MPA and MPP Job list Cottonwood High School Community School Coordinators - United Way of Salt Lake

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Tue Apr 1 16:35:35 MDT 2014

Community School Coordinators - Cottonwood High School
United Way of Salt Lake

The Community School Coordinator is responsible for continued development, implementation, and management of resources and services geared towards making Cottonwood High School a Community School through a continuous improvement planning process. The Community School Coordinators also uses data to coordinate and align activities, programs, and services both within the school and with outside community partners to meet the needs of students and families at Cottonwood High School.

Qualified candidates will possess and/or be able to develop the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

A.     Knowledge:  A clear and comprehensive understanding of, and ability to communicate about:
*        School operations and community organizations
*        UWSL's vision, purpose, objectives, roles, and "theory of change" (i.e. what we believe will make us successful in achieving our vision)
*        The principles of collective impact (see "Collective Impact," Kramer and Kania; Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011)
*        Specific community and neighborhood (including assets, challenges, people, organizations, existing programs and services, etc.)
*        Public, private, non-profit systems
*        Diverse populations, including students, faculty, administration, and community groups
*        How individuals, organizations, and communities change
*        Group process, dynamics, and operations
*        How systems work and can influence each other; i.e. higher education systems, public education systems, civic structures, etc.

B.     Skills:  Advanced skills in the following:
*        Meeting facilitation
*        Presentation skills
*        Advanced Communication skills
*        Follow through
*        Initiative
*        Coalition-building / community organizing

  *   Multi-tasking
  *   Risk-taking
  *   Consensus-building
  *   Data collection, use, and interpretation
  *   Simplification of complex information

 C.     Abilities:  Strong capacity in the following areas:

*        Adaptive leadership
*        Active listening
*        Relate to youth, parents, staff, educators and the community in general
*        Creativity
*        Solution-oriented mindset
*        Strategic thinking
*        People person
*        Working collaboratively in a team
*        Patience
*        Capacity for decision making
*        Inspire and motivate others

  *   Visionary
  *   Willing to learn
  *   Optimistic realist
  *   Flexibility
  *   Emotional intelligence
  *   Observe, interpret, intervene in the moment
  *   Prioritization
  *   Humility
  *   Apply lessons learned to situations
  *   Do work without waiting for others
  *   Bilingual Spanish (useful but not required)

*       Bachelor degree in a relevant field (i.e. Social Science, Humanities, Education, etc.)
*       Two years' experience working in a community or education-related field
                        $38,000 - $46,000
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application. Employment
applications and information about the application process can be found at

Melissa Yack Hall, MPA, ABD
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah
P:  801.585.7985
F:  801.587.7861
Orson Spencer Hall 214

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