Immediate Building Substitute

  • Austin, 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

Every member of the Team & Family at KIPP Texas Public Schools plays a critical role in ensuring our students have the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career and beyond. 

The Opportunity 

KIPP Texas's Building Substitute teachers are responsible for partnering with the classroom teacher to ensure that every KIPP Texas student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. Substitute Teachers will also consistently reinforce the importance of character building by helping students to exhibit strong decision-making capabilities, personal responsibility and healthy interpersonal relationships. Ideal Building Substitute Teachers will also seek to be part of the community, embrace the culture displayed at KIPP Texas, and engage in the organization’s mission. These duties provide excellent training, preparation and practice for teaching at KIPP Texas.

As a KIPP Texas Public Schools Building Substitute, your core responsibilities include

  • Execute academically rigorous lessons; following rubrics and administering assessments.
  • Implement classroom management practices that are consistent with the culture of the school
  • Develop an awareness of individual student’s progress and learning needs; relentless focus on helping students achieve educational greatness
  • Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administration in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with teachers.

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working with students/children in an educational setting (after school program, student teaching, etc.) 
  • Experience teaching students from educationally underserved communities (preferred)
  • Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)

Competencies

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with students in educationally underserved communities
  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

As a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance, fertility, and disability plans starting as low as $25/month.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability
 

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