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Community School Coordinator - Asheville High School/SILSA

locationAsheville, NC, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Community Services
Full time
$46,800 - $52,000 per year

If you love building and maintaining relationships, organizing and collaborating with a variety of groups, and know how to “get things done,” then United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (UWABC) is where you want to be. The Community School Coordinator at Asheville High School/SILSA is part of UWABC’s Community Schools team and works 4 of 5 days onsite at Asheville High School/SILSA.  The Coordinator works in concert with the school principal, parents, community leaders and other UWABC staff to promote the school’s vision and the school improvement plan through strengthening the four pillars of an effective community school while holding true to UWABC’s long-term strategic vision.

Position is responsible for supporting student academic achievement by addressing barriers to necessary services and supports, promoting active family and community engagement, and enabling more efficient and effective use of key resources. 


Facilitate a Community School Assets and Needs Assessment

  • Lead community conversations and surveys with key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with School Partnerships Manager and Data and Evaluation Manager on data analysis, visualization and communication to the school community, partners, and UWABC staff 
  • Utilize the assessment to guide the work of the Resource Team, including potential program investments 

Resource Team and Supports

  • Develop, convene, and guide the Resource Team to align the work with school improvement goals, asset and needs assessment findings, and community school strategies and initiatives
  • Maintain Resource Rooms
  • Partner with UWABC departments to build capacity of the Community Schools initiative

Support the School’s Student Success Planning Team

  • Serve on key school teams focused on student attendance, behaviors and academic performance
  • Represent community-based organizations and individual volunteers at the school level
  • Build capacity and infrastructure to link students with beneficial services
  • Share best practices between the school and community-based organizations and volunteers 

 Support Student Achievement

  • Work with school administration and staff to create a positive learning environment
  • Identify and connect students to quality in-school and out-of-school time programs and volunteer services
  • Support transition year initiatives 

Support School Faculty and Staff

  • With support of UWABC’s Community Engagement Team, train and coordinate volunteers to support before, during and after-school priorities
  • Serve on pertinent school teams such as the School Improvement Team
  • Promote faculty and staff appreciation efforts 

Engage and Support Parents and Families

  • Work with school administration and staff to create a welcoming environment for parents and families
  • With support of the Family and Community Engagement Manager, host weekly Community Nights and other family events
  • Co-create, promote and coordinate family and community engagement opportunities

Serve as an active member of the Asheville Buncombe United for Youth (U4Y) Network

  • Participate in U4Y check-in meetings and professional development
  • Share relevant U4Y information and strategies with school faculty, staff and volunteers

Partnerships, Data Evaluation, and Continuous Quality Improvement 

  • Collect and organize required data 
  • Communicate progress toward Resource Team and Community School goals
  • Support partnership protocols and agreements in conjunction with the Community Partnerships Director
  • Write and produce reports required by UWABC, grantees, school district and U4Y

Other Related Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide programmatic supervision to an assigned intern(s) from a local university 
  • Manage an operations budget
  • Serve on relevant UWABC committees and community groups/collaboratives

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Social Service or other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in education and/or youth development
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex and collaborative environment with cross-sector teams and partners
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License with a driving record that meets insurance requirements
  • Commitment to the mission and guiding principles of UWABC and ability to model those principles

Technical Skills, Abilities and Other Requirements

  • Proficient with software, including Google Suite (or similar programs) and strong ability to learn and use a variety of other platforms (e.g.Airtable, Asana)
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and use a variety of software platforms and new skills
  • Ability to review and critique multiple organizational sets of data, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Understanding of the public education system and youth service organizations
  • Experience leading diverse, interagency teams and/or workgroups working toward a common goal
  • Previous experience with volunteer management, program development and evaluation
  • Skilled in public speaking
  • Work well independently and on teams
  • Comfort facilitating complex conversations both 1:1 and in groups of all sizes
  • Ability to work in a complex and collaborative environment with schools and partners
  • Experience handling sensitive & confidential information
  • Holds self and other team members accountable for achieving results
  • Prior experience implementing events 

Nice to Have

  • Multilingual abilities
  • Understanding of Asheville and Buncombe County school systems and youth service organizations
  • Experience with any of the following (or similar): Salesforce, Airtable, PowerBI, and PowerSchool or other school data/information systems

Work Environment
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals who are differently abled to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear
  • Use finger and hand motion
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Moderate level of stress caused from tight deadlines or work focused on equity in education
  • Moderate level of mental and/or visual fatigue and/or eyestrain may result from looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time
  • Regular work in the community at meetings and events
  • Occasional work outside of normal business hours
  • Drive a vehicle within the region
  • Moderate office noise level

This position is exempt from overtime regulations. Typical work hours at the school are 7:30 AM-4:00 PM but may vary each week depending upon evening (and sometimes weekend) family and community engagement events.

Reports To: School Partnerships Manager

Supervises: 1 or more interns

Hours: 40/week

Salary and Benefits: $46,800 to $52,000 annually plus full benefits, including: paid vacation, sick and personal leave; employer contributions to 401(k); contributions to health, dental and vision insurance benefits; self-care fund, life and disability insurance; and coaching and support.

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Salary range

  • $46,800 - $52,000 per year

Required languages

  • English