2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR RESOURCES

Leadership Development Programs

The Emerging Leaders Program

The Role

The Emerging Leaders program is geared towards supporting novice leaders in developing adaptive and technical skills to grow in their leadership journey. Emerging Leaders are full-time members of their school and will have opportunities to practice the skills and competencies guiding the program.

As an Emerging Leader, participants will receive:

  • Coaching: Emerging Leaders will receive ongoing coaching from a regional leader against a 70/20/10 development plan created to leverage strengths and close gaps.
  • Cohort Professional Development: Emerging Leaders engage in collaborative professional development sessions to deepen their skills and leadership competencies. Additionally, Emerging Leaders are encouraged to participate in additional development activities related to their personal growth goals.
  • Reflection: Emerging Leaders will focus on growing in a set of leadership skills, measuring growth using the Leadership Readiness Assessment. Self-reflection plays a large role in the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Emerging Leaders application be open?
The application will be open from Monday, November 15 through Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

How do I apply for the Emerging Leaders program?
Candidates can apply via our online application.

Qualifications & Application Process

Who should apply?
KIPP NYC is looking for novice leaders to join our Emerging Leaders program for the 2022-23 school year. Emerging Leaders spend one-year developing leadership skills and competencies to continue in a leadership position or progress to the next step in their journey. Specifically, candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)
  • Not yet held a formal leadership position
  • Taken on a large project or responsibilities to gain leadership experience
  • Experience teaching core subjects (Preferred)

What are the stages of the selection process?
The selection process consists of three stages and will take eight to ten weeks from the application deadline to the offer letter. Applicants will be notified after each stage of the process about whether they will progress to the next stage.

  • Online Application (Phone Interview – external only)
  • Panel Interview
  • Final Interview (Reference Checks – external only)
  • Emerging Leaders Offer

Will my school leader know that I have applied?
Yes. KIPP NYC candidates are not required to speak to their school leaders prior to applying, however, they will receive a recommendation form as part of the application and all school leaders will provide feedback as part of the application process.

What if I have questions about the application process?
KIPP NYC will host webinars for candidates to learn more about the Emerging Leaders selection process. Webinars will be held in early December.

 

The Leader Fellows Program

The Role

The Leader Fellows program is geared towards supporting current Deans, Leaders, and Assistant Principals in developing school-wide thinking skills including team leadership, leading through others, instructional coaching skills, and transitioning from single content area/grade thinking to building school-wide systems and structures. Leader Fellows are full-time members of their school and will have opportunities to practice the skills and competencies guiding the Leader Fellow program.

As a Leader Fellow, participants will receive:

  • Coaching: Leader Fellows will receive ongoing coaching from their school leader and a regional leader against a 70/20/10 development plan created to leverage strengths and close gaps. There may also be additional leadership coaching provided.
  • Cohort Professional Development: Leader Fellows will receive formal professional development aligned to KIPP NYC’s leadership competencies and target specific developmental needs alongside a cohort of peers.
  • Reflection: Leader Fellows will focus on growing in a set of leadership skills, measuring growth using the Leadership Readiness Assessment. Self-assessments happen multiple times throughout the year.
  • Retreats & Excellent School Visits: Leader Fellows engage in multi-day retreats to reflect on personal development, build leadership capacity, and learn from other experts. During these retreats, Leader Fellows visit a variety of schools outside of NYC both within and outside the KIPP network.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Leader Fellows application be open?

The application will be open from Monday, November 15 through Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

How do I apply for the Leader Fellows program?

Candidates can apply via our online application.

Qualifications & Application Process

Who should apply?
KIPP NYC is looking for experienced leaders to join our Leader Fellows program for the 2022-23 school year. Leader Fellows spend one-year developing leadership skills and competencies to continue in a leadership position or progress to the next step in their journey. Specifically, candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)
  • A combination of five years of teaching and leadership experience (with a minimum of two years of school-level leadership experience as a teacher/staff leader, dean, or assistant principal) (Required)
  • Demonstrated academic results (Required)
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and coaching experience (Required)
  • One year of experience as a dean or equivalent role (Preferred)
  • Experience teaching core subjects (Preferred)

What are the stages of the selection process?
The selection process consists of three stages and will take eight to ten weeks from the application deadline to the offer letter. Applicants will be notified after each stage of the process about whether they will progress to the next stage.

  • Online Application (Phone Interview – external only)
  • Panel Interview
  • Final Interview (Reference Checks – external only)
  • Leader Fellows Offer

What data will I submit as part of the application process?
All Leader Fellows applicants will be asked to reflect on their impact as a leader through data.

Will my school leader know that I have applied?
Yes. KIPP NYC candidates are not required to speak to their school leaders prior to applying, however, they will receive a recommendation form as part of the application and all school leaders will provide feedback as part of the application process.

What if I have questions about the application process?
KIPP NYC will host webinars for candidates to learn more about the Leader Fellows selection process. Webinars will be held in early December.

 

The Principal in Residence Program

The Role

The Principal in Residence program is designed to provide participants with in-depth support via direct coaching and mentorship by instructional experts, enabling you to emerge with executive experience and best practices involved in school leadership. Principals in Residence are full-time members of their residency school leadership teams and will have daily opportunities to practice the skills and competencies required to lead high-performing schools.

As a Principal in Residence, participants will receive:

  • Mentorship: As a PIR, you are a full-time member of your residency school leadership team. You will be supported in your development by a mentor school leader who acts as your coach and model for exceptional school leadership.
  • Coaching: PIRs will receive ongoing coaching by a mentor school leader. There may also be additional leadership coaching provided.
  • Cohort Professional Development: PIRs will receive formal professional development aligned to KIPP NYC’s leadership competencies and target specific developmental needs alongside a cohort of peers who will lead our schools in the coming years.
  • Readiness Checkpoints: Readiness checkpoints provide an opportunity for the PIR and support team to reflect on progress towards becoming a school leader.
  • Transition Planning: PIRs receive support in planning to step into a school leadership position within the KIPP NYC network following the residency year.
  • Retreats & Excellent School Visits: PIRs engage in multi-day retreats to reflect on personal development, build leadership capacity, and learn from other experts. During these retreats, PIRs visit a variety of schools outside of NYC both within and outside the KIPP network.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of a Principal in Residence?
A PIR is an aspiring principal preparing to lead a KIPP NYC school. PIRs are committed to and actively contribute to the success of their placement school, and they act in alignment with the school leadership team’s vision and priorities.

The PIR’s role mirrors that of a vice principal for the majority of the development program, namely: coaching and developing teachers, and contributing to the overall academic and cultural vision of the school. Towards the end of their time as a PIR, the role mirrors more of a school leader, with clear responsibilities fully owned by the PIR at the school level.

In addition to their school-based performance goals, PIRs are actively developing the leadership skills and competencies outlined in a development roadmap. They actively seek growth on the roadmap and in their journey to school leadership through one-on-one coaching, mentorship, formal cohort-based professional development, and regular feedback.

The PIR reports to their school leader with support from their Managing Director of Schools and Deputy Superintendent. Learn more about the program here.

When will the Principal in Residence application be open?
The application will be open from Monday, November 15 through Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

How do I apply for the Principal in Residence program?
Candidates can apply via our online application.

Qualifications & Application Process

Who should apply?
KIPP NYC is looking for experienced leaders to join our Principal In Residency program for the 2022-23 school year. Principals in Residence spend two years developing leadership skills and competencies in readiness to lead a school. Specifically, candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)
  • A combination of five years of teaching and school-level instructional experience (with a minimum of two years of school-level leadership experience in addition to the current school year) (Required)
  • Demonstrated academic results (Required)
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and coaching experience (Required)
  • One year of experience as a vice principal or equivalent role (Preferred)
  • Experience teaching core subjects (Preferred)

What are the stages of the selection process?
The selection process consists of three stages and will take eight to ten weeks from the application deadline to the offer letter. Applicants will be notified after each stage of the process about whether they will progress to the next stage.

  • Online Application (Phone Interview – external only)
  • Panel Interview
  • Final Interview (Reference Checks – external only)
  • Official Offer Letter

What data will I submit as part of the application process?
All Principal in Residence applicants will be asked to reflect on their impact as a leader through data.

Will my school leader know that I have applied?
Yes. KIPP NYC candidates are not required to speak to their school leaders prior to applying, however, they will receive a recommendation form as part of the application and all school leaders will provide feedback as part of the application process. This does not apply to external candidates.

What if I have questions about the application process?
KIPP NYC will host webinars for candidates to learn more about the Principal in Residence selection process. Webinars will be held in early December.

Can external candidates apply for the Principal in Residence program?
Yes. External candidates will apply for the PIR program in the same window as internal candidates, from November 15 through December 15. External candidates’ selection process will include a phone interview and reference checks in addition to the other steps of the internal process.

Do you need experience as a vice principal in order to be eligible for the Principal in Residence program?
Candidates must have a minimum of two years of school-level leadership experience in addition to the current school year in order to apply to the PIR program. This experience could be in another position such as a dean, instructional coach, or student support role.