Application Process

Thank you for your interest in joining the KIPP MA team! Click here to search a list of open positions, or select a headline below to learn more about our application process.


How to Apply
  1. Search jobs now to see a detailed list of open positions. The title of each opening is linked to its job application. During the application process you will be asked to indicate primary and secondary subject area interest. We use this information to help us understand if there is more than one opportunity that your skills and experience may fit.
  2. If you do not yet have a profile in our KIPP Careers system, you will be prompted to create one. Creating a profile takes less than 5 minutes. If you have previously created a profile, you will be prompted to login to your account.
  3. Once you have created your profile or logged in successfully, you will be directed to our teaching application. Please note that you may save and return to your application at any time, and that you will be asked to complete two short essay questions as part of your application.
  4. Your application will be submitted when you press the “Confirm” button on the final confirmation page. At that time you will receive a confirmation email and your application will be sent directly to the KIPP Massachusetts Talent Team.
  5. If you experience any technical issues with the application process, please email to send a message to the technical support team.
Application Timeline
  1. Phone and Video Interviews: You will typically receive an email within one week of submitting your application confirming our receipt of your application. If we feel you are a potential candidate, we will schedule a phone or video interview.
  2. First round phone and video interviews are an opportunity for the KIPP MA Talent Team to further determine whether your background and teaching experiences are a fit for available positions. Instructions for signing up for phone interview or submitting a video interview will be provided in your email.
  3. Within two weeks of your phone or video interview, you will receive an email from the Talent Team informing you of the outcome of your interview.
  4. If you are advanced, your application materials will be shared with the hiring manager(s) at school(s) you applied to or are matched with. At this point the Hiring Manager may chose to do an additional phone interview or we could invite you to visit our school(s).
  5. If you are invited to continue the interview process with us, you will be connected to a member of a school team who will help you coordinate the development of a sample lesson plan. Visits vary in length but can last up to 5 hours (especially if you are interviewing at multiple schools).
  6. Typically you will receive a phone call informing you of your school visit outcome. Reference checks will be conducted for advancing candidates.
  7. Successful candidates will receive an email or phone call from hiring managers to signal that an offer letter will be emailed within 48 hours.

The entire process for successful candidates typically takes between four to six weeks.

What we look for in a teaching candidate: qualities & criteria

At KIPP, we believe that an excellent teacher:

  • Has a commitment to seeing life-long, transformative outcomes for students in college and in life
  • Uses student achievement data to set ambitious academic goals with students and focuses on their results
  • Believes that strengthening character is as important to our students’ success as the development of their academic skills
  • Exudes joy and a love for teaching and learning in the classroom every single day
  • Demonstrates a desire to continuously improve as a teacher, and is open to frequent observations, feedback and coaching.
  • Believes in creating innovative lessons that focus on the needs of all students
  • Thrives working side-by-side with a team of like-minded individuals

Qualified Candidates Have:

  • At least two years of teaching experience (required for all teaching positions except Teaching Fellowship opportunities)
  • A bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Experience working in urban schools (highly preferred)
  • An incredible work ethic
Application Tips

Do your research.

Before applying, read about KIPP’s national and local results. Below are two other links we think are helpful.

Provide specific information in the work experience fields.

Rather than simply writing the title of your position (“First Grade Teacher”), provide detailed information about your role and responsibilities in that position, as you would in a standard resume. Feel free to use bullets. Highlight your accomplishments and expertise in education here.