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Application Process

Application Process (Lead Teachers, Fellows, Leadership/Regional Roles)

17-18 School Year Applications for Teachers are Now Open!

The standard application will allow you to upload a resume (required) and answer questions related to your experiences. Many of our teaching postings are purposefully vague. For example, you may see a position for “Middle School Lead Teacher” but you are only interested in 5th grade math. We encourage you to apply to the general posting and express any particular preferences and/or certifications for particular grade levels/subjects within your application.

If you decide to apply to multiple job postings, we typically prefer that applicants include what their first preference is somewhere within their profile on KIPP Careers. In KIPP Careers, you create one profile and then can submit multiple job applications.

A quick guide to our job postings:

Interested in… Apply to… Remember to…
General K-4 Openings 17-18 Lead Elementary Teacher Clearly rank your grade level preferences
Fourth grade math teacher 17-18 Lead Elementary Teacher Indicate interest in founding position
Lead third grade reading teacher 17-18 Lead Elementary Teacher Indicate grade level/subject preference
General math, grades 5-8 17-18 Lead Middle School Teacher Indicate grade level/subject preference
Elementary openings as a first year teacher 17-18 Baker Teaching Fellowship Indicate if you prefer K or 1
Middle school science 17-18 Lead Middle School Teacher Indicate your subject preference
Kindergarten 17-18  Lead Elementary Teacher Indicate your grade level preference

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once submitted. Due to a high number of applicants, we are not always able to respond to every applicant, although we make efforts to do so. It is helpful to us if you submit as much information regarding certification as possible as well as professional references that will respond quickly to requests.

After an instructional application is submitted, the interviewing process (if invited to move forward) typically has several steps. Candidates are invited via email to each next step when applicable. Candidates may be exited at any point within our process.

  • Application review
  • Phone or Video Interview
  • Performance Tasks/Short Video Submission
  • Final In-Person Interview
  • Sample Demo Lesson on our campus
  • Reference Checks

Application Tips:

  • It is not necessary to apply for both Lead positions. Please choose the position that most interests you and that you feel you would be the best fit for.
  • It is not necessary to apply for both a Lead position and a Baker Teaching Fellowship position. Please choose the one that best fits your experience.
  • Take your time on your application as we do read all of the responses and the information you offer as additional information.
  • Be clear on your current levels of certification or certification eligibility and what your preferences are in terms of grade levels and subject preferences. If you’re expecting certification by a certain date, please include that.
  • Research KIPP Jacksonville Schools and be clear on our mission and vision for our students and teachers. (subscribe to our newsletter, follow up on social media, etc.)
  • Check your email frequently—all communications about your application are initially sent through the email address you list. There are often timelines attached to next steps if your application is advanced.
  • We typically require a video of an applicant teaching in our process so it never hurts to be prepared and start thinking through that requirement. We do not expect professional quality videos and usually request a ten minute video.
  • If advanced to the final round, you will submit five references to our region. At least one is required to be from a supervisor. Please start to think of responsible references that will respond in a timely manner on your behalf.

Application Process (Baker Teaching Fellowship)

The standard application will allow you to upload a resume (required) and answer questions related to your experiences. We encourage you to apply to the general posting for the Fellowship and express any particular preferences and/or certifications for particular grade levels/subjects within your application. The BTF only places teachers in Kindergarten or First grade during the actual Fellowship. Long-term, if Fellows are offered a Lead role, they are welcome to express interest in other grade levels.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once submitted. Due to a high number of applicants, we are not always able to respond to every applicant, although we make efforts to do so. It is helpful to us if you submit as much information regarding certification as possible as well as professional references that will respond quickly to requests.

After an application is submitted, the interviewing process (if invited to move forward) typically has several steps. Candidates are invited via email to each next step when applicable. Candidates may be exited at any point within our process.

A sample process can look like this*:

  • Application review
  •  Phone or Video Interview
  • Final In-Person Interview
  •  Reference Checks

*please note this process may vary at times.