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.

$10,000

Heads of School, School Leaders, and Directors of School Operations (including Fellows)

$5,000

Featured Teacher Roles (details below)

$2,000

Lead Teacher, Specials Teacher, Non-Instructional Director, Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist

$500

All other staff, teacher or not

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Referral Guidelines

General Eligibility and Participation
The Referral Reward program (“Referral Program”) offers the opportunity to both employees and individuals outside of the organization to receive a one-time payment for the referral of a candidate who is successfully hired by KIPP.
What makes a quality teacher referral?
  • In general, we are looking for people who are hungry (for kid-focused results and personal/professional development), humble, and hard-working.
  • All Lead Teacher candidates must have (1) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, (2) a minimum undergraduate GPA = 3.0, and (3) formal teaching experience.
  • All Teacher in Residence candidates must have (1) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, (2) a minimum undergraduate GPA = 3.0, and (3) some experience with children. Formal teaching experience not necessary.

Referral payments are only awarded for the hiring of full-time instructional, non-instructional, and school leader positions. Referral amounts vary by title and position. Current referral amounts are as follows:

  • Head of School, School Leader, Director of Campus/School Operations (includes Fellows) - $10,000
  • Achievement Director, Assistant Principal - $5000
  • Camden Middle School Lead Teacher* - $5,000 subject to certain terms and conditions as explained in further detail below.
  • Newark Middle School or High School Lead Teacher* - $5,000 subject to certain terms and conditions as explained in further detail below.
  • Lead Teacher, Specials Teacher (i.e. Art, Music, Dance) or Non-Instructional Director- $2,000
  • Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist - $2,000
  • All other teachers, staff or other roles: $500
Special Referral Awards
  • *Camden Middle School Lead Teacher Referral Award – There is currently a unique, time-bound, referral award opportunity for the referral of candidates that are successfully hired into Middle School Lead Teacher roles at KIPP Whittier Middle and KIPP Lanning Square Middle.
    • If a referred candidate accepts and signs his/her offer letter between the period of March 25, 2019 and June 30, 2019, the referrer is eligible to receive a referral award of  $5,000 provided that all other eligibility requirements are metIf the candidate signs his/her offer letter either prior to March 25, 2019 or after June 30, 2019, the referrer is eligible to receive a referral award of $2,000 provided that all other eligibility requirements are met.
  • *Newark Middle School or High School Lead Teacher Referral Award – There is currently a unique, time-bound, referral award opportunity for the referral of candidates that are successfully hired into any Middle School Lead or High School Lead Teacher roles at KIPP schools in Newark
    • If a referred candidate accepts and signs his/her offer letter between the period of March 25, 2019 and June 30, 2019, the referrer is eligible to receive a referral award of $5,000 provided that all other eligibility requirements are met. If the candidate signs his/her offer letter either prior to March 25, 2019 or after June 30, 2019, the referrer is eligible to receive a referral award of $2,000 provided that all other eligibility requirements are met.

External Referral Guidelines

  • To participate in the External Referral Program:
    • You must be an individual person (not a business entity) and a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age.
    • You cannot be associated with or a consultant of a staffing/recruiting agency.
    • You cannot refer yourself.
  • Your referral candidate:
    • Cannot be a current or past employee of TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP:Miami or KIPP NJ (collectively “KIPP”).
    • The External Referrer must notify his/her referral candidate that KIPP recruiters may be in touch to discuss opportunities in our network.
  • If you meet the eligibility requirements and qualify for a referral award, KIPP NJ shall pay you a one-time external reference payment in the amount identified above based upon the specific role for which the referred candidate was hired, provided that such hired candidate:
    • Acknowledges that he or she was referred by you via the application.
    • Completes 135 days of continuous active employment with TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP:Miami or KIPP NJ.

Current Employee Guidelines

  • To participate in the Employee Referral Program:
    • All current employees are eligible to participate in the referral bonus award program except for the following individuals:
      • Chief level staff, Regional Executive Directors, Heads of Schools, School Leaders and Managing Directors of Operations.
      • Directors in cases wherein they are the hiring manager;
      • KIPP NJ Employees wherein they are the hiring manager;
      • KIPP Through College Team Members are not eligible for the referral of a KIPP alumni.
      • KIPP Foundation Leadership and KIPP Foundation National Talent Team; and
      • KIPP NJ Recruitment Team Members.
    • Your referral candidate:
      • Cannot be a current or former KIPP employee.
      • Cannot be yourself.
    • You must notify your referral candidate that KIPP recruiters may be in touch to discuss opportunities in our network.
    • If you meet the eligibility requirements and qualify for a referral award, KIPP NJ shall pay you a one-time referral payment in the amount identified above based upon the specific role for which the referred candidate was hired, provided that such hired candidate:
      • Acknowledges that he or she was referred by you.
      • Completes 135 days of continuous active employment with TEAM Academy Charter Schools, KCNA, KIPP:Miami or KIPP NJ.