Executive Director - KIPP Delta Public Schools

KIPP Delta Public Schools

About the organization

KIPP is currently back in session, onsite, in all five of its Delta locations. The Executive Director will visit all school site locations frequently and will work out of the Helena and Blytheville offices.

About KIPP Delta
KIPP Delta Public Schools was founded in 2002 when they opened their doors to 65 fifth grade students in Helena, Arkansas. The ultimate goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in life – and in so doing, prove what is possible in public education. They promised to do whatever was necessary to help their students succeed. KIPP Delta is still making – and keeping – the same promise today. They now lead five schools across the Arkansas Delta serving over 1,100 students and 250 alumni. Since opening, their schools have regularly outperformed local school districts academically, and the work of many of their schools, staff, and students has been recognized on local, statewide, and national levels.


About the Opportunity
KIPP Delta seeks an Executive Director (ED) to drive the current strategic priorities of the region, as well as set the vision and direction for how the region evolves moving forward. Reporting to the Board of Directors and partnering closely with the senior leadership team, the ED will help ensure success for KIPP Delta students through establishing best-in-class instructional and operational programs. In addition to their internal leadership, the ED will serve as a true external ambassador, deepening existing external relationships and building new ones (e.g., community leaders, partner organizations, donors, education leaders, etc.). This unique role offers an unparalleled opportunity for impact and the chance to develop and grow within a powerful, national network. This is an ideal role for an exceptional manager, motivating leader, and strong external spokesperson, who has demonstrated breakthrough outcomes in a similarly mission-aligned organization or school setting.


The ideal candidate will also have a minimum of five years of experience in senior leadership positions within academic entrepreneurial organizations or teams as well as a bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience, with a strong preference for K-12 experience.

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