Website KIPP Columbus
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are 285 KIPP schools across the nation and the District of Columbia, serving more than 175,000 students and alumni with more than 15,000 educators.
Founded in 2008 with 50 students in 5th grade, KIPP Columbus currently educates 2,000 students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth. With a mission to, together with families and the community, create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose — college, career, and beyond — KIPP has maintained excellence in its growth, and will improve upon that standard – proving what is possible in public education.
KIPP Columbus continues to rank as one of the top schools for academic growth of any school in the state of Ohio, and is a top performing urban school in the state for academic growth. In our first three graduating classes (in spring 2020, 2021, and 2022) 100% of students were accepted to college and/or military service with nearly $40 million in merit scholarships from colleges and universities awarded.
In addition to academic excellence, KIPP Columbus also partners with nearly 100 community organizations to provide extracurricular activities, programming, health and wellness services, meals, and more to KIPP students, families, and the broader community. KIPP is also a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, offering more than 10 varsity sports.
The KIPP Columbus learning campus will continue to advance student learning, expand partnerships, enable superior programming, and serve as a teaching and leadership lab for schools nationwide, reimagining education through a deeper lens of antiracism, excellence, and joy as we expand to educate nearly 4,000 students on our learning campus in the coming years.
Interested in learning more about our school? Please check out our website: https://www.kippcolumbus.org/
The Assistant Director of Operations: PowerSchool plays an integral role in ensuring the integrity of student information including demographics, contact information, course enrollments, and class schedules in KIPP Columbus’ student information system, PowerSchool SIS. This position works with our schools to ensure student information is collected, entered, and maintained in an efficient and accurate manner. This work is critical for ensuring that such student information is able to be leveraged by instructional leaders, school staff, and the data team to make student-focused decisions, and that the external reporting of this data is fully accurate. The optimal candidate for this role has a keen eye for details, is a strong project manager, can manage multiple deadlines, and can prioritize competing priorities. This position reports to the Director of School Operations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Implement the processes that ensure the accurate, consistent collection and maintenance of student information in PowerSchool SIS, which connects to additional platforms for internal and external use
Process new student enrollments, student transfers, student withdrawals, and student graduation in partnership with the Senior Operations Associate: Enrollment and KIPP Forward Team
Handle the rostering and scheduling work for all schools at KIPP Columbus
Work with schools in managing the rollout of report cards, progress reports, and transcripts
Train and support school and district staff regarding PowerTeacher Pro, Special Programs, and/or other platforms that are directly connected to PowerSchool SIS
Audit and correct student data and practices for accuracy and completeness including, but not limited to, attendance, grades, schedules, student IEP/504 plans, required family documentation, rostering, enrollment, and compliance
Complete and submit all state required documents and data from PowerSchool as required
Export and manipulate data to generate reports for a target audience
Identify and test recommended solutions prior to executing resolutions in a test environment
Assist in documenting the practices, protocols, and systems developed for the SIS in order to ensure consistent and accurate practices going forward and provide step-by-step guidance to school and district staff
Respond and provide support to school-based staff, district staff, families, and students with expert troubleshooting and coaching regarding the PowerSchool SIS
Identify and communicate resolutions for SIS data issues related to PowerSchool, Special Programs, and PowerTeacher
Work within the data team to understand user accounts and requirements for access to data reporting and learning platforms
Collaborate with school leaders to ensure that information in Powerschool is accurate and work together for changes that need to be made
Deep knowledge of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher Pro, and Special Programs required
3+ years work experience doing compliance, accountability reporting, or education project management
Experience working in a K-12 educational setting preferred
Exceptional communication and preparations skills to collaborate with colleagues at all levels
Outstanding project management skills and the ability to coordinate and maximize the contributions of others
Ability to develop, manage and lead an effective team in meeting stated goals
Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and exhibit flexibility in a complex environment
Excellent problem solving and decision-making ability
Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional
Belief that outstanding school leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes for all students
Ability to persevere with a sense of optimism, strong problem solving skills, and desire to learn and grow in a collaborative professional learning community
Willingness, and commitment, to go above and beyond to prove the possible with students.
Ability to multi-task and work within an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment, while driving toward clarity and solutions
Compensation and Benefits
KIPP Columbus offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit plan including medical and dental insurance, as well as group term life insurance, retirement plan and paid time off.
Statement of Non-Disclosure
KIPP Columbus is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school for consideration of any position (admission, employment, etc.). KIPP Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 4112.02 of the Ohio Revised Code.
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