Community School Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience




52 Broadway 11 Floor
New York
United States


General Function

To support the NYC Community Learning School's Initiative of creating schools as centers of the community, the Community School Director will initiate, facilitate, and maintain programs and strategies that are aligned with the school's vision and mission, as well as youth and community development goals. He/she develops and promotes resources that support academic achievement for students; increase the health and well-being of students and families; enhance community and individual assets, meet critical human service needs, and promote long term community solutions. EOE.

Skills :

This position requires a person who is a self-starter and a self-directed learner with excellent organizational and management skills including training, program evaluation, data management, written and oral communication, and fund/resource development. The Community School Director should be a leader in the building, assuming a role similar to that of an additional assistant principal. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary including networking, grassroots community organizing, team building, and collaborative leadership. This person should be able to work independently as well as part of a team. The Community School Director serving as the “Community Learning School ambassador” for their school will be able to articulate the Community Learning School mission through writing, speaking in public and in one-on-one meetings. Ability to be flexible and work non-traditional hours when needed is expected.

Principal Activities:

• Lead the school needs assessment and community assets identification process in support of the Community Learning Schools strategy.• Engage the school community (administrators, teachers, non-teaching staff, parent coordinator, PTA, community members) to support student achievement and align resources to the Community Learning Schools vision and goals.• Work with the School Advisory Board to make decisions on managing and monitoring the effectiveness of program and service partners.• Collect, analyze and use data to inform decision making and program evaluation.• Facilitate communication and relationship-building with community partners, key stakeholders, and volunteers including participation in community groups and/or committees.• Attend community-related events such as Community Education Council meetings, local police precinct community council meetings and community board monthly meetings.• Provide oversight and coordination of services and programs for students, families and the community during and after the school day and throughout the year.• Manage partnerships to ensure that ongoing programs are effective, seamlessly integrated into to the workings of the school and sustainable as well as broker new partnerships that are aligned with school goals and needs.• Serve as key contact for programs and services, including the communication and coordination of activities.• Maintain up-to-date records and required paperwork for all programs including agreements for all partners and programs.• Participate in grant-seeking and other fund development activities.

Preferred Qualifications :

• Experience with New York City public school system and / or non-profit sector.• Experience with working with a wide range of professional backgrounds.• Ability to work effectively with school aged youth, educators, families and communities.• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.• Bi-lingual skills may be needed depending on the needs of the school; preferred languages -- Mandarin or Cantonese or Spanish, or Rusian/Ubezk.• Minimum 5-years professional experience.• Experience in program management and coordination.• Knowledge of New York City neighborhoods; and valid NYS Driver's License and access to a vehicle due to meetings..• DOE fingerprinting and background clearances.


Excellent Benefits package

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree