The Southeast Community Development Corporation (CDC) is seeking a Community School Site Coordinator (CSC) for Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School #237.
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community.
The community school strategy is a joint effort between the school administration, the Southeast CDC, the Family League of Baltimore and the Mayor and City Council. Through the development and implementation of a Needs Assessment and an Action Plan, the Community School Coordinator will coordinate activities and resources that address priorities identified by the school community. All activities will promote the school’s vision to be a safe haven focused on academics as well as emotional, social and physical health for students and their families.
The CSC is an employee of the Southeast CDC but works on-site at Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School #237.
This is a full-time position, managing coordination of a wide range of partners and engaging families and community on a daily basis, including evening and weekend hours.
- Write an effective Action Plan; meet all goals and benchmarks as defined in the Community School Scope of Work and Action Plan
- Develop positive working relationships with school principal and administrators, teachers and staff
- Participate as needed in applicable school team meetings and effectively contribute to resolving resource support needs
- Create/develop/manage and publicize a schedule of programs and activities offered at the school
- Identify and reach out to potential community school stakeholders, including students, school staff, parents, other community residents, organizations, programs and businesses to involve them in the community school
- Conduct community needs and resource assessments periodically with parents, school staff, students and community groups, to determine specific service needs, and to ensure partner activities align with the Action Plan
- Attend community school trainings, conferences and meetings to ensure continued professional development requirements
- Provide training and information to school staff, parents and community organizations about the community school effort, and provide access to best practices
- Complete data collection and reporting responsibilities related community school strategy
- Provide written and verbal reports to Southeast CDC, principal, funders and the SFC concerning program status and needs and outcome fulfillment
- Lead fundraising efforts to support community school organization and management
- Evaluate the success of community school programming
- Perform other duties/tasks as needed or as requested by Executive Director and/or Program Director in support of the business needs of Southeast CDC
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW); LGSW license preferred
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills; ability to communicate and empathize with individuals of diverse backgrounds
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Two or more years of experience in organizing residents, businesses and/or organizations; experience working in Southeast Baltimore and surrounding vicinity preferred
- Experience completing or applying a community resource and needs assessment; experience working with schools preferred
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, manage multiple priorities, and project a professional image to external contacts
- Energetic and comfortable working among diverse communities; high degree of effective customer service skills; field instruction experience preferred
- Self-directed, anticipating opportunities and challenges before they arise and proactively tackling those issues with minimal supervision; exercise considerable initiative, discretion and judgment in executing the functions of the job
- Must be able to effectively manage stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
- Strong ability to problem solve and work as part of a team
This is a grant-funded employment opportunity subject to renewal.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual in English and Spanish is required
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed. Please put “Community School Coordinator Application” as your email subject.