KIPP LA Public Schools operates tuition-free, open enrollment public charter schools focused on preparing students in under-resourced communities for choice filled lives. We currently operate 17 schools and serve over 7,300 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.
- The Public Programs Manager, Federal and State Programs serves as a subject matter expert for meeting all federal and state compliance requirements, and drives compliance efforts across the region’s 17 schools. The Public Programs Manager provides support, training, and coaching to SST and school staff to ensure that KIPP LA Schools establishes compliant and quality policies and procedures. The Public Programs Manager will be part of the Academic Team and report to the Director of Public Programs & Authorizer Relations.
- The candidate should be sensitive to the demands of diverse stakeholders. They should also process the diplomacy necessary to keep the needs of our schools as their first priority at all times, while at the same time ensuring we are meeting all federal and state compliance requirements.
- Write all Compliance Plans including but not limited to: Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAPs), Federal plans, Title III plans, etc. and assist with charter proposals to prospective and renewing authorizers and government agencies
- Monitor implementation of LCAP, CSI, ASTI, and other school wide programs
- Track progress and risk based on dashboard performance
- Maintain up-to-date calendar of application and submission deadlines
- Assist with the preparation for a federal program monitoring visit
- Gather all needed information for KIPP LA Board Meetings
- Perform other duties as identified in order to meet team goals
Application & Reporting
- Seek out and assess opportunities for additional public grants to support KIPP LA’s priorities and vision
- Gather local, state, and federal data on achievement, demographics, national trends, etc to aid with grant application
- Work with members of the teaching and school leadership staff to gather necessary information for reporting
- Review grant applications and reports for consistency and accuracy
Programming & Compliance
- Train school based site coordinators, school leaders and others as needed on program specific compliance
- Create materials to help stakeholders understand of public grant requirements
- Collect data on best practices for program implementationAttend and support school-based meetings such as, but not limited to, Title I and III planning, LCAP stakeholder meetings, ASP events.
- Complete on-going compliance audits of program attendance, agenda items and storage, and maintain documentation of audit outcomes for public programs dashboard
- Create and maintain a master calendar of all reporting deadlines
- Maintain and organize all reports, audits and survey documentation
- Maintain systems for changes in reporting requirements, tracking changes in documentation
- Written and Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively, listens and gets clarification, able to read and interpret written information with attention to detail
- Detailed Oriented - Implements internal checks to ensure the accurate review of data
- Self directed - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against standard of excellence
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
- Planning/Organization - Priorities and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
- Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoughtfulness
- Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data, uses data to drive decision making
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration, accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments
- Growth Mindset- Open to receiving and giving productive and impactful feedback for the betterment of our programs, and ultimately our schools
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Minimum 4 years full time work experience
- Proven writing and editing skills in proposals, grant applications and program plans.
- Experience in an educational environment is a significant plus
- Excellent computer skills, experience working with Google platform a plus
- Ability to work independently, set priorities, and complete work accurately and in a timely manner