KIPP Careers FAQ
Before I apply
When I apply
After I apply
Before I apply
Refer him/her to work for us! Visit www.kipphouston.org/referral to learn about our referral bonus program and complete the online referral.
Please apply for all positions that interest you and for which you are qualified. Applying to a position at one of our campuses does not necessarily guarantee that you will be considered for another position at a different school.
Absolutely! KIPP encourages personal development and growth with ongoing professional development and a variety of leadership training pathways. For more information please visit the Professional Development page.
Each school is responsible for its own budget and therefore sets the specific salary range for each position. If you are selected to continue our process beyond a phone interview, you may ask the school leader about the salary range for the specific position for which you are interviewing.
KIPP Houston offers a competitive benefits package to encourage our staff members to enjoy a long-term career with us. Benefits include: Medical EPO (replaces a traditional HMO) and PPO options; dental, vision, group life and AD&D; supplemental life and AD&D; dependent life; short term disability; long term disability; and flexible spending plans for medical spending and childcare spending. In addition, KIPP Houston offers: a variety of 403(b), 403(b) Roth, and 457 plans; on-site licensed day care facilities on some campuses; a commitment to professional development, including many opportunities to network with other KIPP schools around the nation; and a network of Affinity Relationships, business partners offering discounted services like insurance, gym memberships, banking services, and others.
No, all employees are "at will".
Yes, KIPP Houston is a member of TRS. All full-time employees and many part-time employees contribute to TRS instead of social security.
We do hire TRS retirees for part-time positions. TRS retirees who work more than half-time lose their annuity, so it is rare that we hire TRS retirees for full-time positions.
The decision to sponsor a work visa is made on a case-by-case basis.
I would like more information about the national KIPP movement. Where may I get more information?
Please visit www.kipp.org.
How can I become a subsitute teacher for KIPP Houston?
We contract with Kelly Services to hire substitutes at our campuses. If you are interested in subbing for one of our schools, please contact Kelly Services.
When I apply
This update means that your application and resume have been reviewed by a recruiter and at this time, we have not elected to continue the selection process for any of our current openings; however, all resumes will remain on file with us through the remainder of the year. Should a position become available later for which you qualify, we may re-review your application and contact you.
We do not accept resumes via email, fax, or mail. Please apply online and upload your resume here.
Any positions listed on www.kipphouston.org are still open. We update this site daily. If a position is no longer listed on our site, then it is no longer available. Please refer to our site when applying or checking on current vacancies.
The error message is most likely associated with one of the following issues:
- Your resume and attachments exceed 4MB. Please ensure all attachments combined are no larger than 4MB.
- The server may have timed out while you were working. To prevent this, complete the application in one sitting, and ensure your internet connection does not disconnect.
- Your web browser may not be supported by the online system. Try switching to a different browser and/or updating your current one.
- Your email address is already in the system. If you have created an application after August 1, 2011, you cannot create a new one. To update your current application or apply for additional jobs, use the “Returning Applicants” section of the application.
After I apply
You do not need to submit a new application for each position; however, you should add the new job to your application in order to be considered. To do this, login to your account (use your same username and password), select the position, and click “Add to my jobs”.
Generally, no. We strive to contact all candidates whose experience and skill set match the posted job within two weeks of their initial application. While there are sometimes exceptions (school holidays, inclement weather, an unusually high number of applications, etc.), we are most likely not considering an application beyond the two-week window. If you don't receive a call or e-mail, please don't feel discouraged. There are many applicants for each position.
We ask that you not contact our schools directly, and allow us to first review your application. The recruiting department completes an initial application and phone screen. If you would like the chance to meet with recruiters and leaders, check out our Events Calendar to see where you can meet up with us!
You should have received an automatic e-mail (sent from email@example.com) thanking you for your application and briefly explaining our two-week turnaround timeline. Check your spam folder for this e-mail if it does not appear in your inbox. If you did not receive this e-mail, we do not have your application.
I applied at www.kipp.org but haven’t heard from KIPP. Why?
Kipp.org is our national website. To be considered specifically for KIPP Houston positions, you must apply at the local site (www.kipphouston.org).
KIPP receives a large number of applications. We wish we could personally reach out to each applicant, but that is not always possible. If we are interested in scheduling an interview with you, we will contact you through e-mail or phone within two weeks of receiving your application.
It is KIPP Houston’s policy to not provide feedback on applications, resumes, phone interviews, or in-person interviews.