Regional Advocacy Manager San Antonio
- San Antonio, TX, USA
- Department: Regional Support and Leadership
- Start Date: Immediate opening
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities, and lead choice-filled lives.
In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impact more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.
In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.
KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural “North Star”:
As a Team & Family, we:
Persist with Purpose
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. 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 families.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.
The Regional Advocacy Manager will be part of a statewide team that works together to build and mobilize strong advocates for big and little KIPPsters. The ideal candidate will have some experience in grassroots organizing, public policy, political involvement, and/or training. This role is perfect for someone who is passionate about the mission of KIPP Texas, who is driven to speak out and seek change in public life, and who has the skills necessary to build strong relationships.
The Advocacy Manager will:
Be responsible for identifying, training and mobilizing effective advocates (parents, alumni, teachers and administrators, students, board members, and external supporters)
Create and manage action campaigns relating to relevant political or policy issues in your region that impact big and little KIPPsters
Connect elected officials at all levels of government to big and little KIPPsters and empower their voices through training, mentorship and preparation.
Maintain strong collaboration with other KIPP Texas departments and with external partners.
Be deeply involved in local governmental entities and policies that impact big and little KIPPsters.
Plan and execute events (virtually until it is safe to conduct in-person meetings)
Maintain detailed records and correspondence to measure advocacy efforts.
Together with a statewide team, scale and grow advocacy best practices across all regions and campuses.
Experience and Education
High school diploma; undergraduate degree preferred
Experience in organizing, advocacy, community relations, or policy
Experience building new programming and initiatives
Commitment to and understanding of the mission and vision of KIPP Texas
Entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to finding new voices and stories
Excellent organizational skills
Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to work
Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
Ability to connect and build relationships with individuals and groups
Proven data analysis and communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Strong conflict resolution skills
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.