes and survey documentation
  • Maintain systems for changes in reporting requirements, tracking changes in documentation
  • Partner with the Accounting Team to support fund accounting and reporting
  • Submit all grant reporting requirements on time and in compliance with federal, state or local rules

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands 


Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.


Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.


Office environment subject to interruptions and distractions.  Occasional travel. In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic) work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.

Full-time, temporary 1-year, non-exempt position based on the regional support office calendar and time off calendar.

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.  

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

Questions? Email [email protected]