Operations / Administration FSCS (Full-Service Community Schools) Site Coordinator
TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and organized individual to serve as a school Site Coordinator on a U.S. Department of Education (DoE) grant-funded initiative. The initiative aims to improve the accessibility and quality of behavioral health programming among 4 Washtenaw County schools and thus to improve students’ academic and health outcomes, increase parent and community engagement, align and coordinate partner efforts, and assist families in receiving the necessary resources to support the emotional wellbeing of their children.
This position is based at Lincoln Middle School, one of the partnering school sites. Along with the broader project team, the Coordinator will work in close collaboration with personnel in the schools, as well as with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Office and also with local not-for-profit health organizations. The Site Coordinator will work in collaboration with TRAILS teammates to support the coordination of existing programs and services and will assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of new programs and services, based on needs assessment data collected from each school site.
TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) is a growing team of innovative thinkers committed to youth mental health. We partner with schools throughout Michigan and in a number of other settings nationwide, providing school staff with the training, materials, and implementation support they need to deliver effective mental health programming to their students. Our program was designed and developed by expert child mental health clinicians in collaboration with health and education researchers, educators, and school leaders. Our model was built specifically for the school setting, and is grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral and mindfulness practices. As we work to make effective mental health services available to all students, priority is given to schools that are under-resourced or that serve historically excluded populations. Our staff are dedicated to a vision of health and health care equity for all, and as TRAILS expands, we are seeking individuals who practice cultural humility, and who thrive in and contribute to an inclusive working environment.
Program Implementation Management (50%)
- Responsible for the management, performance, and completion of programming and grant deliverables at one partner school site related to building social emotional learning and a sustainable continuum of mental health care and resources
- Responsible for coordinating activities of the project team, identifying appropriate resources, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of the project
- Support ongoing data collection utilizing surveys, focus groups, and other methods to gather information from stakeholders including: students, families, school staff, and community organizations
- Complete reports and collect data in order to effectively plan, inform decision-making, and promote accountability by designated deadlines
External partnerships (30%)
- Coordinate and facilitate collaborative meetings between school personnel, University programs, parents, and community partners to align programming to a sustainable health promotion plan
- Provide and coordinate training, consultation, or technical support to school professionals on evidence-based behavioral health practices for use with students
- Develop and support implementation of an effective referral process that promotes programs and services offered at school and community organizations
- Maintain strong working relationships with school administrators, teachers, school staff, students, and families
- Follow school and district policies and procedures for safe program operation
Internal TRAILS collaboration (10%)
- Collaborate with the TRAILS Clinical team to assist with the implementation of TRAILS programming with school and community partners
- Serve as the primary point of contact between staff, school administration, University programs, and community partners
- Document and share implementation feedback, learning, and data with TRAILS team to ensure continual improvement
Team responsibilities (10%)
- Attend all staff meetings and retreats, workgroups and other relevant TRAILS meetings as necessary
- Support TRAILS team with all hands on deck events as needed and other team initiatives
Our experience suggests that the following types of professional experiences lend themselves to this work:
- Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in schools or community setting
- History of working effectively with various community stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parents, and students
- Experience working in schools or the nonprofit service area of Southeastern Michigan
- Experience with school-based integrated services and/or collaborative services
- Experience working with and building sustainable programming with school partners.
Our experience suggests that the following types of skills lend themselves well to this work:
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and web-based platforms, including Google-based applications (Drive, Sheets), Box, Slack, and other task management tools
- Proficiency in program design, management, and/or community organizing
- Proficiency in data collection, both quantitative and qualitative
- Available to work a flexible schedule that will occasionally include evenings or weekends
- Good organization and time management skills
- Strong relationship and communication skills
Our experience suggests the following certifications and degree(s) lend themselves well to this work:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Child Development, Public Health, Human Services, or other related field
- Applicable experience and competencies may be considered in lieu of formal education
The salary for this role is $60,008.
TRAILS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision as well as a 403B with a safe harbor match and short and long term disability. We offer a generous holiday and paid time off package.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
Addressing inequities in access to evidence-based mental health care is intrinsic to the TRAILS mission. The intentionality behind this approach is woven into everything we do at TRAILS, resulting in a staff-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for all facets of our program. If this commitment is something to which you could positively contribute, we encourage you to apply, particularly if your voice represents a historically excluded perspective.
TRAILS, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
How to ApplyHOW TO APPLY & APPLICATION NOTES
- Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org that answers the following questions. Please keep responses brief:
- Why are you interested in this position and working with TRAILS?
- What are the top 2-3 things you hope to devote consistent time and energy to in your next job?
- Complete brief anonymous applicant survey
- Our job descriptions reflect TRAILS’ assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.
- We are only considering applicants who are legally authorized to work in the US.
- Please note that TRAILS employees are required to undergo a background check as performed by our fiscal sponsor, Tides Center. Findings do not automatically exclude candidates from the hiring process, but will be taken into consideration.
- Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.