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Open Position: Community Engagement Organizer

Location: San Antonio, TX

About City Education Partners (CEP)

Are you passionate about ensuring that all children living in San Antonio attend a world-class, high-quality school? Do you believe that parents should have choice, access to knowledge and information to weigh those choices, and the tools and resources to navigate the choice process? Do you want to be a part of building the knowledge, skills, and leadership capacity of parents to engage as powerful partners with schools and leaders?

 

If your answer was yes to these questions, consider joining the City Education Partners (CEP) community engagement team.

 

City Education Partners is a non-profit organization transforming public education in San Antonio. In our first four years, we have invested over 43 million dollars to add over 13,000 high-quality seats for children in San Antonio’s urban core. We are at the beginning of an ambitious 3-year strategic plan that calls for exponential growth in our external investments and internal programming. 

 

As we begin our next chapter, we are solidifying our approach to transformational change by focusing our work in five key areas: 
 

  1. High-quality seats

  2. Community engagement

  3. Advocacy

  4. Talent, 

  5. Insight. 
     

By working together with parents, school leaders, teachers, community members, and non-profit partners, we foresee a future where every child in San Antonio attends a high-quality school, world-class school.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Community Engagement, the Community Engagement Organizer will contribute to the overall operational and programmatic execution of CEP’s priorities. In this effort, you will support the operations and logistics of the organization and its projects. As a member of a lean start-up organization, you will also be a part of building CEP systems and processes that will require skills in project management, communications, budgeting, and developing presentations.

The Community Engagement Organizer would work closely with the Senior Director of Community Engagement to successfully plan, implement, and manage the following community engagement projects which include, but are not limited to:
 

Roles and Responsibilities

Beliefs/Commitments:
 

  • A belief that ALL students have immense talent, an understanding that opportunity is not equitably distributed and accessible to all students, and a desire to create changes that drive equity

  • A belief that Parents can and should be powerful partners in our journey to ensuring all schools in San Antonio are high-quality, world-class and the desire to shift how parents are engaged in the process from tokenism to partnership

  • Deep commitment to and enthusiasm for City Education Partner’s mission of ensuring students within San Antonio’s urban core attend a high-quality, world-class school

  • Children first, children at the center

 

Skills/Competencies/Experience:
 

  • Understanding of the San Antonio community, stakeholders, schools, non-profits, citywide agencies, and programs

  • Strong ability to cultivate and maintain authentic relationships with a diverse set of key community stakeholders  

  • Strong project management skills paired with the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources. Experience managing multiple projects and complex partnerships preferred

  • Budget management experience

  • Acute attention to detail and a focus on efficiency

  • Innovative team player that develops creative solutions to problems

  • Self-starter that takes action where necessary

  • Demonstrates professionalism in all aspect of work

  • Ability to work efficiently, intensely within an entrepreneurial environment

  • Experience in the field of public K-12 education preferred

  • Comfort operating with the degree of uncertainty associated with a “start-up” and ability to build the systems and structures necessary to operate an effective organization

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • At least five years of experience in the education, community engagement public policy, non-profit leadership or a related field, including a track record of driving exceptional results

  • At least 3-5 years working in San Antonio specifically, preferred

  • Fluent command of Spanish/English

     

Education

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or five years relevant experience or training in facilitating; experience working with persons of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; experience in teaching, supervision, marketing, program planning, public relations, and management is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
     

Compensation
 

  • The salary range for this role is $55-65,000 per year, plus benefits. 

  • In addition, CEP provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes individual health insurance with paid time off, as well as CEP sponsored professional development opportunities related to equity and education.

  • As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
     

 

Interested or know someone who is?

Please submit a resume and cover letter and/or any questions about the position to CEP at team@cityeducationpartners.org. 

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City Education Partners

250 East Grayson
San Antonio, TX 78215

team@cityeducationpartners.org

www.cityeducationpartners.org