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 Human Resources Manager and Site Coordinator. Please see details below:

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Job Description

Reports to:       Director of Finance & Operations

Department:    Finance, Administration

Classification:  Full time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

The Human Resources Manager is an essential member of the administrative team, working collaboratively with staff across the organization. The Human Resources Manager coordinates the daily HR administrative functions and contributes to the development and implementation of inclusive HR processes, programs and projects.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Facilitate all employment actions, including new hires, pay changes, status changes and terminations, ensuring that all appropriate steps are completed in a timely and accurate manner

  • Create recruitment plans, including drafting and posting job notices, processing inquiries, conducting initial interviews and scheduling subsequent interviews

  • Manage new employee orientations, onboarding, etc., in collaboration with department leadership

  • Interface with school districts for background check, volunteer application, vaccination reporting, email setup, contractor badge, etc.

  • Support performance evaluation process and participate in performance management matters, including discipline and termination, in collaboration with department leadership

  • Oversee exit interviews and procedures

  • Educate and assist employees on policies, benefits, practices and culture

  • Review, update and monitor adherence to personnel policies and procedures

  • Research compensation standards in order to create competitive salary and benefit structures

  • Administer benefits, including enrollment and disenrollment, as well as monitoring costs and relative advantages of benefit offerings

  • Administer all Paid Time Off (“PTO”), including FMLA, COVID and any other types of leave

  • Collaborate with Operations and other departments on employee health and safety matters, staff event planning and employee morale or retention initiatives

  • Collaborate with department leadership to research and implement employee professional development opportunities

  • Monitor and ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommend best policies and practices

  • Maintain COVID (or similar) policies, interface with employees regarding reporting, testing and isolation responsibilities and fulfill organization reporting obligations

  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to ensure volunteer policies are consistent with employee policies

  • Manage all Human Resources administrative functions and maintain employment-related forms and documents     

  • Maintain Staff Contact Lists and Org Chart

  • Update/Maintain CIS Community membership/roles          

  • Manage electronic and physical personnel and other HR related files 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum, bachelor’s degree

  • Three to five years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative support in a professional and confidential work environment

  • Ability to manage sensitive and personal information with discretion and tact

  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office Suite and Google Suite and proficiency with spreadsheets

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Knowledge of I-9 regulations and HR & payroll compliance practices

  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong mentoring, coaching experience 

  • Strong and patient communication skills and collaborative spirit

  • Commitment to social justice and equity

  • Commitment to quality education and youth development

  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers

  • Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work Environment:     Office/Community

                                      Pass SFPS background check

Lifting Requirement:   25 pounds

Travel Requirements:  Limited travel

                                       Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and auto insurance

 

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.

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

25 days paid personal time off, annually

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, which 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 is a community school strategy whose work aligns with the Four Pillars of a Community School designed to support the whole student, whole school and whole family. Our 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 development of trusting, long-term relationships with students, families, parents, school staff, and community partners and stakeholders, leading to a strong, comprehensive community and school vision for supporting vulnerable children on the path to success.

Our organization's primary goal is to mitigate 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.

Communities In Schools expects staff members to follow the schedule and expectations of the school district and adhere to all safety protocols and requirements, at all times.

JOB SUMMARY

The Site Coordinator works in close collaboration with a school-based team and community stakeholders to address the 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 implements the Communities In Schools model designed to connect the school, students and families with the right supports and resources.

Scope of Work 
The Site Coordinator will:

  • Lead the annual Communities In Schools Needs Assessment process in collaboration with the school’s Site Based Leadership Team. The site coordinator uses data, surveys and interviews to identify assets, challenges and needs of the school and its students in partnership with stakeholders.

  • Develop a School Support Plan/Scope of Work with the Site Based Leadership Team that aligns with each of the six Communities In Schools key indicators and the Four Community School Pillars.

  • Implement Communities In Schools’ model designed to deliver the right degree of support where needed.

  • Identify and broker services in the community and bring them into the school where they can be easily accessed by the students and families.

  • Develop relationships with partner organizations and act as a liaison between them and the school.

  • Participate in the School Wellness Team to identify needs of students and work as a team to identify appropriate supports.

  • Maintain a caseload of students to assess individual needs and assets, create individualized plans and coordinate service delivery. 

  • 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. 

  • Navigate students and parents with high needs through Unite Us, a person-centered care coordination platform and a hands-on community engagement database for the Santa Fe city and county CONNECT network. 

  • Other duties as assigned by the executive director, supervisor and school principal within the scope of work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum, bachelor's degree; Preferred, bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work or related field

  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred 

  • Experience working with children in an educational or youth development 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 multitask 

  • Strong and patient communication skills and collaborative spirit

  • Experience using Google Suite, Microsoft Suite and knowledge and ease working with Excel

  • 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 10 months per year 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, which position you are applying for and how you learned about the position to info@cisnm.org.