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CIS Think Summer! Assistant Coordinator —Full-Time (Temporary)

 

Position Summary:

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for implementing the elementary CIS Think Summer! program, funded by the Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers)  at Arcadia Elementary. This position tracks attendance, enters information into the data management systems, maintains regular transportation, manages the logistics of field trips and special events, and supports volunteers and partners. In addition, the Assistant Coordinator will support program recruitment and enrollment and ensures that licensing requirements are maintained. This position assures that community resources that are recruited for the program are connected to the students who need them to improve their academic achievement, school attendance, and behavior.  The Assistant Coordinator is the internal bridge builder within the program, making connections between students and resources, parents and resources, teachers and providers, etc.   This position supports the CIS Think Summer! Coordinator in integrating the program’s academic and enrichment strategies that result in optimal impact on school-wide and individual student outcomes.  The Assistant Coordinator collaborates with the entire CIS team, CIS Think Summer! Coordinator, school personnel, parents, and community provider organizations to provide high quality implementation of academic and enrichment programming.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the CIS Integrated Student Services (ISS) model and ensures that implementation of the model at assigned site maintains a high level of fidelity to standards.
  • Assures that teachers, other school personnel, parents, and students know about the CIS Think Summer! Program and how the program can be utilized to address the identified strategic needs of the students selected to participate.
  • Supports program recruitment and enrollment and ensures that licensing requirements are maintained. Tracks program enrollment, attendance and retention.
  • Utilizes the designated data collection and reporting system for student services and ensures timely completion and submission of all reports.
  • Manages the logistics of field trips and special events. Supports student supervision, as needed.
  • Effectively facilitates and or coordinates the assessment of individual student needs to ensure that appropriate resources are provided in order to build assets or address barriers to their succeeding in school.
  • Coordinates ancillary services and basic needs resources for students during the summer including the Mobile Health Clinic, the Dental Van, Food Packs, First Day Shoe Fund, and the CIS Kids Closet.
  • Works collaboratively with CIS Think Summer! Coordinator to assess professional development needs of staff.  Tracks attendance hours, agendas and handouts.
  • Orients and coordinates scheduling of providers and volunteers within the school; ensures that all providers and volunteers understand the policies and procedures of the site. Regularly reports progress and problems concerning unmet needs, utilization of community resources, and providers with the designated CIS Director and the Principal.
  • Works collaboratively with CIS Think Summer!
  • Coordinator when problems occur regarding a provider, including scheduling, record-keeping, or administrative tasks and service quality or effectiveness.
  • Works with the CIS Think Summer!
  • Coordinator and appropriate CIS Directors and Instructional Specialist to develop and implement effective professional development strategies to improve program quality and student outcomes.
  • Provides supervision, day-to-day direction, and guidance to VISTAs, providers and student interns so that student instruction and engagement is maximized. Completes and submits formal written evaluations as required.
  • Establishes and maintains productive and effective working relationships with all members of the CIS partnership, including school personnel, health care, mental health, higher education resources, service organizations and staff, business, parents, and other resources.
  • Engages with parents to assure that students are able to receive maximum support for success.
  • Assures that all program staff, volunteers and community service providers understand and regularly utilize sign-in and time-logging procedures at the building as part of tracking and reporting service hours and students served.
  • Assures appropriate feedback to school personnel on student services within the boundaries of confidentiality and student/family privacy.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all CIS and site-related information and exhibits professional and ethical judgment in managing delicate or confidential situations. This applies to written and verbal information, and all means of conveying information including face-to-face, mail, electronic mail, faxes, telephone or any other means of communication.
  • 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.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, public administration, education, including recreation, family studies & social work, child guidance/counseling or child related field plus a minimum of three years of experience working with children, adolescents and families and a well-developed knowledge base on the needs/issues of children and families.  Master’s degree helpful.  Supervisory and/or management experience highly desirable.
  • Must possess the necessary education, experience, or acceptable combination of the two to meet the School-age Program Director qualifications as defined in by the Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers of the State of Michigan Department of Human Services Office of Children and Adult Licensing (R 400.5302).
  • High degree of organizational ability and the ability to work independently with limited supervision.  A demonstrated capacity to manage many projects and activities simultaneously.

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.

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 31 at 5:00pm. 

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

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CIS Think Summer! Coordinator —Full-Time (Temporary)

Available Positions:

(1) CIS Think Summer! Coordinator – Elementary Program
(1) CIS Think Summer! Coordinator Secondary Program

Position Summary:

The CIS Think Summer! Coordinators are responsible for implementing the CIS Think Summer! Program at Arcadia Elementary and Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts and funded by the Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers.) This position assures that community resources that are recruited for the program are connected to the students who need them to improve their academic achievement, school attendance, and behavior.  The CIS Think Summer! Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, staffing, and execution of the CIS Think Summer! program utilizing the MOST Standards and YPQA guidelines. S/he provides competent leadership for integrating the site’s academic and enrichment strategies to make optimal impact on school-wide and individual student outcomes.  The CIS Think Summer! Coordinator works the CIS team, school personnel, parents, and community provider organizations to implement CI S Integrated Student Services (ISS) model through the CIS Think Summer! program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the CIS Think Summer! program and Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) components and ensures that implementation of the model at assigned site maintains a high level of fidelity to the MOST standards.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of evidence based services/special events that address the strategic needs of participating students in partnership with other CIS staff and consultants, e.g. Instructional Specialist.
  • Assures that teachers, other school personnel, parents, and students know about the CIS Think Summer! program and how the program can be utilized to address the identified strategic needs of the students selected to participate.
  • Effectively facilitates and/or coordinates the assessment and monitoring of individual student academic needs to ensure that appropriate resources are provided in order to build assets or address barriers to their succeeding in school.
  • Identifies professional development needs of CIS Think Summer! program staff.  Works with appropriate CIS Directors and the Instructional Specialist to develop and implement effective professional development strategies to improve program quality and student outcomes.
  • Provides day-to-day functional guidance, coaching, and supervision for staff.
  • Conducts informal observations and a formal performance review for staff.
  • Ensures that the CIS Think Summer! program staff is focused on the needs and best practices identified in the plan and is in alignment with the Michigan Out-of-School Time (MOST) Standards and YPQA.
  • Establishes and maintains productive and effective working partnerships including school personnel, health care, mental health, higher education resources, service organizations and staff, business, parents, and other resources.  Assures that all members develop and maintain a positive understanding of the workings of the ISS Model and how they can be contributing members of the collaboration.
  • Engages parents to assure that students are able to receive maximum support for success.
  • Oversees the effective and responsible use of facilities and other resources and equipment.
  • Utilizes the designated data collection and reporting system for EZ and ensures timely completion and submission of all reports.  Ensures that all staff follows EZ data entry procedures.
  • Provides supervision, day-to-day direction, and guidance to enrichment providers.
  • Assures appropriate feedback to school personnel on student services within the boundaries of confidentiality and student/family privacy.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all CIS and site-related information and exhibits professional and ethical judgment in managing delicate or confidential situations. This applies to written and verbal information, and all means of conveying information including face-to-face, mail, electronic mail, faxes, telephone or any other means of communication.
  • Coordinates inventory of all supplies at the beginning and end of the program and files hard copy in onsite files and a copy in the CIS office files.
  • Contacts the appropriate CIS Director when problems occur regarding a provider, including scheduling, record-keeping, or administrative tasks and service quality or effectiveness.
  • Works in collaboration with CIS Director to implement a quality program that is in compliance with all grant/contract requirements and is consistent with the ISS model.
  • Ensures that the CIS Think Summer! program is in compliance with all childcare licensing regulations and requirements, and oversees licensing renewals at assigned site.
  • 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.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services, public administration, education, including recreation, family studies & social work, child guidance/counseling or child related field plus a minimum of three years of experience working with children, adolescents and families and a well-developed knowledge base on the needs/issues of children and families.  Master’s degree helpful.  Supervisory and/or management experience highly desirable.
  • Must possess the necessary education, experience, or acceptable combination of the two to meet the School-age Program Director qualifications as defined in by the Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers of the State of Michigan Department of Human Services Office of Children and Adult Licensing (R 400.5302).
  • High degree of organizational ability and the ability to work independently with limited supervision.  A demonstrated capacity to manage many projects and activities simultaneously.

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.

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 31 at 5:00pm. 

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 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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