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After School Coordinator – (Full-Time) Woodward School for Technology and Research (Elementary)

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

Woodward School for Technology and Research operates on a Balanced Year-Round school calendar.  The year-round calendar shortens the length of summer break and is balanced by providing additional breaks throughout the year, most of which are tied to holidays such as Thanksgiving or the regularly scheduled spring break.

The CIS After School Coordinator at Woodward will have the following work day schedule.

  • 7/15/19: Start Day
  • 8/26/19 – 8/30/19: Summer Break week #1
  • 9/2/19 – 10/11/19: Standard program days and times
  • 10/14/19 – 10/25/19: Full day, 4 days a week program, Intercession week #1 and week #2
  • 10/28/19 – 2/14/20: Standard program days and times
  • 2/17/20 – 2/21/20: Full day, 4 days a week program, Intercession week #3
  • 2/24/20 – 4/3/20: Standard program days and times
  • 4/6/20 – 4/17/20: Full day, 4 days a week program, Intercession week #3
  • 4/13/20 – 6/5/20: Standard program days and times
  • 6/12/20: Last day of work
  • 6/15/20 – 7/12/20: Summer break week #2-#5

Position Summary:

The CIS After School Coordinator is responsible for implementing the CIS After School Program funded by Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers) and assures that the program is delivered in accordance with the expectations and requirements of the grant, child care licensing, school district policies and procedures and agreements with the Michigan Department of Education.  The position oversees and manages program strategies designed to improve student success in school as measured by proficiency in academics, behavior and school day attendance.

The position manages and supervises youth development coaches, enrichment and ancillary community resource providers, interns and volunteers to achieve the program’s purpose and individual student goals and objectives, and is responsible for assuring the integration of school day learning objectives and strategies within the after school program.

The CIS After School Coordinator is among the primary representatives of Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo within their building and is responsible for assuring effective relationships with all building stakeholders—principal, teachers, support staff, parents, etc.  The CIS After School Coordinator collaborates with other CIS staff, the CIS Site Coordinator, their site team and school staff to ensure students receive appropriate Tier I (school-wide) and Tier II & III (individual student) services.  The CIS After School Coordinator provides case management for the students in the CIS After School Program and fulfills all requirements associated with that role.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, child development/child psychology, recreation, social work, youth development, community organization or another field relevant to work with students during out-of-school time required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children, adolescents and families.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and vehicle insurance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, to interact effectively with school staff, parents, students, volunteers, service providers and other team members. Ability to establish credibility with school personnel.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, integrity, and knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and to effectively convey such information to others.
  • Well-developed knowledge base of the needs/issues of children and families.
  • Appreciation and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Meet Michigan Department of Health and Human Services child care licensing requirements as a school-age Program Director or the capacity and willingness to meet this qualification within one year. Below are two ways to determine if you meet Program Director requirements.
    1. Bachelor’s degree in child-related field OR
    2. Bachelor’s degree in any area PLUS one of the following:
      1. 12 semester hours in child-related field +720 hours of experience OR
      2. 6 semester hours in child-related field +2,880 hours of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teacher license in elementary or middle school education or MiSAYD certification.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience.

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, resume and a copy of your transcripts to Colleen Loc, Human Resources Manager (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org) by Wednesday, June 26th at 5pm.  Please note that interviews will take place the weeks of July 1st and July 8th, 2019.

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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After School Coordinator – (Full-Time) Elementary and Middle School Openings

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

Position Summary:

The CIS After School Coordinator is responsible for implementing the CIS After School Program funded by Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers) and assures that the program is delivered in accordance with the expectations and requirements of the grant, child care licensing, school district policies and procedures and agreements with the Michigan Department of Education.  The position oversees and manages program strategies designed to improve student success in school as measured by proficiency in academics, behavior and school day attendance.

The position manages and supervises youth development workers, enrichment and ancillary community resource providers, interns and volunteers to achieve the program’s purpose and individual student goals and objectives, and is responsible for assuring the integration of school day learning objectives and strategies within the after school program.

The CIS After School Coordinator is among the primary representatives of Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo within their building and is responsible for assuring effective relationships with all building stakeholders—principal, teachers, support staff, parents, etc.  The CIS After School Coordinator collaborates with other CIS staff, the CIS Site Coordinator, their site team and school staff to ensure students receive appropriate Tier I (school-wide) and Tier II & III (individual student) services

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, child development/child psychology, recreation, social work, youth development, community organization or another field relevant to work with students during out-of-school time required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children, adolescents and families.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and vehicle insurance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, to interact effectively with school staff, parents, students, volunteers, service providers and other team members. Ability to establish credibility with school personnel.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, integrity, and knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and to effectively convey such information to others.
  • Well-developed knowledge base of the needs/issues of children and families.
  • Appreciation and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Meet Michigan Department of Health and Human Services child care licensing requirements as a school-age Program Director or the capacity and willingness to meet this qualification within one year. Below are two ways to determine if you meet Program Director requirements.
    1. Bachelor’s degree in child-related field OR
    2. Bachelor’s degree in any area PLUS one of the following:
      1. 12 semester hours in child-related field +720 hours of experience OR
      2. 6 semester hours in child-related field +2,880 hours of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teacher license in elementary or middle school education or MiSAYD certification.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience.

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.  This position provides delivery of Communities In Schools After School Program, funded through the Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers).

If you are all in for kids and would like to be considered for an interview, please submit your cover letter, resume and a copy of your transcripts to Colleen Loc, Human Resources Manager (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org) by Monday, July 29th at 4pm.  Please note that interviews will take place the week of August 5-9, 2019.

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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Associate Director for Site Services – (Full-Time)

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

Position Summary:

The CIS Associate Director is 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, physical education and recreation, child development, child guidance/counseling, child psychology, social work, human services and youth development.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. At least 21 years of age
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and vehicle insurance.
  • Priory experience supervising others in an effective manner on both a formal and informal basis.
  • Well-developed leadership abilities and interpersonal relationship skills, including the capacity to form effective relationships and represent the organization with a wide rage of stakeholders such as State and local funders, partners, CIS Board of Directors, donors, parents, school district leadership and students.
  • Knowledge and experience with a wide range of community resources including human services, heathcare, education, recreation, employment and basic needs.
  • Ability to design cooperative structures and methods for multi-agency involvement services.
  • Advanced understanding of complex organizations and service delivery systems and how they function.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with school staff, parents, students, volunteers, service providers and other team members. Ability to establish credibility with school personnel.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, integrity, and knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and to effectively convey such information to others.
  • Well-developed knowledge base of the needs/issues of children and families.
  • Appreciation and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teacher license in elementary or middle school education or MiSAYD certification.
  • Master’s degree.

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 resume to Colleen Loc, Human Resources Manager (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org) in pdf format.

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Senior Director of Site Services – (Full-Time)

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

Position Summary:

The CIS Senior Director for Site Services Associate Director provides leadership and management of the organization’s site-based student services, including the core integrated student services facilitated by day-time site coordinators as well as the student services provided through after school coordinators and youth development coaches.  He/She supervises Associate Directors who have direct supervisory responsibilities school sites.  Provides leadership and direction for the development and implementation of strategies at the sites for the achievement of organization goals, including but not limited to academic achievement, attendance, social-emotional-behavioral and physical.  Provides leadership for the organization’s work with school principals and other school personnel, site coordinators and other CIS directors to assure the delivery of effective service strategies according to the assessed needs of schools and targeted students.

Responsibilities include program development and implementation, continuous quality improvement, creation and maintenance of systems and standard operating procedures in order to effectively integrate student services to benefit targeted students and their families.  Responsible for comprehensive grants management including effective implementation of program and budget monitoring and adjustment, professional development/training of staff, reporting and compliance, and working effectively with other CIS Directors and resource developers and coordinators.  Provides leadership to ensure the knowledge and utilization of all organization policies and vital behaviors.   Responsible for compliance with Michigan Child Care Licensing requirements and may serve as a multi-site director under those provisions.  Participates as an effective member of the organization’s senior leadership team and demonstrates a strong collective and collaborative orientation at both the strategic and operations levels.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in human services, public administration, education or related area
  • 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.
  • Prior supervisory experience with the ability to supervise others in an effective manner, on both a formal basis and on an informal basis.
  • 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.
  • Ability to interpret, comprehend and transmit complex and detailed instructions in order to plan and perform job duties. Ability to pay close attention to details while maintaining a focus on the big picture and longer-term program goals.  Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently as well as schedule and produce work in a timely manner.
  • A demonstrated capacity to manage many projects and activities simultaneously.
  • Experience with personal computers and proficiency using word processing software, spreadsheets, the internet, electronic mail, and data bases.
  • Able to work independently as well as capacity to be an effective member of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, to interact effectively with volunteers, team members, the public, peers, etc.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, integrity, and knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and to effectively convey such information to others.
  • Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word, and actions. Exemplifies these values.
  • Previous experience in State and/or Federal grants and grants management highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Case Management experience highly desired
  • Master’s degree
  • Management of youth development programming

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 resume to Colleen Loc, Human Resources Manager (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org) in pdf format.

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