Associate Director of the Capital Teaching Residency

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience




District of Columbia
United States



Students deserve to attend high-quality schools that provide rigorous instruction, a safe learning environment, and experiences that will best prepare them for a myriad of career and life opportunities. Yet, thousands more across the District of Columbia have limited access to quality educational options – and it doesn’t have to be that way. At KIPP DC, each day we see thousands of students arrive to school at KIPP DC ready to learn and grow. We aspire to improve life outcomes for the next generation of Washingtonians by equipping students and alumni with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to become thoughtful, intentional citizens in the competitive world and lead successful lives full of choice and opportunity.  



The Capital Teaching Residency (CTR), housed within KIPP DC, is a teacher training program committed to increasing the number of highly effective educators in the District of Columbia. We fulfill this mission by training and certifying aspiring teachers through an intensive one-year residency in high-performing public charter schools, and by retaining our most effective teachers in partner schools across the DC region. CTR serves as a model of excellence for teacher training programs across the country. Please see our website for more information:


The Associate Director of CTR will be a key leader on the CTR team and will oversee the full range of training and development for 75 early childhood and elementary residents each school year. This will include oversight of the professional development offerings, certification assignment design and grading, communications and program policies. The Associate Director will represent the residency program in internal and external capacities and will work closely with KIPP DC school leaders, teachers and residents. This individual will also oversee all program improvement and redesign efforts and will be expected to continually use data to measure program effectiveness. The Associate Director will manage the CTR Manager of Professional Development and will report directly to the Managing Director of the Capital Teaching Residency and Professional Development.  



·        Provide oversight and feedback on yearlong training scope and sequence and weekly professional development sessions delivered to early childhood and elementary teaching residents; facilitate sessions throughout the year

·        Intensively support a small group of about 25 teaching residents through an advisory program including delivering small group coursework, grading their coursework assignments and providing one-on-one guidance.

·        Design and implement systems of ongoing support to ensure equitable outcomes for residents; refine regular communication channels about residents' progress

·        Evaluate and revise resident certification assignments to ensure purpose and clarity

·        Collect and analyze program data including evaluation scores, assignment grades, and survey results to ensure equity and alignment; design follow-up and interventions to address data trends

·        Oversee regular school leader communication on resident updates and program status

·        Represent the CTR program in internal and external capacities including recruitment events, donor meetings and collaboration with local programs and agencies

·        Run teacher leader training sessions to support KIPP DC teachers in learning adult facilitation skills and presenting content to residents

·        Manage the Manager of CTR Professional Development to execute weekly professional development; provide regular feedback on written materials and oral presentations

·        Support the Managing Director of CTR and Professional Development in designing and facilitating team-wide learning opportunities and driving program alignments and improvements


·        A strong record of program leadership, design and execution

·        A strong record of leading effective professional development for teachers

·        Outstanding project management, organizational and event execution skills, and extraordinary attention to detail

·        Strong writing and communication skills

·        An understanding of school building dynamics and a customer service oriented perspective

·        Ability to build relationships with many constituents and across difference

·        Strong data interpretation and analysis skills

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and to problem-solve regularly

·        Flexibility, tenacity, ability to produce high-quality work, resourcefulness, and willingness to work well with a team

·        Proactive, results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done and to take on additional tasks, as needed

·        Flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate a high level of responsibility and multiple priorities

·        Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills

·        Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP DC and CTR’s mission and a passion for education

·        Flexibility to work some weekday evenings and Saturdays

·        A minimum of two years teaching in an early childhood or elementary urban school

·        Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree is a plus

·        Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook


·        Salaries for staff are competitive with added compensation for KIPP DC’s extended day and year, along with additional bonuses.

·        KIPP DC offers its employees competitive rates for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance.

·        KIPP DC also offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after 3 years.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis and there is an immediate opening. All interested applicants should visit us online at If you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment Team via e-mail at