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Since 1925, generous individuals and families have trusted the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to help them make meaningful contributions for their community for present and future generations. As the Hartford Community Schools Coordinator, you will support the Foundation’s commitment to student success through the Hartford Partnership for Student Success (HPSS), an innovative community partnership that supports Community Schools and other student success initiatives. This year HPSS celebrates 10 years of success and will embark on the exciting journey of continued partnership as Hartford Public Schools realizes the vision of district-wide implementation of the Community Schools model, a major goal of its strategic operating plan, “The District Model for Excellence”.
The Hartford Community Schools Coordinator will be employed by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and out-stationed within Hartford Public Schools (HPS), supervised and evaluated by the Director of the Hartford Partnership for Student Success. The Hartford Community Schools Coordinator’s role is to ensure the implementation and ongoing operation of high-quality community schools in Hartford. Working closely with school based teams including principals, site-based community school directors and other lead agency staff, the coordinator will monitor fidelity to the community schools model and outcomes as well as identify and secure necessary training and supports for site staff. This individual will focus on research-based best practices and national standards, and to that end will be responsible for fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the Hartford Community Schools network. This is a one year grant funded position with the potential for continuation at the completion of the identified term.
1. Ensure fidelity to, and quality implementation of, the community schools model in Hartford, based on national standards, in partnership with principals, designated lead agencies, and site directors.
2. Coordinate partners and conduct regular site visits to all community school sites to assess community school implementation of high quality, research-based programs and practices
3. Collect and analyze individual school and network level data to highlight trends, ensure continuous improvement and make data- driven decisions and recommendations for the network
4. Work closely with district and school staff to align all efforts with the district’s strategic operating plan and schools’ improvement plans
5. Contribute to the scaling up Hartford Community Schools from the current cohort of 7 schools to district-wide implementation
6. Track progress of community school sites against the Coalition for Community Schools’ national standards, Hartford’s outcomes framework (student, school, family and community outcomes) and Hartford Community Schools’ theory of change using network tools and templates.
7. Identify areas of need for additional coaching, training, capacity building and technical assistance support; secure and or deliver support as necessary.
8. Develop internal and identify external training opportunities to advance capacity within the system of Hartford Community Schools.
9. Develop monthly reports for funders and leadership on the progress of Hartford Community Schools both individually and as a cohort.
10. Work with external consultants to support data collection efforts for Hartford Community Schools.
11. Work with internal HPS evaluation staff and/or contractors to support data collection and evaluation efforts for Hartford Community Schools.
12. Plan, facilitate and coordinate logistics for Hartford Community Schools Network meetings.
13. Promote a network of learning and resource sharing amongst Hartford Community Schools.
14. Positively represent and advance the work of Community Schools and the Hartford Partnership for Student Success as a liaison and representative within the community.
15. Coordinate community school efforts with other Hartford Public Schools initiatives and departments when appropriate.
- Successful experience working with public school systems, including the development of community schools, achieving excellent results for all constituents;
- Proven commitment to school success, student achievement, and positive child, youth, and family development;
- Proven ability to implement a comprehensive strategy with an inclusive focus on youth, family and community voices;
- Knowledge of current trends in community schools, public education, policy, youth development, and family systems;
- Familiarity with data and evaluation protocols to track program success and outcomes attainment.
- Experience operating with a standards based approach to program design and delivery
- Experience identifying needs, developing and delivering training to support staff and program improvement
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills, proven organizational and interpersonal skills;
- Bachelor’s or advanced degrees in social work, education or related field;
- Bi-literate English/Spanish preferred.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply: Please email a cover letter describing how your interests and background match our needs, along with your salary requirements and your resume to:
Ms. Yobie Santana at
For best consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, August 17, 2018.