Great education transforms lives. KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating nearly 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. KIPP schools, KIPP regions, and the KIPP Foundation – are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths and habits of mind they need for college and choice filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, and for us all.
The non-profit, KIPP Foundation, trains and develops outstanding educators to lead KIPP schools; provides resources, tools, and training supporting excellent teaching & learning, and exceptional college & career counseling; promotes innovation; and facilitates the exchange of insights and ideas within the KIPP network and with partners including other charters, districts, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations across the country.
About KIPP Through College
The KIPP Foundation's aspiration for its students: fulfilling, economically self-sufficient, choice-filled lives. A college degree has become an essential stepping-stone to steady income, rewarding work, and success in the competitive world and college graduates are more likely to be civically engaged and make healthier choices. However, nationally, only one in ten students from low-income families earn a four-year college degree.
While KIPP is proud of and celebrates the accomplishments of its KIPPsters (KIPP students college completion rate is 3-4X higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds), it is falling short of its aspiration for its students. In addition to maintaining focus on rigorous academic preparation and character development in its schools, KIPP continues to strengthen its college counseling and alumni advising efforts. Increasingly, KIPP is focusing on helping students explore careers and identify their "purpose, passion, and plan," as well as supporting non-college enrolled alumni pursue pathways leading to employer-valued certifications in in-demand industries / occupations.
Why work at KIPP?
By working for KIPP, you help more students across the country receive the high-quality education they deserve. If you believe all children deserve great schools and programs where they can gain the knowledge, skills, character, and habits necessary to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place, join us!
To learn more, please visit www.kipp.org/kipp-foundation.
The Senior Director, National KIPP Through College (KTC) Program sets the strategic direction for and oversees the execution of national KTC efforts. The Senior Director leads a vibrant, connected community of KTC leaders and practitioners across the country dedicated to supporting KIPP students and alumni as they progress toward self-sufficient, choice-filled lives. Managing and developing a high-performing national KTC team, the Senior Director also represents KIPP's college and career efforts and KIPP alumni interests externally. Reporting to the Chief Research, Data, and Innovation Officer, the Senior Director will be an integral member of KIPP's national leadership, collaborating with other national KIPP teams including our Insight & Analytics, Research & Evaluation, High School, and External Impact teams.
The ideal candidate will bring a strategic perspective to the issues, a track record of driving results and navigating ambiguity, and a strong ability to innovate, scale, and operationalize as they lead KTC in realizing its aspirations for all KIPP students. Looking ahead, big challenges / opportunities to tackle include: strengthening outcomes while developing a more scalable, sustainable KTC strategy and approach as we look ahead to 80,000 college age and older KIPP alumni in 2025; further integrating career alongside our rigorous college preparatory approach; and expanding our external impact and addressing some of the systemic challenges impacting KIPPsters and their peers.
Setting the strategic vision for KTC nationally, focusing on impact and scaling, closely collaborating with the KTC team and community.
Leading and supporting the growth and development of the national KTC team
Managing change and overseeing implementation of the strategic vision, managing a portfolio of innovation, and ensuring continuous improvement
Partnering with and supporting our national KTC community to increase the rigor, effectiveness, and results of regional KTC programs, in close collaboration with the KTC team
Drive KIPP's efforts to share our KTC experiences / expertise with and learn from other K12, college access, and college support organizations, and to address the systemic challenges impacting KIPPsters and all first-generation students, Pell-eligible students, students of color
Strategic thinking and problem solving
People management and talent development
KIPP offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation and PTO, 401k retirement plan with both pre- and post-tax options, as well as gym reimbursement, flexible spending account (FSA), and cell phone reimbursement are also offered by KIPP.
KIPP Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.