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Community School Site Director

Full-Time Position

Global Kids, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, hard-working, and creative individual who is experienced in youth development, social action and site/staff management with an interest in working at William Cullen Bryant HS, a New York City Community School in Astoria. The Community School Site Director will coordinate several core components of the community school initiative, which includes attendance interventions, parent engagement activities, social and emotional wellness programs, as well as community outreach as well as oversee Global Kids’ global education and youth leadership programming. The ideal candidate will have experience in leadership roles and familiarity with New York City schools working with multiple stakeholders.

Responsibilities

School & Community Partnerships

  • Develop strong relationships with NYC DOE teachers, parents and students, especially through existing inquiry groups such as the School Cabinet and School Leadership Team (SLT).
  • Work collaboratively with school administrators and staff to develop, implement, and assess the Community School initiatives within the school.
  • Work with school staff (principals, faculty, guidance counselors, parent coordinators, facilities staff etc.) to conduct quality and safe programming.
  • Host a monthly forum for ongoing collaboration with members of the community, including parent leaders, school-based organizations and partnering organizations.
  • Collaborate with existing CBO partners on programming and space usage.
  • Broker new partnerships aligned with school goals and needs.
  • Help navigate, secure resources and build/sustain relationships with participants, parents, school staff, other CBOs, etc.

Data Management, Outcomes & Evaluation

  • Organize and oversee an annual “Assets and Needs Assessment” for the school community to seek input from all stakeholders in the school community to determine the ongoing needs of students and families.
  • Maintain student and program documents.
  • Assist with data collection, research and prepare relevant data for outcomes evaluation and data-based decision making.

Attendance

  • Identify needs of chronically absent students, apply interventions, and track and monitor impact of interventions on weekly basis as part of weekly Student Success meetings.
  • Manage and conduct 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; attend provider meetings; CSD trainings and maintain contact with DOE Program Manager.

Supervision and Management

  • Provide overall support, management and supervision of school-based Global Kids staff, including daily management of tasks, facilitate weekly staff check-ins, daily program observations with immediate feedback, and performance evaluations.
  • Review and approve staff timesheets and school sign-in sheets on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Ensure Global Kids and school staff members are aware of changes and new developments to contractual and programmatic guidelines and expectations.

School Day and Extended Learning Day Programming

  • Link school day to extended day learning opportunities and afterschool programming.
  • 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.
  • Organize special events, including annual Community Forum, mini-conferences, parent nights, performances, and other events.
  • Ensure student and Global Kids staff participation in Global Kids citywide events.
  • Attend school events, which may happen during after-school hours or weekends.
  • Occasional overnight and long-distance travel required.

Administrative Tasks

  • Ensure all program and student records (digital and hard copy) are securely maintained, including but not limited to: workshops, field trips, student attendance and incentive forms.
  • Ensure attendance and other data are entered into funder database systems.
  • Follow, and ensure staff follows, all GK fiscal procedures for ordering supplies and reporting on expenses.
  • Submit quarterly program reports and principal reports.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field and 5 years of 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 in community organizing and/or community outreach.
  • Experience supervising personnel and managing teams required.
  • Experience managing large contracts and meeting multiple contractual obligations.
  • Experience working in school-based settings with knowledge about community organizing, 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 is a plus.

Salary/Benefits

This full-time exempt position has an annual salary of $65,000. 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 “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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