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Job Description

We are looking for a

Secondary Humanities Achievement Leader responsible for the following:

Setting and Executing a Content Vision

  • Develop a vision of excellence for the content area

  • Infuse the essential components into every level so that the subject is always taught in an intellectually honest manner

  • Create a path to move from our current state to the vision

Deep Understanding of the Content

  • Sophisticated knowledge of the content area through the Advanced Placement course level

  • Stay up to date with current and relevant research

  • Actively continue to develop one's own knowledge of the content area and best practices

  • Engage in a community of content leaders across KIPP and other charter schools

  • Disseminate research and key findings when meaningful

Develop Teachers and Leaders

  • Lead professional development sessions to develop teacher and leader knowledge of the content area and best practices

  • Empower teachers to share knowledge and best practices across our region

  • Coach leaders to improve their coaching of content-area teachers

  • Directly coach teachers in order to establish exemplar classrooms

Lead on Curriculum and Assessment

  • Research curricular options at all levels for the content area and select curricular materials

  • Develop implementation plans when a new curriculum is put into place

  • Develop personal knowledge of key assessments and plan for student success on those assessments

  • Use data to tell the story of the growth and achievement of our students

Effectively Collaborate and Communicate

  • Work collaboratively with the other members of the regional Teaching and Learning team

  • Work collaboratively with school-based leadership across our current five schools and two sites

  • Be curious about the past practices, current conditions, and interpersonal relationships that impact this work

  • Communicate with optimism, confidence, openness, and humility

  • Navigate change management to ensure the quality of instruction in the content area dramatically approves across the entire region


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the content area or education; Master’s Degree preferred

  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students preferred

  • Demonstrated success in coaching and mentoring adults

  • A belief in the mission and values of KIPP

At KIPP, we believe that an excellent staff member:

  • Believes that all of us can and will learn and creates a positive learning environment with high expectations for all students and staff throughout the school;

  • Thrives as part of a team-oriented, mission-driven culture;

  • Exudes joy and a love of learning every single day;

  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback, coaching, and professional development;

  • Constantly assesses progress, communicates results clearly, and uses data to inform decisions and set ambitious goals.

  • Has a strong work ethic and commits to doing whatever it takes for students to excel, including committing to an extended work day and remaining available to colleagues, students, and families outside of school hours

Additional Information


Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Application process:

  1. Submit your resume and application through our online job board at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/KIPP/massachusetts

  2. The KIPP MA Recruitment Team will select candidates to move forward to the phone interview stage.

  3. Following the phone interview, the KIPP MA team will invite qualified candidates to interview with KIPP MA School or Regional Office Teams.

KIPP Massachusetts, KIPP Academy Lynn, and KIPP Academy Boston are equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, special need, proficiency in the English language, or a foreign language. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

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