Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Overview of Position
Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit and Mount Vernon High School are seeking someone with a passion for high school students, a relentless commitment to their success, and a knowledge of the Mount Vernon community to work with students, their families, and school staff to help students, at risk of dropping out, stay in school and graduate.

Position: Exempt, 40hrs/wk for 10.5 months, 6 weeks off in the summer, up to 2 weeks off over school breaks. Some evening and weekend work included.

Wage: $17.50-$20 hourly (non-exempt); DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance offered; Vacation & Sick Time, & Holidays

Description: The Site Coordinator (SC) works in partnership with school staff to identify students in need of additional support and helps link them to the resources necessary to help them improve academics, reduce truancy, and stay in school. Through individual and group activities, the SC supports students’ move toward graduation. The SC provides confidential, developmentally appropriate, and culturally sensitive interventions, services and supports to students and families. The SC also works in partnership with the community and other agencies to assure additional resources are available for families.

Responsibilities Include:
School-based Services
· Coordinate implementation of the annual site plan, needs assessment, program implementation, data tracking, and evaluation/reporting.
· Secure community support and partners to meet school and students’ needs.
· Provide and/or coordinate individual and group intervention for identified students, including a caseload of students referred by school staff.
· Provide school-wide activities during the school year, in collaboration with other partners.
· Provide support to parents/families of caseload students.
· Participate in school orientations, open houses, and parent events that support identified students and families.

Evaluation and Documentation
· Document progress and track student and family outcomes.
· Produce CIS quarterly and annual reports.
· Provide regular program information and accomplishments to the Executive Director and District personnel.

Collaboration
· Consult with school administrators, parents and staff about students.
· Participate in interdisciplinary meetings with school staff, the CIS team, and other resource agencies.
· Reach out and develop partnerships with other agency service providers.
· Represent CIS at events and meetings.

Required Qualifications:
· Demonstrated experience working with youth; knowledge of and passion for youth development. This can be demonstrated through work experience, volunteer experience, and/or formalized education.
· Candidates with H.S. Education and/or higher welcome to apply.
· Strong youth engagement and relationship-building skills
· Relentless commitment to helping students stay in school and prepare for life.
· Strong initiative; self-motivated, and ability to work well under minimal supervision.
· Commitment to social justice, promoting diversity and inclusion for ALL students and families regardless of race, color, national origin, gender/sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
· Excellent facilitation skills.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Strong organizational skills.
· Flexibility, collaborative spirit.
· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
· Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
· Ability to lift 25lbs on an occasional basis.

Desired Qualifications:
· Bi-lingual, bi-cultural connection to Spanish-speaking community.
· Knowledge of local Skagit County resources.

Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, familial status, disability or religion.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility; however, they should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload. Work can involve extensive times sitting at a desk and working with a computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse. The successful applicant must also have a valid driver’s license and pass required background checks. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job may change.

Application Instructions

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references addressed to: Ari Wright, Program Manager, at hr@ciswhatcom.org

Applications accepted until the position is filled.