Expanded Learning Program Director, KIPP Heartwood

School Support San Jose, California


Description

Position Summary

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) has provided state funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. “Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results-driven, include community partners, and complement learning activities in the regular school day and school year.

The Expanded Learning Program Director will lead the school’s effort to provide high-quality expanded programming for our school beyond the traditional school day. Reporting directly to the  School Leaders, and working closely with the Regional Associate Director of Expanded Learning, the ELO-P Director will be responsible for leading and expanding the regular school day curriculum into the expanded day and year; including the development of community partnerships, alignment of systems and operations, and with required enrollment composition and fiscal compliance. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience:

  • Prior experience working in a school based setting in a leadership position 
  • Experience in curriculum or academic / after school program design 
  • At least (3) three years of experience as a successful manager
  • Bilingual-Spanish strongly preferred but not required 

Education:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience and/or administrative experience in a K-12 setting or equivalent preferred 

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Excellent project management, change management, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with colleagues and administrators
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with parents and community members
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Demonstrated experience planning and facilitating professional development programs
  • Ability to evaluate the big picture and anticipate issues needing resolution
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting
  • Competent in educational technology
  • Strong working knowledge in all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assess the current status of existing afterschool an/or expanded programming to align to the new ELO-P requirements and implement in alignment with school’s academic programming 
  • Hire, supervise, oversee, schedule, and evaluate all ELO-P, and expanded learning staff members
  • Plan and implement curriculum and schedule for expanded programs, including afterschool and intersession programming, off-site field trips
  • Provide professional development for ELO-P site staff to reinforce school-wide expectations and necessary health, safety and emergency protocols
  • Implement systems for expanded attendance reporting and progress monitoring 
  • Collaborates with the region to design, implement enrichment activities for all expanded learning programs to include ELO-P (includes ASES)
  • Complete compliance reporting, such as nutrition, budget, and other program reports
  • Develop and coordinate relationships with external partners (foundations, community organizations, CDE, etc) 
  • Evaluates and works collaboratively with school site team to design/select curriculum and instructional materials that support the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of all students
  • Identify students who are academically at-risk and initiate effective intervention strategies
  • Lead analysis and program progress monitoring, reporting and aligning regularly to School Leaders and regional initiatives
  • Responsible for outreach and providing key information and updates to all stakeholders through various mediums
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands 

Physical: Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs. . The amount of time for each activity varies depending upon priorities and needs. The professional must be able to respond to emergency situations .

Mental:  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.

Environmental: Office and/or classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Occasional classroom/school environment and 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. Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations.

Classification

This is a full-time, exempt position on a full year calendar cycle, based on the regional calendar and time-off policy.

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 18 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 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual 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.

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