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Associate Director for Site Services —Full-Time

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for implementing the Communities In Schools model of Integrated Student Services (ISS) in KPS schools, including after-school programs.  Provides direct supervision for all site and after school coordinators in assigned school sites to assure ISS delivery that complies with all standards and grant requirements.  Is responsible to ensure effective relationships and customer service with school personnel for each assigned school so that CIS can deliver services to students that address their needs effectively.  Assures the effective utilization of community resources within all assigned sites, including volunteers, service delivery partners and parents.  Collaborates in the responsibility for comprehensive grants management including effective implementation of grants proposals, reporting and compliance, and working with the Senior Director to effectively implement the budget, purchasing, facilities, payroll and human resources.  Responsible for compliance with Michigan Child Care Licensing requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing the implementation and monitoring of all CIS Integrated Student Services, before, during and after school at assigned school sites. Ensures or provides effective training and supervision for all site and after school coordinators.
  • Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with all internal and external members of the CIS partnership, including school personnel. Provides leadership, guidance, consultation and motivation to all participants.
  • Assures the timely and accurate utilization of multiple tracking/data collection systems. Oversees and interprets tasks associated with evaluating CIS programs and services.
  • Works effectively with KPS building principals to ensure effective customer service, monitoring and adjusting of services and routine problem-solving. Develops and conducts information and training sessions for all levels of staff within assigned school buildings.
  • Participates in the selection and supervision of all CIS personnel for each assigned site and engage the principal in the selection of coordinators.
  • Performs basic budget monitoring for all assigned sites, authorizing expenditures consistent with approved budgets and approval limits.
  • Plan and conduct regular meetings with school personnel, site coordinator, and key partners to review progress, and correct potential problems.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Exhibits a commitment to the values expressed in CIS mission and vision and creates and maintains a positive CIS image. Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with all customers both internally and externally.  Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the work place and toward his/her job.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in human services, public administration, education or related area plus a minimum of five years of experience working with children, adolescents and families and a well-developed knowledge base on the needs/issues of children and families. Masters degree and experience preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience required. Management of Youth Development programming highly desirable.  Ability to supervise others in an effective manner, on both a formal basis (supervisory responsibility and authority) and on an informal basis (responsibility and need with no authority).
  • Knowledge and experience with a wide range of community resources including human services, healthcare, education, recreation, employment and basic needs necessary. Advanced understanding of complex organizations and service delivery systems and how they function.  Ability to design cooperative structures and methods for multi-agency involvement in services.
  • Well-developed leadership abilities and interpersonal relationship skills, including the capacity to form effective relationships and represent the organization with a wide range of stakeholders including State and local funders and partners, CIS Board, donors, parents, school district leadership and students.
  • Previous experience in State and/or Federal grants and grants management highly desirable.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Position will remain open until filled.  Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to: PSchepeler@ciskalamazoo.org.

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Youth Development Worker (CIS Think Summer! program)—Part Time (Temporary)

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for providing delivery of programming at the 2017 Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo Think Summer! program, funded by the Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community learning Centers.) serving elementary students at Arcadia Elementary and secondary students Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts. The Youth Development Worker (YDW) is responsible for creating and facilitating programming for students. S/he works closely with other youth development workers, instructional leads, and the site coordinator to ensure that programming runs smoothly and is delivered in an effective manner on a daily basis. YDWs report directly to CIS Think Summer! Coordinator and perform other duties related to the CIS Think Summer! program as needed.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Attend a mandatory week-long training for summer associates prior to the start of program.
  • Develop age-appropriate activities and/or clubs related to reading, writing, math, and CIS selected themes.
  • Manage and address student behavior.
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth.
  • Participate in data evaluation and collection.
  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with Michigan childcare regulations for compliance.
  • Occasionally be a part of special groups (i.e., work groups) or standing committees.
  • Promote and participate in continuous program quality improvement.
  • Exhibit a commitment to the values expressed in CIS mission and vision.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all CIS related information.
  • Support the college-going culture within the Kalamazoo community.
  • Occasionally participate in community awareness and public relations activities.
  • Attend CIS meetings and other events as requested.
  • Be a good team player and work effectively with other staff.

Work Hours:

Position is temporary and works approximately 7 hours per day from June 26- August 4, with a mandatory week long training the week of June 19. Typical hours are Monday through Thursday with lesson planning or staff development on Friday.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma with relevant experience required; post-secondary courses/degree in relevant field strongly desired (i.e. Youth Development, Childcare Administration, Education, Recreation, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience working in youth development program(s).
  • Ability to interpret, comprehend and transmit complex and detailed instructions.
  • Ability to pay close attention to and manage details while maintaining a focus on the big picture.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently as well as produce work in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of Child Care Licensing Rules and the MDE 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word, and actions.  Exemplifies these values.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

The deadline to apply is May 30, 2017.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resumé for consideration to:  PSchepeler@ciskalamazoo.org.

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Youth Development Worker (CIS After School Program)—Part Time 

Position Summary:

This position provides the delivery of the Communities In Schools After School Program at eleven elementary and four middle school sites in the Kalamazoo Public Schools. The CIS After School Program is funded through the Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers)

A Youth Development Worker can expect to work approximately 3.5 hours per day Monday through Thursday from September until June.  Staff development or meetings may be required on Fridays.  The beginning rate of pay for this position is $10.00 per hour.  This position reports directly to the After School Coordinator.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop age-appropriate activities and/or clubs related to reading, writing, math and CIS-selected themes.
  • Assist students with assigned homework.
  • Manage and address student behavior.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings as required and other trainings upon availability.
  • Attend CIS meetings and other events as requested.
  • Monitor and comply with Michigan childcare regulations for compliance to maintain quality standards.
  • Responsible for participating in data evaluation and collection.
  • Assist with and participate in continuous program quality improvement.
  • Work effectively with the site team as well as volunteers and partners/providers.
  • May occasionally be asked to be a part of special groups (i.e., work groups) or standing committees.
  • May occasionally participate in community awareness and public relations activities.
  • Other duties related to the CIS After School Program as needed.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma with relevant experience required; post-secondary courses/degree in relevant field strongly desired (i.e. Youth Development, Childcare Administration, Education, Recreation, etc.)
  • Strong appreciation for candidates with math and/or literacy backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience working in youth development program(s).
  • Ability to interpret, comprehend and transmit complex and detailed instructions.
  • Ability to pay close attention to and manage details while maintaining a focus on the big picture.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently as well as produce work in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of Child Care Licensing Rules and the MDE 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resumé for consideration to:  PSchepeler@ciskalamazoo.org.

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Marketing and 5k Coordinator (Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run)—Part-Time 

Position Summary:

Outstanding marketing, communication and event management skills and experience, and the ability to quickly engage potential and current volunteers, manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a team environment working under time constraints, and who understand and embrace diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions.

Working Conditions:

Normal working conditions where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like. Occasionally lifts average 40-pound boxes of supplies, materials, etc. to waist high level. Ability to drive plus the availability of a vehicle to use for getting to and from meetings and other events. Valid Michigan driver’s license and the ability to obtain necessary auto insurance for the above purposes. Must be able to work a varied schedule when required, including evenings, early mornings and weekends in order to cover the work. Must be able to observe and hear program participants, staff, volunteers, and Council partners across a wide range of settings and interpret that input for the purpose of evaluation, monitoring and program modifications. This is a part-time position working an average of 25 hours per week, 48 weeks per year (off work in July), with peak hours during critical program periods.

Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the overall marketing of programs, 5k event and other special events.
  • Attend GOTR Marketing Committee meetings.
  • Design print materials including fliers, brochures, etc.
  • Write press releases and Girls on the Run blog, respond to media inquiries, arrange interviews, identify stakeholders and the best way to communicate with them.
  • Assist in the development of multimedia tools as needed.  Review and archive photographs and other media.
  • Assist in managing social media to create and maintain a favorable image for Girls on the Run and communicate and energize stakeholders; maintain and broaden social networking to benefit the organization.
  • Work with printers to secure quotes and print jobs.
  • Assist in the marketing and recruitment of Girls on the Run SoleMates.

5k Event Responsibilities:

  •  Serve as the lead staff in the coordination and implementation of the Girls on the Run 5k event resulting in a community celebration event culminating the spring Girls on the Run season.
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the 5k committee.  In conjunction with the 5k committee chair and members, coordinate all event logistics.  Attend committee meetings.
  • Assist with 5k volunteer recruitment, training, communication, appreciation and recognition.
  • Maintain a database of interested volunteers connecting them to specific roles.  Seek feedback from volunteers post event to enhance future event implementations.  Use technology as necessary including RacePlanner, Google Docs and Survey Monkey.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with community partners, donors, the City of Kalamazoo, vendors and 5k venue staff as necessary to coordinate the Girls on the Run 5k event.
  • Partner with other Girls on the Run staff to ensure effective 5k-related communication occurs with Girls on the Run programs’ coaches, liaisons, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as the primary contact for all inquiries related to the Girls on the Run 5k event safety and communication plan.
  • Assist in securing sponsors for GOTR 5k and other special events – in-kind and/or cash, track donors in donor database and ensure proper recognition is given.
  • Assist with the overall marketing of 5k events and special events.  Attend GOTR marketing committee meetings and promote GOTR events at community health and volunteer fairs.
  • Increase community runner and volunteer participation annually.
  • Ensure adherence to the Girls on the Run International brand identity standards.
  • Form trusting and productive working relationships with volunteers and the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run Council.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 2 or 3 years of relevant experience and knowledge;
  • Prefer a minimum of 2 to 4 years experience in a marketing and special events management position.
  • Evidence of successful event, sponsorship, marketing, and public relations required.
  • Experience developing marketing materials;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • High degree of organizational ability and the ability to work independently with limited supervision;
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage many projects and activities simultaneously and work under time constraints;
  • Ability to clearly articulate program mission and impact and generate interest and excitement about Girls on the Run;
  • Demonstrated creativity;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and program volunteers to support the mission of Girls on the Run;
  • Experience with e-mail marketing campaigns, content management systems and social media tools preferred;
  • Requires experience with personal computers and proficiency using word processing software, spreadsheets, the internet, electronic mail, and databases;
  • Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions.  Exemplifies these values;
  • Understands and embraces a healthy lifestyle in thought, word and actions.  Exemplifies these values.

Position Specifics: Hourly position. In addition to traditional office hours, the Marketing and 5k Coordinator is expected to work occasional weekends and evenings to participate in scheduled events and meetings as the work of the organization requires.

Communities In Schools serves as the fiduciary for the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run.  CIS has established and maintains a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants regardless of the individual’s gender (including pregnancy), gender identification, race, color, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, religion, height, weight, marital status, age, non-disqualifying handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resumé for consideration to:  PSchepeler@ciskalamazoo.org.

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Program and Office Assistant (Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run)—Part-Time 

Position Summary:

Provide administrative assistance in support of Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole program operations and assist with general office activities. Responsible for assisting with the volunteer application and approval process.

Working Conditions:

Normal working conditions where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like. Occasionally lifts average 35-pound boxes of supplies, materials, etc. to waist high level. This is a part-time, hourly, 10-month position (approximately early-August through early June), working an average of 24 hours per week with peak hours during critical program periods.

Program Support Responsibilities:

  • Provide general program and services information to callers, visitors, and prospective participants
  • Process participant registration forms and payments as needed
  • Maintain program files and data
  • Assist with compiling reports
  • Update forms, policies, and documents as needed.
  • Create and update, as needed, applications in GOTR Raceplanner computer system;
  • Manage and update electronic coach and assistant coach files including tracking of first aid and CPR training, health histories, program participation consent forms and others as needed;
  • Oversee volunteer background check process; review background check results and alert director and program staff of any charges that appear on candidate records; communicate and explore results with volunteers when appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively with volunteers to request necessary application materials and follow up when volunteer has not complied with all steps of the application process.
  • Assist staff in preparing and distributing curriculum materials and coaches’ training materials;
  • Assist with data collection and information management of program rosters;
  • Assist with 5k event-related activities as needed;

Office Administration Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative and clerical support to Director, Coordinators and Managers.
  • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls, take and relay messages.
  • Greet visitors and direct them as appropriate.
  • Be aware of staff comings and goings; contact staff regarding updates to daily activities as needed.
  • Attend to mail and general filing; help keep office environment neat
  • Organize and maintain general office supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Position Qualifications:

  • Experience with personal computers and proficiency using Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook software;
  • Experience with database programs and cloud-based systems
  • Familiarity with fax machines, copy machines, networks and laser printers;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work under time constraints;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions.  Exemplifies these values.
  • Understands and embraces a healthy lifestyle in thought, word and actions.  Exemplifies these values.

Position Specifics: In addition to traditional office hours, there are occasional weekends and evenings to participate in scheduled events and meetings as the work of the organization requires. There are vacation blackout periods (Mid-January through late March and September through mid-December.)

Communities In Schools serves as the fiduciary for the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run.  CIS has established and maintains a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants regardless of the individual’s gender (including pregnancy), gender identification, race, color, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, religion, height, weight, marital status, age, non-disqualifying handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resumé for consideration to:  PSchepeler@ciskalamazoo.org.

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