Director of Leadership Development

Department: Regional Support and LeadershipCompany DescriptionKIPP Capital Region is a part of a national network of high-performing public Charter Schools committed to creating joyful, academically excellent, and prepared students with the skills, ability, and confidence to pursue their paths to college, career, and beyond.With the Troy Prep K-12 schools joining the KIPP Capital Region network for the 2022-2023 school year, our KIPP schools will serve more than 2,500 students across the Capital Region. We look forward to increased curriculum offerings for students, professional development for more than 350 staff, and enhanced family and community partnerships.We are committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all of our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students, together.Job DescriptionThe Director of Leadership Development (DLD) drives the equitable school leadership pipeline development for KIPP Capital Region. In partnership with the KIPP Capital Region Teaching and Learning and Talent teams, the DLD will own the design, management, and execution of the Principal in Residence program and other leadership pipeline programs, ensuring we are developing a robust pipeline of leaders prepared with the skills and competencies to lead high-performing schools.KIPP Capital Region is driving towards a vision where the majority of our leadership positions are filled with diverse, internal candidates who reflect our school communities and are well-prepared to lead. As we work towards that vision, we are looking for a strong leader with multiple experiences leading diverse teams, developing leaders to be ready for the next step in their career, and vast experience both learning and leading with a commitment to racial justice and equity.The DLD will establish KIPP Capital Region as a premiere destination for leaders and aspiring teacher-leaders in the Capital Region area. This role will be responsible for the visioning and implementation of leadership development programming across the organization, partnering with the Talent, Teaching & Learning, Operations teams as well as schools to design programming for leaders at differing levels. While the role’s early focus will be on instructional leadership, over time, the DLD will build out leadership programming for all areas of the organization. This could include programming like an Operations Fellowship Program to mirror the PIR program in the development of Directors of Operations.About the KIPP Capital Region Principal in Residence ProgramThe Principal in Residence (PIR) program is a two-year residency that prepares rising leaders to open a new KIPP school or become a successor leader at an existing KIPP school. The program combines on-the-job learning, professional development, and mentorship and coaching opportunities to prepare participants to create and lead excellent schools.WHO YOU ARE:A leader who owns program vision and design, including goal setting and systems for progress monitoring, creation of key program deliverables (leader standards and performance benchmarking tools, formal professional development calendar, etc)A perceptive professional capable of creating and managing systems for team collaboration and project management (e.g., meeting structures, document management, project plans, etc.).A creative thinker, innovator, and problem-solver, who designs and executes a communication plan to invest stakeholders in support of program goalYou are a collaborator who will collaborate with cross-functional teams (academics, analytics, talent, etc.) to garner appropriate resources and supports for the programA effective communicator who will design and execute a communication plan to invest stakeholders in support of program goalsWHAT YOU’LL DO:Holds the PIR accountable to progression on Development Roadmap of skills aligned to School Leader readinessProvides direct coaching to the PIR including bi-weekly check-ins and bi-weekly observations of the PIR in practiceProvides the vision for PIR formal professional development; may lead some professional development contentEvaluates the PIR against performance benchmarksDevelops and sends monthly PIR communication to drive accountability, action and sharing of best practicesCodifies best practices and exemplar models in support of PIR development..Provides direct coaching to the mentor school leaders including observations of the mentor school leader in practiceProvides the vision for mentor school leader formal professional development in mentor school leader standards; may lead some professional development contentDevelops and sends monthly mentor school leader communication to drive accountability, action and sharing of best practicesCodifies best practices and exemplar models in support of mentor school leader developmentFOR EXTRA CREDIT:In collaboration with the Talent and Teaching & Learning team, build out development programming for Assistant Principals, Academic Deans, and Instructional Coaches (Emerging/Next Up Leader work)Partners with the Managing Directors of Schools on leadership development for current principalsPartner with KIPP Foundation on leadership coaching for selected KIPP Capital Region leaders and ensure coaching support is equitable and governed by a standard set of guidelinesAssist teachers with certification and other related development questions to ensure the strongest teachers are in lead rolesServe as the liaison with external teacher and leader development programs, such as Relay and local universitiesQualificationsEDUCATION/EXPERIENCEBachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferredAt least 6 years of experience leading large teams and direct people management; 3+ years of experience as a principal strongly preferredEvidence of significant and consistent personal and professional achievementPossesses a deep commitment to both racial and educational equity; supports the building of an organization that reflects the community KIPP serves; holds self and others on team accountable for centering equityExamines the impact of his/her identities, biases, assumptions, and behaviors on his/her power and privilege, interactions with others, work and leadership in the organization; able to recognize, immediately respond, and consistently remedy interpersonal and systemic bias and inequitiesDemonstrated excellence in school leadership, including instructional coaching, leading professional development, and developing other leadersDemonstrated proficiency in leading through change, executing on major initiatives, and leading cross-departmental workExcellent relationship builder with demonstrated experience managing diverse stakeholders, leading change, and mobilizing others and creating champions to support an organizational missionAbility to analyze and use qualitative and quantitative data on a regular basis to drive decision-making; strong judgmentAdditional InformationThe base salary range for this exempt position is $109,300 – $120,800WORK PERKSWhen you join KIPP Capital Region, you are joining in on our promise to families that their children will enter college and the professional world able to thrive academically due to their literacy, numeracy, and core knowledge in science and social studies. We also promise that our students will develop a passion for learning and the drive necessary to persevere as they climb the mountain to and through college and career. Our graduates will be prepared to return to their community as teachers, leaders, and architects of continued growth in the Capital Region. And while the biggest perk to working at KIPP Capital Region is doing work that makes a lifelong difference in the lives of our students, you’ll find that’s not the only benefit we offer:Generous time-offIndustry-leading medical, dental, and vision coverageUnparalleled work/life IntegrationCasual dress codeRelocation stipend (conditions apply)And so much more! For more information on the benefits of joining KIPP Capital Region, please view our Employee Benefits Summary .Learn More:All staff and educators at KIPP Capital Region are committed to anti-racism and inclusion, are part of a close-knit diverse community, and are encouraged to show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same. Learn more about what it’s like to work at KIPP Capital Region: role is located at KIPP Capital Region schools in Albany NY.

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