Parent Ambassador for Student and Family Recruitment, Stockton

Regional Support Office Stockton, California


Description

Position Summary
KIPP: Public Schools Northern California in Stockton seeks enthusiastic, driven, and mission-driven parents for the role of KIPP Parent Ambassador. The Parent Ambassador role offers an opportunity for KIPP parents to develop professionally and have an impact in expanding the school’s community through word of mouth recruitment. Parent Ambassadors will receive leadership training to deepen partnership with existing family/parent leaders and expand KIPP’s community of families by supporting the implementation of recruitment and outreach activities on the ground and creating sustaining connections with new families in the school’s community. 

Through a part-time commitment of  20-40 hours per month, Parent Ambassadors will work both as a team and one-on-one with School Operation and Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) teams to connect with the broader community, help raise the awareness and visibility of KIPP, and support the drive toward the school’s recruitment goals.

This role is a non-exempt, temporary, and flexible part-time position that may require work on some weekends, evenings, and holidays. 

Preferred Qualifications
Experience:

  • Current, past, or future parent of a KIPP student preferred.
  • Outreach and communication experience is welcome.

Knowledge/skills required: Successful candidates will have the following knowledge and skills to take on the role:

  • 100% aligned with the mission and values of KIPP Public Schools Northern California
  • Credible amongst peers and a connector mindset.
  • Excited to learn and grow
    • Results oriented
  • Welcoming to all communities.
  • Available 20-40hrs per month (5 - 10h per week).
  • Strong communication skills. Spoken and written language skills other than English welcome.
  • Knowledge of KIPP schools and mission preferred. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Support the implementation of family and student recruitment and outreach activities

  • Collaborate with Regional and School Ops leaders and ACE team members to prepare and implement outreach activities to recruit new families and students to KIPP
  • Identify and plan for opportunities to participate in events around your community throughout the school year
  • Coordinate ongoing activities for outreach with School Operations and ACE teams each month
  • Implement outreach activities including flyering, canvassing, and tabling in the school community
  • Hold 1:1 conversations with current and prospective families and students 

Community outreach

  • Identify and develop partnerships with community-based organizations that could amplify or promote KIPP through their networks, events, and other communications
  • Support the organization and hosting of events that welcome community organizations and leaders to the school community 

Strengthen the partnership between current KIPP families and the school community

  • Support activities to strengthen family engagement and participation in the school community
  • Serve as one point of contact for current families, improving the responsiveness of the school, and gathering feedback from the families in an effort to improve the family experience.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands

Physical: 
Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Must be able to walk, sit, and stand for long periods of time and actively converse and participate with others.

Mental:  
The stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, memorize and recall objects and people.

Environmental:
Canvassing, tabling, and flyering in the field will require work outdoors, monitor environmental conditions and take appropriate safety precautions for the pandemic environment.  Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In 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., be able to connect through phone or computer to recurring meetings). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.

Classification
Part-time, non-exempt position, up to a maximum of 20 hours per month. Position not eligible for benefits, holiday or break pay. 

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 6,500 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and Stockton. 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.

Compensation
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 careers@kippbayarea.org.