Vincent Marigna

Vincent Marigna
Vincent Marigna
Executive Director

Vincent Marigna has dedicated his career to the public and non-profit sectors. Vincent’s position as a 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 worked to implement various programs that helped improve corps members overall performance. Vincent worked closely with corps members to identify skill gaps, set goals for closing those gaps, and create plans that helped them achieve significant gains with their students. Wanting to expand his skill set beyond teacher development, 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. During his tenure as Director of Strategic Human Assets, Vincent helped centralize KIPP New Jersey’s talent recruitment and onboarding functions as well as leadership development and training. These structures have enabled KIPP New Jersey to grow by 20% per year for the past seven years.

In addition to his leadership within KIPP New Jersey, Vincent supports KIPP’s national efforts. Vincent served as a member of the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching (KFET) committee. In this capacity, Vincent 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 to his role as a Leadership Coach, 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. In this capacity, Vincent managed six principals and managed 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 is Executive Director Braven, 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.