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Student and Family Recruitment Ambassador

Company: KIPP
Location: Gaston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

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Organizational Overview

About KIPP North Carolina

KIPP NC is a network of eight high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to more than 3,100 students in grades K-12 in Charlotte, Durham, Gaston, and Halifax. KIPP NC supports several thousand alumni on their journey to and through high school, college, and career.

KIPP NC is building on a rich tradition of academic excellence and relentless fight for social justice present from the founding of our schools across North Carolina. KIPP NC is the second oldest KIPP region in the nation. In its 20 years of operation, KIPP NCa has been a cornerstone for students and families in rural Gaston and Halifax, Charlotte, and Durham.

KIPP NC is building upon the successes and experiences of all our schools to provide inclusive school environments and an educational program that will enable our students to lead full lives and equip graduates to be future leaders and agents of change in North Carolina and beyond. KIPP NC is engaging in direct, anti-racist work, and contributes meaningfully to the dismantling of structures of inequality within our organization, schools, and classrooms. We're committed to expanding our efforts to embed anti-racism in all of our activities and engagements within our classrooms and schools, across our organization, and throughout the State of North Carolina. All of this will be in a tireless effort to create classrooms that are homeplaces for our students, places where they feel safe, loved, validated, seen, and heard, places where all their beautiful identities will be affirmed and celebrated, and places where they will learn the academic knowledge and skills needed for college, career, and beyond.

Job Description

Position Summary

KIPP North Carolina (KIPP NC) seeks enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and mission-driven individuals for the role of KIPP NC Student and Family Recruitment Ambassador. The Ambassador role offers an opportunity for individuals to develop professionally and help expand the school's community. Ambassadors will receive training to support the implementation of student recruitment and outreach activities and create sustaining connections with new families in the school's community.

Through a part-time commitment of 20-29 hours per week, Ambassadors will work both as a team and one-on-one with School Operation teams to connect with the broader community, help raise the awareness and visibility of KIPP, and support the drive toward the school's student recruitment goals.

This role is a non-exempt, temporary, flexible part-time position that may require work on some weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Support the implementation of family and student recruitment and outreach activities

  • Coordinate ongoing activities for outreach with School Operations
  • Collaborate with Regional and School Ops leaders to prepare and implement outreach activities to recruit new families and students to KIPP, including flyering, canvassing and tabling in the school community
  • Hold 1:1 conversations with current and prospective families and students
    Outreach to the community
    • Identify and plan for opportunities to participate in events around the school community throughout the school year
    • Identify and develop partnerships with community based organizations that could amplify or promote KIPP through their networks, events, and other communications
    • Support the organization and hosting of events that welcome community organizations and leaders to the school community
      Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands


      Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Must be able to walk, sit, and stand for long periods of time and actively converse and participate with others.


      Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, memorize and recall objects and people.


      Canvassing, tabling, and flyering in the field will require work outdoors, monitor environmental conditions, and take appropriate safety precautions for the pandemic environment. Occasional classroom/school environment and travel.


      Part-time, non-exempt position, between 20-29 hours per week, including the possibility of some evenings and weekends.


      Preferred Qualifications

      • Knowledge of KIPP North Carolina mission, value, and systems
      • Outreach, canvassing, and communication experience is welcome
      • Experience working as part of a team in a professional setting
        Knowledge/skills required: Successful candidates will have the following knowledge and skills to take on the role:
        • 100% aligned with the mission and values of KIPP North Carolina
        • Credible amongst peers and possess strong relationship building skills
        • Excited to learn and grow
        • Results-oriented
        • Welcoming to all communities
        • Available between 20-29 hours per week (can be flexible)
        • Strong communication skills. Spoken and written language skills other than English welcomed (in Durham, Spanish-speaking preferred).
        • Familiarity with productivity tools (word-processing, spreadsheets, calendars)

          Additional Information


          Part-time hourly compensation rate of $15.00 and eligible for possible bonus per hour for a maximum of 29 hours per week. The position is not eligible for benefits or holiday or break pay.

Keywords: KIPP, Greenville , Student and Family Recruitment Ambassador, Human Resources , Gaston, North Carolina

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