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KIPP Foundation

KIPP Foundation

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description

KIPP is a national network of free, open‐enrollment, college‐preparatory public schools in under‐resourced communities throughout the United States. There are currently 281 locally‐run KIPP regions in more than 25 states and Washington, DC; nationally, KIPP serves approximately 120,000 students. More than 80 percent of KIPP students come from low‐income households, and more than 95 percent are African American or Hispanic/Latino. Through high expectations for students and staff, world‐class teachers and principals, more time in school, autonomy over budget and curriculum, and a focus on results, KIPP schools prepare traditionally underserved students for success in college and in life. KIPP schools have been widely recognized for their success in doing so, and today, nearly 85% of KIPP alumni nationally have matriculated to college.

All KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles, known as the Five Pillars, that KIPP believes help to lay the foundation for students to perform at the highest academic levels: High Expectations, Choice & Commitment, More Time, Power to Lead, and a Focus on Results.

KIPP Minnesota Overview

Who we are: KIPP Minnesota Schools is a network of high-performing college-preparatory public charter schools. Next year, we will serve over 300 students in grades K-8 (primary and middle) in north Minneapolis. KIPP Minnesota Schools is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with significant growth plans in the coming years.

What we do: We do whatever it takes to help our students develop knowledge, skills, and strong character. We work relentlessly so that every one of our students has the opportunity to attend college and has access to the life of choice and opportunity that college provides. The KIPP Minnesota Regional Team supports our schools, school leaders, and staff through organizational and academic alignment, business management, strategic planning, and back office functions.

How we do it: There are no shortcuts to success. Outstanding educators, rigorous lessons, more time in school, and a strong school culture support our students as they climb the mountain to college. We work as a team, use data, and constantly reflect to improve our practice. We believe all of our KIPPsters can make it to and through college, and we stay with them every step of the way.

Why it matters: Approximately 1 in 10 students in our communities earn a college degree. We believe this is unjust and unacceptable and, most importantly, can be changed. Nationwide, over 85% of KIPP middle school alums matriculate to college.

Job Description


As the Art Teacher, you are a KIPP Minnesota Instructional Team member and will directly lead instruction with students. The Art Teacher will plan and execute high-quality daily lessons that lead to high levels of student achievement and build and support a school-wide culture of excellence. This full-time position is at KIPP North Star.


  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus

  • Create and teach highly rigorous and engaging lessons in the elective area of Art.

  • Assist in the development of curriculum standards and mapping

  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents

  • Create a classroom environment that is warm and demanding

  • Maintain a neat, clean classroom environment and a high level of professionalism

  • Perform morning, lunch, and afternoon duties as assigned and attend all staff meetings

  • With support from school leaders, use data to drive instructional practices to improve student achievement and instruction constantly

  • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within KIPP Minnesota




  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the educational field

  • MN teaching license in Visual Arts

  • Experience with multiple instructional designs and differentiated instruction.

  • Strong classroom management skills.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Ability to build successful relationships with students, parents, and staff.

Highly Preferred

  • Experience working in historically educationally underserved communities and communities of color

Additional Information


Salary: $44,880+

How to Apply

We are committed to hiring a diverse, multicultural leadership team and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Please apply online here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

KIPP:MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: KIPP:MN is committed to equal employment opportunity for all candidates and employees, providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on our business needs, job requirements and required qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by ​​protected by federal, state or local laws. KIPP:MN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on these characteristics.”

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.