Jan 12, 2022

COVID Specialist (Immediate Opening)

  • KIPP Texas
  • San Antonio,TX
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

Job Description

The COVID Specialist will join a statewide COVID Response Team to support COVID prevention and response strategies across KIPP Texas. The Specialist contributes to the mission of KIPP Texas by supporting a safe in-person return for our staff and students.
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct daily interviews with employees who fail their health and wellness survey or temperature check
  • Work closely with school-based COVID Response teams to ensure all surveying, testing, and quarantine protocols are implemented with fidelity
  • Work closely with the Human Resources team to coordinate employees leaves as required by COVID illness/quarantines
  • Manage the reporting of confirmed cases to the TEA and local health officials as required by law
  • Monitor employees who are on leave for COVID-related reasons and manage return-to-work procedures
  • Manage the Work.com contact tracing platform and maintain accurate data records, including updating the COVID dashboards on the KIPP Texas website
  • Support statewide COVID Response Team with communications, policy updates, and trainings as needed
Because this role supports COVID response, which is by its nature unpredictable at times, this position will often require evening or weekend work. This role is non-exempt and eligible for overtime.


Education and Knowledge:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution preferred
  • Proficiency with data entry
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy required
  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Proven written communication skills
  • Strong verbal skills with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex information and directions
  • Strong typing skills are required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
  • Spanish fluency highly preferred

Additional Information

In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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