Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Interventionist

  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to 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 Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

Job Description

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • All responsibilities below are to support the bulk of your work, which on a day-to-day basis will be spent analyzing student data and leading 1:1 or small group instruction.

  • Ensuring student success and progress through: 

  • Utilizes curriculum and instruction correlated to the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA).

  • Works with Teaching and Learning and other Agency partners to develop and refine college prep curriculum.

  • Utilizes best practices in regard to classroom management in the classroom or in an online setting to foster student persistence and success.

  • Offers students opportunities for one-on-one instruction and counseling.

  • Collaborates closely with other Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Interventionists and other appropriate personnel to maximize benefits for each individual student.

  • Maintain progress monitoring of completion of coursework through equitable grading practices. 

  • Participate in district professional development related to job and attend meetings, trainings, and professional development as required outside of designated schedule

  • High School Transition Support

    • Monitor student success on TSIA interim assessments. 

  • Assessment Coordination:

    • Work with DAP to assist TSIA test facilitation dates 

  • School Culture

    • Support leadership with building a student culture of achievement through investment, rewards, and activities

    • Support leadership with faculty reward programs and activities related to the culture of achievement

  • Faculty Management

    • Manage projects as determined by the School Leader and Director

    • Be a model for clear communication and follow through

    • Work with advisors/designated staff to create a clear and coherent program that leads to improved student progress in all areas

  • Student Management

    • Monitor overall academic progress for students enrolled in TSI course

    • Closely monitor TSI course participants to ensure that cohorts are on track to be TSI met. 

    • Collaborate with designated staff to…

  • Empower students to set goals and increase motivation

  • Ensure students can articulate their TSI goals and areas of opportunity 

  • Parent Outreach

    • Host parent events such as workshops, student-led parent conferences, open houses, or other events that support TSI knowledge 

    • Ensure parents know the benefits of how being TSI met influences their students college aspirations

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to establish rapport with families and children

  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative

  • Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details

  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district

  • Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development and a passion for working with underserved student populations and their families

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children

  • Possession of a belief in inquiry-based learning and constructivist methods

  • Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every student gets to and through college

  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of KIPP Texas

  • Motivation to grow as an educational professional

  • Desire to implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment that is cutting-edge based on educational research

  • Willingness to be an active member of a professional learning community focused on action research within the school and the classroom

  • Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

  • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines

  • Ability to travel throughout the district and the city

    1. Valid Texas Driver license with appropriate insurance coverage

 

Required Education and/or Experience: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Prior experience as a highly effective teacher in Mathematics or Reading. 

  • Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines, if applicable

 

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • 8-12 ELAR Teacher

  • ACT preparation teacher

  • TSI preparation teacher

 

Additional Information

Location:

San Antonio, TX

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

Funding:

The Texas Success Initiative Interventionist will be funded directly from the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants awarded by the Texas Education Agency under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (ESSER II) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ESSER III). This position will be funded solely (100%) from the ESSER II and III allocation for direct expenses through September 30, 2023, and may continue to be funded through September 30, 2024, depending upon the availability of ESSER grant funds. At the end of the grant period this position may be eliminated unless other sources of funds are secured to maintain this position or a similar position. The employee must sign this job description acknowledging receipt of the job description and signing their acknowledgement that this position is grant funded and is temporarily aligning with the terms of the grant period.

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