COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF MID-AMERICA

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

At Communities In Schools of Mid-America we do whatever it takes to help students overcome barriers to school success caused by low-income, poverty or other risk factors. We approach this challenge with a focus on teamwork and collaboration built on the strengths of our dedicated staff members. If you would like to know more about being part of the CIS of Mid-America team, take a look at our current career opportunities below or contact us.

CURRENT OPENINGS

KANSAS

1ST OPEN POSITION:

Affiliate Development Specialist - Lawrence, KS

 

Communities In Schools of Mid-America (CIS of Mid-America) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as Affiliate Development Specialist for the CIS of Mid-America State Office. The VISTA member will be responsible for the growth and enhancement of state office core program development, alternative services program development, and resource development efforts through fund identification and departmental capacity building in order to expand quality services to students within the CIS of Mid-America network. Activities would include:  research, design, and implementation of projects in CIS of Mid-America core programming that will benefit the entire affiliate; collaboration with resource development in identifying funding sources and grant writing, enriching donor programs, providing checks and balances in organizational marketing, and data clean-up; creating engagement opportunities in alternative services, researching and evaluating alternative community-based programs, and expand new strategies focused on alumni engagement. The VISTA member would serve from the CIS of Mid-America State Office in Lawrence, KS and would work with the entire CIS of Mid-America network (Northeast, Central, Mid, Southwest, and Southeast, KS as well as Kansas City, MO, Tulsa, OK, and Iowa).

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to sophie.archuleta   @   cismidamerica.org or apply online HERE>>

APPLY HERE>>

 

 

 

2ND OPEN POSITION:

Operations Coordinator - Parsons or Pittsburg, KS

Communities In Schools of Mid-America (CIS of Mid-America) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as Operations Coordinator for Southeast Kansas. The VISTA member will be responsible for the growth and development of systems within resource development, community awareness and engagement, and program development in order to expand quality services to students within the CIS of Mid-America network. Activities would include: research, creating site/community profiles detailing resource gaps, cultivation of local donors, representing the affiliate at relevant community events and meetings, pursuing local community provider/volunteer source partnerships for events, and evaluating current program development and implementation. The VISTA member would serve from the CIS of Mid-America Southeast Kansas Area office in Parsons or Pittsburg, KS and work throughout the Southeast Kansas region (Parsons, Pittsburg, Fort Scott, and Chanute, KS).  For more information or to apply for this position, contact Sophie Archuleta at Sophie.Archuleta@cismidamerica.org. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and three references.

APPLY HERE>>

 

 

IOWA

Consultant

 

Timeframe:

Contract period December 1, 2018 to June 20, 2019. The period can begin later than November 1, 2018 for a prorated fee if necessary.

 

Scope of Work:

Provide part-time consultation for the continued development of CISMidAm programs in Waterloo Community Schools in Waterloo, IA, as well as the development of program replication across the state of Iowa in partnership with the Chief Strategy Officer and the Senior Director of Field Operations. The Consultant’s primary role is to build local financial and community support of the CIS program in Waterloo, IA. Additionally, the consultant will lead efforts to build awareness and pursue business development opportunities in other parts of Iowa. Other duties would include:

• Establish and maintain outstanding relationships with key community-based constituents for CISMidAm in Waterloo, IA, including leading business executives, local government officials, leaders of community service organizations, and community volunteers;

• Secure local funding for the continuation of programs in Waterloo, IA in collaboration with the CISMidAm Resource Development team;

• Establish and maintain outstanding relationships with key community-based constituents for CISMidAm across the state of Iowa, including school leaders, leading business executives, local government officials and leaders of community service organizations;

• Serve as the representative of CISMidAm in Waterloo, IA and attend meetings of local community organizations, including but not limited to, the local community foundation, the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way;

• Serve as the representative of CISMidAm in meetings with Iowa state government and elected officials in collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer;

• Build awareness and understanding of the CISMidAm organization and programs as part of business development efforts engaging relevant education organizations at the local and state level;

• Engage school districts and other community entities interested in CIS programming in collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer;

• Assist CISMidAm Main Office in obtaining needs and feasibility assessments and reports for communities across Iowa;

• Maintain clear documentation of activities;

• Serve as a primary contact with the CISMidAm Main Office;

• Coordinate all activities with CISMidAm Main Office; and

• Attend CIS meetings/trainings conducted by CISMidAm Main Office, as needed.

 

The Consultant will remain an advocate for CISMidAm and educate/promote CIS whenever possible. The Consultant will communicate either in person, by telephone or in writing on a weekly basis with the CISMidAm Main Office.

 

Reporting Requirement and Reporting Format. For the purposes of assessing work performed and for determination of monthly compensation, Consultant agrees to submit a full and complete report of CIS related activities to CISMidAm Main Office on the contracted activities. Reports will be due by the 5th of the month following the reporting period.

 

Compensation.  Payment for the contracted scope of work will be an all-inclusive total fee of $26,250 for seven months of work, with the expectation of 15-20 hours of consulting service per week with in-state travel of 3-5 times per month. This amount shall cover the contracted scope of work and all related expenses and travel costs within Iowa. Additional travel (for example, CISMidAm Main Office in Lawrence, KS or other out of state) will be mutually agreed on in advance by both parties and funded/reimbursed separately from this agreement. Invoices outlining detailed activities by date should be submitted to the Chief Strategy Officer by the 5th of the month following the invoice period.

 

Contact.  Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume including references for previous consulting work to Kelly Stanford, Chief Strategy Officer at kelly.stanford@cismidamerica.org .  Please contact Kelly Stanford with any questions.

 

OKLAHOMA

Tribal Services Director, Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc.

 

Reports to:   Chief Strategy Officer, Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc.

Department:   Program

Classification:   Exempt

Status:   Full Time

 

Salary $51,000 & benefits

Eligible Applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to CISHR@cismidamerica.org

By November 15th, 2018

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to and directed by the Chief Strategy Officer of CIS of Mid-America, the Tribal Services is responsible for developing, sustaining and growing the Communities In Schools operations with Tribal Nations, coordinating community resources to assist in the CIS activities and programs being conducted in schools.

 

The Tribal Services Director works in consultation with the CIS MidAm Resource Development Department to secure the financial resources necessary to operate existing programs and to expand CIS services.

 

The Tribal Services Director will work with CIS site staff and project leadership, National Indian Education Association technical assistance partners, the Special Programs Department Director or other relevant school district support department leadership, Site Principals and tribal school/community members to deliver the CIS model with a cultural-based focus designed to meet the needs of participating students, families and communities.

 

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, public administration, or related field required.  Master's Degree (MSW or similar) preferred. In connection with the administration of the Department of Education grant which funds this position, this employment opportunity is subject to the provisions of section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93-638) which gives employment preference to Native Americans. Additionally, preference will be given to individuals with personal lived expertise in Native American culture.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Serve as executive for Tribal Schools operations

Lead shared responsibility for performance of Tribal sites

Lead all school district relationships

Lead and/or support the responsibilities of the CIS Tribal Initiative:

• Community Partnerships

• Resource Development/Fund Raising

• Marketing and Public Relations

• Managing and Developing CIS Sites

• Providing and/or Brokering Quality Youth Programming and Services

• Data Collection, Evaluation and Reporting

 

 

 

Community Oversight

• (P) Serve all staff functions for the Communities In Schools of Mid-America Tribal Advisory Council, including organizing meetings and involving Tribal Advisory Council members in community and school activities, programs and events

• (P) Establish and maintain outstanding working relationships with key constituencies for Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc., including leading school administrators, business executives, local government officials, leaders of community service organizations, and  community volunteers

 

Operational Oversight for School-Based Services

• As directed by the CIS of Mid-America Chief Strategy Officer, the Tribal Services Director will provide oversight and support for the following areas:

o (P) The Tribal Services Director will conduct meetings with CIS site coordinators in their region to provide organizational guidance and support for school-based student support service

o (P) The Tribal Services Director will coordinate community resources to support programs, events and activities being conducted by CIS site coordinator

 

Resource Development – Lead and support local efforts to:

• (P) Maintain administrative relationship with funders, including completing and submitting all required reports

• (G) As requested by the CIS MidAm Resource Development Department, prepare and submit all required funding reports and respond to request from funders

• (G) Create periodic reports on resource development and share with both Chief Strategy Officer and CIS MidAm network Resource Development Team.

• (F) Develop funding opportunities, research, oversee, prepare and submit grant proposals for public and private funding sources as needed

 

Event Management

• (G) Coordinate all special events conducted by CIS Mid-America for Tribal Nations

 

OTHER POSITION FUNCTIONS:

• (G) Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.

• (G) Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.

 

NONESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Other Duties:

• (P) Other duties as assigned and approved by supervisor and  CEO

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Previous supervisory experience.  Experience in working with schools especially with Native American populations and/or at-risk students, program implementation and administration, volunteer training, case management and proven leadership skills.  Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with school administrators, personnel, students, parents and the public.  Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. In addition, the Tribal Services Director shall have:

 

1. At least one to three years of management experience.

2. Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities.

3. Excellent knowledge and experience of computer applications such as word processing, Excel, electronic data tracking, internet, Facebook, etc.

4. Demonstrated and superior written and oral communication skills.

 

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, public administration, or related field required.  Master's Degree (MSW or similar) preferred. In connection with the administration of the Department of Education grant which funds this position, this employment opportunity is subject to the provisions of section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93-638) which gives employment preference to Native Americans. Additionally, preference will be given to individuals with personal lived expertise in Native American culture.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Work Environment Office, School Sites, Community

Lifting Requirement 25 pounds

Travel Requirements Recurrent travel, both day and overnight, including conferences, meetings, travel between school sites, etc.

   Valid driver’s license

   Transportation

   Auto insurance

   Pass various 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.

 

OTHER POSITION INFORMATION:

 

Budgetary Responsibility:

Direct Budget – No

Indirect Budget – Yes

 

Major System (MIS) or Process Responsibility:

CISDM – Communities In Schools Data Management system

 

Mandated Reporter:

As a staff member of Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. you are a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect as outlined in the employee handbook.  Failure to properly report to the appropriate child welfare authority and your supervisor can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.  See Mandated Reporter Policy in the Employee Personnel Manual for specific details.

 

The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

To submit an application:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to cishr@cismidamerica.org.  Applicants will be required to pass state, criminal and NSOPR background checks prior to hiring. Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Functional Classification Summary

(P) Program – 80%

(G) General and Management – 15%

(F) Fundraising – 5%

 

Site Coordinator (Tribal)

 

Reports to:  Tribal Services Director, CIS of Mid-America, Inc. and School Principal

Department:  Programs

Classification:  Exempt

Status:   Full-Time

 

Salary $37,500 & benefits.

Eligible Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to

 

CISHR@cismidamerica.org

By November 23rd, 2018

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

CIS Site Coordinators are based inside schools to connect native students and families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources. The Site Coordinator works with the Special Programs Department, or other relevant school district departments, Tribal staff, community partners and volunteers to bring needed supports into the school to help native students succeed.

 

Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, public administration, or related field desired. In connection with the administration of the Department of Education grant which funds this position, this employment opportunity is subject to the provisions of 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L.93-638) which gives employment preference to Native Americans.  Additionally, preference will be given to the individuals with personal lived expertise in Native American culture.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

(P) Coordinate CIS Programs and Activities

• Conduct school and student needs assessment annually

• Responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the School Support Plan

• Facilitate, coordinate and evaluate Tier I (whole-school)  CIS programs and activities at the school

• Facilitate, coordinate and evaluate outside agency programs offered at the school

• Communicate with CIS administrative office regarding School Support Plan, programs and activities

• Ensure that CIS programs and supports meet the needs of native students, families and school

• Promote positive relationships between CIS school site, administrative office and community partners

• Mandatory participation in agency special events and fundraising

 

(P) Coordinate Supports for Native Students and Families

• Initiate and follow through on CIS selection/referral process at the school

• Manage a caseload of approximately 65 case-managed native students

• Complete home visit and intake on CIS referrals for assigned caseload

• Prepare, implement, and monitor student/family support plans and case progress

• Facilitate and document student involvement in appropriate programs and supports

• Monitor, document and evaluate student supports and student progress

• Monitor and document parent involvement, including home visits

• Maintain CIS student case files and CIS Data Management Tools (CISDM2)

 

 

(P) Coordinate CIS Team at the Project Site

• Educate, support, supervise, and evaluate all CIS team members and volunteers

• Promote cooperation of the CIS School Support Team with school staff and administration and the CIS administrative office

• Maintain communication with the CIS administrative office and school staff

 

(P) Coordinate Volunteers and Repositioned Staff

• Develop and implement a volunteer recruitment plan for CIS site

• Recruit, support, and retain CIS volunteers and repositioned staff at the project school

• Facilitate and monitor the assignment of volunteers/repositioned staff to CIS students

 

 

NONESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Other Duties:

• (P) Other duties as assigned and approved by supervisor and school principal

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Experience in working with school, at-risk and/or native students, program implementation and administration, volunteer training, case management and proven leadership skills.  Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with school administrators, personnel, students, parents and the public.  Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

1. At least one to three years’ experience in working with at risk and/or native youth/families and program implementation experience.

2. Ability to think, process information, and act quickly.

3. Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities yet is an effective team member.

 

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, public administration, or related field is desired.  Master's Degree preferred. In connection with the administration of the Department of Education grant which funds this position, this employment opportunity is subject to the provisions of section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93-638) which gives employment preference to Native Americans.  Additionally, preference will be given to individuals with personal lived expertise in Native American culture.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work Environment Office/School/Community

Lifting Requirement 25 pounds

Travel Requirements Occasional travel, including training, home visits and field trips, etc.

   Valid driver’s license

   Transportation

   Auto insurance

   Pass various 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.

OTHER POSITION INFORMATION:

 

Budgetary Responsibility:

Direct Budget  No

Indirect Budget  Yes

 

 

Major System (MIS) or Process Responsibility:

• CISDM2 – Communities In Schools Data Management System

 

Mandated Reporter:

As a staff member of Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. you are a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect as outlined in the employee handbook.  Failure to properly report to the appropriate child welfare authority and your supervisor can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.  See Mandated Reporter Policy in the Employee Personnel Manual for specific details.

 

The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change without prior notice.

 

To submit an application:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to cishr@cismidamerica.org.  Applicants will be required to pass state, criminal and NSOPR background checks prior to hiring. Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Functional Classification Summary

(P) Program – 100%

 

 

MISSOURI

Open Position:

OPERATIONS Coordinator - Kansas City, MO

 

Communities In Schools of Mid-America (CIS of Mid-America) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as Operations Coordinator for Kansas City, Missouri The VISTA member will be responsible for developing systems for resource development, community awareness and engagement, and program development in order to expand quality services to students within the CIS of Mid-America network. Activities would include: research, creating site/community profiles detailing resource gaps, cultivating of local donors, representing the affiliate at relevant community events and meetings, pursuing local community provider/volunteer source partnerships for events, and evaluating current program development and implementation. The VISTA member would serve from the CIS of Mid-America Kansas City, Missouri area office in Kansas City, MO and work throughout the Kansas City Metro region.

 

To apply for this position send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sophie.archuleta@cismidamerica.org OR apply online HERE>>

 

 

Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc.

1919 Delaware Street

Lawrence, Kansas 66046

info@CISMidAmerica.org

(785) 856-5190

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Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc.

1919 Delaware Street

Lawrence, Kansas 66046

info@CISMidAmerica.org

(785) 856-5190