ABOUT KIPP CHICAGO SCHOOLS
KIPP Chicago Schools is a local network of 6 public charter schools that is part of the nationally renowned Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP). Our schools are completely free, and there are no requirements for enrollment except residency in the city of Chicago. Students and families choose to enroll in our schools because they perceive them as the highest quality option in their neighborhoods. Currently we educate 1,700 students in grades K - 8 across 6 campuses, and we will grow to serve 4,000 students across 10 campuses by 2020. Our mission is to empower those students with character and academic skills necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools and universities, to be happy in the competitive world, and to have a positive impact on their communities. 100% of our students are African American or Latino; 94% qualify for free and reduced price lunch; and, 16% are identified as diverse learners. In Chicago our campuses are located on the south and west sides of the city in communities broadly referred to as “low income.” KIPP Chicago alumni from these communities graduate high school at a rate of 90%, matriculate to college at a rate of 87%, and earn a four-year degree at a rate of 44%, compared to national averages of 72%, 45%, and 8%, for “low income” students. In addition to rigorous instruction in our K - 8 classrooms, our students receive continued support in high school and college through our KIPP Through College program and counselors.
Please familiarize yourself with our work by visiting www.kipp.org and www.kippchicago.org.
The External Affairs Coordinator will be a critical team member to support the fundraising and communications functions of KIPP Chicago. This is an excellent position for someone who is interested in learning about all aspects of fundraising and communications and is interested in developing a full skill set that will help him/her be successful in this field. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Draft compelling case statements for donors and manage proposal preparation, submission, and relevant reporting
- Research current and prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations; draft meeting briefs for organizational leadership
- Ensure our fundraising records and systems are consistently up-to-date and accurate
- Implement processes and procedures related to back-end development operations including gift processing, development reporting, and donor correspondence
- Implement a communications plan to raise KIPP Chicago’s profile amongst donors, families, and communities including monthly newsletter, annual report, annual appeal, and various marketing collateral
- Develop and implement a social media plan in collaboration with organizational leadership that highlights KIPP Chicago’s values and successes
- Support campuses’ communications and fundraising efforts
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- KIPP Chicago Schools offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
- Salaries based on experience
- Competitive rates for medical insurance and short-term disability insurance. Dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance are offered at no cost.
- An additional, optional 403(b) retirement account
HOW TO APPLY
All interested applicants should visit http://www.kippchicago.org/join-us/apply-now, and click the “External Affairs Coordinator” job posting. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Recruitment via email at email@example.com.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
KIPP Chicago is committed to a policy of equal treatments for all individuals applying for employment. KIPP Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background.