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 Santa Fe 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 Site Coordinator in the Española Public School district. Email cover letter, resume and how you heard about the position to

Site Coordinator

Job Description

Location:        Española, New Mexico       

Department:   Program       

Reports To:    Program Director

Classification: Full time, exempt



It is the mission of Communities In Schools of New Mexico (CIS) to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The heart of our work is the building of trusting, long-term relationships between Site Coordinators, students, families, school staff, and service providers, thereby creating a network of awareness and support around vulnerable children. Our goal is to do whatever it takes, in and out of the classroom, 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. We are a state affiliate of Communities In Schools, the country’s #1 dropout prevention organization.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CIS Site Coordinators are expected to conform to each school’s schedule and expectations. During the 2020-2021 school year, the Española Public Schools will adopt a hybrid school year model in keeping with parameters set forth by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. 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.

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Working in partnership and collaboration with the Carlos Vigil Middle School (CVMS) principal, assistant principal, leadership team, and wellness team, the CIS Site Coordinator will collaboratively build the CIS/CVMS School Support Plan aligned with the information provided in and through the CIS Needs Assessment and Asset Mapping process conducted during the previous school year. The identified integrated services and supports will address the unique school-wide issues 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 be responsible for the implementation of the CIS School Support Plan in alignment with the CIS model for Integrated Student Supports and working closely with the school staff and stakeholders to ensure success. The Site Coordinator will be responsible for case managing 30-50 students throughout the school year, providing critical resources such as food, clothing, access to social-emotional learning groups, tutoring, and referrals to outside providers. At the heart of a 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.



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 middle school age students is required.



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.




  • Establish relationships with school and community partners and stakeholders and work collaboratively to identify the needs of the school and the broader community.

  • Research and outreach to build a map of already available community supports and services

  • Develop awareness of the skills and contributions of partners in order to establish a community-wide leadership team and a site-based leadership team.

  • Fully integrate into your school and build strong relationships with school staff in order to collaborate effectively with school leadership, staff and teachers in implementing the CIS model.

  • Lead the annual CIS School 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 school staff, community partners and stakeholders.

  • Lead the development of the School Support Plan, mapping out the blend of supports that CIS will coordinate in the school that year in order to address the needs revealed in the Needs Assessment.

  • Lead the delivery of programs and supports throughout the school year. Rather than duplicate services, CIS Site Coordinators find 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. CIS Site Coordinators build relationships with partner organizations and act as a bridge between them and the school. CIS Site Coordinators occasionally facilitate and run programs if there is no community organization currently meeting a specific need.

  • Coordinate and provide targeted and individualized services for specific students who are identified as having the greatest risk of eventually dropping out of school based on early warning indicators such as low attendance rates, behavior issues, lack of access to basic needs such as food and shelter, or poor academic performance.

  • Manage a caseload of approximately 30-50 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.

  • 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, contributing to affiliate-level reports for partners, funders and the Communities In Schools national office.  


NONESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                      

  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director, Program Director and school Principal within the scope of work.



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 a 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.


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.


The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.  Other duties may be assigned by Executive Director or Program Director as required.

To apply, email cover letter, resume and how you heard about the position to

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