Position Title: Community School Director (21st Century CCLC)- Bronx
Department: Youth Services
Reports to: Director and Deputy Director of Youth Services
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Community Schools are a strategy to organize resources and share leadership to integrate social services into the fabric of the schools. Community Schools are equipped to better serve the needs of families so that students come to school ready and able to learn.
Community Schools offer a holistic approach toward improving academic performance driven by strong, collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers and CBOs. In Community Schools, parents are real and active partners in their children’s education, the school climate is joyful and positive, and expanded learning opportunities are standard.
An integral part of this approach is the integration and alignment of school- and community-based services throughout an expanded learning day (such as health, mental health, counseling and academic enrichment). Critical to ensuring this alignment and coordination is a full-time staff person in the school building – the Community School Director (CSD). The CSD should be a leader in the building, assuming a role similar to that of an additional assistant principal.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties must be performed on site. Community School Director responsibilities include:
Experience and Education Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Education, Social work or related field preferred. Fluent Spanish is preferred. Ability to work effectively with school aged youth, educators, families and communities from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds. Experience working in school based settings, with knowledge about tenants of community organizing, student support services, and youth development theories. Ability to work collaboratively, with strong relationship building skills. DOE fingerprinting and background clearances.
Westhab is a prominent community development organization, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are a results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA):
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions to workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Westhab complies with all applicable OSHA standards, rules and regulations in addition to keeping our workplaces free of serious recognized hazards.