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Assistant Community School Director (Program Management Specialist)

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Job Description
Promise Heights is currently hiring multiple Assistant Community School Directors (Program Management Specialists) to work under the supervision of a Community School Director (licensed social worker) placed at a Baltimore City Public School. Positions are available at the Elementary (PK-5) school level. Assistant Community School Directors are responsible for producing mutually beneficial relationships resulting in meaningful and sustainable educational, employment, and economic opportunities that serve as a catalyst for community program empowerment. These positions plan, organize, and coordinate technology, resources, networks, and partnerships for groups, individuals, and/or families to achieve the goals to improve the community well-being of school and community members. The Promise Neighborhood program is a U.S. Department of Education initiative focused on breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty by significantly improving the educational and developmental outcomes and overall life prospects of children and youth in our most distressed communities. The core idea behind the initiative is to provide both effective schools and strong systems of support to children, youth and their families in poverty and thus meeting their health, social services, and educational needs. The University of Maryland School of Social Work is the lead agency for the Promise Heights Promise Neighborhood in the Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood in West Baltimore. Promise Heights is charged with working with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based institutions, and others to build a pipeline of wraparound services to ensure pathways out of poverty for youth and their families. This Non-Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that starts with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools. The University of Maryland, Baltimore was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine. (Feb 2021) 
Essential Functions

  • Plan, implement, recruit participants, and promote workshops based on school and family needs. Responsible for documenting activities, attendance, and outcomes.
  • Coordinates administrative processes involved in supporting Community School partner programs, including recruitment, promotion, selection, admission, registration, orientation, and progression of students or participants. Ensures that all required forms and documentation are complete. Compiles, updates, and maintains all records related to assigned administrative processes. Assists with program evaluation activities.
  • Assist in the design, edits, and prepares drafts of marketing, flyers, and other informational materials. Maintain Community School site newsletter and social media to communicate effectively with school stakeholders and families.
  • Assist Community School Director (social worker) in conducting social work assessments that examine risk and strengths of children and their families. Assist with student and/or parent groups focused on behavioral health and social/emotional learning.
  • Perform family outreach and case management for school and community families, including home visits. Responsible for completing appropriate documentation.
  • Participate in capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, professional development, network meetings, and site visits. Assist Community School Director to ensure participation of other needed or required site-based staff.
  • Provides guidance and training to other staff.
  • Participate in site-based Baltimore City Public Schools committees, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's Degree, preferred (social sciences, education, or human services related field).
Experience: Two (2) years of administrative staff work preferably involving community program coordination, development, oversight or administration.
Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of business English, spelling, and grammar. General knowledge of and skill in the use of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software to produce documents and maintain information. Ability to present statistical material in table, chart, or graph form.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with tact and discretion. Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act), FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), and state regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with individuals and/or families from diverse ethnic, racial, and social-economic backgrounds.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union). 
Salary Range: $41,000 - $48,500 
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected] If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected] Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Social Work
Job Posting: Apr 28, 2021
Unposting Date: May 12, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time