Careers

Working at CIS is not just a job. You’ll be helping to fulfill the vision of an engaged community where every child fulfills his or her promise. If you are passionate about student success, join the CIS team today!

Executive Director

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and youth?  Have you successfully led an organization that is instrumental in helping diverse kids in a large urban setting succeed in school and in life?  Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo is looking for a dynamic individual who will lead a team of 150 employees, develop strong relationships with partner agencies, welcome volunteers, and actively cultivate financial support for the organization.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area with multiple years of executive-level experience in non-profit management; proven management knowledge and experience in board governance, program design and management, complex budgets and financial reporting, grants management and fund development is required.  Previous experience working directly with children in an educational, social work, or similar environment is strongly preferred so that they can succeed in school, graduate and be prepared for life.

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you?  If so, interested candidates can view the job description and apply for the position at https://hrminnovations.com or http://smrtr.io/YFz5

ALL INQUIRES REGARDING THIS POSITION SHOULD BE MADE TO HRM INNOVATIONS

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.

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Director of Development – Full-Time

Position Summary:

The CIS Director of Development develops and executes strategies to successfully create and grow a major gifts program.  This position builds and sustains meaningful relationships with donors and potential donors, deepening their engagement with the organization and leading to increased philanthropic support to help realize both donors’ and the organization’s goals.  The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of donors and potential donors, serving as the primary relationship manager.  This position creates and implements plans to engage donors and potential donors in their passion and interests in relation to CIS’ mission and also assures a well-defined system to track activities.

Position Qualifications:

  • Five years in development, sales, relationship management or related area. Prior successful experience with major gifts strongly preferred. Prior experience with planned giving a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, sales, public relations, or related field.
  • Superior ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with others.
  • Strong customer service orientation and the ability to form trusting, productive relationships with a wide range of constituents.
  • Exceptional communicator and ability to be an articulate, passionate, and credible presence for CIS within the community
  • Strong project management skills with ability to work independently with limited supervision, meet deadlines, anticipate quickly changing needs, and exercise good judgment. Able to function independently in a setting where other staff is not always immediately available.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities including prioritizing among multiple tasks, maintaining an effective work-flow across a week, month or other period.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent command of the English language, including speaking, writing, grammar, spelling, etc.
  • Demonstrated teamwork knowledge and behavior.
  • Previous experience with database management or CRM software a plus.
  • Strong computer skills and software knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and/or early mornings to cover work responsibilities
  • Valid driver’s license and the availability of an insured vehicle

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.

If you are all in for kids and would like to be considered for an interview, please submit your cover letter and resumé to Colleen Loc, Human Resources Manager (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org).   

Please identify the name of the position in the subject line of your submission.  To help ensure your submission is received, please either email your materials as a PDF and/or do not include the word “resumé” in your email subject line.

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Youth Development Workers – Part Time

Position Summary:

Communities In Schools is looking for individuals to serve as positive role models for youth, support the college-going culture and assist youth in attaining and excelling in the areas of academics, attendance and behavior.

A Youth Development Worker is responsible for developing and facilitating academic and enrichment programming for students. S/he works closely with other youth development workers and the After School Coordinator to ensure that the program runs smoothly and is delivered in an effective manner.

Are you…Accepting and Non-Judgmental, Coachable and Reflective, Collaborative, Consistent and Reliable, A Continuous Learner, Customer Focused, Detail Oriented, Flexible, Open to New Things, Planned and Organized and Self-Directed?

Do you have…A high school diploma or equivalent, demonstrated experience working in youth development program(s), excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills and an appreciation and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness?

Work Days: Mon-Thur, with occasional Fridays
Base Pay: $12.00 per hour
Weekly Work Hours: 17 hours

  • Elementary Work Schedule (Early Start): 2:30-6:45 pm, 4.25 hours per day (approximately)
  • Elementary Work Schedule (Late Start): 1:45-6 pm, 4.25 hours per day (approximately)
  • Middle School Work Schedule (Regular Start): 1:25-5:45 pm, 4.25 hours per day (approximately)
  • Middle School Work Schedule (Late Start): 2-6:15 pm, 4.25 hours per day (approximately)

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.

If interested in being considered, please submit resumé and cover letter to Colleen Loc (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org).  Please identify the name of the position in the subject line of your submission.  To help ensure your submission is received, please either email your materials as a PDF and/or do not include the word “resumé” in your email subject line.

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