School Engagement Coordinator Wanted

Department: School-Based Engagement Coordinator
Reports To: Lead Site Coordinator, Virginia Middle School
Job Type: Full-time/Non-Exempt
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume via email to Alex Littleton,


Responsible for overall planning and managing of Communities In Schools of SWVA (CIS of SWVA) operations at the school level in the implementation of the CIS model of integrated student supports with a specialized focus on remote learners and engaging students and parents.

Implementation of the CIS model of integrated student supports:

    • Work closely with school administrators, staff, teachers and other site coordinators in the implementation of the CIS model. This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteers for the delivery of services.
    • Support the annual needs assessment process. This process will be based on data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement plans, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.
    • Support the development and implementation of the school support plan.The plan will include measurable objectives around school attendance, behavior, course performance and/or social emotional development, as well as procedures for delivering widely available services (Tier I), targeted services (Tier II), and intensive, individualized services (Tier III), monitoring and adjustment of services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.
    • Support the coordination and delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. The three tiers of support will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs around or to build and reinforce student assets. Targeted and individualized services will be coordinated and provided at the school for specific students who are identified as having the greatest risk of eventually dropping out of school.
    • Monitor and adjust services.The Engagement Coordinator will regularly monitor and adjust services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals.The Engagement Coordinator will implement a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.
    • Support the annual reporting process.Annual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning services for the following year, as well as contributing to affiliate level reports for partners, the state office (if appropriate) and the Communities In Schools national office.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Other duties may be assigned by the Executive Director or Director of Operations as required. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Potential candidates must possess the knowledge, skills and personal attributes needed by entry-level professionals to support the critical features of positive youth development settings. These core competencies in child and youth development include:

  • Experience in education, social services, counseling, juvenile justice or family serving organizations.
  • Understanding of basic child and adolescent development principles.
  • Communicate and develop positive relationships with youth.
  • Respect and honor cultural and human diversity.
  • Involve and empower youth and families.
  • Identify potential risk factors (in a program environment) and take measures to reduce risk.
  • Care for, involve and work with families and community.

Additional qualifications of successful candidates

  • Effective at building relationships of trust and respect with at-risk youth and families, schools, and various community stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organized and efficient.
  • Proactive – able to anticipate arising needs and take ownership over activities.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Resourceful – able to conduct research and obtain community resources/services.
  • Able to track and juggle multiple projects at a given time.
  • Work as part of a team and show professionalism.
  • Demonstrate the attributes and qualities of a positive role model.
  • Interact with and relate to youth in ways that support asset building.

Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrated relevant equivalent experience, in education, social work or related field required. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

$28,000 – $32,000

Funding for this position is only guaranteed through the end of school year 2020/2021.

Please send resume and cover letter to Alex Littleton, Director of Operations, to be considered for this position ( More information about the organization can be found at