School & Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The School and Community Engagement Coordinator plays an integral role in achieving Summer Search Bay Area’s student recruitment goals and setting up the rest of the Summer Search team to deliver a strong program to students and families. This hire is responsible for coordinating the annual outreach season, organizing student events, and representing the High School Program within our Bay Area communities.Reporting to the Director of School and Community Engagement, this position will join a dedicated and collaborative team, as well as help to strengthen Summer Search’s student reach and

impact in the Bay Area region.

Execute an effective annual outreach and engagement strategy (40%): 

  • In collaboration with the Director of School and Community Engagement, execute against a
  • strategic outreach plan to enroll 160-220 new students in the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Coordinate annual student outreach activities, including:
  • August-September: Meeting with school partners to plan for the year
  • September-October: Developing a plan to collect student nominations from school staff, administration and students
  • October-December: Conducting outreach presentations at schools for nominated students and collecting student applications.
  • November-February: School-based, one-on-one interviews for student applicants
  • Conduct school presentations for faculty and students, conveying Summer Search’s mission and recruitment messages tailored to the audience.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with referral partners at high schools and community
  • based-organizations through timely communications and overall support of partners’
  • involvement in the process.
  • Pursue creative ways to broaden knowledge and support of Summer Search in local
  • communities, leveraging staff, school, and community resources to increase Summer Search’s
  • presence and reputation.
  • Ensure outreach data is accurate and complete in Summer Search’s database
  • Manage and/or support special projects as needed.

Support community-based program implementation and program alignment with schools (35%):

  • Collaborate with High School Program management to identify space needs and timing for
  • community-based aspects of program, including:
  • Individual meetings between students and mentors
  • Group mentoring sessions for student cohorts (8-12 students each) and mentors
  • Student college application and financial aid workshops
  • Large-scale student and family events
  • Build and maintain relationships with schools and other community organizations to facilitate regular access to community spaces for programming 
  • Support in securing space for all community-based aspects of program under direction of Director of School & Community Engagement.
  • Ensure appropriate members of the Summer Search team are connected with relevant stakeholders at schools or community-based organizations in order to partner on program delivery and student support.

Build and manage relationships with community stakeholders (25%):

  • Support relationships and program participation with 33 active school partners
  • Under leadership of Director of School & Community Engagement, support cultivation of new school partnerships
  • Regularly assess health and potential of school partnerships, closing partnerships when needed 
  • Support a multi-year plan for cultivation of partnerships with community-based organizations in order to partner on program delivery and student support
  • Foster collaborative partnerships with other strategic partners, ensuring a clear understanding and responsiveness to their specific interests and goals in working with Summer Search
  • Serve as an ambassador to broaden knowledge and support of Summer Search with schools, community-based organizations, families, civic leaders, key donors, board members, volunteers and other constituents


We are committed to staff learning, growth and development. Our intense investment includes:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Medical insurance with up to 90% employer contribution
  • Dental, vision, FSA, life and disability insurance plans
  • 401 (K) and Employer Match up to $2,000 annually
  • Generous time off including 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, 2 floating holidays, 10 company-wide holidays and a 1-week December closure. 
  • Individual, local, regional and national training; plus a $200 professional development stipend for external training
  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization.
  • An organizational culture that supports staff well-being and holistic self-care
  • Ample opportunities to connect with the students and communities we serve 


With a staff that cares deeply about social and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. 


We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with students, as well as how we work together as a team. 


We hope you will join us as we continue to build a diverse organization that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

Level of Language Proficiency

The School and Community Engagement Coordinator calls for a flexible, collaborative, and eager-to-learn professional. Specifically, this hire will bring:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience at a youth development, educational, or other social service organization.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse and low-income populations, with an awareness and sensitivity to institutionalized racism and classism facing low-income communities.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple workflows and easy adapt to shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • A track record of building and managing trusting relationships with a broad set of stakeholders (e.g. schools, school districts, community based organizations, alumni, students), bringing a collaborative spirit to internal and external partnerships.
  • Public speaking skills with an ability to adapt communications styles based on the priorities and needs of a given audience.
  • Data management and analysis skills, including command of Microsoft Office applications and database operations.
  • Commitment to summer Search's mission of closing the opportunity gap for low-income youth, as well as an ability to thrive in an authentic, feedback-driven environment.


  • Knowledge and experience working in Bay Area schools and local communities 
  • Spanish, Cantonese and/or Vietnamese language skills are a plus
  • Valid driver’s license is preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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