School Network Staff Community School Director
Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. We have over 22,000 members and operate five community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; White Plains, Westchester and Brentwood, Long Island.
MRNY’s Youth Power Project (YPP) reaches working class youth of color and supports them in becoming effective thinkers, leaders and decision-makers. Our grassroots campaigns give young people a voice in policies that affect them. Our programs provide academic and emotional support, cultivate creativity and critical thinking skills, and helps students seize educational opportunities. MRNY is the lead partner to the four high schools on Bushwick Campus Community School. Our School Based Team works inside the campus supporting all four schools. A community school is a hub of resources, programs, and services that contribute to meeting the needs and building on the strengths of the whole student, family and broader community. It supports culture of community where trust and accountability among all stakeholders are nurtured and strengthened.
MRNY is seeking a full time Community School Director (CSD) to lead our School Based Team at Bushwick Campus. The CSD will collaborate with MRNY staff, school leadership and other local stakeholders to build a model where community resources are directed towards students and families. The ideal candidate is a high-energy, collaborative and strategic leader, with a passion for supporting youth and families.
- Manage the Community School project and in partnership with the school leadership ensure all Community School components are implemented strategically and effectively. This includes: our Student Success Center college access program, extended learning programs, civic engagement, health and mental health services, restorative justice, youth and family engagement, and community partnerships.
- Develop, deepen and coordinate new and existing community partnerships to meet needs of students and families.
- Coordinate data collection and analysis of student outcomes for ongoing improvement of program model.
- Facilitate the Community School Plan at all levels – promote collective vision, increase community engagement and family and community participation in services and programs, foster student leadership.
- Ensure alignment and integration of all programming with the Principal’s vision and school-day curriculum to the fullest extent possible.
- Supervise and support the MRNY School Based Team of staff and interns at Bushwick Campus.
- Improve individual school and campus community climate and culture through the use of restorative justice, social emotional learning, and other tiered interventions and practices.
- Organize and oversee assets and needs assessments on an ongoing basis and seek input from teachers, schools, school staff, parents, and students to determine ongoing needs of students and families.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with teachers, parents, and students.
- Manage community school budget and support fundraising efforts.
- Identify high needs students, coordinate with school and CBO staff to target interventions, and track and monitor impact of interventions.
- Participate in capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, network meetings.
- Represent MRNY and the community school strategy in various public forums as needed.
- Attend all required MRNY staff meetings.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Education, School Counseling or Social Work preferred.
Extensive experience working with youth and in school based settings, with knowledge of youth development theories.
Commitment to social justice and knowledge of community organizations;
Bilingual (English/Spanish speaking) required.
Strong outreach, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills;
Ability to work with a team as well as independently;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders including youth, educators, families and communities from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. MRNY offers a generous benefit package including health insurance and 401K
How to Apply
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MRNY is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.
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