POSITION OVERVIEWThe Special Education Paraprofessional's primary duties include assisting our Teachers with classroom lessons, activities, organization management, supervising students, and providing students with a positive and nurturing guide. The Paraprofessional will deal with students, parents, staff, and the community in a professional manner, and follow and uphold school rules and standards.



  • Participating in lesson planning sessions, and communicating with parents and school officials.

  • Co-teaching lessons under the Teacher's guidance, leading small groups or individual instruction and discussions, and reviewing classwork.

  • Organizing the classroom and teaching materials, monitoring the classroom during lessons, and minimizing distractions and disruptions.

  • Supervising students in and out of the classroom.

  • Attend to students' physical, personal, academic, and emotional needs.

  • Helping Teachers and students with extracurricular activities and school functions.

  • Performing clerical duties, such as tracking student attendance, typing, filing, photocopying, and grading tests and homework.

  • Ensuring the upkeep of educational materials, equipment, and supplies.

  • Tracking students' progress and preparing reports for the parents.

  • Assisting Teachers in counseling parents on the requirements and development of their children.




  • Two year degree or higher, 60 credits toward a degree, or the passing of the ParaPro Assessment.

  • Willingness to work with and show respect for students with special needs.

  • Able to work independently.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, patience, and flexibility.

  • Experience with special education students including EBD, LD, and MMH

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to follow teacher’s plan and direction, and communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.

Highly Preferred 

  • Basic child development educational background or knowledge preferred.

  • Experience working in historically educationally underserved communities and communities of color 



Salary: $33,660+

*In order to establish equitable salary practices; the compensation package is derived from the Regional KIPP Minnesota pay scale and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, life, long-term disability and retirement benefits as well as an annual salary review and revision.


How to Apply 

We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural leadership team and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Please apply on-line here . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


KIPP:MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: KIPP:MN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all candidates and  employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on our business need, job requirements and required qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by ​​protected by federal, state or local laws. KIPP:MN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.”


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