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 28 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/
Reporting to the Managing Director of Elementary Education or the Managing Director of Secondary Education, the Family Engagement Coordinators play a crucial role in ensuring every family in the KIPP Columbus learning community feels connected to their child’s education. The Family Engagement Coordinators will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing family outreach, volunteering, and engagements in their assigned schools and across the KIPP Columbus campus, and supporting the operations team in new student recruitment and re-enrollment.
This role will work closely with our Student Life, Social Work, and Operations teams to deliver on our mission that together with families and community we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose — college, career, and beyond.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Family and Community Outreach
- Builds relationships with families and community members to support the connection of the school with the wider learning community.
- Conduct family outreach to advertise school events, increase communication between the school and families, and develop mechanisms to illicit input from families.
- Responsible for creation and distribution of regular family communications (at a minimum of monthly).
- Ensures all family facing materials are readily available and accessible to all members of the team & family.
- Supports school team members with scheduling family meetings as needed.
- Create, implement, and monitor volunteer programs for families and community members.
- Determine, in partnership with school teams, volunteer needs of the school community and pathways for family and community volunteers to partner.
- Ensure all volunteers have been vetted including background check completion and performance manage volunteers.
Family and Community Engagement
- In partnership with the student life team ensure a robust Village within your assigned schools including attendance at all meetings, follow up with families from the meetings, and lead sessions during Village meetings.
- Support quarterly all campus family events including planning, set up, communication, and follow up.
Student Recruitment and Re-Enrollment
- Support Operations team in the re-enrollment process for families including intent to return forms, follow up on required paperwork, and other supports as needed.
- Provide support for all enrollment outreach prior to the annual lottery including holding, planning, and attending recruitment events, tours, and other supports.
- Following the annual lottery, support the operations team in collection of all required documentation.
- Plan and support new to KIPP families from the time of lottery to matriculation to campus, including activities such as tours, family meetings, connecting new families with team members, summer packets etc.
- Unwavering commitment to the KIPP Columbus mission and core values
- Experience working in the Columbus community, non-profits, or other advocacy/engagement roles preferred; bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
- Sense of humility, customer service mindset, and shows urgency and the ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly
- Strong communication and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results
- Team player with strong interpersonal and stakeholder management and relationship building skills
- Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff
- Desire to continuously learn and evolve as a professional
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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