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Assistant Community School Site Director

Full-Time Position

Global Kids (GK) is seeking a dynamic, hard-working, and creative individual who is experienced in youth development, education, and social action with an interest in working in partnership with New York City Public Schools.  Under the supervision of the Community School Director  (CSD), the  Assistant Community School Director (ACSD) will work with school leadership and GK staff to implement the core components of the community school strategy, which includes attendance interventions, parent engagement, social and emotional wellness programs, college and career preparation, community outreach, and Global Kids’ programming.

Responsibilities

School & Community Partnerships

  • Work closely with the CSD to coordinate the work of different partners within the school and align the work of partners within the school.
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders, including parents, students, and teachers to help foster an understanding of what a community school is and how it supports student achievement.
  • Work to maintain an organizational focus on results and track progress.
  • Help to support partner school’s goals and functions.
  • Engage with the Parent Coordinator and the school team to strengthen engagement with parents and families.


Data Management, Outcomes & Evaluation

  • Collaborate with the school community to seek input from all stakeholders to determine needs of students and families.
  • Participate in data collection, research and prepare relevant data for outcomes evaluation and data-based decision making.


Attendance
 

  • Help coordinate attendance outreach, recruitment and retention services including attendance monitoring/data review, data entry, conferences, attendance incentive activities and phone calls.  
  • Remain informed on current Community Schools/Attendance Intervention and Dropout Prevention guidelines and contractor responsibilities.

     

Supervision and Management 

  • In partnership with the CSD, provide guidance and mentorship to GK staff on facilitation and organizational procedures. 
  • Provide leadership and actively participate in team meetings to reinforce Global Kids’ goals and strategies. 
 
School Day and Extended Learning Day Programming 
  • Work with CSD, school faculty, and other school partners to effectively link school day to extended day learning opportunities and afterschool programming and ensure these services are implemented with fidelity and work to achieve key youth development outcomes in the areas of academic achievement, health and wellness, and character and leadership.
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate interactive, experiential workshops and activities for GK’s weekly school-day and after-school programs and ensure the implementation of quality programming.
  • Attend school events, which may happen during after-school hours or weekends.  
  • Occasional overnight and long-distance travel required.
  • Develop a strong relationship with, and serve as a secondary liaison to site-based leadership (i.e.: School Principal) 
  • Work with the CSD to ensure that sites are adequately resourced, operational, and have proper safety measures in place.


Administrative Tasks
 

  • Strategize with CSD to ensure all program and student records (digital and hard copy) are collected and securely maintained, including but not limited to workshops, field trips, student attendance, and incentive forms. 
  • Ensure all GK staff are informed as to best practices around fiscal and HR procedures. 
  • Assist CSD with routine human resources and other administrative tasks as assigned 


College and Career Preparedness
 

  • Work with the GK Team to assist students and families with all aspects of the college application process including financial aid. 
  • Serve as a partner with school guidance staff on the college application process and alternative post-secondary plans.


Coordination of  Social Services
 

  • Work with the partner school and the GK team to coordinate critical health/mental health resource implementation and other supports for students and their families including identifying local community resources and assist with new partnerships that are aligned with school goals and needs. 
  • Support in cultivation and stewardship of relationships with external social service, community development partners. 
  • Attend to additional duties as assigned by Community School Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least 4 years professional experience is required.  
  • Experience working within the New York City Department of Education and knowledge of Department of Education policies and protocols. 
  • Experience and ability to work with youth and/or use interactive learning strategies in culturally diverse settings.  
  • Experience working in school-based settings with knowledge about student support services, and youth development.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with school administrators, teachers and community partners. 
  • Commitment to and understanding of working in culturally diverse settings and using antiracist pedagogical practices  
  • Knowledge of and passion for global issues, political science, history, education and social activism. 
  • Excellent facilitation, consensus-building and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, creativity, willingness to learn, and ability to manage multiple tasks independently. 
  • Strong communication, writing, organizational, and technology skills. 
  • Fluency in other languages a plus 

Salary

This full-time exempt position has an annual salary of $58,000-$63,000. GK also offers affordable medical benefits (with plans as low as $1/month), dental, and life insurance as well as paid holidays, 12 vacation days (year 1), increasing thereafter based on years of employment, 3 personal days, and 8 sick days. Additionally, the GK offices are closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. GK staff also have access to retail discounts and other benefits through our Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Commitment to DEI+

GK staff provide and find support with their peers through our Black Affinity Group and our White Anti-Racist Affinity Group.

How To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@globalkids.org. Please indicate “Assistant Community School Site Director” in the subject line of the email. We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries; please refer to the Global Kids web site for further information, www.globalkids.org. All resumes submitted will be reviewed by GK senior staff. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Global Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity and do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, citizenship, mental or physical handicap or disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and diversity in all forms.

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