Vincent Marigna, the Executive Director for Braven - Newark, has dedicated his career to the public and non-profit sectors. Vincent’s position as Teach For America (TFA) corps member inspired him to dedicate his life’s work to ensure all student have access to a quality education. After completing his two-year corps commitment, Vincent Marigna joined the staff of TFA in 2005 as a Program Director. As a TFA Program Director, Vincent worked to develop 70 first and second-year teachers’ pedagogical skills. Vincent left TFA in 2007 to join KIPP New Jersey. In his first role at KIPP New Jersey, Vincent led and managed a team focused on the talent services, including talent management, leadership development, talent acquisition, and onboarding. Vincent served as a member of the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching (KFET) committee and worked with 21 other KIPP committee members to develop a teacher competency model that is used nationally for teacher selection and development. Vincent also serves as a leadership coach for the KIPP School Leadership Program for the past seven years, where coaches 3-4 school leaders per year in KIPP regions across the country. In addition, Vince serves as a member of the Fisher Fellowship Selection Committee for the past five years. In 2011, Vincent’s assumed the role of Chief Academic Officer and managed six principals, the Director Talent, Director of Leadership Development, and the Director of Academic Support. During his time as Chief Academic Officer, he helped launch KIPP New Jersey’s second and third elementary school and helped incubate the fourth elementary school. In 2015, Vincent moved back into the talent world to support KIPP New Jersey’s growth from what was 12 schools in Camden and Newark to KIPP New Jersey’s aspiration of 25 schools across Camden and Newark. As the Chief People Officer, Vincent drove the organizational talent strategy for an organization of 750 employees. In 2018, Vincent became the Executive Director Braven Newark, a career and leadership development accelerator program run out of Rutgers Newark. In this role, Vincent is responsible for supporting first generation college graduates with attaining a strong first job.
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