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Community Life Education Specialist

Posted: 07/10/2022

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Position Description:
The Avondale Community Life program at The Community Builders seeks to hire an Education Specialist to support TCB Community Life priorities and Choice Endowment Education Objectives, for youth 3-18 years old in school 

  • Reducing rate of chronic absenteeism amongst TCB resident children and youth attending Cincinnati Public Schools in Avondale;
  • Ensuring TCB resident children enter school ready to learn, and
  • Engaging TCB resident youth in Out-School-Time (OTS) programs and summer programming.
The Education Specialist will initiate, engage and manage partnership programs for TCB resident children and youth. These partnership programs align absenteeism and school readiness educational objectives, as well as align summer programming objectives and afterschool programming to support community youth development goals. Under direct supervision of the Community Life Senior Manager, the Education Specialist develops, promotes and furthers the wisest use of community resources to create optimal positive impact by enhancing community and individual assets, meeting critical human service needs, and promoting long-term community solutions.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting needs assessment to identify gaps in service for children, youth and families residing in TCB properties. Set specific, measurable goals for addressing chronic absenteeism, school readiness, OTS and summer programming. 
  • Engaging CPS school staff, program partners, and families in working together to reduce absenteeism, and increase school readiness. 
  • Initiating and coordinating all community partnerships, including tutoring, primary health, mental health, arts, recreation, afterschool, and other resources that meet critical needs and support goal attainment for Education objectives. 
  • Managing, supporting and tracking resource activity for TCB resident youth – maintain data in CL Connect Dynamicsfor all students. 
  • Supporting annual collection of the Community Life Questionnaire. 
  • Facilitating communication and relationship-building with community partners, key stakeholders, and volunteers including participation in community groups and/or committees.
  • Preparing monthly reports for submission to Community Life Senior Manager regarding resource activity and progress. Maintain up to date records for all programs.
  • Organizing and facilitating partnership meetings to ensure ongoing synergistic, coordinated and integrated programming working seamlessly with the school and community staff.
  • Working with School Resource Coordinator to connect families and youth to resources. 
Training and Experience required: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, and/or human services preferred.
  • Experience in community-based public health/social work interventions.
  • Experience in grassroots community outreach and organizing.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in diverse and low-income communities.
  • Excellent organization/planning, networking, relationship-building skills.
  • K-12 education experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong personal initiative, attention to detail, and ability to work independently required.
  • Access to personal car required.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekends required.

Benefits
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employer contributions to Health Savings Accounts
  • Company paid Life & Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • Tax-advantage accounts: commuter/parking, medical & dependent care FSA
  • Hospital & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Confidential, 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 Paid Holidays & tenure-based PTO accruals

Apply on the Career page at tcbinc.org.

The Community Builders is committed to diversity in its workplace. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

In addition, TCB has implemented a vaccine mandate which requires all staff to be fully vaccinated or be approved for a religious/medical exemption.

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