Director of Teaching and Learning

Los Angeles, CA /
Regional Support – Regional Leadership /
Full-Time Immediate
/ Hybrid
Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 24 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 9,800 students and supporting 5,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.

What We Believe

KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.

What We Do

At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

The Opportunity

The Director of Teaching and Learning reports to the Chief Academic Officer. The Director of Teaching and Learning will assist in the design and implementation of the KIPP SoCal instructional approach. The instructional approach will focus on building the content and child development knowledge of teachers and leaders. In addition to building knowledge, the Director of Teaching and Learning will codify best practices in methods, drive the selection of rigorous, standards-aligned, and culturally relevant curriculum, and provide direction for how learning best occurs in schools and classrooms. Additionally, the Director of Teaching and Learning will support the development of instructional coaching skills for all leaders. All efforts driven by the Director of Teaching and Learning will be in service of an equitable, inclusive, rigorous, and diverse learning experience for all students.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Content, Curriculum and Instructional Methods: Create content blueprints for KIPP SoCal across all content areasAnalyze and recommend research-based curriculum to support standards based approach to teaching and learningResearch, create and implement best practice collaboration and sharing in instructional methods that enhance teaching and learningCollaborate with the Director of Schools Team to ensure fidelity of implementation of curriculum, instruction, assessment, accountability, and instructional coaching
    • Assessments and Accountability: Create and implement instructional approach across all content areas with aligned scope and sequences and assessmentsCollaborate with Data Team to analyze all assessments and correlate student achievement to best in class teaching and learning practicesCollect and revise exemplar unit/module plans in core content areas for teachers and leaders
    • Professional Development: Create and implement professional development strands for teachers and teams on content, methods and curriculum related to all content areas. Create and implement professional development strands for leaders and teams on the instructional coaching teachers. Create and implement approach to catalog excellent teaching, planning, and practices through the collection of videos and artifacts


    • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
    • 5-7 years of education related experience, preferably charter schools
    • Possesses a deep commitment to both racial and educational equity; supports the building of an organization that reflects the community KIPP serves; holds self and others on team accountable for centering equity
    • Examines the impact of his/her identities, biases, assumptions, and behaviors on his/her power and privilege, interactions with others, work and leadership in the organization; able to recognize, immediately respond, and consistently remedy interpersonal and systemic bias and inequities
    • Demonstrated excellence in school leadership positions like principal/director of schools, including instructional coaching, leading professional development, and developing other school principals.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in leading through change, executing on major initiatives, and leading cross-departmental work
    • Excellent relationship builder with demonstrated experience managing diverse stakeholders, leading change, and mobilizing others and creating champions to support an organizational mission
    • Demonstrated achievement in partnership development, including an ability to mobilize people and create champions to support an organizational mission
    • Ability to analyze and use qualitative and quantitative data on a regular basis to drive decision making; strong judgment
    • Model the values of KIPP SoCal  (lead with love, strength in the collective, equity and excellence, curiosity and integrity)

Benefits & Compensation

    • KIPP SoCal Public Schools offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position. The salary range for this position is $111,300 to $166,900. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint of $139,100 depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budget allocated for this role.
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the costEmployer-paid life insurance401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
** PLEASE NOTE: KIPP SoCal Public Schools requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, and staff. Team members may apply to seek a medical exemption. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely way. We’re here to help. **

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.