Family Ambassador for Student & Family Recruitment
KIPP seeks enthusiastic, driven, and mission-driven individuals for the role of KIPP Family Ambassador. The Family Ambassador role offers an opportunity for KIPP parents to develop professionally and have an impact in expanding the school’s community through word of mouth recruitment. Family Ambassadors will receive leadership training to deepen partnership with existing families community leaders and expand KIPP’s community of families by supporting the implementation of recruitment and outreach activities on the ground and creating sustaining connections with new families in the school’s community.
Through a part-time commitment of up to a maximum of 20 hours each week, Family Ambassadors will work with Enrollment, Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE), and school teams to implement recruitment and outreach activities, connect with the broader school community, help raise the awareness and visibility of KIPP, and support new families through KIPP’s enrollment process.
This role is a non-exempt, temporary, and flexible part-time position that may require work on some weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Current, past, or future parent of a KIPP student preferred.
- Comfort and confidence conducting community outreach and organizing activities.
- Experience in community organizing, outreach, and/or advocacy
- Experience with K-12 public education systems as a parent, student, or staff preferred.
- Ability to work in a hybrid virtual and in-person work place.
- 100% aligned with the mission and values of KIPP Public Schools Northern California
- Credible amongst peers, a connector mindset, and welcoming of all communities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with and cultivate support from a diverse range of community members.
- Familiarity with information communication technologies including google productivity tools like gmail, shared documents, and video conferencing tools like ZOOM.
- Excited to learn and grow
- Results oriented
- Available 10-20hrs per week, including attending regularly scheduled weekly one-on-one meetings, team meetings, and monthly professional development training workshops.
- Strong communication skills. Spoken and written language skills other than English are welcome.
- Access to reliable transportation to travel to school sites and local events.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Support the implementation of family and student recruitment and outreach activities
- Implement outreach activities to recruit new families and students to KIPP, including flyering, phonebanking, canvassing, and tabling in the school community.
- Identify and plan for opportunities to participate in events around your community throughout the year.
- Coordinate ongoing activities for outreach with school and central office teams on a weekly basis.
- Connect with and support current and prospective families and students throughout the enrollment process.
- Identify and develop partnerships with community based organizations that could amplify or promote KIPP through their networks, events, and other communications.
- Support the implementation of community and family events on school campuses.
Strengthen the partnership between current KIPP families and the school community
- Support activities to strengthen family engagement and participation in the school community.
- Serve as one point of contact for current families, improving the responsiveness of the school and gathering feedback from the families in an effort to improve the family experience.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands
Physical: Ability to talk to people and hold meetings in different spaces. Must be able to navigate in a variety of spaces. Much of the day may involve walking. Physical agility to move self in various positions in order to execute duties effectively, which may include kneeling, walking, pushing/pulling, squatting, twisting, turning, bending, stooping and reaching overhead
Mental: Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, memorize and recall objects and people.
Environmental: Canvassing, tabling, and flyering in the field will require work outdoors and occasional classroom/school environment and 30% of time on site around the KIPP San Francisco community of schools. In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic), work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., be able to connect through phone or computer to recurring meetings). This position may require remote work as public health guidelines warrant.
Classification and schedule
Part-time, hourly, non-exempt position. Based on the RSO calendar and time of policy. Hours up to a maximum 20 hours per week.
About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 18 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Our student community consists of 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.