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21 Dec 2021

Operations / Administration Community School Director

City Year New York
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Position Overview

Community Schools align resources in a school building with vision and purpose, resulting in improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. This model is a holistic approach to improving academic performance driven by strong, collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). In Community Schools, parents are active partners in their children’s education, the school climate is joyful and positive, and expanded learning opportunities are abundant.

Core outcomes are two-fold. At the student-level, Community Schools aim for increased attendance and student engagement; connectedness to adults; development of social and emotional skills; and improved academic performance. At the school-level, Community Schools aim for improved school culture; more actively engaged families; and seamless service delivery with partner organizations.

The Community School Director will focus on aligning existing resources within the school and will work to bring in new resources that address areas of community need.

 

Job Description

Who You Are / About You
• You are passionate about City Year’s mission and values.
• You are motivated to explore how City Year’s work supports the Community School model.
• You thrive when collaborating with others, but are also a self-motivated problem solver.
• You are a natural relationship builder; you feel equally comfortable communicating and connecting with a 10-year-old in your classroom, the parent of a student, and a peer educator.
• You are highly organized and driven.
• You thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires multitasking; if every day of work was the same, you would be bored.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to
apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.
• You are a clear and confident presenter; you feel comfortable designing and delivering trainings that are tailored to the various learning styles of the audience.

 

What You’ll Do Here

 

Build School Partnerships:
• Serve as an advisor to the principal; leading coordination of the work of different partners (i.e. other nonprofit organizations, volunteers, etc.) within the school and aligning the work of these partners with the school’s mission and school faculty strategies
▪ Work with school leadership to track progress with a focus on results
▪ Develop strong relationships with parents, students, and teachers, and ensure that all stakeholders understand the role of a community school and how it supports student achievement

 

Manage Community School Vision and Implementation:
• Organize and lead a Community School Team, comprised of school leadership, teachers, staff, parents, CBOs, and other community members
• Engage school community in collaborative vision setting and needs assessments
• Administer and implement results from program survey for school administration, teacher, student, and parent voices, ensuring that regular feedback is incorporated into planning and implementation of the Community School model
• Manage action plans, oversee implementation of school community initiatives, and monitor program quality
• Serve as point person for new partnerships and relationships, ensuring new partner services align with the needs of the school community

 

Deliver Service & Ensure Impact:
▪ Implement City Year’s Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) model with a high degree of quality to a targeted group of students
▪ Make data-informed decisions to ensure tutoring, classroom support, afterschool programs, and school-wide initiatives align with the shared goals of the school/City Year partnership
▪ Ensure City Year goals are met with fidelity and quality, including attendance, behavior, and course performance interventions
▪ Conduct consistent formal observations of AmeriCorps Member service, and provide asset-based coaching and mentorship
▪ Provide professional development support for AmeriCorps Members, connecting AmeriCorps Members to leadership opportunities within Community School initiatives, and facilitating formal trainings as appropriate
▪ Attend City Year staff meetings and school-based City Year team meetings
Lead Expanded Learning Time (ELT):
▪ Work with School Leadership Team (SLT), teachers, and partner agencies to integrate expanded learning and enrichment activities before, during, or after the school day
▪ Build relationships and mechanisms to effectively link the school day to expanded learning activities
▪ Assist the school in identifying outside providers for ELT as necessary
▪ Monitor quality of afterschool programing, troubleshooting where appropriate
▪ Manage structures and procedures to ensure alignment, quality, and safety

 

Focus on Attendance Improvement:
▪ Serve as key member on school’s attendance team, including (but not limited to) using the New Visions data tools for tracking and coordinating student interventions.
▪ Assist with data collection and research, and prepare relevant data to bring to meetings
▪ Organize and oversee assets and needs assessments and seek input from teachers, school staff, parents and students to determine ongoing needs of students and families.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to
apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.
▪ Identify high-need students, coordinate with teachers to target interventions, and track and monitor impact of interventions

 

Family Engagement Support:
▪ Work with Principal, School Leadership Team, and Parent Coordinator to implement a transformative model of family engagement that creates strong school-to-home partnerships for learning
▪ Support special events that promote family engagement
▪ Manage effective communication strategies to ensure families are connected to school resources
Data System Oversight
▪ Ensure systems are in place to meet reporting requirements for City Year and grant funding
▪ Work with school and community partners to create and implement data collection and review processes to ensure data-informed decision making
▪ Ensure all student attendance and data is submitted accurately and in a timely manner
▪ Analyze reports to determine progress toward goals

 

Qualifications
• Experience building and growing complex professional relationships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
• Demonstrated ability to translate a complex vision into manageable action steps
• Self-motivated with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding deadlines
• Experience parsing large projects into small, achievable deadlines
• Strong attention to detail and ability to create high integrity documents • Experience troubleshooting and supporting others • Patience to explain processes and systems many times to many different audiences
• Experience with peer management, managing up, and managing across
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office

 

Bonus If You Have
• Served at City Year, Teach for America, or another AmeriCorps program
• Bilingual or Multilingual skills
• Experience working in school-based settings, with knowledge about tenants of community organizing, student support services, and youth development theories
• New York Department of Education fingerprinting and background clearances

 

Benefits

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. For more information, click here.

 

Employment at City Year is at-will.

City Year does not sponsor work authorization visas.

How to Apply

Submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume in our City Year Careers page- Community School Director

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Job Tags: Family Engagement and Student engagement. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.