Personalized Learning Manager

KIPP Bay Area Schools - Oakland, CA - Full time


Position Overview

The Personalized Learning Manager is responsible for supporting KIPP Bay Area Schools’ integration of instructional technology into our teaching and learning, to better personalize and serve the needs of our students. The Personalized Learning Manager will curate potential technology-enabled classroom and content tools, be a systems entrepreneur to ensure successful use of digital content and data, support professional development, coach teachers and school leaders, and build communities of practice to enable sharing across our region and the KIPP network.This position will be located at our Regional Support Office (RSO) in Oakland, and the individual will be a critical member of the region’s efforts to personalize learning for our students. The Innovation Manager will join the Innovation Team, which is a core part of our regional Academics department.

Roles and Responsibilities

The new Innovation Manager will support the organization’s strategy and approach to blended learning, digital content data, enabling systems, and innovation. The position will include the following roles and responsibilities:

Support Enabling Systems used to drive fidelity of use in schools and classrooms

Work with school leaders. Connect with school leaders to understand their vision and plans for the adoption of digital learning and implications for their schools, teachers, and students.

Develop and conduct effective professional development. Help teachers to prepare for smooth adoption of new tools and solutions, including coaching Instructional Specialists how to deliver the PD.

Support implementation. Oversee internal adoption and execution of new classroom and school-wide solutions. Define learning objectives and monitor progress to optimize success of implementation efforts.

Participate in and support Communities of Practice. Identify best practices and create knowledge-sharing opportunities, both within KIPP Bay Area Schools, and potentially among the broader KIPP network or other blended learning consortia.

Research and development of awesome technologies

Curate potential tools. Evaluate quality and relevance of potential technology solutions, against set of clear criteria and needs. Provide recommendations to the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Director of Special Education, school leaders, and teachers as appropriate.

Develop third-party partnerships. Identify and negotiate with potential partners to enable adoption of new resources. Build strong relationships to support learning and strong implementation.

Manage operations related to Innovation Cycle (discovery, adoption, evaluation, celebration)

Manage resources and build support

Understand student impact. Understand student engagement and growth, by partnering with school leaders, teachers, the data team, and researchers.

Collaborate with Regional Tech team. Define user needs and work closely with technical staff to enable appropriate investments in access, bandwidth, and hardware.

Collaborate with the Data team. Define needs and work closely with data team to enable our region to monitor the most valid and actionable sets of digital content data.

Support fundraising. Work closely with development team to secure resources and enable investments in blended learning, technology, and innovation.

Serve as regional expert. Provide ongoing support, professional development, and guidance to all regional teachers, leaders, and staff on blended learning initiatives.

Skills and Experience

Educational technology expertise. Well versed in blended learning and education technology market and key solutions/players. Ideal candidate has classroom implementation experience.

Project management. Able to organize complex ideas, multiple projects, and tasks into manageable workplans. Prioritizes well and manages to completion in a timely manner. Able to coordinate and manage the contributions of others through relationships and influence.

Relationship management. Able to build strong partnerships and trust, with internal and external stakeholders.

Problem solving. Able to seek creative solutions in challenging situations. Open to considering different perspectives and being influenced by others.

Teaching and learning experience. Deep classroom experience that enables rich evaluation of solutions and credibility to coach/influence teachers and leaders.

Additional characteristics

Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area Schools’ mission and values

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications.

To Apply Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume here: [http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000008G9dv] Questions? Email careers@kippbayarea.org

KIPP Bay Area Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

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Experience Level

Any experience level

KIPP Bay Area Schools

In the San Francisco Bay Area, one KIPP elementary school, eight KIPP middle schools, and three KIPP high schools are closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. These innovative, tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in the underserved neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point and the Western Addition in San Francisco, Redwood City, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, and West Oakland.

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 70,000 students. 85% of KIPPsters matriculate to college, and graduate at four times the rate of their peers.

KIPP Bay Area Schools operates eleven schools in the Bay Area serving over 3,000 students; with plans to grow to serve 11,000 students in the next several years.

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