Who We Are
Center for Supportive Schools is an anti-racist, fast-paced, collegial, and team-oriented organization wholly committed to helping schools become places where students want to be. Our work directly addresses student disengagement, a root cause of diminished academic performance, students dropping out of school, and other high-risk student behaviors. We partner with schools in three areas: developing all students into leaders; empowering teachers to collaborate with each other and with students; and engaging entire school communities to improve how learning happens.
CSS is driven by the vision that one day, all students will thrive in schools that graduate them prepared for the rigors of college and lives filled with meaningful work, active citizenship, and personal fulfillment.
We are committed to antiracism. Our vision for students will not be realized absent the dismantling of systemic racism that permeates schools and society. Schools are not safe, supportive, engaging, and inspiring unless they address all areas of marginalization and eradicate all the many interconnected forms of oppression. CSS’s focus on antiracism results from the outsized role that racism has played in shaping the United States and its institutions, from the fact that racism intersects with all other forms of oppression, and given that that which we learn and develop - tools, frameworks, resources – in dismantling racism can be leveraged to abolish all other forms of oppression.
Founded in 1979, we are a national organization currently impacting 65,000 students annually and committed to supporting every K-12 school in the country. Most of our partners are economically disadvantaged communities where the consequences of student disengagement and racism can be most devastating.
Who You Are
You are a highly motivated, strategic thinker with exceptional attention to detail. You work exceptionally well with others and are able to motivate and inspire others to meet contract-related timelines and align with funder regulations and expectations. You are highly organized and can juggle many projects simultaneously. You enjoy reviewing contracts and ensuring organizational compliance. You are an analytical thinker. You have the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively, demonstrating a passion for providing and implementing effective solutions to complex problems.
As Director of Contracts and Compliance, you will oversee the functions of contract compliance by coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the fiscal and operating requirements of existing government and foundation contracts. A major component of this role is to work in close collaboration with the New York City Executive Director and the community school directors to register contracts with the New York City Department of Education, provide all required documentation, develop contract budgets, modify budgets, submit budget revision requests, and process all subcontracts for school partners, consultants, and vendors. The Director of Contracts and Compliance also leads the efforts to develop, review, process, and submit contracts, subcontracts, and partnership agreements across the organization, in collaboration with administrative staff and senior leadership.
The Director of Contracts and Compliance also works in close collaboration with the development team and regional leaders in the process of submitting proposals for government and foundation grants and contracts by ensuring all financial and administrative requirements are met. The Director of Contracts and Compliance works closely with the Senior Director of Finance and Accounting to build contract budgets for these proposals and is a member of the finance team.
What You’ll Do
Contract Administration & Management
Compliance & Budget Management
What You’ve Done
Professional Experiences and Personal Qualities/Skills: You likely have at least 5-10 years of experience working in a contracts or compliance role. You have exceptional attention to detail; proven abilities to develop relationships, build consensus, problem solve, plan, and prioritize; a “roll-up-your sleeves” entrepreneurial, startup attitude; and proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects.
In addition, you have likely had the following experiences and demonstrate the following attributes:
COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing
CSS requires all school-facing staff members to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. As of the time of this position announcement posting, fully vaccinated means receiving two vaccination doses of either the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Non-school facing staff members who are not vaccinated because of a CSS-approved medical or religious accommodation must submit a copy of a COVID-19 test result 48-72 hours in advance of any CSS-related in-person interaction (this includes in-person interaction with other staff, in-person training events, office visits, business meetings, and/or school visits).
This is a remote position with work primarily based out of a home office. Occasional travel to CSS’s various regions and elsewhere is expected.
Who We Are
Center for Supportive Schools is an anti-racist, fast-paced, collegial, and team-oriented organization wholly committed to helping schools become places where students want to be. Our work directly addresses student…
Schedule and Salary
The anticipated starting date for this position is December 2021. The salary for this position is $70,000 - $80,000. CSS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan, including health, dental, and vision insurance, and a 403(b) plan with employer match.
Schedule and Salary
The anticipated starting date for this position is December 2021. The salary for this position is $70,000 - $80,000. CSS offers a comprehensive and competitive…
Interested applicants are requested to apply by emailing a cover letter and CV/résumé to email@example.com. Please include (1) the title of the position in the subject line of your email and (2) where you found the position posting in your cover letter. Please email all documents in PDF format. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Center for Supportive Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and equity in its work and staff. CSS’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action-related policies are available upon request.
Interested applicants are requested to apply by emailing a cover letter and CV/résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include (1) the title of the position in the…