Coalition Builder - Maryland Coalition for Community Schools



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End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


1500 Union Avenue
Suite 2300
United States


The Maryland Coalition for Community Schools (MD4CS) is dedicated to expanding the community school strategy around the state of Maryland and making sure that community schools investment is defined within Maryland’s revised funding formula, as proposed by the Kirwan Commission. A compelling body of research promotes utilizing a community school strategy to address barriers to learning created by concentrated poverty and entrenched opportunity gaps that contribute to disparities among student populations around academic, health, and social/emotional outcomes.


MOST Network is seeking a Coalition Builder to help strengthen the Maryland Coalition for Community Schools (MD4CS) and expand the Community School Strategy in Maryland. This VISTA project is centered around: Communications, Partnership Development, and Fundraising and Sustainability.


Year 1 Priorities:

  • Develop statewide coalition structure including governance and committees
  • Establish coalition communication strategy and goals
  • Manage coalition social media presence
  • Incorporate statewide coalition into MOST strategic plan and fundraising goals
  • Assist with identifying and developing partnerships
  • Organize monthly MD4CD meetings with coalition members from around the state
  • Begin development of Community School trainings
  • Convene statewide coalition to develop priorities for 2019


Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Stipend , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible.


AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.



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