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!

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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Interim After School Coordinator – Full-Time – Woodward School for Technology and Research

Position Summary:

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 Summer Slide Reduction 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 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.  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.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in child development, human services, public administration, education or related area plus a minimum of two 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) or the capacity and willingness to meet this qualification within one year.
  • 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 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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