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!

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

Must be able to work one of the following schedules and, when given advance notice, occasional Fridays

Elementary                                               Middle

Monday 2:30 – 6:30 Monday 3:00 – 6:30
Tuesday 2:30 – 6:30 Tuesday 3:00 – 6:30
Wednesday 2:30 – 6:30 Wednesday 3:00 – 6:30
Thursday 2:30 – 6:30 Thursday 3:00 – 6:30

Base Pay:  $12.00 per hour

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 inclusivity?

Communities In Schools is looking for individuals to serve as positive role models for youth, support the career and college-going culture, and assist youth in attaining and excelling in the areas of academics, life skills and career preparation in our virtual after school programming.

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.

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 Human Resources, careers@ciskalamazoo.org.  To help ensure your submission is received, please this position title in your subject line.

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.  

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After School Coordinator (Full-Time, 43 weeks per year) – Elementary 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 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:
      • 12 semester hours in child-related field + 720 hours of experience OR
      • 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.

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 Human Resources, careers@ciskalamazoo.org, as soon as possible.    

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.  

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Site Coordinator (40 hours per week; 43 weeks per year) – Elementary Opening 

Bilingual & Biliterate in English & Arabic Preferred

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.  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. S/he connects 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 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 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.

Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a human service area, such as social work, that affords the appropriate training in assessment, child and adolescent development and appropriate interventions preferred and at least two (2) years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and training.
  • 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.

 

If you are all in for kids and would like to be considered for an interview, please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@ciskalamazoo.org as soon as possible. 

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.

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.  

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