The Community Services Department (Youth, School & Community Partnerships Division) is seeking a Community Services Coordinator to provide vision, leadership and oversight in planning, building, implementing, and evaluating the Beacon Community Schools (BCS) Initiative in San Pablo. This position works 12 months per year and coordinates activities and resources with the City of San Pablo, Elementary feeder schools, Middle School, the West Contra Costa Unified School District, and other non-profit, government, and funding agencies throughout the West Contra Costa County and/or Bay Area. This position will organize and facilitate internal and external resources to achieve comprehensive, coordinated and integrated school-linked services utilizing a Beacon Community School approach and philosophy. This is an "at‐will" employment opportunity of the City of San Pablo, without expectation of indefinite employment and may be terminated anytime without cause and within the total discretion of the appointing authority.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
The incumbent in this position performs assigned duties in an independent manner and receives occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. The incumbent is fully competent and knowledgeable of the operational and administrative procedures and policies within the assigned program. This position requires expertise in the assigned program area(s) as well as excellent communications and organizational skills and the ability to effectively supervise and positively motivate others. This position reports directly to the Community Services Director for the City of San Pablo.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- Oversee a citywide initiative and continue to build upon the initiative in 6 public schools.
- Negotiate complex relationships between various public and private entities such as the Youth, School and Community Partnerships Division, West Contra Costa Unified School District, nonprofits, private funders, and others.
- Support Lead Agencies in their implementation of the Beacon model.
- Lead the implementation of a strategic plan for the San Pablo Beacon Community School Model.
- Lead development efforts, including fundraising, financial strategy, grant writing, and reporting to funders.
- Lead communications efforts, including implementation of brand through communications plan.
- Work with lead agencies and other stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement efforts and high quality Beacon programs across San Pablo.
- Design, co-facilitate, and manage a professional learning community for Beacon Centers, including: monthly meetings, peer exchange, training, site-based coaching, and the development and implementation of work plans.
- Provide coaching and leadership development training to Beacon Directors.
- Develop partnerships with a wide range of public and private agencies and organizations.
- Work closely with Community Services Director, city staff, policymakers, elected officials, and agency staff at the local, state, and national levels about youth development trends and advances in the field.
- Other duties as assigned by Community Services Director.
- A strong background and knowledge in youth development and/or family support and an understanding of the issues facing urban communities, city departments and services, schools and school districts, and community based organizations serving children, youth and families.
- Strong skills in collaborative facilitation, including responding to the shared and divergent agendas of partners and supporting communication, change management, and negotiation and collaboration among diverse institutions and constituencies.
- Knowledge of adult learning principles and other elements of effective professional development.
- Proven ability to achieve goals in a fast-paced environment, and to be resourceful in drawing upon diverse partners' existing resources to advance a mission.
- Strong writing and oral presentation skills, excellent organizational skills and proven ability to meet deadlines, execute complicated tasks, and follow through thoroughly on work plans.
- Expertise working in economically and culturally diverse communities and with community organizations that serve them.
- Expertise with fundraising and funder reporting.
- Understanding of basic program evaluation and ability to support sites and systems to define, collect and analyze data to improve performance and assess whether objectives have been reached.
- Expertise with school-based or school-linked services.
- Utilize a computer for data processing and report preparation;
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports;
- Ability to understand and follow moderately difficult oral and written instructions;
- Ability to collect, compile, analyze and interpret statistical and other factual data;
- Ability to learn administrative techniques including principles of organization and other program or project related procedures;
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in performing assigned tasks;
- Ability to work and interact effectively with diverse cultural communities;
- Ability to interact effectively with a variety of public and private agencies including, but not limited to, private businesses, community-based organizations, schools, law enforcement and other City, County staff, departments, and agencies.
- Travel for conferences and trainings, work evenings.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Bachelor degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred in Education, Public Administration, Social Work or a related field.
- Experience in management/administration in a non-profit and/or human services setting
- Experience with school-based integrated services and/or collaborative services
- Experience developing and managing program budgets
- Supervision of a diversely skilled workforce
- A high degree of cultural awareness and competency in cross-cultural practice with children and families
- Experience working with low-income communities
- Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
- Fund development experience
- Program evaluation experience
License: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
- Retirement: P.E.R.S. (Public Employees' Retirement System) 2.5% at 55 Formula for “classic” members (employee pays 10.3% of salary); 2.0% at 62 for new PERS members (employee pays 6.25%)
- Medical Plan: Choice of P.E.R.S Health Plan providers; employee pays a portion of the monthly premium
- Dental Plan: Delta Dental Plan of California with orthodontia coverage for children
- Dual Medical Coverage: Employees who have medical coverage through another source (e.g. spouse), will have the option to receive taxable cash in-lieu, ($350 1-party, $500 2-party/family) or to contribute the amount towards an existing Deferred Compensation Plan
- Section 125 Plan Benefits: $450 employer contribution per year (prorated based on hire date)
- Vacation: 75 hours to start up to 225 after 25 years
- Sick Leave: 7.5 hours per month
- Life Insurance: $60,000 City-paid policy
- Holidays: Paid 13 days per year
- Floating Holiday: initially prorated based on the hire date (1 floating holiday per year)
- Employee Assistance Program: Generous number of counseling sessions per year; available to employee and eligible family members
- Administrative Leave: 55 hours per year
- Educational Incentive Program: up to $5,250/ year
Applications will only be accepted online at www.CalOpps.org . Please click on the “Member Agency” button at the top of the page and select the City of San Pablo link. For general questions, call the Personnel Department at (510) 215-3000. Applications must be submitted to CalOpps by the date and time listed on the job announcement. Applications not submitted by the posted date and time, or after the first 100 applications are received, will not be considered. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the subsequent phases of the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee the advancement in any phase of the selection process. Final selection will be made from an eligibility list.