Bilingual Elementary Teacher (K-4)

| June 30, 2014
Job Position: Bilingual Elementary Teacher (K-4) Organization: KIPP NYC
Subject: City: New York, NY
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4
Type: Instructional Contact:
Email: careers@kippnyc.org Start Date: 2014-15 School Year
Position Description
About KIPP NYC

KIPP NYC is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepare students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in the Bronx. Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond and in so doing, to prove what is possible in urban schools. Today, our New York City network is comprised of five middle schools, four elementary schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. KIPP NYC serves over 4,000 KIPP students and alumni, employs nearly 500 talented professionals, and has a combined operating budget of over $67 million. Upon realizing our current growth plan, KIPP NYC will have eleven schools, serve more than 6,500 students and alumni, and employ roughly 600 staff.

All of the KIPP NYC elementary schools are adding a grade each year until they are fully grown schools with grades K-4.

• KIPP Academy Elementary School, South Bronx, founded in 2009: http://www.kippnyc.org/schools/elementary-schools/kipp-academy-elementary

• KIPP AMP Elementary School, Brooklyn, founded in 2013: http://www.kippnyc.org/schools/elementary-schools/kipp-amp-elementary

• KIPP Infinity Elementary School, West Harlem, founded in 2010: http://www.kippnyc.org/schools/elementary-schools/kipp-infinity-elementary

• KIPP STAR Washington Heights Elementary School, Washington Heights, founded in 2011: http://www.kippnyc.org/schools/elementary-schools/kipp-star-elementary

• KIPP STAR Harlem Elementary School, West Harlem, Opening in 2014.

Responsibilities:

KIPP NYC is looking for bilingual teachers who combine the ability to motivate and educate, to develop academic as well as character skills, and to make a college preparatory education relevant both now and for the future.

General responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

• Planning and implementing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum combining the schools standards and the Common Core standards.
• Bringing joy and hope to the classroom.
• Committing to constant professional and personal growth through reflection, feedback, and collaboration.
• Constantly assessing student progress, communicating results to families and colleagues, and adjusting instruction accordingly.
• Modeling a whatever it takes spirit to ensure that each student is successful.
• Modeling KIPP NYCs character strengths in all interactions and communications with students, families, and staff.

Qualifications:
• Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.
• Minimum of two years of full time teaching experience. Charter school and urban setting strongly preferred.
• Zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor.
• A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture.
• A strong desire to become a better teacher.
• Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students.
• New York State teacher certification in the appropriate content area.

Please note: Submitting an application for this position will make you eligible for all KIPP NYC teaching opportunities. You do NOT need to submit multiple applications in order to be considered for multiple available openings. However, if you would also like to be considered for non-teaching positions, you will need to apply separately to a non-teaching position.

KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

The Organization
KIPP NYC
470 7th Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Type of School: Website: www.kippnyc.org
Grades Taught: School Phone: (212) 991-2610
Year Established: School Fax: 212-234-8629