Nonprofit

Attendance Coordinator

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 19 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
USD $60,000 - $70,000 / year

Description

ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. We are committed to building a community of teachers and staff who reflect the rich diversity of our student body. Our middle school campus serves nearly 200 students in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in grades 6-8.

Meridian is committed to serving families from our local communities; and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. The U Street Corridor was once the heart of black culture in DC and offers a tangible historical archive for our students, and Columbia Heights is one of the most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in the District. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful and historic campuses, with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

Join us as we continue to take Meridian from good to great! For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Attendance Coordinator will be central to executing Meridian’s attendance plan and meeting our 2025 goals. The coordinator's specific focus is on overseeing, communicating, and implementing the attendance policy, monitoring school wide attendance data, and working closely with individual students and their families concerning problem-solving any attendance issues. This is a 12-month position reporting directly to Meridian’s Data Manager. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring that all students maintain strong and consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Ensuring that school goals related to attendance, truancy and lateness are met
  • Maintaining all data systems related to attendance, truancy, and lateness
  • Maintaining daily parent communication in response to absences and lateness
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop successful action plans for students
  • Facilitating monthly, quarterly, and annual attendance incentives for students
  • Maintain a professional awareness of regulations regarding child welfare and attendance by having a working knowledge of state law, Board policy, and administrative regulations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in schools are strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn electronic information and document retention systems (PowerSchool experience strongly preferred)
  • Strong skills in using Microsoft Office suite and Google Workspace
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to communicate persuasively in positive and negative situations
  • Capacity to accept feedback from others, make decisions, and exhibit sound and accurate judgment
  • Able to work independently or with others in a team approach
  • Work comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational skills and timely completion of tasks
  • Solid writing skills
  • Conscientiousness: Understanding that everything going out the door matters to the customer; striving for excellence
  • Customer Orientation: Good customer service skills with internal and external customers, attention to detail
  • Dedication: Being persistent, punctual, and dependable, with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Sense of Urgency: Understanding the urgency of situations and address matters promptly
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Honesty: Trustworthiness with company resources and information
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background check
  • Working hours include occasional evenings outside of regular school hours to support school-wide events

SALARY AND BENEFITS

A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.

Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.

The salary range for the Attendance Coordinator is $60,000-$70,000.

ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect…

Location

On-site
2120 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to join a collaborative team driving Meridian’s continued growth from good to great? Apply today! 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

Meridian Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Meridian PCS prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

HOW TO APPLY

Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to join a collaborative team driving Meridian’s continued…

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