This position is 12 months per year, 40 hours per week, with a pay range of $21.00- $23.00 per hour.
This position directly oversees all aspects of the 21st Century Community Center Learning Grant. The Site Coordinator works closely with the Director of 21stCC and After school Programs and the school principal to implement, oversee and evaluate the 21st Century Community Center Learning Program. This program seeks to integrate the vast resources in the school that focus on social/emotional supports, youth development and family support systems and resources. Thus, this position develops, promotes and furthers the wisest use of community resources to create positive impact by enhancing community and individual assets, meeting critical human service needs, and promoting long-term community solutions. In addition, the Site Director directly oversees the School Family Program.
The Coordinator works closely with the Principal and with community and families as well, and in some ways is charged with “lowering” the school walls by spearheading the two-way connection between community members and the school. The role requires flexible hours to accommodate evening and weekend events. This position reports to the Director of 21stCC/After school Programs at The Center, and to the School Principal. This work entails strong interpersonal skills and cultural competencies; evidence of community relationships and organizing; the ability to manage partnerships; and expertise with data collection, analysis and case management.
The Site Coordinator joins the leadership team as a change agent at the school level, and helps to shape the District’s model and infrastructure. Therefore, candidates must be willing to stretch themselves and able to inspire others. A fierce belief in our students and high professional expectations are a must.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Work with the school principal to fully develop the school’s plan to become a Community School. Collaborate to complete the needs and resource assessment activities on an ongoing basis, employing a variety of strategies (surveys, focus groups, interviews, neighborhood canvassing, data analysis, etc.) and including a broad cross-section of stakeholders. Co-construct the path forward with multiple stakeholders, remaining calm and effective through uncertainty and/or dissent.
- Build/maintain trusted relationship with families, community institutions and leaders, and support school staff in doing the same.
- Chair the SCET meetings.
- Collect and analyze data.
- Provide information to the external evaluator.
- Oversees the School Family Program.
- Supervises Center for Youth onsite staff.
- Uses a case management approach that will integrate the services provided at school as well as referrals and participation in external services.
- Monitors and assesses the effectiveness of various programs and partnerships.
- Serves as key contact for the non-school day schedule; communicates and coordinates full slate of activities; acts as main contact person for school and their assigned school staff. Provides supervision and coordination of programming during and beyond the school day for students, families and the community during extended daily hours and year-round.
- Facilitates protocols for results-focused communications and relationship-building with site-based partners, stakeholders, and volunteers, including regular participation in community-based groups and/or committees.
- Works with the principal to integrate the community school work into existing communication and operating structures at the school, ensuring that staff understands how it supports their educational agenda. Develops appropriate and useful approach to communication with Principal, leadership team and supervisor.
- Supports the research, evaluation and improvement of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program model by supervising and coordinating the collection of data; monitoring and analyzing trends and outcomes; timely submission of reports, and representing the initiative in various public forums as needed to build and sustain community support.
- Participates in capacity-building activities, including District and site-based trainings, network meetings and study visits, and, with the principal, ensures the participation of other site-based staff as needed or required.
- Performs school-specific additional duties that respond to the emerging needs of each school and that are agreed upon by the Director and and the Principal.
The Center delivers programs and services to youth and families across Monroe County who represent many racial, cultural and geographic groups. The Center ensures understanding and values differences in people of diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientation, disabilities and beliefs. All staff are required to attend cultural competency workshops and trainings and to continually enhance their own understanding of cultural diversity. The Center Performance Appraisal, administered annually, provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into everyday work.
- A Bachelor’s Degree is required and a Master’s Degree related to any of the following (or similar) fields is desired: Public Administration; K-12,Adult or Child Education; Planning; Health Administration; Nonprofit Management; Nursing; Public Health; Project Management; and Social Work.
- Successful experience in urban reform work is strongly desired.
- Several years of demonstrated success in work settings relevant to this position, such as program design and implementation, grant management, establishing and managing partnerships.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work collaboratively, envision and enact solutions.
- Is youth friendly and positive
- Possess significant knowledge of:
- Youth serving systems
- Community resources
- Partnerships and collaborations.
- Adolescent development including: positive youth development, asset development, risk reduction and protective factors.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skill.
- Be sensitive to and appreciate cultural differences.
Must have access to a vehicle and possess a valid Driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier. In addition, must have the following automobile insurance: $100,000/$300,000 Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage.
COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED:
Microsoft Office – Advanced
The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.