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Community Schools Coordinator - Blanche Pope

Company: Ceeds of Peace
Location: Waimanalo
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEWThe Community School Coordinator serves an integral role in the Community School Strategy. The Coordinator will support the Resilient Communities, Families and Schools Partnerships goal to empower schools in underserved and rural communities by strengthening community partnerships, promote trauma sensitive practice and enhance coordination of wrap-around prevention/intervention services for children and families.The Community Schools Coordinator will support the following RCFS Partnership goals: -

  • Implement a multi-tiered system of in-school and community supports so that schools are better equipped to serve students diverse needs, including but not limited to their most basic needs and academic needs;
  • Build capacity for community providers, parents, school support staff to better support students through positive behavioral and mental health interventions and prevention;
  • Enhance student resilience by delivering wrap-around services and SEL instruction to support the behavioral and mental health of students.The Coordinator is responsible for supporting the implementation, integration, alignment and coordination of the community school strategy at the school level. The Coordinator will work in close partnership with the school principal to align programs, services and opportunities collaboratively. -PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (based on School and Community Need) -
  • Support the development and implementation of the Community Schools Implementation Plan in coordination with school leaders, National Consultant and other key stakeholders. Duties may include:
    • Support the principal on the integration of partners and community members into school governance structures (i.e., School Leadership, School Safety, Child Study and Attendance teams). -
    • Convene and staff the site-based Community School Leadership Team, a coordinating body that is co-led by the principal and Community Schools Coordinator and may comprise of administrators, teachers, support services staff, partners, parents and others to identify needs, set priorities and coordinate the strategy. -
    • Support the ongoing nurturing of relationships to further integrate community-based programs and supports based on student, school and community needs. Duties may include: -
      • Coordinate needs and resource assessment activities on an ongoing basis, employing a variety of strategies and including a broad cross-section of stakeholders. -
      • Support existing community-based initiatives and explore other opportunities within the community. -
      • Act as a friendly, consistent and approachable presence to support school community. -
      • Act as a thought partner and collaborator in the overall Resilient Communities, Schools and Families Project. Duties may include: -
        • Participate in capacity-building activities including trainings and other school and project-wide events, as appropriate. -
        • Represent the initiative in various communication opportunities and participate in advocacy activities to promote the initiative, as appropriate. -
        • Support the evaluation of the community school by coordinating the collection of data, timely submission of reports and responses to other requests in partnership with school and project leadership. -
        • Execute other tasks as indicated by the Principal. -
        • Delivery through a trauma-informed, family-centered and strengths-based approach in alignment with the RCSF project vision.QUALIFICATIONS
          • Associate or Bachelors degree in education or related field OR three (3) years of experience in public health, education, social work, community development and/or leadership training required or related experience;
          • Experience in grassroots community outreach and organizing including building and facilitating partnerships and relationships, preferred;
          • Experience in coordinating comprehensive program activities in a school or institutional setting, including understanding and knowledge of Hawaii DOE system, preferred;
          • Knowledge of community and ability to grow and nurture new and existing relationships within the community preferred;
          • Working knowledge of personal computer software applications such as Word, - - - Excel and Google Suite;
          • Can analyze and collaboratively problem solve issues;
          • Good organizational and ability to multitask and prioritize;
          • Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work, communicate and collaborate effectively and inclusively;
          • Exhibit courteous and professional demeanor towards program participants, staff and administration via verbal, written, physical, and electronic correspondence;
          • Requires strong oral and written communication skills;
          • Comfort facilitating and conducting workshops in front of large audiences; preferred;
          • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
          • Pass a criminal background check.
          • Must be COVID-19 fully vaccinated.DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE -
            • Priority given to candidates with experience or background in Native Hawaiian culture, Native Hawaiian language skills, and/or years of experience working with Native Hawaiian communities. - - - - -
            • Priority given to candidates with experience and training in trauma-informed and trauma-responsive practices. -
            • Experience in school communities and local community organizations preferred. - - - - - -Reports to: School Principal or designeeCOMPENSATION & BENEFITS
              • $20/hour for 35 hours per week, observing the teacher work schedule as set out in the (approximately 40 weeks)
              • Employee will receive 10 paid time off days per year
              • Employee shall not work on DOE holidays and breaks unless authorized to do so by Ceeds of Peace. - An exception shall be made for summer 2022 employee will be required to work through summer 2022, but will not work in subsequent summers.
              • Individual Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision premium will be covered by the employer during the course of employment.
              • Position may be annually renewable for up to 2 additional years after year 1, subject to funding availability and performance.

Keywords: Ceeds of Peace, Honolulu , Community Schools Coordinator - Blanche Pope, Other , Waimanalo, Hawaii

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