Job Description: Community Engagement Coordinator
Direct Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer, or designee
At Crossroads Charter Schools, we…
- Understand the significant difference between equity and equality. Every student deserves to receive what he/she needs to succeed (equity), not that every student receives the same amount of resources, instruction, attention, etc. (equality).
- Develop school environments where all students are actively and meaningfully engaged in rigorous instruction and authentic learning tasks.
- Interrupt the “school to prison pipeline” – policies and practices that are directly and indirectly pushing the most at risk students out of school and on a pathway to the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
- Engage families as partners in meaningful ways.
- Build the capacity of diverse teams that are more reflective of our students.
- Nurture an open, collaborative, and trusting environment because the work is enormous, deeply personal, emotional and often difficult.
- Engage in on-going job embedded professional development through co-teaching and co-planning
The Community Engagement Coordinator is an innovative, compassionate and mission-oriented staff member who will lead Crossroads Charter Schools’ student recruitment and enrollment process and its community volunteer program. The Community Engagement Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.
- Own the student enrollment system and integrity of the process, including procedures and logistics.
- Maintain student enrollment system data, manage lottery, waitlist, and verify accurate and complete student registration.
- Educate the greater community about Crossroads Charter Schools mission, vision and school culture. Represent CCS at student enrollment fairs and community events. This role will require some field work in the neighborhoods we serve in order to meet with our partners, community organizations and directly with students and families.
- Act as the lead point of contact for prospective and incoming families. Lead school tours to prospective parents and students, manage schedule and sign-ups.
- Manage branded school recruitment materials including brochures, flyers, ads, and forms.
- Build and maintain relationships, engage with community organizations and partners.
- Lead point of contact for community aftercare providers
- Work with the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) and other parents to increase parent involvement at CCS and foster a culture of community among families.
- Participate in the organization of school-wide events that include volunteer participation
- Work with the principal, teachers and other staff members to identify tasks and activities that are important in advancing our mission and can be effectively implemented by volunteers.
- Promote CCS and its volunteer opportunities to parents, community members, and organizations.
- Recruit prospective volunteers, identify their skill sets and interests and present them with fulfilling opportunities to advance our mission.
- Facilitate volunteer trainings and orientations, coordinate volunteer activities, conduct background checks and serve as the primary communication link between volunteers and the school.
- Maintain Volunteer Database. Track and evaluate volunteer activities with the goal of continually improving volunteer experiences and maximizing their contributions to the mission.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Positive and outgoing nature; outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with various cultures and communities. Knowledge and cultural competence of local parent and student community.
- Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Meticulous attention to detail and passion for well-run processes.
- Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to perform tasks assigned.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
- Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in the school environment and community.
- Must pass an extensive background check and drug screening.
- Excellent teamwork skills and an ability to collaborate closely with colleagues and partners to identify challenges and to design and implement solutions.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred in marketing, business, communications or related field and/or other courses relevant to the job description.
- Experience working in schools or other social service providers, and a familiarity with public education in Kansas City is preferred.
Key Working Relationships in addition to Supervisor:
Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer, Principals, Assistant Principals, Development Coordinator, Administrative Assistants, Parents, Volunteers, Counselors, Teachers, Board Members.