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REACH Community School Director (elementary school)

Apply now Job no: 511769
Position type: Staff
Location: New York
Categories: Education/Instructional, Onsite

Posting Summary:
Attendance Improvement Programming (25%)
Physical and Mental Health Programming (15%)
Expanded Learning Opportunities Support (15%)
Family Support & Engagement Programming (20%)
School -Wide Programming (15%)
Administration and Communication (10%)

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem (REACH) project seeks to improve students' educational outcomes through a community school model. The CSD will provide leadership support and coordination for the development, implementation, monitoring and refinement of data-driven programming in the areas of physical and mental health, expanded learning time, family engagement, and attendance enhancement. Collaborating with REACH staff and the REACH Director, the CSD will be an integral member of a school-based team consisting of a mental health specialist, Parent Coordinator, School Nurse, Principal & Assistant Principal(s), school counselors and social workers, and teachers.
The position is grant-funded and reports to the REACH Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in education, social services, school/public health, or related field.
• At least 3 years of work experience related to elementary education, resource coordination, family/community engagement, health services, and/or social services in an urban community.
• Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and effectively work with a variety of partners from different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, professional, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds to communicate and achieve shared goals.
• Must be available to work events during the evenings and weekends.
• Demonstrated exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate ideas in writing and make effective public presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and execute plans, manage multiple activities and prioritize competing demands.
• Strong collaborative skills as evidenced by ability to work as part of a team with a strong initiative to drive forward project goals.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters degree in early childhood education, education, social work, public health or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting and to manage competing demands and interests.
• Familiarity with NYC DOE schools, especially in the area of family engagement.
• Demonstrated effective bilingual (English/Spanish) written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with youth and families around health related issues to expand opportunities for low-income students in the trajectory toward higher education.

Salary Range:

$70K - $85K

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