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Community School Director, PS 198

PS 198 Community School is as school based program that offers a strategy to organize resources and share leadership to integrate social services into the fabric of the schools. Community Schools offer a holistic approach toward improving academic performance driven by collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers and CBOs. At the student level, Community Schools aim to increase student attendance, student engagement, development of social and emotional skills, and improve academic performance. At the school level, Community Schools aim to improve school culture, more actively engage families and provide seamless service delivery with partner organizations. 


Responsibilities:

The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running, coordination and supervision of all program-related staff and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following: 

  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through student feedback, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
  • Overcome resistance to change from participants, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.
  • Administer constructive discipline to direct reporting staff in compliance with CAMBA's corrective action guidelines.
  • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.
  • Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Act as liaison with agency and school administration and teaching staff, and attend Pupil Personnel Committee meetings.
  • Participate in SLT meetings, Student success meetings, teacher and staff meetings as well as attend monthly community school team meetings.
  • Outreach to the community by flyering, calls, door knocking to find appropriate resources for students.
  • Conduct a needs assessment of student body by holding focus groups, distributing student, parent and school staff survey.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate events.
  • Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets and build a positive school climate.
  • Coordinate Parent workshops regarding CAMBA's workshops as well as community services.
  • Maintain daily logs for all activities.
  • Encourage parents to become active participants in the Parent's Association and to attend school-based parent workshops.
  • Connect families to community resources to ensure that students have access to diverse opportunities.
  • Collaborate with principal, school staff and advisory board on strategic thinking and planning. 
  • Communicate with peers in other CAMBA programs on issues related to client progress.
  • Understand all aspects of contract requirements and communicate this understanding to staff.
  • Observe direct reporting staff engaging with clients and/or supervisory staff.
  • Conduct weekly client progress reviews with staff.
  • Conduct periodic internal file review and implement Quality Assurance measures as needed to ensure quality service delivery to clients.
  • Prepare reports and statistical information for both CAMBA management and funder use.
  • Assist in the analysis of program and demographic data to make programmatic improvements.
  • Organize onsite and offsite training opportunities for professional development of staff.
  • Confer with the Program Manager, Deputy Executive Director and/or other CAMBA management staff as needed regarding programmatic and personnel issues.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • Attend staff/funder/outside agency meetings as requested.
  • Review and sign timesheets.
  • Prepare performance appraisals for direct reporting staff members.
  • Develop appropriate marketing material and marketing/outreach strategies for the program.


Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) and two years applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
  • Must obtain Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance.
  • Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • Supervisory experience a must.
  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.


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