Northwest Youth Corps/Twin Rivers Charter School
POSITION: Community School Coordinator
LOCATION: Northwest Youth Corps Headquarters, Eugene, Oregon
COMPENSATION: $18.00-$19.00 per hour
Benefit Package includes: Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Medical and Dental Coverage, Disability/Life Insurance, 401k investment plan, Professional Development, and other perks!
Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization, has given tens of thousands of youth and young adults opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Through partnerships with conservation agencies, youth and young adults gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a variety of stewardship projects, from which they can earn a stipend, high school credit, and/or an AmeriCorps educational award. More importantly, these young people gain skills needed to become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their communities as citizen stewards, and recognize that they can make a positive difference. NYC also operates an accredited charter school, internship program, and the Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC).
COMMUNITY SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
The Community School Coordinator is an innovative position that combines integrated social service support with academic, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students at Twin Rivers Charter School. Under the general supervision of the Twin Rivers Charter School admin, this position is responsible for the day-to-day operations, relationship building, long-term visioning and quality of the Community School at Twin Rivers Charter School.
The Community School Coordinator serves as a conduit between the students and families at TRCS and the systems of support that enables them to be successful in school and in the community. Services may include:
● Connecting students with mental or physical health programs
● Crisis intervention and referral services
● Job training and career planning
● Navigating systems like OHP, DHS, or other city/county/state programs
The creation of integrated support systems is based on the Community School Coordinator’s ability to build strong relationships with students and their families. The potential vehicles for relationship building include:
● Creative extended day learning opportunities
● Monthly academic seminars
● Internships and work experiences
● Leveraging community organizations (i.e. Lane Arts Council, City of Eugene etc.)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support
● Promote continued organization support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
● Seek to remove barriers to participation in NYC programs for underrepresented populations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Data and Student Information (35%)
o Enter and maintain student records using the school’s Student Information System (SIS).
o Assist with the interviewing and intake of new students into the school.
o Assist in the entering of new classes into the database and helping teachers monitor attendance and grades.
o Develop and implement entry paperwork and orientation for new students.
o Assist students and families in understanding software like Student/Parent Vue, google classroom, and others that help families monitor student progress.
o Provide reports from the SIS as needed for teachers or administrators.
o Attend 4j district meetings as necessary and communicate with 4j School District personnel to maintain SIS.
o Maintain student records in a safe and secure file cabinet.
● Community School Coordination (65%)
o In collaboration with school administration, staff, advisory committees, families and grant partners, the Community School Coordinator will develop core services to address the academic, enrichment, recreation, leadership, college and workforce readiness and social service needs at Twin Rivers Charter School.
o Develop and implement strategies for re-engaging students at risk of not reaching graduation. Activities may include monitoring meetings, internship development, outreach to students with attendance issues etc.
o Work with Core Content teachers to develop creative credit earning opportunities including independent studies, online learning, etc.
o Work with students as they progress to explore post-secondary options including internships, college/university visits, or early college experiences.
o Conduct regular meetings with students in their10th, 11th and 12th grade years to help plan schedules and make up any credit deficiencies.
o Conduct family meetings focusing on college admission, filling out FAFSA, applying for Oregon Promise etc.
o Recruit and coordinate the activities of volunteers and program partners.
o Oversee all aspects of extended day activities – aligning services of community partners, school-led activities and HOOTS activities into one comprehensive model.
o Work with Food for Lane County and provide support, outreach and organization for the food pantry at Twin Rivers.
o Survey and assess community needs and strengths.
o Develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with school administration, staff, students, families, and community partners.
o Recruit and coordinate appropriate local community providers to offer their services on site and maintain those relationships with strong communication and follow-through.
Position Qualifications & Certifications
● Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
● Regular attendance and punctuality
● Reliable and self-motivated
● Exceptional communication skills
● Superior problem-solving skills
● Strong leadership qualities
● Interpersonal skills
● Knowledge of Student Information Systems
● Strategic thinker
● People-management skills
● Exceptional organizational skills
Physical Demands/Work Environment
● In the performance of the job duties, the employee will work in a variety of environments from an office setting to remote locations in the wilderness.
● The noise level in the environment is quiet to loud. PPE is provided and use is required.
● While performing the duties of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or vehicle; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear; and smell repeatedly.
**This Position Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.**
Terms of Employment
Based in Eugene, this is a full-time hourly position. Typical hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00 PM; with periodic long days and/or evening and weekend responsibilities seasonally.
Send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Johnson, Human Resources Officer via email with “Community School Coordinator” in the subject line and document attachments in word or PDF format. Please do not call or drop in. Additional program information can be found at http://www.northwestyouthcorps.org/
Northwest Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other socio-cultural identifiers.
View more info here: https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/Staff/AdministrativeStaff