Sustainable Community School (SCS) Resource Coordinator
Family Focus, Inc.
August 31, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Center: Family Focus Lawndale
School: Oscar DePriest Elementary
Exempt Status: Full time, salary (40 hrs/wk.)
Coordinate Out-of-School (Before, After, and Saturday) programs, school day services and parent activities as required to meet the guidelines of the Sustainable Community School grant.
Facilitate communication and coordination between program providers, school personnel and families.
Maintain an extensive knowledge of the surrounding school community and city-wide resources, current trends in the fields of family support, education and community schools.
Represent the Sustainable Community School partnership to funding entities and the community.
Coordinate outreach and recruitment efforts for participants eligible for program services. Collect referrals from teachers and parents, as needed
Responsible for all required Sustainable Community School reports, documentation by funders and Family Focus (i.e. quarterly reports, data system, regular and special reports, and teacher, parent, and student survey collection).
Familiarity with CitySpan data entry is a plus!!
Ensure the principles of SCS are incorporated throughout program services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Advocate for families when needed and act as a liaison for parents, schools and referral agencies.
Plan and coordinate SCS School Leadership Team Committee meetings for all school stakeholders.
Ensure that all guidelines and regulations pertaining to projects are adhered to.
Serve as a resource to network agencies and schools.
Responsible for coordinating and implementing evaluation activities for the project.
Be knowledgeable about community resources.
Attend all required trainings, staff meetings, and workshops related to the SCS grant and Family Focus.
Represent Family Focus/SCS Team at LSC, PAC and other school based or community based meetings.
Hire contracted staff and provide day-to-day supervision of site based staff, contractors and parent stipend workers; ensuring that program staff are delivering high quality activities and services.
Assist the Program Manager in ensuring programs are meeting funders’ objectives and are a reflection of Family Support Principles.
Assist the Program Manager in identifying other resources (in-kind donations, partnerships with other organizations, funding, etc) for the sustainability of the program.
Plan and implement Family Night, parental involvement activities, community celebrations, and student showcases.
Maintain up-to-date CitySpan data entry for school related activities (i.e. Daily attendance)
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Masters Degree in Human Services, Education, Social Work, Youth Development, or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience working with youth and case management expertise.
Two years working with a Community School Initiative grant or as a Resource Coordinator highly preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication and research skills.
Knowledge of implementing, coordinating and evaluating programs.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively and pleasantly with others.
Experience in forging long-term partnerships with other service providers.
Strong teamwork and leadership skills.
Ability to think critically, creatively and strategically to promote quality programming and growth.
Understanding of Common Core Standards and experience providing educational enrichment services to youth.
Excellent computer skills – word processing, internet research, spreadsheets, create outreach materials; make posters, newsletters, etc.
Travel within the community will be required.
Submit to and clear a drug and Chicago Public School background check.
Complete and submit an updated TB test.
The ability to work evenings and Saturday mornings, as required.