Credential Analyst

Posted by: KIPP Bay Area Schools

Oakland, CA, US

Credential Analyst

POSITION SUMMARY

Every day, it’s great people at KIPP that prove the possible. The Credential Analyst will play a critical role in supporting a team of superstars, so that we can achieve ambitious goals for our students. As part of the People Team, the Credential Analyst will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and ensuring compliance for all educators at our eleven school sites (and growing). This position provides excellent customer service to our KIPP educators and helps them understand credential complexities. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and grow as a K-12 education professional. We are looking for someone who is passionate about KIPP’s mission, and is eager to learn and embodies the KIPP mantra “Work Hard. Be Nice.”

The Credential Analyst position is a full-time, non-exempt position that is available to start immediately. This position reports to the Human Resources Manager along with dotted line reporting to the Director of Human Resources.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify, review, and evaluate the proper credentialing/NCLB qualifications required of teacher and educator candidates and current educators.
  • Advise candidates and current educators of requirements for state and federal educational credentials and permits.
  • Serve as point of contact for teachers to help them navigate and find the best options for their credentialing needs. Liaise with university credential agencies, the State granting authority and/or Department of Education as needed.
  • Correspond with applicants and current educators regarding requirements and educational courses for certification/NCLB, upcoming examination dates, and updates from the State granting authority or Department of Education.
  • Review, process and forward recommendations to the State granting authority for issuance of credentials, certificates, permits for students in a residency program and for current educators as needed.
  • Provide workshops and orientation sessions for incoming candidates, current educators, and school leaders on policies and procedural changes affecting credentials, certificates, permits, and NCLB changes.
  • Monitor and maintain updated records on certificated staff to ensure required credentials/NCLB qualifications and English language learner certifications are held, obtained, and maintained in conformance with regulations of the State granting authority; prepare reports for School Leaders and Executive staff.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand cross-functional goals for credentialing and to create process improvements where needed.
  • Collaborate with School Leaders to create structures for teachers to clear their credentials, not limited to but including helping ensure BTSA is available at all school sites.
  • Track action plan progress for academic staff and proactively communicate to HR and School Leaders when action plan milestones are not achieved.
  • Travel to school sites on set schedule to provide support, guidance and coaching to teachers and School Leaders regarding the credentialing process.
  • Assist with new hire orientations and on-boarding as necessary.
  • Attend credentialing/NCLB workshops at state and county levels to maintain knowledge of credentialing/NCLB laws.
  • Assist school sites in preparing for audits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and actively support, KIPP mission, vision, values, policies and procedures, confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Teaching or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years of experience as a credential analyst or related experience.
  • Experience or strong interest in K-12 public education; former teacher or background in public education is a plus.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with state credentialing requirements and laws and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) compliance regulations.
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply instructions, policies, laws, and regulations related to the credential process, NCLB requirements, recruitment and personnel matters.
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to assimilate information quickly, identify problems if applicable, and make recommendations in a timely fashion.
  • Strong desire to have a positive impact on public education.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively, and explain complex requirements in clear and concise terms
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, time management, and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work independently.
  • Excellent people skills; ability to build relationships, maintain constant communication, and provide support to assist them in meeting their professional certification requirements.
  • The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide academic staff toward task completion.
  • A high proficiency of computer skills and ability to learn new programs
  • Positive, customer service oriented, and professional attitude and integrity.
  • Experience as a teacher or with K-12 education a plus.
  • Maintain security of confidential information, accurate, and updated employee records.
  • The ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

Via:: Idealist