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Community School Coordinator - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Company:
Moravian University
Job Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Category:
Other Administrative Positions

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direct supervision and ongoing professional development is provided by the lead partner, Moravian University. This position works under the direction of the Director of Civic Engagement within the division of Student Life. Orientation and ongoing trainings regarding the community school model is provided by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Daily direction, support and oversight is provided by the principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Volunteers and/or interns, as necessary

POSITION SUMMARY: The community school coordinator is responsible for data-driven decision making and coordinating activities, programs and supplemental services implemented at the school site. This may include before, during, and afterschool times during the academic year and throughout the summer. All resources are intended to meet student needs and support social-emotional, physical and academic growth all leading to improvements in grade-level reading. This is a 12 month full-time position; M-F 8:15am-4:15pm with the expectation of attendance at all evening events, some weekends and covering after school programs as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Relationship Building
    • Develops, maintains and promotes relationships with the school staff and administration, students, parents/guardians, community partners, the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and appropriate stakeholders within the partners at Moravian University and Air Products.
  • Data Driven Interventions
    • Oversees and implements data driven interventions related to the key priority areas; ensures coordination of the programs/services outlined below at the school site by communicating/collaborating directly with the designated supervisor of such programs/services:
      1. Physical health
      2. Dental
      3. Mental health
      4. Extended-day enrichment opportunities
      5. Extended-day recreational opportunities
      6. Family-involvement strategies/events/programming
      7. Community-involvement strategies/events/programming
      8. Specialty services
      9. Special projects
      10. Others as identified and necessary
    • Manages processes for collecting programmatic data (for attendance, academics, basic needs, after school programming, etc,).
    • Develops, manages and executes data driven strategies to address needs.
    • Completes quarterly and yearly community school reports on community school outcomes for the United Way and various stakeholders.
    • Participates in the discussion and planning of the Comprehensive School Wide Accountability Plan for Thomas Jefferson; uses data from these planning sessions to drive development of additional partnerships at the school site.
    • Leads systematic evaluation of program, activity and event effectiveness.
    • Utilizes positive youth development resources to improve student attendance, behavior and academic performance.
    • Collects, reviews and analyzes student data to develop new strategies and plan for continuous improvement of existing interventions
  • Project Management
    • Provides project support and management to all individuals supporting the community school effort.
    • Delegates and monitors effectiveness of tasks
  • Coordinator of Resources
    • Coordinates with appropriate agencies and with key departments at Moravian University, including working with The Center for Career and Civic Engagement, The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, academic departments, Athletics and others to identify and create volunteer opportunities at Thomas Jefferson that are mutually beneficial. Also works with representatives from Air Products to collaborate on designated projects.
    • Recruits, trains and coordinates all volunteers and mentors at school site.
    • Solicits, coordinates and distributes basic needs
    • Identifies and builds relationships with key service providers needed to best support students and families.
    • Manages all budgets associated with community school support at the school level
    • Identifies and obtains additional program and grant opportunities for Thomas Jefferson
    • Responsible for understanding the policies and procedures of the school site for referring families to appropriate school staff or community based social service agencies in order to have needs met.
  • Leadership and Communication
    • Actively participates in/facilitates core team meetings sharing relevant data, highlighting concerns and developing solutions.
    • Leads, develops and facilitates an effective community leadership team if deemed necessary by the core team.
  • Strategic Engagement
    • Participates in meetings that are critical to successful engagement and integration: Faculty meetings, grade level meetings, PTO meetings, SAP meetings (after certification), parent/teacher conferences, Leadership Team, Northside Network, weekly meetings with school principal, etc.
    • Orientation and monthly community school meetings with the United Way.
    • Bethlehem Area School District in-services and training.
    • Individual meetings with ongoing partners
    • Identifies and cultivates new community partnerships as needs arise
  • Attendance Improvement Initiatives
    • Runs attendance data reports regularly.
    • Works with the school counselor, principal and attendance ambassador to improve attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: A four-year accredited college degree in a field related to the guidance, education and development of young people; master's degree preferred. A minimum of three to five years related experience working with youth is required. Must be flexible, organized, able to multitask and able to work in an environment with frequent interruptions. Experience in bilingual-bicultural settings is preferred with a demonstrated ability to relate to multicultural populations in ways that value diversity. Must be able to communicate effectively with youth, parents/guardians, staff and the community at large in both oral and written form. Knowledge of the public education system in Pennsylvania as well as the operation of community-based organizations and institutions of higher education is an asset. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and all functions of Google Workspace/Suite.

REQUIREMENTS: Qualified medical examination as per Pennsylvania law. Valid criminal history and child abuse clearances. Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history background check.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking "Apply Now". Please attach documents as a PDF file.

Link to our DEI Action Plan: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso

Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529

TitleIX@moravian.edu

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director

148 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

mayr@moravian.edu

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541

ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at www.moravian.edu/titleix. Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at www.moravian.edu/policy.

Please visit moravian.edu/benefits to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at hr@moravian.edu or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.
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