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!

Marketing & Development Intern – Unpaid (Approximately 10 hours per week) – November 2019 – April 2020

Provides diverse marketing and development functions for Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo (CIS). Primary duties include providing support for the development program as well as the creation and maintaining CIS marketing materials and event/program coordination.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the creation of marketing and promotional materials for CIS programs, events, and related announcements to ensure consistency of message and branding. Includes designing fact sheets and gathering content in effort to updating the general CIS brochure for internal and external use.
  • Assist with promotional platforms to educate the general community and/or targeted audiences about CIS, its activities/programs, needs and how the community is working through CIS to make a difference for children. Assist with and coordinate social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) on behalf of organization within the marketing framework.
  • Support various CIS site visits, programs, and events that support development and promotion, working with necessary CIS staff to carry out events and debrief afterwards.
  • ­­­Demonstrate exceptional organizational abilities including prioritizing among multiple tasks, maintaining an effective work-flow across a week, month or other period. Able to function independently in a setting where other staff are in and out and not always immediately available.
  • Able to create a variety of documents using various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook (electronic mail), Publisher, Power Point, etc.
  • Interact effectively over the telephone, face-to-face or via email with a variety of CIS stakeholders including students, families, partners, Board members, businesses, donors, etc. Strong customer service orientation.
  • Exhibit a commitment to the values expressed in CIS mission and vision and create and maintain a positive CIS image. Demonstrate the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with all customers both internally and externally. Reflect commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude in the workplace and toward his/her job. Demonstrates strong teamwork knowledge and behavior.
  • Seek direction or clarification on all work tasks when there is a lack of understanding. Initiate communication when unable to complete tasks or meet deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including messages, requests for information, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle or alternate reliable transportation. Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle strongly preferred
  • Currently working on completion of bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent.
  • Requires experience with Microsoft Windows or similar operating system, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Publisher.
  • Exceptional organizational ability with the capacity to multi-task with frequent disruptions and the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Mature judgment, integrity and reliability and the ability to manage shifting demands and priorities in a calm, effective manner.
  • Ability to take initiative to complete tasks independently and/or to seek direction or clarification when needed.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and transmit written or verbal detailed and complex instructions to plan and perform job responsibilities according to deadlines and other requirements.
  • Ability to operate as a member of a team and interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Understands and embraces diversity and inclusion in thought, word and actions.

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, HR Manager, cloc@ciskalamazoo.org

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Program Assistant (Full-Time), Benefits

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing on-site assistance to the after school coordinators and program directors for the CIS After School Program located in 15 Kalamazoo Public Schools buildings.  Assists with duties including, but not limited to, management of the web-based database, coordination of site level tasks related to child care licensing rules, maintenance and review of inventory, purchasing equipment and supplies, and day-to-day operations tasks associated with running the after school program and daytime site services.

This position is a 40 hour per week position, 52 weeks per year and benefits eligible.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with CIS staff as well as with external partners, funders and regulators (KPS, MDE, DHHS, etc).
  • Uses time effectively by coordinating time between sites
  • Responsible for keeping up-to-date licensing files in accordance with Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules. Assists sites in keeping current site licensing requirements.
  • Maintains an up-to-date 21st CCLC database.
  • Assists the sites to maintain effective, up-to-date tracking/data collection to meet CIS and MDE requirements.
  • Assists directors in organizing tasks with evaluating after school programs and services.
  • Works effectively with the sites to ensure s/he is meeting the prioritized operational needs.
  • Utilizes proper procedures for purchasing program supplies directly, and organizes time to do so efficiently.
  • Assists directors in organizing documents related to monthly financial statements.
  • Coordinates documenting of purchases and completion of annual inventory of sites.
  • 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.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all CIS related information.
  • Additional duties as needed.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school degree and successful completion of background checks
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and vehicle insurance
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, organization and multi-tasking skills with regular disruptions
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook in particular) or similar programs, knowledge of office management systems/procedures and working knowledge of office equipment such as printers and fax machines
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Exemplify and demonstrate an understanding and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions

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 interested in being considered, please submit your cover letter and resume to Colleen Loc, HR Manager, cloc@ciskalamazoo.org by Friday, November 22nd, at 5 p.m. 

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

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Site Coordinator (Elementary) – Part Time

Organization Summary:

Communities In Schools works to ignite hope in kids so that they can succeed in school, graduate and be prepared for life. CIS addresses the barriers that get in the way of success. CIS Site Coordinators literally bring the community, and all the ways it can help, into the schools. This is how we surround kids with whatever it takes-from tutors and food assistance to health services and college visits-so they can start strong and keep moving forward

Position Summary:

The Site Coordinator (SC) is responsible for implementing the Communities In Schools (CIS) Integrated Student Services (ISS) model within an elementary buildings.  The position assesses students’ needs, develops both building-level and individual student plans to address those needs to remove obstacles to student success.  The SC develops, oversees and manages resources and strategies to improve student success in school and in life as measured by proficiency in academics, behavior and school day attendance.  The position coordinates and supports a site team (including interns, designated community resource providers and volunteers to achieve CIS goals and implement a building site operations plan. They connect the right resources to the right students at the right time to meet school-wide and student specific needs and monitors and adjusts plans based on progress assessments.

The Site Coordinator is a primary representative of CIS within his/her/their building and is responsible for assuring effective relationships with all building stakeholders—principal, teachers, support staff, parents, etc. She/he/them collaborates with other CIS staff within the building, including the After-School Coordinator, when applicable, and school staff to ensure that effective Tier I (school-wide) and Tier II & III (individual student) services are in place to effectively address student needs. The SC provides case management services to designated students and fulfills all requirements associated with that role.

The SC is the internal bridge builder within the school, making connections between students and resources, parents and resources, teachers and providers, etc.  The SC engages parents to assure that students are able to receive maximum support for success. The SC provides competent leadership for integrating the site’s academic and extended day strategies that result in optimal impact on school-wide and individual student outcomes.  The SC provides leadership to internal and external stakeholders on behalf of CIS to implement the Integrated Student Services model.

This part-time position work schedule is 28 hours per week and 43 weeks per year.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in child development, social work, public administration, education or related area plus a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience working with children, adolescents and families and a well-developed knowledge base on the needs/issues of children and families.
  • 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.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience highly desirable.
  • Appreciation and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness.

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, HR Manager, cloc@ciskalamazoo.org by Friday, January 10, at 5 p.m.  To help ensure your submission is received, please reference this position title in your subject line.

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Youth Development Coach – (Part-Time) Elementary or Middle School

  • Work Days:  Monday through Thursday (occasional Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Base Pay:  $12.00 per hour
  • Hours:  1:30 pm to 6:00 pm or 3:00 pm to 7 pm (depending on site)

Are you…accepting, coachable, reflective, collaborative, consistent, reliable, a continuous learner, customer focused, detail oriented, flexible, open to new things, planned, 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 inclusivity?

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, life skills and career preparation.

A Youth Development Coach is responsible for developing and facilitating academic and enrichment programming for students. They work closely with other Youth Development Coaches and the After School Coordinator to ensure that the program runs smoothly and is delivered in an effective manner.

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 to show us these attributes and more, please submit your cover letter and resume to Colleen Loc, Human Resources Manager (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org) by September 30th at 4pm.  To help ensure your submission is received, please include this position title in your subject line.

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Entrenador de Desarrollo Juvenil (Medio-tiempo) El Sol Elementary

La Escuela Primaria El Sol ofrece instrucción en dos idiomas, inglés y español. El modelo del programa es único en el suroeste de Michigan. Aproximadamente la mitad de los estudiantes en El Sol provienen de hogares donde el español es el idioma principal hablante y la otra mitad de hogares de habla ingles.

Días de trabajo: Lunes – Jueves (viernes y sábados ocasionales)

Salario base: $12.00 por hora

Horario: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

¿Eres … Aceptador y sin prejuicios, reflexivo, colaborativo, consistente y confiable, con un aprendiz continuo, enfocado en el cliente, orientado a los detalles, flexible, abierto a cosas nuevas, planificado y organizado y auto-dirigido?

¿Tienes … un diploma de escuela secundaria o equivalente, experiencia demostrada trabajando en programas de desarrollo juvenil, excelentes habilidades de comunicación oral y escrita en inglés y español, habilidades interpersonales y una apreciación y aceptación de la diversidad y la inclusión?

Comunidades en las escuelas está buscando personas que sirvan como modelos positivos a seguir para los jóvenes, apoyen la cultura universitaria y ayuden a los jóvenes a alcanzar y sobresalir en las áreas académicas, habilidades para la vida y preparación profesional.

Un entrenador de desarrollo juvenil es responsable de desarrollar y facilitar la programación académica y de enriquecimiento para los estudiantes. Trabajan en estrecha colaboración con otros entrenadores de desarrollo juvenil y el coordinador extracurricular para garantizar que el programa funcione sin problemas y se ejecute de manera efectiva.

Si te gusta trabajar con niños y desea que se le considere para mostrarnos estos atributos y más. Mande su currículo y carta de interés a Colleen Loc, Gerente de Recursos Humanos (cloc@ciskalamazoo.org).

Lo anterior pretende describir el contenido general y los requisitos para el desempeño de este trabajo. No debe interpretarse como una declaración exhaustiva de deberes, responsabilidades o requisitos.

 

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