Community School Coordinator

Prince George's County Public Schools
Upper Marlboro, MD, US

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Job Title Community School Coordinator


Organization Name Mary Harris Mother Jones Elementary School

Department Description

The Community School Coordinator (CSC) is responsible for the implementation, integration, alignment, and coordination of the community school strategy at the site level. The CSC is responsible for facilitating the process of transforming the school into a full-service community school. CSC works in partnership with the school administrator and the Site Based Leadership Team to assess the school community's needs and assets; coordinates all student and family support services, and create a learning environment in partnership with school administration that supports student achievement and wellness. The Community School Coordinator must work to create a high performing Community School partnership wherein students and families are supported, community members are connected, and successful outcomes emerge.

Brief Description

This is an ASASP Unit III Table 900 position Grade 28

Salary Range: $69,131 - $134,100

Closing Date: March 31, 2023

This is a grant-funded position and will end at the conclusion of the grant.

Detailed Description


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Implement a menu of needs-driven, high quality programs and services in adherence with the community school model, including but not limited to early childhood programs, expanded learning and enrichment opportunities, health services, parent/family engagement, adult education, direct material assistance, and interventions, and targets to chronically absent students;
  • Advise the principal on how to integrate partners and community members into school governance structure (i.e., School Leadership, School Safety, Child Study, and Attendance teams);
  • Work with the school administration to integrate academic and non-academic support with school priorities;
  • Act as a point person for agencies and programs interested in partnering with the school and help broker new partnerships that are aligned with school goals and needs;
  • Support the research/evaluation of the community school by supervising and coordinating the collection of data, timely submission of reports and responses to other requests for information made by the initiative's leadership;
  • Effectively and professionally communicate through small and large presentations to groups within the school community and school system's community;
  • Independently answer routine questions and correspondence from parents, staff, students, and community not requiring the principal or supervisor's attention;
  • Supervise all program partners providing out-of-school time services at the community school;
  • Establish a family resource center for families that provides information about school and community resources;
  • Organize and oversee a community resource and needs assessment process;
  • Seek input from teachers, school staff, parents, and students on a regular basis to determine ongoing needs of students and families;
  • Coordinate city, school district, and community based organization services at school site;
  • Coordinate the allocation of space in conjunction with school administration for student and family support services, and for special events;
  • Responds to parent concerns as appropriate; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Community Schools.

  • Job Requirements


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
  • Demonstrate experience with federal programs and/or working with schools in school improvement;
  • Experience coordinating and/or managing programs in an educational, non-profit, and/or human services setting;
  • Ability to communicate and work with families;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • A high degree of cultural awareness and competency in cross-cultural practice with children and families;
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and some weekends;
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills;
  • Ability to negotiate and mediate to attain win-win situations;
  • Experience developing and managing program budgets;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team;
  • Understands and respects the diversity of families economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds and situations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff, students, families, and the public;
  • Computer literacy to include the use of Microsoft Word and Google applications;
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, tact, confidentiality, diplomacy, patience, and courtesy;
  • Knowledge of research-based strategies that support parent, family and community engagement;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and coordinate events that foster family and community participation;
  • Effective time and project management skills; and
  • Ability to maintain documentation to provide evidence of parental engagement activities at the assigned school.


    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required; Master's degree preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience preferred, to include experience in community organizing, education, health or social work, and knowledge of community-based organizations. Must be comfortable with the use of data and presenting data to small and large groups. Bi-lingual Spanish speaking preferred, other languages desired.




    No direct supervisory responsibilities.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.


    The Community School Coordinator is requiredto attend professional development sessions facilitated by the Office of Director of Community Schools. Each training session will provide opportunities for capacity building and growth, collaborative discussions, and understanding of administrative responsibilities.

    Additional Details

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply

    To submit an application online select apply.

    Please provide three (3) current professional references on resume.

    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the HR Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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