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School & Community Partnerships Program Coordinator

The primary responsibilities of the Program Coordinator are to develop, implement and oversee the implementation of CommunityShare’s pilot program to increase real-world learning opportunities and student agency in Tucson schools through community engagement and project-based learning.

We seek an individual with exceptional interpersonal skills to build relationships with teachers, students, and administrators at pilot schools. Key elements of the position will be building partnerships with schools, developing community engagement and project-based learning curriculum for teachers and community partners, facilitating professional development in schools, and recruiting community partners to engage in schools.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 year’s experience in education and curriculum development
  • Experience developing and facilitating professional development in schools around community engagement, real-world learning and/or project-based learning
  • Experience facilitating coaching and professional learning sessions with teachers
  • Experience building relationships with school and district administrators
  • Experience building relationships with community partners and organizations
  • Strategic and creative thinker who is able to adapt programming and lessons to different circumstances and audiences
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Passion for ensuring that all youth have opportunities to reach their full potential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Tucson community
  • Experience as a classroom teacher
  • Experience with program management
  • Familiarity with integrating curriculum into district and state standards

Key Responsibilities:

School Partnerships & Engagement

  • Develop with CS staff a services package to pilot in Tucson schools
  • Identify potential school pilot sites
  • Build relationships with principals and superintendents
  • Secure year-long partnerships with pilot schools in the greater Tucson region

Professional Development & Curriculum

  • Work with school administration to identify professional development needs and ways to integrate CS into the school’s culture and goals
  • Develop and facilitate professional development (PD) workshops and presentations on community engagement (CE), real-world learning (RWL) and project-based learning (PBL) for teachers
  • Facilitate small group coaching sessions to help teachers incorporate community engagement, RWL, and PBL into their curriculum and standards
  • Develop guidelines & tools to assist teachers in using the CS online platform that can be posted on CS website
  • Develop curriculum resources (guides, brief videos, etc.) to support teachers in integrating community partners, RWL, and PBL into their classroom
  • Coordinate PD school needs with other CommunityShare PD partners
  • Communicate with teachers regularly to assist them in finding community partners on the platform, assessing their partner needs and encouraging them to schedule shares

Community Engagement

  • Develop curriculum and tools to help community partners know how to best engage with teachers and their students
  • Based on the requests of teachers and students, recruit new community partners to sign up on CommunityShare platform
  • Develop outreach materials and presentations to recruit community partners

Administration

  • Track expenses and manage program budget
  • Co-write grant reports with CS staff based on impact data gathered
  • Co-create evaluation strategy and tools to track impact on students, teachers and community partners with assistance from external evaluators
  • Manage impact tracking system and help analyze impact data
  • Collaborate with CS program staff on the implementation of Seed Grant, Artist Residency and Education Action Council Programs
  • Assist in gathering impact stories to post on website and social media

Job Type: Half-Time (20 hours/week) with the possibility of Full-Time

Location: Tucson, AZ

Duration: 1 year

Salary: Contract is commensurate with experience

Start Date: September 1, 2017 (or earlier)

Application Review Process Begins: August 18, 2017

How to Apply: Submit CV and cover letter to: team@communityshare.us

Description of CommunityShare:

At CommunityShare we are re-imagining education and learning by connecting the wisdom, skills and “real-world” expertise of local community members with schools. CommunityShare features an online platform that connects K-12 teachers in Tucson with community partners who are excited to share their passion, expertise and career experiences with students in the classroom. Some think of CommunityShare as a “human library” or a “match.com for education.” We have had illustrators share with elementary school students how to create their own children’s books, engineers help kids design and build their own car inventions, and videographers mentor students to create videos about social change. CommunityShare helps students see the real-world application of what they are learning in school, exposes them to new career possibilities and helps students imagine a future they never knew existed. Here is a recent article about CommunityShare in the Christian Science Monitor.