Summary

Support Staff | Eisenhower Elementary

Description

SUMMARY:
The Community School Coordinator position exists to ensure that learning supports are collaboratively integrated into the full-service community school. The CS-Coordinator seeks input from teachers, school staff, community partners, parents, and students to determine ongoing needs of students and families. Offers support to community partner organizations to provide on-site learning supports at the full-service community school; and works to ensure that the site becomes, or continues as, a “hub” of the community. Works closely with school leadership to create and maintain a building culture that is inclusive and bias free. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Assist school staff with creating events that engage parents at the school and increase their engagement in their children’s education; help plan and work at school events, making sure parents feel welcomed at the school
  • Participate in appropriate school and community committees and initiatives to ensure strategic communication and alignment 
  • Assist the principal by managing projects as assigned.
  • Coordinate, connect, and support the people and programs – external and internal – related to student and family support 
  • Ensure that all communication and services are delivered with cultural sensitivity and competence 
  • As the liaison between Eisenhower elementary community partners and the principal and school staff, maintain a continuous collaborative relationship between partners and the school; when necessary, mediate and help resolve any conflicts that may arise between partners and school staff; continually make certain that families and school staff are aware of available services and how they are accessed; work to ensure smooth delivery of services to students, families and community members; collaborate with local organizations/churches to secure items for students in need, such as coats/boots/mittens, etc. 
  • Promote the full-service community school model in the community; work to ensure that services needed by students, parents, and community members are available to them, either at the school or through referral to appropriate outside resources; ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner that community partner programs and services are coordinated and aligned with the school’s goals 
  • Lead site efforts to develop, implement and sustain learning supports for students, families and community members 
  • Work with school leadership team to create and maintain a building culture that is inclusive and bias free
  • Ensure learning supports for students, families and community members
  • Participate as a member of the Eisenhower Student Assistance Team
  • Work with school leadership and community partners to ensure programs and services are coordinated and aligned with the Full-Service Community School model
  • Collaborate with the A+ team to evaluate strategies, models and approaches to service provision 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
 
Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Education-related field preferred

 
Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Driver’s license.

 
Required Knowledge and Skills
Required Knowledge:

  • Minimum four years of relevant experience.
  • Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities 
  • Experience in all or some: facilitation, data analysis, grant writing, and/or using outcomes in program development, operation or evaluation, preferred 
  • Familiarity with and credibility in East Side community (experience living, working or going to school with ties in the local community), preferred 
  • Background working with youth, within public education or community-based work, preferred 
  • If hired bilingual – fluency in speaking and proficiency in writing English language and fluency in speaking one or more additional language, e.g., Hmong, Spanish

Required Skills:

  • Extensive experience in working in a diverse cultural setting 
  • Literature review and research skills 
  • Excellent writing proficiency and communication skills 
  • Experience in planning events for parents and community members 
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Knowledge of educational methods and school system operations 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
 
Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.  
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed in an office setting.
Travel required to locations throughout the District.
 
Salary range: $55,347 – $82,954, doe.
FTE: 1.0