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Community School Coordinator
Director of Finance
Reports to: VP Community Schools United
Closes: January 31
The Community School Coordinator (CSC) is responsible for the implementation, integration, alignment, and coordination of the Community School Strategy at the site level. The CSC is an employee of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley also accountable to the school principal. As such, the CSC is expected to plan and align all programs, services and opportunities collaboratively.
This position will work directly in an assigned school(s) and is focused on achieving success in the following areas: core instructional programs, comprehensive support services, family and community engagement, and expanding learning opportunities. Success outcomes will include, but are not limited to, measures associated with student achievement, attendance, behavior, parental engagement, school culture, teacher/staff satisfaction, student health (social, emotional, physical), parental and student satisfaction, effectiveness of wraparound services, and school readiness. The CSC will use data to assess community and student needs, propose solutions, evaluate school strategy effectiveness, and engage in continuous improvement.
The CSC must work to create a high performing Community School partnership within a specific school wherein students and families feel supported, community members feel connected and successful outcomes emerge. The role of the coordinator is complex and requires a dynamic person who can effectively build relationships, work directly with students, families, and schools, and engage multiple partners to achieve success for kids and families. United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley is investing in the Community School Strategy as a transformational and
generational approach to change the trajectory for children and families.
To learn more about community schools, check out the introductory video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dTXujuJRc0 and visit https://communityschools.futureforlearning.org/.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
This full-time position will serve as the Coordinator for an assigned school(s) within United Way’s Community School Strategy. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Community Schools and be responsible for the implementation of the Community School Strategy to support student success and child well-being through the following objectives:
- Convene and staff the site-based Community School Leadership Team, a coordinating body that is co-led by the principal and CSC and may include administrators, teachers, support services staff, partners, parents and others to identify needs, set priorities and coordinate strategy;
- Coordinate needs and resource assessment activities on an ongoing basis
- Recruit and coordinate partners to provide a menu of needs-driven, high-quality programs and services to meet the needs of students, families and community members;
- Coordinate and monitor program services and activities, to include negotiating agreements with providers;
- Facilitate cross-referrals of students and families between providers;
- Promote ongoing communication between service providers, teachers, parents and students;
- Support the research/evaluation of the community school by supervising and coordinating the collection of data, timely submission of reports and responses to other requests for information;
- Participate in capacity-building activities, including strategy-wide and site-based trainings, network meetings and study visits, and –with the principal-ensure the participation of other site-based staff;
- Ensure the alignment and integration of all programming, with the principal’s vision and school -day curriculum, to the fullest extent possible;
- Closely coordinate efforts with other Community School Strategy and United Way team members to promote school readiness, family engagement, resiliency, and child well-being.
✔ Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years’ experience or equivalent in social services, education, public health and/or community organizing preferred. Experience with school-based community programming is a significant asset.
✔ Demonstrated success in coordinating and implementing strategies targeted at creating measurable and meaningful child, family and community change.
✔ An understanding of child development and the impact that early intervention can have on children and families.
✔ Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills, with an ability to listen actively and communicate to multiple audiences.
✔ Experience using data for decision making purposes.
✔ Strong computer skills (particularly MS Office) and an extreme comfort with learning new technology.
✔ An ability to work independently or collaboratively in a variety of settings.
✔ Ability to manage projects, partners and volunteers to meet deadlines.
✔ Capacity to develop and meet reasonable goals.
✔ Valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and proof of automobile insurance required.
✔ Availability to work a flexible schedule as needed for meetings and events (which may include nights and weekends).
Work Environment: The work of this role is performed in a variety of in office and outside-the-office settings including, community-based settings in schools, neighborhoods, organizations, etc. You will also visit schools, government offices and other nonprofit agencies with a variety of physical environments and dress standards, so you will need to be very flexible. When in the office, you may use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers/scanners,
copiers, filing cabinets.
The Coordinator position is a grant-funded FLSA exempt position. The annual salary is $45,000 plus benefits, and is non-negotiable. Any offer of employment will be contingent on the results of an extensive background check.
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work to be performed by the person in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.
Applications will be accepted until January 31st. Complete the form under the Apply Now button below. No phone calls or visits, please. It is the policy of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, regardless of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual
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Reports to: CFOO
Closes: January 31
Directs the operation of the financial system, including budgeting, auditing, accounting, financial reporting, investment and cash flow.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Manages the overall financial management of the organization including record keeping, financial and governmental reporting. Performs analysis and develops strategies to accomplish business objectives.
- Reviews and expedites processing of financial accountabilities and proper controls of general ledger, cash receipts, designations, and reporting.
- Annually reviews guidelines of investment policy to ensure investments of surplus funds for maximum return with minimum risk.
- Present and leads preparation of annual operating statements and budget to the CFOO and Finance Committee. Assists staff in development of annual budget and tracks and reports monthly progress on budget, P&L, cash flow and collections.
- Responsible for the annual audit.
- Maintains and safeguards the organizations assets including, but not limited to, general liability insurance, officer and directors’ insurance and all other areas of business insurance.
- Develops and assists in the administration and updating of all appropriate policies and procedures pertaining to finances.
- Provide leadership and guidance to accounting team.
- Develop/strengthen staff processes and systems
- Provide oversight of the administration of awarded grants and contracts to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, contractual terms, and other requirements of the externally funded activity.
- Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Duties and Responsibilities
- Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff.
- Oversees the daily workflow of financial staff.
- Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
- Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
- Nonprofit and grant management/administration experience preferred.
- 5 years’ experience in accounting to include accounting through general ledger.
- Demonstrated ability to lead strategic development efforts.
- Required Skills/Abilities:
- Must show progressive thinking, with understanding of philanthropic trends and best practices in donor-centered fundraising.
- Demonstrable skills in selecting, coaching, motivating, and training staff and volunteers.
- Experience in preparing and managing budgets.
- Proactive in area of finance and accounting with emphasis on results and accountability.
- Comfort and proficiency with presentation skills both one-on-one and publicly.
- Fluent in the English language, both oral and written, including correct punctuation, spelling and grammatical usage.
- Ability to complete basic math as well as review and interpret reports and graphs.
- Proficient in the latest Microsoft Office Environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of United Way.
- Staff members who drive a vehicle on UWCV business must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
Duties require planning, organizing, and performing a variety of duties applying a wide range of procedures and rules. Duties require attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, reliability, timeliness, alertness, and use of judgment. Also requires writing ability, creativity, and concentration. Access to and use of confidential data where discretion/sensitivity is of utmost importance. Mature judgment and confidence.
Frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. Occasionally required to stand, reach, stoop, and handle and/or lift up to 25 pounds. Must be able to check reports for completion and accuracy and to retrieve and transmit information. Use of general office environment equipment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
These job responsibilities are to be the main emphasis of this position. As with every job at United Way, it is not possible to define jobs precisely. Should the need exist, every person in the organization will assist in any way necessary to assure an efficient and cooperative environment.
Workplace flexibility is essential to support and advance the goals of the organization. Every team member must attend and help with the annual campaign kick-off and thank you event. There may be other special events that staff support and attendance may be required.
Applications will be accepted until January 31st. Complete the form in the Apply Now button below. No phone calls or visits, please. It is the policy of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, regardless of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual
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