Job Opening: Project-Based Learning and School Support Coordinator (Community Engagement Educator (CEE))

The Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement with Association of Alaska School Boards is seeking a motivated Community Engagement Educator that is committed to youth development and school improvement. The successful applicant will have experience and/or commitment to innovation, project-based learning, and trauma engaged practices, and cultural integration in the school. The applicant will be committed to building school climate, family-community partnerships, and coordination approaches to school improvement throughout Alaska. This position supports engagement and school improvement efforts through facilitating, hosting dialogues, coaching, training, planning, and coordinating efforts.

This position works closely with local community champions, school personnel, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and our AASB team to strengthen developmental assets in the school and community.

We are interested in candidates who are able to travel across Alaska and partner with both communities and school districts to integrate best practices into the projects. Applicants will be reviewed and contacted on a first come first serve basis with a first review of applicants on October 25th. Please send letter of interest and resume to dmiller@nullaasb.org.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support and technical assistance for place-based and project-based learning techniques to school, community and district staff.
  • Coach and support community/school leadership team members to meet school improvement goals, create action plans, coordinate activities and plan professional for staff development.
  • Support school staff, students and families to build relationships, positive school climate, culturally responsive, and trauma engaged schools.
  • Plan and coordinate trainings, build learning communities, and expand opportunities for professional learning of school districts, advisory school boards, families, and community partners.
  • Effectively share and adapt trainings, approaches and information to a variety of audiences and settings.
  • Organize and host community conversations or dialogues.
  • Support community members, school staff, and districts to develop and carry out community engagement plans.
  • Work closely with district champions or project leaders to access training, coaching, tools, or supports needed to successful improve outcomes for students.
  • Assist community and district partners with grant reporting and evaluation support as needed.
  • Assist in the development of training manuals, materials, presentations and workshops.
  • Help to establish systems and workgroups to effectively implement projects and practices within schools.
  • Maintain regular, effective communications and coordination about Community Engagement activities and outcomes with a) the Director and other ICE/AASB team members, and b) with assigned districts, communities and organizations.
  • Serve as a key contact and support for STEPS districts and STEPS collective impact work.
  • Work with Community Engagement Director and Data Coordinator to assess and evaluate and track the progress of AASB, districts, and partners initiatives.
  • Enhance relationships between AASB and partners by carefully cultivating and maintaining relationships with tribal and community organizations, school boards, advisory boards, families, and school staff.
  • Coordinate and assist in other Alaska ICE projects or grants as assigned by the Community Engagement Director.

The specific role will depend on experience the scope of work could include:

Primary Responsibilities: STEM, Project-based and personalized learning, supporting key transitions in to middle, high school, and post-secondary, coordinated community support.

Secondary Support: Cultural Integration, family partnerships, educational equity, post- secondary, trauma informed schools, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (Masters Preferred).
  • Teaching experience or experience working within the school system
  • Experience with developing and supporting culturally responsive programs.
  • Type A (teaching) or type C (counseling) certification (preferred)
  • Experience with program coordination or curriculum development.
  • Experience providing coaching and professional development.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge and experience with project-based and place-based learning.
  • Experience with developing and supporting culturally responsive programs.
  • Experience with social and emotional learning or trauma informed practices.
  • Experience embedding school-wide initiatives into schools.
  • Ability to provide professional and coaching assistance to both school districts and community partners (in person and distance).
  • Ability to travel extensively in rural Alaska.
  • Knowledge of participatory training and facilitation and able to lead experiential activities with both youth and adults.
  • Ability to facilitate community action planning.
  • Ability to foster culturally specific projects and strengthen cultural connection in and outside of schools.
  • Understanding of racial and educational equity.
  • Ability to develop content for training materials and tools.
  • Ability to convey information, orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences including:
    o Various age groups, from early childhood to adult;
    o Various skill levels, from informal to professional;
    o Working with individuals from in various cultural and geographic contexts;
  • Experience and willingness to use Mac and various platforms to achieve program goals.
  • Experience and comfort managing multiple projects and tasks.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with the AASB team.
  • Interest and commitment to create system changes to advance educational equity.

REPORTS TO:

Director, Community Engagement and Community Engagement Manager

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Positions are contract positions, renewed annually. All leave and holidays shall accrue according to AASB policy. AASB offers approximately eight weeks of leave per year and competitive benefits. Preference is given to candidates willing to reside in Juneau.