Community Schools K-8 Manager
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
Employed by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County the Community Schools K-8 Manager will develop and implement effective strategies to support daily operations of the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership. This position reports to the Director of the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership at United Way. The Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership (MCSP) is a collective strategy to transform schools into a place where students, families, staff, and the surrounding community can work together to ensure every student is successful.  This position reports to the Director, Milwaukee Community School Partnerships.

Include the following, but are not limited to:
  • Partnership and Strategy Development for K-8 Schools
    • Develop and coordinate initiative-level partnerships that support K-8 Community Schools.
    • Lead the development and coordination of family leadership strategies across Community Schools.
  • Management of Community School Coordinators and Partnership Agencies
    • Provide direct support and coaching on implementing the Community Schools model for K-8 Community School Coordinators employed by various partner agencies.
    • Develop professional development pathways for Community School Coordinators, including the agenda development and facilitation of Coordinator meetings.?
    • Serve on Community School Leadership Teams at each MCSP high school to provide ongoing support, feedback and continuous quality improvement.
    • Work with MCSP Partner Agencies to provide ongoing support, feedback and continuous quality improvement on the implementation of the Community School model.?
    • Assist in the development and use of various templates and tools to support Community School Coordinators such as school action plans, progress monitoring templates, facilitation guides, etc.
  • Operations Support
    • Coordinate and align volunteers, donations and other United Way resources at MCSP Schools to ensure equity and alignment.
    • Lead internal and external communication efforts to build awareness of Community Schools including monthly e-newsletters, blogs, events and other marketing or media opportunities.?
    • Support K-8 selected to join the Community Schools Readiness Cohort which will include meeting with various stakeholders, providing guidance on implementing the Community Schools model such as the development of a Community School Leadership Team, and the implementation of a Readiness Assessment.
    • Track and monitor school-level and initiative-level outcomes related to initiative goals and benchmarks such as: attendance, student discipline referrals, academic achievement, parental involvement, and program effectiveness. Prepare quarterly reports to share with Community Leadership Council.?
    • Assist Director in ongoing fund development including grant writing, reporting and budgeting.

Expected Outcomes:
Increase the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership’s capacity to provide direct support and development to Community School Coordinators and Partner Agencies resulting in greater school-based impact and increased ability for initiative-level sustainability and expansion.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, organizational leadership, non-profit management or a related field and 5-7 years of education, youth and community-based experience.
  • Familiarity with and credibility in Milwaukee neighborhoods (experience living, working or going to school with ties to the local community).
  • 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.
  • Preferred experience with all or some: community organizing and facilitation, data analysis including progress monitoring, grant writing, and/or using outcomes in program development, operation or evaluation is highly desired.
  • Additionally, experience should reflect increasing leadership responsibilities involving project management, collaboration, supervision, and evaluation.

  • Mission-Focused.  The top priority for all United Way professionals is to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented.  United Way professionals understand that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator.  United Way professionals understand the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven.  United Way professionals are dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward.  United Way professionals are stewards of the brand and understand their role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

  • Ability to apply word processing and database management software concepts to practical situations.
  • Proficient with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point.?Good understanding of group dynamics and good group facilitation skills.?Experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance competing demands.?
  • Ability to work in a complex environment using technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with volunteers and others in the community representing a broad range of interests and backgrounds.?
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

The physical demands at UWGMWC are representative of what is needed to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop and occasionally kneel.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required (such as loading paper into a paper tray).
  • Ability to uphold to the stress of traveling (in designated positions).
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required; including additional overtime as business demands dictate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Moderate noise (business office with computers, phone, printers and light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

It is the policy of UWGMWC to comply with all relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended.  UWGMWC will not discriminate against any qualified applicant with respect to any terms, privileges or conditions of employment based upon an individual’s physical or mental disability.  UWGMWC will also make reasonable accommodation whenever and wherever possible for all employees or applicants with disabilities provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments required by the job, and provided that any accommodation does not require significant difficulty or expense.  UWGMWC’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all personnel and employment practices including, but not limited to, job application procedures, hiring, advancement, termination, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. 

It is the policy of UWGMWC to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, veteran status or military service, or other non-merit factor or other legally protected characteristic.  This applies to all recruiting, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, transfers and other employment-related programs and personnel actions
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County mandates that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID 19.  For purposes of this policy, an employee is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccination (J&J) as well as timely boosters.
  • When requested, United Way will provide a reasonable accommodation/medical exemption for any disclosed medical condition or disability of a qualified individual or a sincerely held religious belief which prevents the employee from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, provided the requested accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship for United Way and/or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the requesting employee.



Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
8 am - 5 pm
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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