We are seeking a resourceful, outgoing Community Engagement Coordinator to join in our dynamic External Relations team’s work to eliminate the achievement gap in New York City. S/he should have the ability to hit the ground running on organizing, advocacy, and community engagement initiatives.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will organize and empower our parent community to make their voices heard in the fight for great public schools for our city; establish and nurture relationships with key elected officials and community leaders to ensure that they know, support and protect our schools; and design and execute on programs and initiatives that deepen the relationships between the schools and the communities we serve.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Director of External Relations, the Community Engagement Coordinator will:
1. Educate community leaders, advocates and elected officials about our schools through relationship building, school visits, community events, etc.
2. Manage and conduct outreach to Uncommon families and school communities regarding opportunities for advocacy and involvement.
3. Organize events and activities that provide parents with an opportunity to have their voices heard in their community and by city, state, and national leadership.
4. Train parent leaders at each of our schools to engage with elected officials and community leaders, mobilize large groups of parents for advocacy events and initiatives, and lead school-based community engagement efforts.
5. Design, initiate, and execute events and initiatives that deepen the connections between our schools and the communities our schools serve.
6. Track progress around all outreach efforts, analyze progress data, and design plans to adjust to real-time data.
7. Attend community events regularly in the communities we serve.
8. Present to wider parent community on advocacy and engagement activities and ways parents can get involved.
9. Lead voter registration campaign among parents.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, or credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree;
• At least three years of work experience, ideally in organizing or community engagement work, or work with schools and parents in communities similar to those we serve;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, and online Google applications
• Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred;
• Knowledge of the NYC education and local political scene is preferred;
• Flexibility of schedule because of both morning and evening meetings, and occasional weekend events.
As an equal opportunity employer, Uncommon Schools hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law