KIPP Bridge Academy seeks enthusiastic, detail-oriented and mission-driven parents for the role of KIPP Parent Ambassador. The Parent Ambassador role offers an opportunity for KIPP parents to develop professionally and help expand the school’s community. Parent Ambassadors will receive leadership training to support the implementation of student recruitment and outreach activities and create sustaining connections with new families in the school’s community.
Through a part-time commitment of 10-18 hours each week, Parent Ambassadors will work both as a team and one-on-one with School Operation and Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) teams to connect with the broader community, help raise the awareness and visibility of KIPP, and support the drive toward the school’s student recruitment goals.
This role is a non-exempt, temporary, and flexible part-time position that may require work on some weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Current, past, or future parent of a KIPP student preferred.
- Outreach and communication experience is welcome.
- Experience working as part of a team in a professional setting
Knowledge/skills required: Successful candidates will have the following knowledge and skills to take on the role:
- 100% aligned with the mission and values of KIPP Public Schools Northern California
- Credible amongst peers and a connector mindset.
- Excited to learn and grow
- Results oriented
- Welcoming to all communities
- Available between 10-18 hours each week (can be flexible).
- Strong communication skills. Spoken and written language skills other than English welcome.
- Knowledge of KIPP schools and mission preferred.
- Familiarity with productivity tools (word-processing, spreadsheets, calendars) preferred
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Support the implementation of family and student recruitment and outreach activities
- Coordinate ongoing activities for outreach with School Operations and ACE teams each month
- Collaborate with Regional and School Ops leaders and ACE team members to prepare and implement outreach activities to recruit new families and students to KIPP, including flyering, canvassing and tabling in the school community
- Hold 1:1 conversations with current and prospective families and students
- Identify and plan for opportunities to participate in events around the school community throughout the school year
- Identify and develop partnerships with community based organizations that could amplify or promote KIPP through their networks, events, and other communications
- Support the organization and hosting of events that welcome community organizations and leaders to the school community
Strengthen the partnership between current KIPP families and the school community
- Support activities to strengthen family engagement and participation in the school community
- Serve as one point of contact for current families, improving the responsiveness of the school and gathering feedback from the families in an effort to improve the family experience.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands
Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Must be able to walk, sit, and stand for long periods of time and actively converse and participate with others.
Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, memorize and recall objects and people.
Canvassing, tabling, and flyering in the field will require work outdoors, monitor environmental conditions and take appropriate safety precautions for the pandemic environment. Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In emergency context (e.g., pandemic) work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., be able to connect through phone or computer to recurring meetings). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.
Part-time, non-exempt position, between 10-18 hours each week, including the possibility of some evenings and weekends.
Part-time hourly compensation for up to a maximum of 18 hours per week. The position not eligible for benefits, holiday or break pay.
About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Our student community consists of over 6,600 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.