Lead a KIPP School! – Current Jobs, Fisher and Miles Family Fellowships

24 Sep


DESIGN, FOUND and LEAD your dream school with KIPP. The Fisher and Miles Family Fellowships provide educational leaders one and two year pathways to founding their own school. The Fisher Fellowship (our 1 year pathway) includes a Summer Institute in Chicago, residencies at KIPP schools nationwide, and individualized coaching from experienced KIPP school leaders. Upon completion of the fellowship, leaders return to their preferred region and open their dream school one grade level at a time.

Brandi Vardiman (Miami ’03) developed a research-based literacy program for her kindergarten class. Now she’s opening a new KIPP elementary school where the entire teaching team will put literacy at the heart of every lesson. Where will YOU take us?

The 2014-15 Fellowship Application is now live. Apply HERE by November 7th for priority notification of your application status!

The Chief Academic Officer role is an exciting opportunity to work closely with schools and principals to ensure all KIPP Austin students are climbing the mountain to college. The CAO will directly manage 4-6 principals and be responsible for both individual coaching and support of KIPP Austin’s school leaders as well as their overall professional development. As well, the CAO will lead the work on the instructional design work of KIPP Austin’s 2020 Strategic Plan. KIPP Austin is seeking two Chief Academic Officers – one who will oversee our elementary school programming, the other our secondary school programming – both to start in June of 2015.

The Founding High School Principal will design and launch KIPP Austin’s second high school to serve students from KIPP Austin Vista Middle School and KIPP Austin Beacon Prep Middle School. The Founding High School Principal will spend the 2015-2016 school year completing KIPP’s renowned Fisher Fellowship and then open the doors to our new high school in August of the 2016-2017 school year. Applications for this position must be submitted no later than November 7.

The High School Principal will assume leadership of KIPP Austin’s existing high school, KIPP Austin Collegiate, for the 2015-2016 school year. This role is an opportunity to build out our high school from approximately 500 students to 800 students and increase the effectiveness of high school programming to achieve KIPP Austin’s mission of ensuring all students complete the journey to and through college.
KIPP Austin Assistant Principals play a critical role in school leadership and student achievement. Every Assistant Principal manages between 8-12 teachers and plays a central role in teacher development and instructional coaching. Assistant Principals take on significant school leadership responsibilities and work closely with the principal to achieve the school’s goals. KIPP Austin is seeking Assistant Principals to support our growing elementary and middle schools in school year 2015-2016. The Assistant Principal position will be posted to our website in the next few weeks; in the meantime, please contact recruitment@kippaustin.org to express your interest.

For more information, contact Emily Schneider-Krzys, Senior Director of Talent, or visit www.kippaustin.org to complete your application today.

Back to School Kick Off – September 21 from 4:00 – 6:00pm

6 Sep

Join your fellow Austin Alumni and their families for our 7th Annual Back to School Kick Off!

RSVP here!

In addition to plenty of socializing and merriment, the Alumni Board will share their initiatives for the year and how you can get involved.

We would also love your help in fulfilling teachers’ wish lists.  Teachers submitted items they want for their classrooms.  Check out their wish lists and volunteer to bring their item to the Kick Off by writing your name on the google doc.

Thank you to Jerry (Chicago ’07) and Diego Negrete for hosting!!

1610 Astor Place

Austin, Texas 78721

Volunteer in the McBee Elementary Library in North Austin

6 Sep

The McBee Elementary School Library is looking for volunteers! McBee is an Austin ISD campus located in North Austin on Braker Lane with an enrollment of approximately 550 students. Library volunteers are needed mainly to assist with book shelving, but may have the opportunity to work on other special projects as they arise or to pursue areas of special interest.  No special experience or knowledge is required; just the urge to help! Requested minimum time commitment is one hour once a week.  Please contact admin@tfaaustinalumni.org if interested.


6 Sep


PelotonU is a local non-profit that provides an innovative pathway through college to help students graduate on time with no debt.

We’re recruiting high-school graduates (under age 25) who work and are not enrolled currently in college.

This program blends mentorship, a scholarship, and high-quality online colleges to provide students with the support and flexibility needed to earn their degree.

Contact Sarah Saxton-Frump RV ’07 for more information via admin@tfaaustinalumni.org

Teacher, 4th Grade Bilingual – Perez Elementary

13 Aug


Join the Perez team, including four Austin Alumni who also work and lead at this AISD school.

Apply now!

Communications Associate and Grad Student Interns, Center For Public Policy Priorities

31 Jul


Join our team and work for a Better Texas!

Are you a media maven? Master of the Twitter-verse and a publicity powerhouse? The Center for Public Policy Priorities is seeking an energetic Communications Associate for a full-time position!

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 8. For a full job description and application instruction, click here.

Calling All Grad Students – Paid Internships Available!

The Center is also looking for graduate students interested in gaining hands-on policy experience. Whether you’re interested in health policy, economic opportunity, food security, or are just a hard-core data nerd who wants to use your powers for good, we’ve got a position for you!

The application deadline is right around the corner, so visit our website today for details!

Aspiring School Leader Fellowship, Austin Cohort 2014-2015

28 Jul

OVERVIEW:  At Teach For America, we believe that we are charged to help develop the leadership of our alumni to be stewards of change in Austin. In pursuit of this goal, Teach For America is introducing the Aspiring School Leaders Fellowship program which is designed to prepare alumni for significant leadership positions in schools throughout Austin.
WHAT: The fellowship is a September to May program designed to accelerate the leadership development of participants in the following areas and be ready to take on a leadership role in the next 1 to 3 years.

  • Personal Leadership
  • Interpersonal Leadership
  • Managing People and  Projects
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Reasoning and Strategic Thinking

These competencies are based on external and internal research, as well as development models of partner school networks.

The fellowship will include…

  • 4-6 professional development sessions based on participant needs, designed by the TFA national School Leadership team and led by local and national experts in the field
  • a Houston and Austin day of school visits
  • the opportunity to learn more about school leadership pathways and programs in and around Austin

WHO: Teach For America alumni interested in pursuing school leadership during the next 1-3 years and are currently teacher leaders, first or second year AP’s, or instructional coaches are encouraged to participate.  The fellowship will be capped at 15 participants and will take the form of a cohort model.

WHEN: The program will run from August 23, 2014 through May 2015.

HOW:  Please complete this SHORT application by August 10, 2014 at midnight.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Lindsay.fitzpatrick@teachforamerica.org

The selection committee will notify you by August 15, 2014.