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As the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, CIS is changing the picture of education for our students and participants. Our team of diverse, positive leaders help keep kids in school, eliminate barriers to success and open doors of opportunity. We are the most effective dropout-prevention organization embedded in schools serving students everyday. We are All In for Kids!

Communities In Schools (CIS) received a Top Workplace Award in Charlotte in 2017, recognizing CIS for its positive work life and culture, as well as receiving the 2017 Neighborhood Leadership Award for Community Service by the City of Charlotte. 

Come Join Us at CIS!

Any CIS job opportunities will be listed below. If there are no openings posted below, please check back periodically to see new openings.


Educational and Career Coach (ECC)   

Position Available: Educational and Career Coach (ECC)   

Job Status: Exempt / Full Time / 11-Month Position         

Department/Location:  Middle School & High School

Primary Function: Responsible for the planning and management of Communities In Schools operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools model of integrating student services.  The Educational and Career Coach position will identify and assess/access the needs of enrolled students.  This position will work directly with students and families to improve and/or maintain good attendance, academics, and behavior and become a successful student, as well as career and college preparation.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Ø  Collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners. This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services.

Ø  Member of the school support team that develops the annual school needs assessment. This process will be based on such sources as data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.

Ø  Lead the development and implementation of the school support plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.

Ø  Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Services provided should fall within the framework of Academic, Behavior Coursework and Parent Engagement (ABC+P).  

Ø  Case manage students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site for specific students who are identified as needing further support to pursue post-secondary opportunities after graduation.

Ø  Monitoring and adjust services. The Educational and Career Coach will meet with the CIS site team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.

Ø  Complete appropriate documents relative to capturing services provided to students within seven days of service delivery. Ensure accurate and timely data is entered in CIS Student Database System (CISDM).

Ø  Develop comprehensive case plans for each student/family receiving services; implement school-based site plan maintaining required documentation.

Ø  Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The Educational and Career Coach will lead the CIS site team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.

Ø  Complete annual end-of year reports for school and affiliate leadership.

Specific Functions:

Ø  Work with students’ parents providing post-secondary success seminars, workshops and programs at school sites and remote locations during and after school hours for targeted students.

Ø  Collect grade point averages, course completions, promotions and graduation statistics for enrolled students. Monitor student progress quarterly, conducting needs assessments to develop student’s educational plans.

Ø  Develop and maintain community and civic partnerships to help provide services and/or outreach to the students. This may include the coordination of large events such as career fairs, college readiness workshops, job shadowing opportunities, college tours, etc.

Ø  Connect students to job training, readiness and college opportunities.

Ø  Connect students to job shadowing and apprenticeship opportunities.

Ø  Provide coaching/guidance related to college/careers.

Ø  Execute quarterly check-ins or groups.

Job Requirements:

Ø  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Psychology and/or a related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant equivalent work experience.

Ø  Experience working with school-age children; understand and apply basic child and adolescent development principles.

Ø  Communicate and develop positive relationships with youth.

Ø  Adapt, facilitate and evaluate age appropriate activities with and for the group.

Ø  Previous case management; experience screening, triaging, and the referral process; familiarity with local health and human service agencies.

Ø  Capacity for creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and violence prevention, with experience conducting presentations/workshops for groups.

Ø  Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel.

Ø  Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work, self-starter, well organized, detail-oriented, and able to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment.

Ø  Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ø  Experience working with Microsoft office.

Ø  Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Ø  Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

Ø  A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bi- Lingual Check & Connect SIte Coordinator

Posting Dates: January 3 through January 18, 2019

Position Available:             Bi-Lingual Check & Connect Coordinator        

Job Status:                         Exempt / Full Time

Department/Location:        Elementary School

Primary Function: Responsible for planning and management of Communities In Schools’ operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools’ model of integrating student services. The Check & Connect Coordinator position will identify and assess the needs of enrolled students.  This position will work directly and collaboratively with students and their families, school staff, service agencies, and community service providers to implement strategies that address school success for students identified with high absenteeism.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners. This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services.
  • Member of the school support team that develops the annual school needs assessment. This process will be based on such sources: data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the school support plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.
  • Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Widely accessible school wide services will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs or to build and reinforce student assets.
  • Case manage identified students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site.
  • Monitoring and adjust services. The Check & Connect Coordinator will lead the CIS school support team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The Check & Connect Coordinator will lead the CIS school support team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Support annual reporting process.  Annual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning site services for the following year, as well as contributing to affiliate level reports for partners, the state office and the Communities In Schools National Office.
  • Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Services provided should fall within the framework of Academic, Behavior Coursework and Parent Engagement (ABC+P).  
  • Complete appropriate documents relative to capturing services provided to students within seven days of service delivery. Ensure accurate and timely data is entered in CIS Student Database System (CISDM).

Specific Functions:

  • Provide services to identified students; assess student needs using defined methodologies and coordinate the implementation of a variety of student, family, community services, and educational programs and strategies in support of the student.
  • Assess and identify root cause of student/family concerns.
  • Monitor and track levels of engagement using defined methodologies of “check and connect”.
  • Collect, document and compile student data as a tool to assess absences, tardies, suspensions, and grades/credits earned.
  • Prepare assessments and reports.
  • Work directly and collaboratively with students and their families, school staff, service agencies, and community service providers to implement strategies that address school success for students identified with high absenteeism.
  • Act as a liaison between the students, family, community and school site; connect resources to students and families.
  • Execute weekly one-on-one check-ins with students.
  • Facilitate communication and to support students to problem solve, set goals, and establish patterns to achieve goals.
  • Contact parents by phone, email and home visits to share information and develop plans to help re-engage students in school.
  • Attend school support team meetings, weekly school staff meetings, staff development activities and other relevant meetings to assist with student engagement as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Bi-Lingual- Must be proficient in English/Spanish (read/write/ speak)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, Master’s preferred, Social Work Licensure preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of successful experience working in social work and/or counseling required, experience working with school-age children and in school environment preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals, and governmental regulations.
  • Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work, self-starter, well organized, detail-oriented, and able to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present written and/or oral information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public.
  • Ability to speak effectively to guests, candidates, or employees of the organization one-on-one or in a group setting.
  • Experience working with Microsoft office.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Contact Information:  Please submit cover letter and resume by email  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accounting Manager

The job:
Under the direct supervision of the VP Finance/HR, the Accounting Manager will support accounting services including cash receipts, accounts payable, invoicing and other related functions. This position supports the accounting function and will assist VP Finance/HR with maintaining accurate accounting information according to established fiscal policies and generally accepted accounting standards.

 

Major areas of responsibility:
• Maintain the integrity of the general ledger by following fiscal policies and standard accounting principles.
• Support and review transactions from Web invoicing for payment processing.
• Develop increasing knowledge of BlackBaud to be able to make suggestions and changes to streamline processes.
• Provide quality services to staff vendors by maintaining and improving communication and ongoing professional relationships.
• Support the annual audit and other donor-related audits.
• Prepare bank reconciliation monthly.
• Prepare month-end close and related journal entries.
• Prepare internal financial statements.
• Prepare monthly report distribution and invoicing.
• Support the Finance Committee with explanations of the financial reports, observations of trends and special reports or projects as needed.
• Other accounting duties may be added as time permits.
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

 

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required. Master’s in Accounting or Finance is preferred.
• 5+ years’ work experience in accounting required.
• Considerable knowledge of accounting process and principles with emphasis on Non-profit and grant/fund accounting.
• Ability to work independently to make sound judgments in a fast-paced, growth environment.
• PC skills in Microsoft Excel and Word.
• Strong communication skills when working with vendors and supporting staff member.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.
• Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting software is a plus.
• Prior supervisory experience is a plus.
• Requires a high degree of attention to detail, a self-starter.

To apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Youth Development Coordinator

Position Available:             Youth Development Coordinator (YDC)           

Job Status:                         Exempt / Full Time / 11-Month Position    

Department/Location:        High School

Primary Function:             Responsible for the planning and management of Communities In Schools operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools model of integrating student services.  The Youth Development Coordinator position will identify and assess the needs of enrolled students.  This position will work directly with students and families to improve attendance, academics, and behavior:  Connecting school content to real world experiences, reinforcing positive patterns, character development, and discovering intrinsic motivation.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility:
 Collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners. This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services.
 Member of the school support team that develops the annual school needs assessment. This process will be based on such sources as data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.
 Lead the development and implementation of the school support plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.
 Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Widely accessible school wide services will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs or to build and reinforce student assets.
 Case manage students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site for specific students who are identified as having the greatest risk of eventually dropping out of school.

Specific Functions:

  • Identify students to administer attendance, behavioral and academic monitoring/interventions in support of educational success.
  • Plan and organize student-training opportunities to observe, teach and reinforce pro-social behaviors and life skills using community resources/support.
  • Work with parents of CIS students to assist and support students’ academic success, as well as career planning and training.
  • Assist in removing academic barriers through coordination of health & critical needs, dental and optometric screening/treatment services to CIS students.
  • Communicate regularly with teachers and/or counselors seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support students.
  • Conduct school support team meetings, attend weekly school staff meetings, staff development activities and other relevant meetings to assist with student engagement as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, Master’s preferred, Social Work Licensure preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of successful experience working in social work and/or counseling required, experience working with school-age children and in school environment preferred.
  • Previous case management; experience screening, triaging, and the referral process; familiarity with local health and human service agencies.
  • Capacity for creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and violence prevention, with experience conducting presentations/workshops for groups.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel.
  • Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work: self-starter, well- organized, detail-oriented, the ability to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Experience working with Microsoft office.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Contact Information:  Please submit resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check & Connect Site Coordinator

 

Position Available:        Check & Connect Coordinator     Department/Location: Elementary

Job Status:                     Exempt / Full Time          

Primary Function:              Responsible for planning and management of Communities In Schools’ operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools’ model of integrating student services.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Build and lead a site team that collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners. This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services.
  • Lead the annual needs assessment process. This process will be based on such sources of data as data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the site plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.
  • Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Widely accessible school wide services will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs or to build and reinforce student assets.
  • Case manage students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site for specific students who are identified as having the greatest risk of eventually dropping out of school.
  • Monitoring and adjust services. The Site Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The Site Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Support annual reporting process.  Annual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning site services for the following year, as well as contributing to affiliate level reports for partners, the state office and the Communities In Schools National Office.

Specific Functions:

  • Provide services to students identified as being at-risk for dropping out; assess student needs using defined methodologies and coordinate the implementation of a variety of student, family, community services, and educational programs and strategies in support of District dropout prevention;
  • Assess, monitor and track levels of engagement of target students using defined methodologies of “check and connect”; collect, document and compile student data as a tool to assess absences, tardies, suspensions, and grades/credits earned; prepare assessments and reports;
  • Complete appropriate school documentation; as well as other appropriate program. Ensure accurate and timely data is entered in CIS Central Office Student Information System (CISDM);
  • Work directly and collaboratively with a caseload of individual students and their families, school staff, service agencies, and community service providers to implement comprehensive and inclusive strategies that address school success for students at-risk of dropping out;
  • Act as a liaison between the students, family, community and school site;
  • Facilitate communication and promote goal-setting and problem-solving both at the individual student level and between home and school;
  • Contact parents by phone, email and home visits to share information and develop plans to help re-engage students in school; and
  • Attend site team meetings, weekly staff meetings, staff development activities and other relevant meetings to assist with student engagement as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, Master’s preferred, Social Work Licensure preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 years of successful experience working in social work and/or counseling required, experience working with school-age children and in school environment preferred;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals, and governmental regulations;
  • Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work, self-starter, well organized, detail-oriented, able to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to effectively present written and/or oral information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public;
  • Ability to speak effectively to guests, candidates, or employees of the organization one-on-one or in a group setting;
  • Experience working with Microsoft office;
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; and
  • A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Contact Information: Please submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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