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Community School Coordinator

William W. & Josephine Dorn Community is currently seeking to fill their open Community School Coordinator position

Job Overview

  • Posting Date: June 5, 2023
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Salary Range: Starting Salaries $31,528 - $50,000 (depending on part-time or full-time status negotiated, experience/qualifications, and payroll vs. independent contractor set-up)
  • Job Description or School Website

Dorn Charter

Dorn Charter is an APS charter going into its 11th year of operation for the 2023 - 2024 school year. We are positioned in the South Broadway Neighborhood of Albuquerque with a charter emphasis of social justice and environmental justice. The school is founded on anti-racism/undoing racism principles. We are looking for innovative, non-traditional, bold, risk-taking, authentic, passionate, dynamic, and inspiring folks who will demonstrate commitment to improving educational experiences for students and families through student support, community engagement and restorative practices. We value creative and energetic educators who have a relationship-based approach to leadership development, as it applies to both them and students.

Dorn’s Mission and Vision

To provide collaborative leadership within a community school that will: Engage learners; excite them about the wonders of education; teach them about the importance of our natural and built environment; and educate them on the importance of civic engagement, thus opening doors for our children, families, and neighborhoods.

Position Description

In alignment with our mission and vision, the role of Community Schools Coordinator includes the following practices at Dorn Charter:

  • Provide vision and leadership for launching the Community School initiative.
  • Coordinate the implementation of a menu of data informed, high-quality programs and services in adherence with the community school framework, including but limited to:
    • expanded learning and enrichment opportunities
    • integrated student supports (health and basic needs)
    • active family and community engagement (leadership, adult education, workforce development, family programming)
    • direct material assistance and interventions targeted at at-risk and chronically absent students.
  •  Assist in identifying and recruiting community organizations, social services agencies, businesses, and individuals who might contribute to the development of Dorn’s community school.
  •  Contact, interview, and recruit potential community school partners, parents, and other citizens to actively participate and work cooperatively with Dorn’s community school.
  • Provide leadership and coordination of schoolwide extended learning including summer enrichment.
  • Recruit, support and supervise contract staff providing programs and activities.
  • Lead, organize, recruit, and communicate with Dorn’s Community School Council.
  • Develop agendas and facilitate the school's Community School Council meetings and ongoing operations.
  • Ensure the implementation of the Community School Council’s decisions and ongoing business.
  • Collaborate with the Dorn’s Director and Parent Teacher Organization Chair to advise on how to integrate partners and community members into school governance structures.
  • Collaborate with all staff to identify and coordinate connecting students and families with outside services and providers.
  • Ensure the alignment and integration of all programming with the school's mission and vision, and school goals.
  • Lead the research/evaluation of the community school by coordinating the collection of data, timely submission of reports and responses as required for information.
  • Gather data of needs and interests to facilitate gap analysis of existing programs/services.
  • Attend grant required activities and meetings.
  • Participate in capacity-building activities including site and community-based training, network meetings and study visits.
  • Collaborate with other Community School Coordinators to grow professionally as well as coordinate cross-school programs and services and improve collective impact.
  • Support students in an individualized, relationship-based, student-centered, restorative model.
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement pillar to support student recruitment efforts.
  • Support marketing efforts in relation to student recruitment, community engagement and event planning.
  • Collaborate and support the Community Engagement pillar in planning and ensuring the success of Dorn’s Community Events.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and professional development.
  • Participate in the management of students during the time that they are out of class and on campus and complete other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education, business, social work, or related field OR additional years of work experience can be substituted for an educational degree.
  • Three years of experience working with opportunity youth and/or working in a school/nonprofit.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (including writing) and presentation skills.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to make student-centered decisions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a school
  • Leadership and program development experience
  • Experience with developing and coordinating Community Schools
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting, especially gathering and organizing data
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others
  • Strong understanding and relationships with Albuquerque community organizations and nonprofits
  •  Knowledge of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software
  • Bilingual/bicultural

Application Process

How to Apply

For consideration, applicant(s) must submit the following materials directly to Paloma Aranda at

  • Letter of interest demonstrating qualification and experience
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • 3 references – at least one must come from a direct supervisor
  • Copies of current license(s) as applicable

Salary, Benefits & Other Contract Details

  • Starting Salaries $31,528 - $50,000 (depending on part-time or full-time status negotiated, experience/qualifications, and payroll vs. independent contractor set-up)
  • Professional development offered
  • 197 contract days (flexible scheduling depending on school needs and negotiated PT/FT status), first day of contract will begin in mid-July exact date TBD
  • All applicants will be screened based on desirable qualifications and relevant experience. The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for interviews. All other applicant submissions will be placed in a talent bank for future consideration.

Contact Information

Paloma Aranda, Director, Email: