NYC Department of Education
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COMMUNITY SCHOOL COORDINATOR – I.S. 068 ISAAC BILDERSEE (18K068)
Posted Date: Oct 21, 2021 Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Position Summary: The New York City school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 75,000+ teachers in over 1,800 schools. In February 2015, the Department of Education (DOE) created the Office of Community Schools (OCS) to develop and implement one of the pillars of the education agenda of the Mayor and Chancellor.
Now supporting 250+ Community Schools and over 120,000 students, OCS is building a system of Community Schools. This system supports schools to leverage resources and partnerships to increase opportunities for children and families, and create more welcoming schools environments.
Community Schools are places where children have opportunities to learn, gain skills, create joy, and have the experiences that ignite curiosity and allow children to discover their passions and talents. They support the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of students by offering a coordinated approach to increasing opportunities for young people and improving the academic performance of students through partnerships among principals, parents, teachers, and community-based organizations (CBOs).
A central component of the Community Schools approach is the integration and alignment of school- and community-based services, such as health, mental health, expanded learning opportunities, and family empowerment. In addition to the Community Schools in the City’s portfolio, OCS supports all schools and districts with CBO partnerships, afterschool programs, and community engagement. The Community School Coordinator helps to ensure the alignment and coordination of these services. This position develops and promotes resources that support academic achievement for students; increases the health and well-being of students and families; enhances community and individual assets; meet critical human service needs; and promote long-term community solutions. Performs related work.
Reports to: Principal
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Community-based organizations, students, parents and families, School Leadership Team (SLT), teachers and school-based staff, other DOE divisions, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), other New York City agencies, and private partners.
Collaborative Leadership and Practice
Serves as an advisor to the principal, providing leadership for coordinating work of different school partners.
Leads the school needs assessment and community assets identification process in support of the Community Schools learning strategy.
Engages the school community (administrators, teachers, non-teaching staff, Parent Coordinator, PTA, community members) to support student achievement and align resources to the Community Schools vision and goals.
Sits on the school Leadership Team (SLT).
Convenes and facilitates Collaborative Planning meetings to make decisions on managing and monitoring the effectiveness of program and service partners, and ensure the effective and efficient use of resources and partnerships.
Supports the development and successful implementation of the school’s Community School Plan and its inclusion in the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP).
Works with school leadership to maintain a focus on results and track progress.
Develops strong relationships with parents, students, and teachers, and ensure that all stakeholders understand what a community school is and how it supports student achievement.
Manages partnerships to ensure that ongoing programs are effective, sustainable, seamlessly integrated into the workings of the school, as well as developing new partnerships that are aligned with school goals and needs.
Serves as key contact for programs and services, including the communication and coordination of activities.
Collects, analyzes, and uses data to inform decision-making and program evaluation.
Maintains up-to-date records and required grant paperwork for all programs, including agreements for all partners and vendors.
Participates in grant-seeking and other fund-development activities.
Expanded Learning Time (ELT)
Works with the School Leadership Team (SLT), teachers, and partner agencies to integrate expanded learning and enrichment activities before, during, and after the school day.
Builds relationships and mechanisms to effectively link the school day to expanded learning activities.
Assists the school in identifying outside providers for ELT as necessary.
Serves as a key member on the school’s attendance team.
Assists with data collection and research, and prepares relevant data to bring to meetings.
Helps to organize and oversee needs assessment; seeks input from teachers, school staff, parents, and students to determine the ongoing needs of students and families.
Identifies high-need students, coordinates with teachers to target interventions; tracks and monitors the impact of interventions.
Family and Community Empowerment
Works with the Principal and School Leadership Team to create strong school-to-home partnerships; cultivates parents as leaders in the school.
Attends Community Education Council meetings, local police precinct community council meetings, and Community Board monthly meetings.
Participates in community groups and committees; supports events that promote family and community empowerment.
Provides oversight and coordination of services and programs for students, families, and the community during and after the school day and throughout the year.
Wellness and Integrated Supports
Serves as a point person for coordinating health and mental health services in conjunction with the Office of Community Schools.
Identifies local community resources and develops new partnerships that are aligned with school goals and needs.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
High school graduation or equivalent and six (6) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above.However, all candidates must have at least one (1) year of experience as described in “1” above.
5+ years of professional experience.
Experience in the New York City public school system and/or nonprofit sector.
Experience working in school-based settings, with knowledge of community organizing, student support services, and youth development theories.
Experience in program management and coordination.
Ability to work effectively with school-aged youth, educators, families, and communities from a wide range of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.
Strong relationship-building and team-building skills; ability to work collaboratively.
Self-starter; self-directed learner.
Excellent written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Strong organizational skills.
Knowledge of New York City neighborhoods.
Bilingual, depending upon the needs of the schools.
Ability to be flexible and work non-traditional hours when needed.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)
Application: Please send cover letter and resume, no later than November 1, 2021, to:
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender(sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction(except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above – noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non – Discrimination Policy.
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