Montclair State University

OCS Site Coordinator

US-NJ-Montclair
1 month ago
ID
2017-1720
# of Openings
1
Category
Academic Affairs

Overview

The Orange Community School Site Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all activities, programs and services related to successful implementation of the Orange Community Schools.  These may extend beyond those directly subsidized by the Montclair State University (MSU) and also include programs by the Orange Board of Education and local community organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Assures the functioning of all programs (extended learning, school-based health services, specialty services, projects, and events).
  • Assures above is carried out within the context of partnership and collaboration.
  • Develops, maintains and nurtures relationship with the school administers and staff so as to operationalize the partnership.
  • Links service providers to school, students, and families and coordinates the delivery of these services.
  • Develops programs that aim to increase educational opportunities and social connections for both children and families.
  • Assists with data collection and program evaluation (student performance and referral data as appropriate and needed).
  • Assures that hours of operation and supervision in the school fulfill the basic principles of community schools: extending school day, week and year for children and families.
  • Responsible for developing and enhancing parental involvement in the schools through the use of dedicated activities in the community room, classes and events. May designate a parent coordinator and provide leadership to this component.
  • Represents school in community meetings and events and convenes school advisory committee meetings to promote effective collaboration with OCS partners.
  • Participates in technical assistance activities.
  • Identifies, coordinate, and monitors existing school and community resources and recruits as needed.
  • Facilitates communication and interaction between service providers and school point people.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

Master’s degree required, three years of experience required in one of the following fields: social work, project/program management, K-12 public education, non-profit administration, and community,  or fund development. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with school and district leaders and community-based organizations and their leaders. Respect for and ability to work with diverse populations. Excellent oral, written, and project management skills. Ability to speak and write with fluency in Spanish and/or French (Haitian) Creole, a plus. Ability to choose priorities among competing demands. Basic proficiency with desktop computing and use of Web for information gathering and program administration are essential. Availability to work some evening and weekend hours.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite or other contemporary business software applications, especially Microsoft Excel and other management information systems as required.
  • Ability to assist and/or lead in the planning and administration of projects by developing and recommending goals, policies and procedures that affect the success of the project.
  • Ability to effectively manage subordinate staff including developing work operations and performance standards, making performance evaluations and recommending personnel actions.
  • Ability to develop and coordinate program evaluation and assessment projects
  • Ability to prepare clear reports and studies that include findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to analyze funding opportunities and develop proposals that are consistent with the goals of the Orange Community Schools project.
  • Ability to represent MSU and the Orange Community Schools project at public meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Ability to be proactive when organizing work and solving problems.

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