Youth Policy Institute

  • Community School Coordinator- LAPN

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking a full-time Community School Coordinator for its Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood in the Promise Zone program. The Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood in the Promise Zone will transform communities within the Promise Zone through a continuum of cradle-to-college-and-career services, and will be a zone of choice for families with a wide range of high-quality school options including traditional, charter, pilot and partnership schools. The centerpiece of the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood in the Promise Zone is an innovative public-private partnership that blends diverse funding streams around a core set of outcomes and objectives. The Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood in the Promise Zone is transforming 8 neighborhood schools into full-service community schools focusing on student proficiency and family supports through the college and career pathway.
    The Community School Coordinator will serve as an integral member of the school leadership team, and support with the annual plan of the school, including  coordination of programs and services which will benefit students, parents and community members towards the attainment of Promise Neighborhood outcomes. The Community School Coordinator will work at school sites and support the entire school community to improve academic and social-emotional outcomes for students.


    Core Functions

    • Work collaboratively with administrative team, school personnel, YPI staff, and families to seek input on needs and address barriers to learning and coordinating appropriate services and referrals.
    • Integrate effective education, college preparation, family engagement, enrichment, and recreation services into the existing school community in order to impact student achievement and ensure an an impactful community schools model in collaboration with school staff.
    • Manage, coordinate, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and activities.
    • Act as the liaison between school administration and staff and YPI and partners programs and staff.
    • Identify and organize existing services on campus via a needs assessment and logic model.
    • Ensure that transformative progress is made towards meeting grant indicators and objectives.
    • Organize and attending various school meetings and other outreach and grant related events (program culminations, press events, open houses, community events, etc).
    • Serve on school site leadership teams.
    • Handle other duties as assigned.

    Program Management

    • Effectively lead and coach a team of high-quality staff to meet program and grant compliance goals.
    • Ensure program elements are aligned to Promise Neighborhood Impact Plan and supports the academic, post-secondary, and enrichment goals of students in daytime and after school program.
    • Manage day-to-day operations of the Community Schools a model, including managing partnerships and site plans, coordinating resources, and supporting integrated model.
    • Manage programs that result in transformative progress being made towards meeting grant indicators and objectives.

    Administrative Management

    • Coordinate the collection and input of evaluation data used to measure ongoing program effectiveness of services and program outcome measures.
    • Develop, maintain, and publicize a coordinated schedule of YPI and partner programs and activities offered at the school.
    • Manage internal data collection system, files and track documentation for accountability with grantors.
    • Develop, manage, and coordinate documents needed for internal and external program audits and compliance requirements.
    • Ensure the timely submission of all required reports and supporting materials.

    Communication and Collaboration

    • Works with management and administrators to support collaboration and integration of the YPI in-school after school program into the school and agency goals; effectively coordinates implementation of the after school program with other departments and programs, ensuring seamless transition from daytime to expanded day program.
    • Develops and maintains partnerships with community based organizations and city departments to enhance Community Schools model.
    • Establishes strong, productive, and trusting relationships with school site staff and administrators to ensure aligned goals and quality programs linking daytime and after/before school programming.
    • Effectively communicates program goals, logistics, requirements, and needs with all stakeholders: YPI departments, school site staff and administrators, partners, parents, and students.


    • Bachelor degree or equivalent plus 5 years minimum experience in community, social/human service, public school system and/or volunteer work.
    • At least 2 years experience in a supervisory/management-level position; operating one or more programs in a non-profit, education or school environment  
    • Experience working with youth development, youth academic enrichment and family support programs strongly preferred.
    • Experience working with community partnerships and collaboratives.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Self-starter, organized and detail-oriented.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
    • Ability to multi-task under, meet strict deadlines and work under time pressure.
    • Broad understanding of current research, trends, and highlights from the field related to Common Core State Standards, targeted intervention, Linked Learning Pathways and blended learning implementation in schools;
    • Broad understanding of the Promise Neighborhood model; best practices to create cradle- to-college academic support programs at school and community sites preferred
    • Experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
    • Familiarity with Pico-Union area resources.
    • Bilingual Spanish, preferred.
    • Strong computer skills and a complete knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    • Access to reliable transportation to travel between work sites. If applicable, will be required to present proof of acceptable driving record (current H6 printout), current driver’s license, and proof of liability insurance.
    • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Must pass a criminal background check (LiveScan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children (no reimbursement).
    • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days (no reimbursement).


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