KIPP is looking for applicants for its seventh KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship (KLDF), a six-month program designed for senior leaders of public-school districts, charter school systems, and leadership training organizations to provide intensive training on KIPP’s leadership development model. At KIPP, we empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals. Participants learn about a variety of innovative school leadership models around the country through consultancies and join a cohort of reform-minded education leaders through three summits.
January 2022 (3 days 11-4 ET virtual)
Participants will explore effective practices in creating a leadership pipeline. Sessions will focus on building internal pipelines that are equitable and inclusive.
March 2022 (3 days 11-4 ET virtual)
Participants will explore how KIPP supports our regions in equitable hiring practices. Sessions will focus on designing a selection process that reflects equity, organizational values, and aligned leadership competencies.
May 2022 (2 days if in person or 3 days if virtual) * In-person programming decisions to be based on prevailing public health recommendations for COVID-19.
Participants will explore KIPP’s approach to leadership coaching which focuses on the adaptive skills needed to be a successful leader.
All summits will involve training on Leading for Racial Equity.
Benefits: The program is fully paid for by the KIPP Foundation.
General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Required Skills and Background:
1. Two applicants from each organization need to apply jointly and commit to engaging with the entire fellowship experience.
2. KIPP is looking for reform-minded public-school districts, charter management organizations (CMOs), and school leadership training organizations that want to improve the selection and development of their leaders.
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of 270 public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Started in 1994 as a middle school program, KIPP has since expanded to enroll over 120,000 students in all grades from PreK through high school. Nationwide, KIPP students complete their bachelor’s degree at three to four times higher rates than the average for students from families facing economic hardship.
KIPP is looking for applicants for its seventh KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship (KLDF), a six-month program designed for senior leaders of public-school districts, charter school systems, and leadership training organizations to…
Step 1: Submit Letter of Interest by ASAP to KLDF@kipp.org. Letters of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please include in the letter:
Step 2: Participate in a Phone Interview
Select candidates will be invited to interview with the KLDF selection team to share additional context about their fit for the fellowship.
Step 3: Submit Application (October 8, 2021)
Based on the phone interviews, a limited number of candidates will be invited to formally apply to the KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship. The formal application will include letter of support from the organization superintendent or CEO, candidate resumes, and a self-reflection on the organization’s practices and individuals’ roles in the organization.
Applications are due by October 8, 2021
Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than November 2021.