Manager of the Fellowship in Special Education

  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We believe students and teachers best succeed when surrounded by an ecosystem of supports, including our central headquarters team that supports KIPP DC’s 20 schools, 7,300 students, and 1,300 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to this mission.

Job Description

The Manager of Professional Development plays a critical role in managing all aspects of the Fellowship in Special Education program which involves summer professional development, weekly evening professional development, coaching of Fellows, completion of 5 rigorous projects, and eligibility for certification through OSSE for over 65 DC educators each year.  The Manager of Professional Development will be responsible for grading assignments, preparing and facilitating weekly professional development, conducting ongoing communication with Fellows, managing data and executing some additional administrative tasks. The position is a full-time, exempt role and reports to the Director of the Fellowship in Special Education. 




Professional Development, Grading and Coaching (60%)

  • Design and facilitate 3 full-days of introductory summer professional development sessions for Fellows including content and logistics

  • Design, facilitate and/or support weekly 3 hour professional development sessions for teachers (180 hours total)

  • Plan for and oversee logistics for virtual and asynchronous professional development hours

  • Coordinate with internal and external professional development facilitators

  • Grade five assignments for each Fellow throughout the school year including providing scores and feedback and grading resubmissions when necessary 

  • Provide small group and individual coaching for Fellows 

  • Overseeing support and leave plans for individual Fellows


Program Management (30%)

  • Maintain clear and prompt communication with all current Fellows and alumni

  • Oversee the use of all technological systems including Canvas and Nearpod (online platforms)

  • Maintain clear systems for ongoing Fellows data collection

  • Oversee recruitment and onboarding process of Fellows enrolling from outside of KIPP DC

  • Craft weekly announcements that communicate programmatic updates and reminders to Fellows

  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Knowledge and Learning Manager of Data Systems

  • Manage and coordinate with Knowledge and Learning team interns throughout the summer and school year 

  • Plan Fellows’ special events (holiday dinner, other celebrations, etc.)


Knowledge and Learning Team (10%)

  • Attend and actively participate in ongoing Knowledge and Learning Team meetings and retreats

  • Attend Knowledge and Learning Team events to represent Fellows and support the team (PD, interview days, celebrations, etc.)

  • Attend and actively participate in ongoing KIPP DC professional development



  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree is a plus

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in some combination of special education teaching and/or leadership

  • Outstanding project management, organizational and event execution skills, and extraordinary attention to detail

  • Ability to work one evening a week until 8:30pm during the school year

  • Expertise in and passion for special education and meeting the needs of all learners

  • Expertise in and experience facilitating to and teaching adults preferred

  • Expertise in and experience coaching adults preferred

  • Commitment to school communities and a customer service oriented perspective

  • Project management organizational skills, with solid attention to detail

  • Commitment to full ownership of excellent outcomes and work products

  • Strong written and communication skills

Additional Information


Please submit an online application through our website at If you have any questions, please direct them to our recruitment team via e-mail at [email protected]. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

When it comes to compensation, at KIPP DC we strive for clarity, equity, and to be highly competitive. We look at compensation benchmarks in the education and non-profit sector to determine our starting salaries. The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $78,777-$93,782.



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