Application FAQs

General FAQs

How do I apply to work at KIPP San Antonio?

Thank you for your interest in joining the KIPP San Antonio Team & Family! To be considered for a position at KIPP San Antonio, complete our online application.

  1. Positions that are currently open and for the upcoming school year can be found here. Click on a position to learn more and find out which position best suits your interests, background, and skillset.
  2. Once you have pulled up the position you are interested in, click “Apply.”
  3. From here, you will be prompted to create a profile and complete the online application. The application includes an application form, essay questions, and a submission of your resume. Non-instructional roles require a detailed cover letter.

Please note applications are only accepted online. You do not need to email, fax, or mail a copy of your resume. If you have any problems with our online system, please email careers@kippsa.org.

How do I know if you received my application?

Once your application is submitted, you should receive an automatic email confirming that your application has been received.  Please check your spam and junk mail folder for this email if you do not see it in your inbox. If you have not received this email, your application has not been successfully submitted. Email us at careers@kippsa.org if you have problems submitting your application.

What are you looking for in a KIPP San Antonio team member?

Successful team members are highly reflective, constantly seeking to improve their practice, and value feedback. Qualified applicants for teaching positions have demonstrated results working with historically underachieving students. A bachelor’s degree is required for all teaching, academic, and school-based positions. For our elementary schools, fluency in Spanish is highly regarded, but not required for all positions.

What benefits does KIPP San Antonio offer to full-time employees?

KIPP San Antonio offers a competitive benefits package to all of our full-time employees, including:

  • Medical Insurance (Aetna)
    • Individual and family plans available
    • Deductible reimbursement available
  • Dental Insurance (Guardian)
  • Vision Insurance (Guardian)
  • Employer Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Disability & Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
What is the selection process for non-instructional positions?

The selection process for non-teaching roles varies by position, but typically includes a phone interview, an interview activity, and a campus visit and formal interview with various members of the KIPP San Antonio Team & Family.

Teaching FAQs

What does KIPP San Antonio’s selection process look like for teaching positions?

KIPP San Antonio’s application process is designed to help us learn as much information as possible about you as a candidate, while allowing you to gain insight into our organization’s values and approach. To that end, we customize our process depending on factors that include, but are not limited to, previous professional experience, position to which you have applied, your geographic location, timeframe of your application, and/or School Leader discretion. For most teaching candidates, this process involves the following:

Stage 1: Initial interview (by phone or in-person)
Stage 2: Formal interview and sample lesson process (video and/or in person)

Depending on the position, other steps in the process may include written interview exercises, reference checks, participation in a talent selection event, and/or other activities. The final stages of the selection process typically include a visit to the KIPP San Antonio campus to which you are applying, along with a sample lesson.

KIPP San Antonio is very fortunate to receive a large number of applications. We encourage you to complete your application with a high level of thoughtfulness, detail, and excellence. Due to the high volume, we are unable to provide feedback for candidates who do not move beyond the screening stages of the application process.

What is your salary scale for teachers?

Click here for KIPP’s Summary of Compensation and Benefits for Lead Classroom Teachers.

Can I apply for more than one teaching position?

For teaching positions, we highly encourage you to only apply to one position at KIPP San Antonio. When we review your application, we will also consider whether you would be a better match for a different subject area or grade level. If you choose to apply to more than one school, please know that you may be expected to go through a separate interview process for each school.

If you are a strong fit for another role in one of our schools, never fear—our recruitment team will work hard to find a place for you! We are looking for the nation’s best candidates and we’ll work with to find a match.

For teaching positions, what are the benefits of applying by the specified deadlines?

We are very fortunate to receive a large number of qualified applicants. Therefore, the earlier you apply, the better your chances are to be considered for one of our positions. When you apply by a specific deadline, we will notify you of any next steps within a short timeframe (5-7 days). We highly encourage applicants to submit an application as early in the year as possible.

*Please note that there are instances when selection processes will fall out of the 5-7 day timeframe. KIPP San Antonio will communicate transparently with candidates whose timeline may extend beyond 2 weeks.

Can I apply prior to the Early Bird Deadline?

Absolutely! We encourage interested applicants to submit an application immediately. Members of the recruitment team are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will follow up with any next steps.

What if I am not selected to move forward?

If you are not selected to move forward, we encourage you to continue to gain more experience, hone relevant skills, and reapply the following year. KIPP San Antonio is in the process of growing to 15 schools serving more than 9,000 students and we will continue to need excellent teachers as our school and staff continues to expand.

Can I apply to a specific school?

If you are interested in a specific KIPP San Antonio school, please let us know by noting it in the “Additional Information” section of our online application. We will take your request into consideration as you move through the selection process.

How do I become certified in Texas?

In general, there are five basic requirements for someone new to the field of education to become a certified teacher. These requirements are not necessarily completed in sequence and it is recommended that you discuss your plans to become a teacher with an Educator Preparation Program early in the process. Please visit the Texas Education Agency’s website here to learn more.