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As the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, CIS is changing the picture of education for our students and participants. Our team of diverse, positive leaders help keep kids in school, eliminate barriers to success and open doors of opportunity. We are the most effective dropout-prevention organization embedded in schools serving students everyday. We are All In for Kids!

Communities In Schools (CIS) received a Top Workplace Award in Charlotte in 2017, recognizing CIS for its positive work life and culture, as well as receiving the 2017 Neighborhood Leadership Award for Community Service by the City of Charlotte. 

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Any CIS job opportunities will be listed below. If there are no openings posted below, please check back periodically to see new openings.

CIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Available: Bi-Lingual Youth Development Coordinator                        Job Status: Exempt/Full Time/11-Month Position

Location: Various CMS Sites                                                                  

Primary Function: Responsible for the planning and management of Communities In Schools operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools model of integrating student services.  The YDC position will identify and assess/access the needs of enrolled students.  This position will work directly with students and families to improve attendance, academics, and behavior:  Connecting school content to real world experiences, reinforcing positive patterns, character development, and discovering intrinsic motivation. This position is a 11-month position working from August-June each year. 

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Ø  Build and lead a site team that collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners.  This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services.

Ø  Lead the annual needs assessment process. This process will be based on such sources of data as data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.

Ø  Lead the development and implementation of the site plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.

Ø  Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research.  Widely accessible services will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs or to build and reinforce student assets. Services provided should fall within the framework of Academic, Behavior Coursework and Parent Engagement (ABC + P).

Ø  Case manage students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site for specific students who are identified as having moderate risk of eventually dropping out of school.

Ø  Monitor and adjust services.  The Youth Development Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.

Ø  Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The Youth Development Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.

Ø  Support annual reporting processAnnual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning site services for the following year, as well as contributing to affiliate level reports for partners, the state office and the Communities In Schools National Office.

Job Requirements:

Ø  Candidates must be Bi-Lingual (ability to read/write/speak Spanish & English)

Ø  Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant equivalent experience in education, social work or related field, as well as experience working with school-age youth. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance, with an acceptable driving record.

Ø  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ø  Ability to analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals, and governmental regulations

Ø  Ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ø  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public, orally and in writing

Ø  Ability to speak effectively to guest, candidates or employees of the organization one on one or in a group setting

Ø  Understand and apply basic child and adolescent development principles

Ø  Communicate and develop positive relationships with youth

Ø  Adapt, facilitate and evaluate age appropriate activities with and for the group

Ø  Respect and honor cultural and human diversity

Ø  Involve and empower youth

Ø  Identify potential risk factors with students, families and communities and take measures to reduce those risks

Ø  Care for, involve and work with families and community

Ø  Work as part of a team and shows professionalism

Ø  Demonstrate the attributes and qualities of a positive role model

Ø  Interact with and relate to youth in ways that support asset building


Salary Range: $37,323 - $37, 823 (11-Month position)

Contact Information:  Please submit resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Positions Available:  Director of Program Services

Job Status:  Exempt/ Full Time                                                           

Primary Function: This position is responsible for the management of staff and program(s) at several CMS School sites.  He/she will work with VP, Program Operations, as well as CMS and community partners to develop, manage, and evaluate programs provided by CIS students and their families.  This person will also work closely with VP, Program Operations and VP, Finance & HR to provide consistent direction in the areas of policy and planning and Human Resources in hiring, evaluation, benefits and compensation of assigned staff.  In addition, this person will work to support the overall value and mission of CIS. 

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Ø  Oversee and manage program services provided to CIS participants and families at CMS school sites or other off-site locations; developing new CIS program components while maintaining an awareness of available community resources

Ø  Work closely with principals to ensure open lines of communication are in place to build strong relationships between Site Coors. and staff

Ø  Build and lead Site Coors. to collaborate with school administration/personnel in the coordination of enrichment activities

Ø  Work with Program Operations Director to build and maintain linkage with appropriate human service agencies

Ø  Work with Program Directors to refine and implement system to ensure documentation of CIS activities/program services delivered to all CIS  students and families

Ø  Ensure all assigned staff participate in appropriate training and professional development

Ø  Communicate with CIS Central Office personnel and board, providing written or verbal reports, as needed

Ø  Facilitate staff meetings and summer staff development training with other Program Directors

Ø  Assist in planning budgets for program area/special events; monitor budget through review of program expenditures

Ø  Recruit, hire, retain staff following all CIS policies and procedures

Ø  Manage employee performance evaluation process and employee performance throughout the year utilizing performance management policies consistently

Ø  Coach and develop staff to positively influence career development and build talent

Job Requirements: 

Ø  Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in education/agency counseling, social work and other related fields

Ø  3-years of successful program management in one of the areas above with 2-years of leadership and/or experience supervising staff

Ø  Exceptional oral and written communication skills, as well as professional experience in presentations to large and small groups

Ø  Effective analytical, planning, and problem solving skills

Ø  Knowledge of Youth Behavioral Issues/Intervention Programs within CMS/Community programs and resources available

Ø  Prefer Bi-lingual candidate with ability to read/write/speak English and Spanish 

 Contact Information:  Please submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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