Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • FSCS Coordinator - Community Services Coordinator

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 7 months ago(10/18/2018 2:06 PM)
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  • Job Summary:

    The Community Services Coordinator will assist in providing leadership and ongoing development, implementation and management for programs at East Austin Children’s Promise (EACP) and East Austin College Prep school district (EAPrep District).  These programs include, but are not limited to: resident engagement programs, civic engagement programs, and community outreach.    The Community Services Coordinator is expected to work frequent evenings, and will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday.  Occasional weekend work is required. This work is in collaboration with staff and community partners of the Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant through the US Department of Education.

    Essential Functions:

    Program Leadership & Management

    • Develop and engage stakeholders in creating and maintaining a community-school philosophy and goals in alignment with East Austin Children’s Promise goals, East Austin College Prep school district goals, and the East Austin community priorities.
    • Develop and engage stakeholders in a governance structure that promotes community leadership around the vision, goals and objectives of the East Austin Children’s Promise
    • Plan, create, implement, and evaluate all aspects of community programming for community youth and adults as it pertains to East Austin Children’s Promise initiative.
    • Monitor and forecast program outcomes and impact in collaboration with the evaluator, developing and updating instruments for assessment including benchmarks to ensure services provided have the desired impact on participants.
    • Collaborate across the EACP initiative to build an infrastructure that promotes efficiency and effectiveness of resources.


    Relationship Management

    • Develop and manage a network of relationships on behalf of the EACP initiative with various funders and community agencies across various locations in order to meet program objectives.
    • Recruit and retain participants in programming in coordination with staff
    • Recruit, train, manage and evaluate contractor partners to ensure high program quality, individual participant success, and achievement of program outcomes.
    • Review data regularly with service providers to provide feedback and guidance towards required outcomes.
    • Collaborate with staff to communicate priorities and goals of the program while engaging and developing community leadership in the decision-making process.
    • Serve on school, district and/or community advisory boards and/or committees on behalf of the EACP initiative

    Other Functions:

    Additional Program Management

    • Research and apply best practices to the design and continuous improvement of all project related activities;
    • Report weekly on progress, challenges, lessons learned, and any potential modifications being considered
    • Serve on school, district and/or community advisory boards and/or committees related to program content as necessary

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of experience in a social services or workforce development field; Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology and/or other related field with 3-5 years experience preferred
    • Proven leadership and/or supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated ability to use data analysis for problem-solving
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work meritoriously as a member of a team
    • Strong background in working in communities of high-need
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
    • Grant management experience preferred

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

    Work Environment:

    General office environment with moderate noise. This position requires travel to program locations as needed. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.


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