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After School Coordinator (Full Time 43 weeks per year) Elementary School Opening  

Communities In Schools is looking for an individual to serve as a positive role model for youth, support the career and 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 (ASC) 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 Out-of-School Time Standards and Youth Program Quality Assessment Standards.

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

The ASC 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/guardians, etc.  The ASC collaborates with other CIS staff, the Site Coordinator, Site Team, and school staff to ensure After School Program students receive appropriate Tier I (school-wide) and Tier II (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 + 2,800 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, HR Manager, cloc@ciskalamazoo.org by Tuesday, July 7th, at 5 p.m. 

First round interviews will be held the week of July 13th, and second round interviews will be held the week of July 20th.

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Site Coordinator (Part-Time, 43 weeks per year) Elementary School Opening

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Site Coordinator (SC) is responsible for implementing the Communities In Schools (CIS) Integrated Student Supports (ISS) model within the designated school building, including collaborating with the 21st CCLC After School Program when applicable.  The position oversees and manages resources and strategies designed to improve student success in school as measured by proficiency in academics, behavior and school day attendance. The position fulfills the responsibilities of the Title I School and Community Resources Facilitator position where applicable. The position manages and supports a site team (interns) and designated community resource providers and volunteers to achieve CIS goals and implement a building site operations plan. S/he connects the right resources to the right students at the right time to meet school-wide and student specific needs.

The Site Coordinator is among the primary representatives of CIS within their building and is responsible for assuring effective relationships with all building stakeholders—principal, teachers, support staff, parents, etc. S/he collaborates with other CIS staff within the building, including the After School Coordinator when applicable and school staff to ensure that effective Tier 1 (school-wide) and Tier 2/3 (individual student) services are in place to effectively address to 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 works with the entire CIS team, the site team, school personnel, parents, volunteers, and community provider organizations to implement the ISS model.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in child development, social work, public administration, education or related area.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with children, adolescents 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.
  • Well-developed knowledge base on the needs/issues of children and families.
  • Appreciation and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience, preferred.

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 Tuesday, July 7th, at 5 p.m. 

First round interviews will be held the week of July 13th, and second round interviews will be held the week of July 20th.

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Site Coordinator (Part-Time, 43 weeks per year) El Sol Elementary – Dual Language School

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Site Coordinator (SC) is responsible for implementing the Communities In Schools (CIS) Integrated Student Supports (ISS) model within the designated school building, including collaborating with the 21st CCLC After School Program when applicable.  The position oversees and manages resources and strategies designed to improve student success in school as measured by proficiency in academics (both in English and Spanish), behavior and school day attendance. The position fulfills the responsibilities of the Title I School and Community Resources Facilitator position where applicable. The position manages and supports a site team (interns) and designated community resource providers and volunteers to achieve CIS goals and implement a building site operations plan. S/he connects the right resources to the right students at the right time to meet school-wide and student specific needs in both English and Spanish.

The Site Coordinator is among the primary representatives of CIS within their building and is responsible for assuring effective relationships with all building stakeholders—principal, teachers, support staff, parents, etc. S/he collaborates with other CIS staff within the building, including the After School Coordinator when applicable and school staff to ensure that effective Tier 1 (school-wide) and Tier 2/3 (individual student) services are in place to effectively address to 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 works with the entire CIS team, the site team, school personnel, parents, volunteers, and community provider organizations to implement the ISS model.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in child development, social work, public administration, education or related area.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with children, adolescents and families.
  • Must be bilingual (English and Spanish) in listening, interpreting, speaking, and writing.
  • 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 on the needs/issues of children and families.
  • Appreciation and embracement of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience, preferred.

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 Tuesday, July 7th, at 5 p.m. 

First round interviews will be held the week of July 13th, and second round interviews will be held the week of July 20th.

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