It pays to be a good friend.

So you’ve seen an amazing job opportunity with KIPP NJ that’s not the right fit for you, but would be perfect for your friend. Great! Complete the form below and if we hire your friend you may be eligible for a bonus of up to $10,000. Full program details below.


School Leader


Achievement Director, Assistant Principal, or Director of School Operations


Lead Teacher or Non-Instructional Director


All other staff, teacher or not

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Referral Guidelines

Eligibility and Participation
  • All KIPP New Jersey employees and non-KIPP New Jersey employees are eligible to receive the referral bonus except for the following individuals:
  (a) principals, regional leadership, and recruitment team members from KIPP schools and their immediate families, (b) KIPP Foundation leadership, recruitment teams and their immediate families.
  • The referred candidate must work for KIPP New Jersey for at least 90 days in order for his or her referrer to be eligible for a bonus (bonus will be taxed).
  • There is no limit to the number of referral bonuses that an individual may receive.
  • Referrals you submit will be considered eligible for the referral bonus for up to two years after the submission date. After that, you will need to resubmit the referral in order to become eligible again.
If staff members of KIPP New Jersey have already been in touch with a person who is referred, that referral will not be eligible.
 Referral bonuses are awarded for full-time instructional, non-instructional, and school leader positions.
  • Referral bonus amounts may vary by title. See values below:
    • Lead Teacher or leadership position: $2,000
    • All other roles: $500
  • If more than one person refers a candidate, any referral bonus will be awarded to the first-in-time referral, as denoted by date/time of filing of the employee referral form.
  • KIPP New Jersey only accepts referrals from this website. Any other referral (whether via email, conversation with recruiter, etc.) must be followed up with a referral submission in order to the time stamped and tracked in our applicant tracking system.
  • Referrals will be paid out once a year, in November, regardless of when the referral was hired.

External Referral Guidelines

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to refer candidates.
  • All referrers must notify their referral that KIPP New Jersey recruiters may be in touch to discuss opportunities in our network.
  • Referral bonus will be paid by check. You will be required to submit a W-9 form.

Current Employee Guidelines

  • Referred candidates cannot be current employees of KIPP New Jersey or prior employees of KIPP New Jersey.
  • Candidates for KIPP New Jersey employment may not refer themselves to receive a bonus. To learn more about career opportunities for yourself in KIPP New Jersey click here.