Position: Community Coordinator
Reporting To: Principal
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Northwood Academy Charter School (“Northwood”) is a K-8 program with a well-developed academic program that emphasizes comprehensive literacy and mathematical instruction in accordance with federal and local standards. Northwood’s instructional program is driven by state, local and commercial assessment results, school achievement and adherence with IEP requirements. It is Northwood’s mission is to prepare the children to take advantage of the wealth of educational opportunities that exist for them.
Northwood’s philosophy is that all children are able to achieve regardless of their socio-economic status, race, ability level or past academic experience. By respecting and supporting its students, their families and staff on a regular basis, Northwood honors and upholds this belief.
Reporting to the Principal, the Community Coordinator develops and implements a variety of school-based programs which leverage the resources of Northwood’s internal and broader community in order to serve Northwood’s mission and meet compliance regulations.
The Community Coordinator facilitates and supports staff, parent, and organizational connections which drive increased engagement and access on all levels. This includes an established parental organization, outward communications, political advocacy, teacher resources, family outreach/programming, schoolwide activities, community partnerships and parent facing compliance – Title I and clearances.
Real world learning opportunities through service learning and unique learning opportunities will be incorporated through schoolwide programming. Additionally, the Community Coordinator facilitates a parent and staff committee which orchestrates school activities and initiatives through volunteering, parent/child events, and communication.
● Bachelor’s Degree in communications, education, public administration, social work, or related field required.
● Experience working with non-profit organizing with adolescents or programs within schools/youth development programs, particularly in an urban education capacity.
● Knowledge and experience in building partnerships for youth and families.
● A high degree of cultural awareness and competency in cross-cultural practice with children and families.
● Ability to assess and evaluate community and school needs and resources, and develop and implement programs to meet those needs.
● Ability to create and maintain partnerships which support school initiatives and real-world experiences.
● Ability to multitask, be a team player and a self-starter.
● Ability to motivate students, parents, and staff to bolster commitment and programs.
● Proven skills in leadership, group facilitation, communication, and data collection
● Excellent speaking, writing, and organizational skills.
● Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
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