Community School Coordinator
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 13 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
The Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership is currently looking for two individuals to work in partnership with United Way, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association and a community-based organization as a Community School Coordinator! Each position will be hired through a community-based organization and work to support the Community School model at one school through family & community engagement, developing communication & coordinating systems, and recruiting & managing partnerships & strategies around school goals. Currently, the open positions are for Longfellow Community School via Journey House, and Auer Avenue via the Milwaukee Urban League. 

The position is funded through grants and contracts and reviewed for renewal annually. Position will have multiple evening and weekend responsibilities, including a potential nontraditional schedule with hours as early as 7am or late as 7pm. Final schedule to be determined based on designated partner school needs.  
•    Coordinate and manage community partnerships and resources in accordance with the Community School Action Plan including the facilitation of regular meetings and ongoing communication among partners and school staff to ensure effective integration.
•    Participate in the development of the school’s asset map and priority assessment process. Continuously engage community in ongoing assessment and activities as a successor to the initial community asset map and priority assessment process.
•    Organize and facilitate monthly Community School Leadership Team meetings (administration, school staff, parents, students, community residents, community partner organizations). 
•    Work closely with the Community School Leadership Team to create a Community School Action Plan that implements programs and strategies which are coordinated and well-aligned to articulated goals for the partner community school. Guide Community School Leadership Team to assure successful alignment and implementation of resources to the Community School Action Plan.
•    Facilitate communication and relationship-building with community partners, key stakeholders, and volunteers including participation in community groups and/or committees as a representative of designated partner school.
•    Participate in appropriate school and community meetings (i.e. Learning Team), community partner organization meetings, neighborhood association meetings and parent organization meetings to ensure strategic communication and alignment
•    Serve as key contact person for school staff seeking support or enrichment for students and families.
•    Develop and maintain daily calendar of programming during and beyond the school day for children, families, and the community including use of the building after school hours.
•    Provide training and technical assistance activities to community partners, key stakeholders, school staff, and volunteers as needed.
•    Participate in and support school staff and community partners in ongoing professional learning specific to Culturally Responsive and Restorative Practices 
•    Monitor and analyze outcomes related to school goals and benchmarks of community school determined in Community School Action Plan. Prepare monthly reports to share with school and community partners.
•    Support United Way, MPS, and individual school grant-seeking and other fund development activities including; planning and development of application processes, grant-writing, and training and/or technical assistance in the outcome measurement reporting.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Skills:
•    Ability to...
o    work in a complex environment using technical and interpersonal skills;
o    establish good working relationships with diverse groups including regulatory agencies, or members of the business community;
o    effectively present information to public groups, and/or boards of directors and respond to common inquiries or complaints as needed;
•    Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Experience in working with computerized software, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel or other similar programs and knowledge of computer-based outcome reporting systems.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual applicants strongly encouraged


•    Familiarity with and credibility in Milwaukee neighborhoods (experience living, working or going to school with ties to the local community).
•    Minimum high school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred.
•    Minimum 3 years of relevant experience described in this section.
•    Background working with youth, within public education or community-based work.
•    Additionally, experience should reflect increasing leadership responsibilities involving project management, collaboration, supervision, and evaluation.
•    Preferred experience with all or some: facilitation, data analysis, grant writing, and/or using outcomes in program development, operation or evaluation is highly desired.
•    Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and editing skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy are required.
•    Must possess ability to work well independently and in a team including staff and volunteers. It is critical to understand community priorities and how to organize strategies to promote community impact.
•    Must satisfactorily pass Milwaukee Public School and other required background and reference checks.
•    A valid WI state driver's license and access to an insured vehicle in good working condition is essential.

VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Application due date July 30, 5pm. Candidate must be available for 30-minute first round interview and a one-hour second round interview the week of August 3. Candidates selected must be available for both first and second round interviews.

                                                                                                                   Equal Opportunity Employer



Special Notes/Instructions
VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Application due date July 30, 5pm. Candidate must be available for 30-minute first round interview and a one-hour second round interview the week of August 3. Candidates selected must be available for both first and second round interviews.
Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
August 20, 2020 (earlier if available)
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
45,972 - 52,900 DOE + Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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