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NYC Community Engagement Coordinator
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POSITION

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. 


QUALIFICATIONS

• 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.


COMPENSATION

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, PDA, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we 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. 

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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