INDEPENDENT STUDIES MANAGER
These are unprecedented times and many of our students, families and staff face extreme challenges. We anticipate a small number of families opting to continue learning remotely through our Independent Studies program during the upcoming school year. KIPP Northern California will be leveraging a third-party platform, Edgenuity, to provide instruction to those students who choose this option.
The Independent Study Manager will serve as a coordinator for students across the region, a provider of specialized academic instruction per student IEPs, as well as a point of contact for families and campus-based staff in ensuring student success. This Manager role is a temporary, 1-year position with the opportunity to evolve and/or transition to meet student and family needs. The Manager will be a member of KIPP Northern California’s Academics Team and report to an Associate Director of Academics.
- 2+ years of successful special education (teaching or administrative) and/or K-12 school operations experience; as this role sits at the intersection of special education, operations, and data management
- Experience as a Special Educator working with Black and Brown students for one or more years with strong achievement results and documented growth on formative assessment and/or IEP goal assessment
Education / Credentials:
- Hold a B.A/B.S degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Hold a valid teaching credential or be in the process of securing one (click here to learn more)
- Hold a valid credential as an Education Specialist authorizing service in grade levels & areas assigned as an Education Specialist, including English Learner Authorization in the state of CA (Clear Credential or CLAD), or be in the process of securing a credential (click here to learn more)
- Spanish fluency highly preferred
- Intermediate expertise in Google suite (Google sheets, Google docs, Google drive, forms etc.)
- Demonstrated experience in PowerSchool (SIS) or other SIS/relational database, required
- Intermediate expertise with Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and vlookup, required
- Model KIPP values, commit to working with educationally underserved students, believe all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
- Communicate well with students, families, and colleagues
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Planning and Execution
- Serve as a point of contact for our partner organization, Edgenuity, and fulfill the list of duties and responsibilities as requested.
- Become the regional expert on the utilization of the Edgenuity platform.
- Create and execute a work plan with roles and responsibilities for teammates across the region.
- Coordinate with the Data Team and school-based operations to manage rosters.
- Maintain Compliance and Provide Instructional Minutes
- Responsible for case management, attendance tracking, compliance, goal setting, and progress monitoring of all students, including students with individualized educational programs (IEPs) and/or 504s.
- Provide relevant documentation to Edgenuity so that materials may be modified or student accommodations may be provided in compliance with IEPs/504s.
- Provide specialized academic instruction for special education students per their IEPs.
- Manage Independent Study documentation according to KIPP Independent Study policy.
- Coordinate with regional and school-based Special Education Teams.
- Coordinate with Associate Director of Operations to ensure compliance with Independent Study guidelines, documentation and reporting.
- Program Monitoring and Support
- Monitor student assignment completion and learning.
- Participate in bi-weekly training and analysis meetings with Edgenuity.
- Coordinate and implement school-based standardized testing to monitor student progress compared to peers not enrolled in Independent Studies.
- Utilize student data and survey data to adjust supports.
- Stakeholder Communication
- Schedule check-ins with school administration to support implementation of Edgenuity.
- Provide regular, consistent feedback to Edgenuity.
- Communicate regularly to students and parents regarding student progress per Master Agreement communication schedule.
- Establish and maintain an inclusive, culturally relevant and sensitive environment.
- Other duties
- Maintain confidentiality of student records as outlined by FERPA.
- Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands
Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Travel to/from the Regional Support Office and School Sites in your personal vehicle or via public transit. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting and working on a laptop with trackpad. Ability to access and utilize a variety of technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.
Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.
Office environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In an 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., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.
This is a temporary, exempt position role based on the regional support calendar and time-off policy.
About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 16 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 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 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.
We are dedicated to you and your family’s well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.