As a leader in providing high quality education for low income students, KIPP Memphis Public Schools (KIPP Memphis) is a network of open enrollment, tuition-free, college preparatory public charter schools. KIPP Memphis is part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of high performing public charter schools. KIPP’s network spans more than 200 schools across the US and is known for having high expectations, focusing on results and ensuring students achieve their post-high school goals. The mission of KIPP Memphis is “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.”
Founded in 2002, KIPP Memphis serves elementary, middle, and high school students in North Memphis. The KIPP Memphis team and family serves as a model of excellence and collaborates with other community organizations to raise the overall quality of education in Memphis.
Open Position Details:
- Elementary School – English Language Arts/Mathematics
- Middle School – English Language Arts/Mathematics
- Middle School – Mathematics
The Academic Interventionist is responsible for working directly with students in to provide tutoring, coaching, goal-setting, and academic case management to achieve measurable improvements in academic performance. Must have an authentic interest in the academic growth and development of students, as well as the ability to provide a safe and trustworthy learning environment.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate students’ improvement in assigned subject(s), and increase engagement as a result of their sustained participation in KIPP’s blended learning programs
- Manage classroom behavior to create a productive learning environment
- Provide academic intervention that is active and enables learning and recall of new knowledge strengthened through different exposures of “doing” (i.e., seeing, hearing, touching, and doing)
- Provide academic intervention that is collaborative and is socially-centered, allowing young people to build skills through learning as a team
- Create lesson plans based on student needs as required; and program partnerships with parents, teachers and other supportive services
- Provide academic intervention that is meaningful increases motivation by creating experiences relevant to students’ own interests, and the world in which they live
- Provide academic intervention that supports mastery that provides young people the opportunity to gain and practice new skills and habits
- Lead small-group tutoring, coaching, goal-setting and academic case management designed to bridge the gaps in students’ understanding
- Foster the joy of mastery that culminates in an event or product to be viewed and celebrated by peers and family members
- Provide academic intervention that expands horizons and facilitates learning that goes beyond the walls of site facilities and uses the surrounding community as a classroom, bringing in individuals and businesses that young people may not otherwise come into contact
Blended Learning Connections
- Maintain ongoing communication with parents to obtain information to better serve students and maintain program quality; this includes, but is not limited to the distribution of progress reports, programmatic materials, etc.
- Collect/enter student data on academic gains and other outcome targets. Consistent completion of all required documentation: forms, grade checks, assessments, attendance records, etc.
- Organize own work daily, weekly, and monthly to ensure key deadlines are met and is completed on time and according to established policies and procedures
- Communicate student progress as-needed to core-content teachers
Additional duties and responsibilities
- Manage a classroom of 25 students
- Participate in required trainings and national days of service outlined by KIPP Memphis
- Bachelor’s degree
- 1-2 years relevant work experience
- 48 credit hours (minimum)
- Ability to take initiative
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Proficient level of cultural competency
- Bilingual in Spanish, preferred
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience, degree attainment, and credentials. A competitive benefits package will also be offered.
- Prolonged periods standing and actively monitoring student behavior while teaching
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
- Must be able to traverse classroom and adjust height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child
- Must be able to facilitate classroom transitions by walking through hallways and up and down stairs with students
KIPP Memphis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. KIPP Memphis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
All application information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.