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Director of College Counseling
KIPP Foundation

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Director of College Counseling

KIPP Foundation
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KIPP Through College

Director of College Counseling

This is the application for all Director of College Counseling roles at KIPP Bay Area Public Schools in the 2020-2021 school year. You can see a full list of our openings here.

About KIPP
KIPP is a non-profit network of 242 college-preparatory, public charter schools across the country educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice-filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, and for us all.

About KIPP Bay Area Public Schools
There are currently 15 KIPP schools across the Bay Area educating nearly 6,000 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City and supporting over 4,000 alumni around the country. We are excited to open our 16th school in the fall of 2020!

Position Overview

The KIPP Through College (KTC) Director of College Counseling (DCC) is responsible for leading a school-based College Counseling Department. The College Counseling Department is dedicated to fostering growth in student’s academic knowledge, interpersonal skills, college & career readiness skills and character. It is the ultimate goal of the College Counseling Department to ensure that each graduate is prepared to choose their post-high school pathway to career success. For many, college is the pathway but it may also include enlisting in the military, a trade or vocational program, etc.

The Director of College Counseling is responsible for building relationships with the school leadership team, KIPP Through College leadership team, KIPP Foundation, national organizations and college/universities that will lead to resources for students. Finally, the Director of College Counseling is charged with keeping the college counseling program woven into all aspects of their school and to ensure that the program does not work in isolation from the school’s mission.

The DCC leads the College Counseling Department in classroom instruction, college advising, and the college match process. The team is responsible for meeting high expectations for student college application and acceptance goals, as well as ensuring FAFSA/CADAA completion. The DCC also serves as the primary liaison between their school and the KTC Team.

Reporting to the Associate Director of College Counseling and the School Leader, the DCC will work out of a specific school. The DCC will demonstrate flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of the KTC department.

How to Apply
To learn more about this role and to submit your application, please visit our careers page by clicking here!

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KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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The mission of KIPP Bay Area Public Schools is to operate high-achieving public schools in educationally underserved communities. To provide students with the knowledge and character skills essential to thrive in college and above all, positively impact the world.

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