July 28, 2014

Project Coordinator

Communities In Schools of Wake County

Raleigh, North Carolina


Field of Interest

Position Title:   Project Coordinator

Reports to:  Community In Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake), President Travis Mitchell

Salary Range: $60,000-$66,927

As the area's largest dropout prevention agency, CIS Wake serves more than 500 students within eight Wake County public school sites and at five after-school community-based learning centers Our academic coaches, both in schools and in the community, work within elementary, middle, and high school to assist administrators, teachers and educators in building a sustainable support network that leads to successful matriculation at each stage of a student's academic career. The ultimate goal for each student is high school graduation and a path toward post-secondary education or entry into a professional career.

Through CIS Wake's partnership with WCPSS, Meredith, Telamon Head Start, and Community Connections; an unbroken pipeline of education, family and community support services will be provided to build on the promise of children and families that live in and contiguous to, the Kentwood Community.  The alignment of services between each entity aforementioned, is critical to the development of the pipeline of services to be offered to the students and families. 


Essential Functions include:


Partnership Development

Serves as a liaison with partner organizations, program staff, and community stakeholder to set program goals and objectives.  


Project Support

Works with Steering Committee to develop and implement strategic framework within the service area. Communicates goals, outcomes, and value of project to community stakeholders and potential partners.


Project Management

Implements and manages projects including service delivery coordination, data collection, evaluation, budget monitoring to ensure timeliness and accuracy, documentation of program activities and progress reporting to ensure expected agreed-upon outcomes, and  grant/funder reporting requirements. 


Resource Development

Researches and applies for grants and other funding to support collaborative efforts and related programs and interests. Determines appropriate community partners and staff involvement, convenes and facilitates meetings, and develops necessary proposals. 


Community Building

Coordinates, develops, and implements education and public awareness activities to engage the county in support of the collaborative. Provides leadership and supports collaborative efforts by acting as a conduit for coalitions and community groups to join local efforts.  Encourages shared responsibility for local community outcomes. 


Qualification Requirements:


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Social Service, Child Development, Education or related field, experience as a program administrator and/or five years of relevant experience in youth program management, resource development, community development, or any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, abilities and skills listed below. Specific knowledge of Head Start, low socio-economic communities, and K-12 education is paramount.


Facilitation, convening, network building, resource development, managing performance measurement systems, leadership, public speaking skills and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people. Gathering, assembling, analyzing and disbursing data for system planning and development. Monitoring fiscal record keeping and overseeing contracts for compliance.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to the Senior Director of School Programs, Mrs. DeWand Turnage Hooper at dhooper@ciswake.org no later than 5:00pm Friday, August 1, 2014.  Successful criminal records check is required.

Please be advised that while all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Date Posted
July 10, 2014

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