CAREERS

Organization Overview

Communities In Schools of New Mexico (CIS) places full-time Site Coordinators in public schools to help increase graduation rates. Site Coordinators evaluate and implement school-wide and individual supports based on five areas: attendance, academics, behavior and social/emotional learning, basic needs, and parent engagement. Site Coordinators build trusting relationships with students, families, and school administration to help foster community and improve school culture. CIS currently serves over 6,000 students in eleven public schools. CIS is a state affiliate of Communities In Schools National, the nation's number one dropout prevention program. 

Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are currently accepting resumes for Program Director and Site Coordinator. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, the position you are applying for and how you learned about the position to info@cisnm.org.

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Job Description

Reports to:       Executive Director
Department:    Program
Classification:  Exempt, full time

Program Director Summary

The Program Director oversees the development and implementation of Communities In Schools of NM’s strategic programmatic goals. Working closely with the Executive Director and Program Administrative Team, the Program Director serves as the liaison to community partners, stakeholders, policy/decision makers and others as well as a spokesperson for Communities In Schools, ensuring the seamless delivery of Communities In Schools work across northern New Mexico schools. A primary focus is sustaining and building strong partnerships with current and future school districts, tribal communities, and others.

 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Communities In Schools of New Mexico (CIS) is a community school strategy working in northern New Mexico since 2012. Communities In Schools of New Mexico’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The heart of Communities In Schools’ work is the building of trusting, long-term relationships between a CIS community school Site Coordinator and students, families, parents, school staff, and community partners and stakeholders, building a strong community and school vision for supporting vulnerable children on the path to success.  Communities In Schools’ primary goal is to mitigate obstacles that impede a child’s social-emotional development and readiness to learn, to promote academic success, high school graduation, a pathway to college/career, and opportunities to lead a productive and fulfilling life. Communities In Schools provides a comprehensive community school strategic approach that aligns with the Learning Policy Institute’s and NM Public Education Department’s Community School Framework.

 

Communities In Schools places full-time community school Site Coordinators in public schools to help increase graduation rates. Site Coordinators implement needs-responsive school-wide and individual supports based on six areas: attendance, academics, behavior, social/emotional learning, basic needs and parent engagement. Site Coordinators build trusting relationships with students, families, and school administration to help foster community and improve school culture. CIS currently serves 6,400 students in ten Santa Fe schools and continues to grow. CIS is a state affiliate of Communities In Schools National, the nation's number one dropout prevention program. 

 

Communities In Schools/Community School Strategy 

As a Community School Strategy, CIS aligns with the Learning Policy Institute’s community school framework, thoughtfully integrating the Four Pillars of a Community School (Integrated Student Supports, Extended Learning and Opportunities, Active Family and Community Engagement and Collaborative Leadership and Practice) in and through CIS's Three-tiered Differentiated Support Model. Every CIS community school Site Coordinator is charged with understanding the Four Pillars in order to build a strong community school. Of the Four Pillars, Collaborative Leadership and Practice is the essential ingredient for community school success. 

A key component of Collaborative Leadership and Practice is the Site Based Leadership Team. Collaborative Leadership calls for shared ownership for results; strategic community partnerships; resource coordination; data driven planning and inclusive leadership. This is the work of the Site Based Leadership Team (SBLT) as guided by the CIS community school Site Coordinator. 

At the beginning of each school year, the CIS community school Site Coordinator works in collaboration with each school's Core Leadership Team (Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, others) and Site Based Leadership Team (including the Core Leadership Team plus, parents, community leaders and stakeholders) to gather input, share ideas and build trust - forming a Needs Assessment and Asset Map and culminating in the CIS School Support Plan which guides the community school Site Coordinator's scope of work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Interface with Program Administrative Team Work strategically and collaboratively with a seasoned program team consisting of Field Operations Directors, Data Director and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure seamless implementation of CIS’s model.

 

Maintain program quality and positive student outcomes as the organization grows and evolves by strategically reviewing, adjusting, and implementing program systems and structures.

 

Work with Program Administrative Team to conduct robust program assessment by gathering and examining quantitative and qualitative data on students’ attendance, behavior, academics, and social-emotional skills. Assess and adjust programming to ensure evidence-based correlations between our work and positive student outcomes.

 

Community engagement as the organization grows and evolves to strategically promote the CIS model to communities and develop partnerships to expand CIS’s work in the region

  • Understand CIS’s unique community school model/framework and key indicators of student success (academics, attendance, behavior, social-emotional learning, basic needs and parent engagement), as well as the unique challenges faced by the students and families across northern New Mexico public schools.

  • Communicate with broad network of partners, stakeholders and others to build knowledge of CIS’s work

  • Represent CIS at local collaborative meetings and convenings, such as Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition, Santa Fe Truancy Task Force, Santa Fe Mentoring Tutoring Collaborative, Santa Fe Trauma Informed Care Collaborative and others. Join other collaborative working groups as deemed relevant by Executive Director to further CIS's mission.

 

Develop and implement strategic goals tied to:

  • Expansion to northern NM communities, including tribal communities

  • Coordination of CIS’s policy strategy as tied to CIS’s community school implementation

  • Engagement with NM Coalition for Community Schools, participating in the growth and expansion of a state-wide community school network.  

 

Supervise and Support Community School Coordinator at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School in Española and other Coordinators, as assigned.

  • Ensure implementation of CIS model, as integrated with the Four Pillars of a Community School

  • Serve as liaison among Española school and district leadership, the NM Public Education Department and Communities In Schools staff

  • Deepen CIS engagement with Española Public Schools

  • Ensure integration of Española Coordinator with the larger Santa Fe CIS team

 

General Tasks. These general tasks are expected of all CIS staff members.

  • Maintain organized file storage in Dropbox.

  • Represent CIS at events and meetings as necessary.

  • Assist with coordination of community partner and volunteer appreciation events as needed.

  • Help with production of CIS annual reports.

  • Understand and demonstrate the CIS mission, goals, and initiatives within the community.

  • Contribute, with other administrative staff, to picking up mail, answering phones, greeting people, and responding to inquiries as needed/requested.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in social work, public administration, education, or related field required

  • Minimum of 3 years in program management with direct supervisory experience

  • 2 years working with public schools, public school districts, or comparable education environment

  • Bilingual Spanish/English

 

MINIMUM COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice and equity.

  • Demonstrable commitment to quality education and youth development. 

  • Demonstrable ability to take initiative and be tenacious in problem-solving. 

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Strong and patient communication skills and collaborative spirit.

  • Experience using Microsoft Suite and knowledge and ease working with Excel.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Environment:  Office/Community

Lifting Requirement:            25 pounds

Travel Requirements:           Regular travel, including training and meetings

            Valid driver’s license

            Transportation

            Auto insurance

            Pass SFPS background checks

 

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary based on 40 hours a week and dependent on education and experience
SIMPLE IRA plan with employer contribution    
Medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance with a generous employer contribution
5 weeks paid personal time off, annually

 

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, the position you are applying for and how you learned about the position to info@cisnm.org.

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SITE COORDINATOR

Job Description

 

Location:          Santa Fe, NM

Reports to:       Field Operations Director
Department:    Program
Classification:  Exempt, full time


ORGANIZATION SUMMARY
Communities in Schools of New Mexico (CIS) is a community school strategy aligned with the New Mexico Public Education Department's Coalition for Community Schools.

Communities In Schools of New Mexico’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The heart of CIS’s work is the building of trusting, long-term relationships between a CIS community school Site Coordinator and students, families, parents, school staff, and community partners and stakeholders, building a strong community and school vision for supporting vulnerable children on the path to success.

CIS’s primary goal is to mitigate poverty-related obstacles that impede a child’s social-emotional development and readiness to learn, in order to promote academic success, high school graduation, a pathway to college/career, and opportunities to lead a productive and fulfilling life.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CIS community school Site Coordinators conform to each school’s schedule and expectations. CIS expects staff members to follow the schedule and expectations of the school district at all times and adhere to all safety protocols and requirements, at all times.

CIS/Community School Strategy
As a Community School Strategy, CIS aligns with the NM PED community school framework, thoughtfully integrating the Four Pillars of a Community School (Integrated Student Supports, Extended Learning and Opportunities, Active Family and Community Engagement and Collaborative Leadership and Practice) in and through CIS's Three-tiered Differentiated Support Model. Every CIS community school Site Coordinator is charged with understanding the Four Pillars in order to build a strong community school. Of the Four Pillars, Collaborative Leadership and Practice is the essential ingredient for community school success.

A key component of Collaborative Leadership and Practice is the Site Based Leadership Team. Collaborative Leadership calls for shared ownership for results; strategic community partnerships; resource coordination; data driven planning and inclusive leadership. This is the work of the Site Based Leadership Team (SBLT) as guided by the CIS community school Site Coordinator.

At the beginning of each school year, the CIS community school Site Coordinator works in collaboration with each school's Core Leadership Team (Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, others) and Site Based Leadership Team (including the Core Leadership Team plus, parents, community leaders and stakeholders) to gather input, share ideas and build trust - forming a Needs Assessment and Asset Map and culminating in the CIS School Support Plan which guides the community school Site Coordinator's scope of work.

 

JOB SUMMARY
Working in partnership and collaboration with the Core Team, the Site-based Leadership Team as well as the Student Support Team (Wellness Team), the CIS community school Site Coordinator will deliver evidence-based interventions, programs and strategies, and best practices that support students, families, and communities to ensure student success that is aligned with the Four Pillars of a Community School. The CIS community school Site Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Core Team and Site Based Leadership Team to develop a CIS School Support Plan that is aligned with the information provided in the CIS Needs Assessment and Asset Mapping process.

The integrated services and supports identified in the aforementioned Needs Assessment and School Support Plan will address the unique school-wide and individual student needs in the areas of attendance, academics, basic needs, parent engagement, behavior, and social-emotional learning and well-being. The Site Coordinator will implement CIS’s three-tiered differentiated model designed to connect the school, students and families with the right supports and resources to address school-wide as well as individual needs. At the heart of a CIS community school Site Coordinator’s work is the forging of caring and  lasting relationships with students and their families, who often face overwhelming poverty or trauma-related challenges in their lives that are impacting their ability to succeed in school.

Scope of Work 
●    The CIS community school Site Coordinator will develop and establish relationships with the school district and school staff, community partners, stakeholders and parents.
●    Establish a Core School Team and Site Based Leadership Team to work collaboratively to identify the needs of the school, students, families and the broader community. This ensures a strong emphasis on Collaborative Leadership and Practice.
●    Lead the annual CIS Needs Assessment process, using data, surveys, and interviews to identify the unique assets, challenges, and needs of the school and its student community and in partnership with Site Based Leadership Team - school staff, parents, community partners and stakeholders.
●    Working with the Core Team and Site Based Leadership Team, the Site Coordinator will facilitate the development of the CIS School Support Plan framed by CIS’s Three-Tiered Differentiated Support Model that ensures that school wide, small group and individual student needs are addressed. The unique blend of supports and resources will address the needs and gaps revealed in the Needs Assessment. The supports address needs across CIS’s six key indicators: Attendance, Academics, Behavior, Social Emotional Learning, and Parent Engagement and in alignment with CIS’s Differentiated Support Model. The supports integrate into and across each of the Three Program related Community School Pillars - Integrated Student Supports, Extended Learning and Opportunity, and Active Family and Community Engagement.
●    The CIS Site Coordinator will lead the delivery of programs and supports throughout the school year. The CIS Site Coordinator will identify quality services in the community and bring them into the schools where they can be most easily accessed by the students and families who need them most.
●    The CIS Site Coordinator will develop relationships with partner organizations and act as a bridge between them and the school.
●    The CIS Site Coordinator occasionally facilitates and runs programs if there is no community organization currently meeting a specific need, depending on the nature of the program.
●    Participate in the Student Support team (Wellness team) to identify needs of the most at risk students and help identify appropriate targeted supports.
●    Coordinate and provide targeted and individualized services for students who are identified most at risk.
●    Manage a caseload of approximately 35-50 students each school year, including preparing a Student Needs Assessment and Student Support Plan for each case managed student. Identify a specific, achievable goal for the student to work toward and provide tailored resources and opportunities for improvement. Collaborate with the school wellness team and teachers regarding the student’s success.
●    Gather required student and school data necessary to develop school and student support plans and regularly assess and monitor progress on the established goals.
●    Manage, collect and enter information into the CIS database “CISDM” and complete all monthly and quarterly reporting in a timely manner to school and affiliate leadership for district reporting, and affiliate-level reports for partners, funders and the Communities In Schools national office.
●    Other duties as assigned by Executive Director, Supervisor and school Principal within the scope of work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum, bachelor's degree in social work; master’s degree in social work preferred.
Bilingual Spanish/English - All CIS of New Mexico Site Coordinators need to be able to discuss complicated educational and social service topics with the many monolingual Spanish-speaking students and parents we serve.
Experience working with children in an educational setting.
Demonstrable experience working with relevant school age students is required.

MINIMUM COMPETENCIES
Demonstrable commitment to social justice and equity.
Demonstrable commitment to quality education and youth development. Demonstrable ability to take initiative and be tenacious in problem-solving. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Strong and patient communication skills and collaborative spirit.
Experience using Microsoft Suite and knowledge and ease working with Excel.
Some database system experience required and willingness to learn the CIS data management system for data tracking required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work Environment:    Office/School/Community Lifting Requirement:    25 pounds
Travel Requirements:    Minimum travel, including training, home visits and field trips, etc

     Reliable transportation

     Valid driver’s license and auto insurance

     Pass background checks

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary based on 40 hours a week and dependent on education and experience

SIMPLE IRA plan with employer contribution    

Medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance with a generous employer contribution

22 days paid personal time off, annually, plus approximately two summer months

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, the position you are applying for and how you learned about the position to info@cisnm.org.