Elementary School Math Specialist

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

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 10,000 students and supporting 6,800 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 Elementary School Math Specialist reports to the Associate Director of Teaching & Learning. They will lead the design and implementation of the KIPP SoCal elementary school math approach, with a primary focus on math in grades TK-4. All efforts driven by the Elementary School Math Specialist will be in service of an equitable, inclusive, rigorous, and diverse learning experience in mathematics for all students.  

Please note:
Current KIPP SoCal Team Members must apply by end of day on April 25, 2024.
External to KIPP applicants can apply for priority application until April 30, 2024.

Roles & Responsibilities

    • In collaboration with the AD of Teaching & Learning and Director of Teaching & Learning, the elementary school math specialist will create and document an inclusive, equitable, and culturally relevant vision for excellence in elementary school math
    • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Teaching & Learning to create the enabling systems to realize the vision
    • Research, recommend, and review curricular and assessment options
    • Lead any adaptation efforts to elementary school math curricula to better meet the needs of students (e.g. adjusting lessons / units per the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework). 
    • Monitor and lead the creation and adjustment of regional scopes and sequences for elementary school math
    • Monitor and, when relevant, lead the creation of regional formative and summative elementary school math assessments
    • In collaboration with the Director of Teaching & Learning and AD of Teaching & Learning, analyze regional math data and create support plans
    • Conduct math observations and walkthroughs in collaboration with the Associate Director of Teaching & Learning and school site-level instructional leaders.  
    • Lead the planning and execution of regional professional development in elementary school math 
    • Plan and lead professional development at schools in math on an ad hoc or on-going basis based on individual schools’ needs in math
    • Coach and develop specific teachers across schools when needed
    • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Teaching & Learning to plan and lead elementary school content team meetings for math 
    • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Teaching & Learning to craft a personalized professional learning plan (e.g. text study, workshops, conferences, school visits, etc.) to build knowledge and capacity in math content and teaching and learning instructional methods and practices

The Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • 4-5 years of teaching related experience, preferably charter schools and in TK-4 settings
    • Deep experience with and knowledge best practice research methods for elementary mathematics
    • Experience driving outcomes for students of all skill levels
    • Critical thinking skills and creativity in building strong systems and structures that support math instruction
    • Extensive experience designing and leading professional development and training sessions to a variety of teacher and leader experience levels
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Experience leading teams to drive results; examples: grade level chairs, department chairs, instructional coach of multiple new teachers
    • A deep passion for social justice, anti-racism work, and equity for all children
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams and schools
    • 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 $79,200 to $118,800. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint of $99,000 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 cost
    • Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(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.)
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, http://www.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.