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School Partnerships Manager
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Asheville, NC

School Partnerships Manager

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
Asheville, NC
Expired: 21 days ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $51,670 to $57,412 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

If you love building and maintaining relationships to make an impact, as well as providing effective supervision and coaching to staff, then United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (UWABC) is where you want to be. The School Partnerships Manager is part of UWABC’s Community Schools team and works in concert with school principals, Community School (CS) Coordinators, community partners, and other UWABC staff to strengthen the four pillars of effective community schools while holding true to UWABC’s long-term strategic vision.

Position is responsible for providing direction, guidance and accountability to a group of Community School Coordinators, building relationships with principals and other school leaders to ensure full implementation of the community school strategy at each partner school, and ensuring the four pillars of Community Schools are centered and supported.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Direction, Guidance and Accountability to CS Coordinators

  • Manage, coach and hold accountable an assigned group of CS Coordinators and support their development

  • Co-facilitate CS team problem-solving and team-building sessions

  • Ensure effective collaboration between CS Coordinators and other UWABC teams; address issues as they arise and elevate challenges as needed

  • Ensure alignment of professional development and shared learning across the CS team

  • Support regular and ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement of Community Schools through evaluation and data management

Support the Strengthening of the Four Pillars of Community Schools

  • Support CS Coordinators and school administrators in the development of action plans that center the four pillars of Community Schools

  • Support CS Coordinators in the development of effective cross-sectional and diverse Community School Resource Teams

  • In conjunction with the Data and Evaluation Manager, support data analysis for assets and needs assessments at each assigned partner school

  • Support CS Coordinators and Director of Community Partnerships in engaging Resource Teams to finalize prioritization of assets and needs assessments recommendations

  • In conjunction with Community Partnerships Director, support communication and partnership development between the schools and community organizations working in the schools

  • Support the implementation and integration of Restorative Practices in each Community School

Build Relationships with School Administrators to Ensure Their Support and Leadership

  • Support CS administrators to ensure full implementation of the community school strategy at each partner school

  • Support strong working relationships between CS Coordinators and school administrators via monthly meetings, annual planning retreat sessions, and annual assessments of Community School best practice standards

  • In conjunction with the other School Partnerships Manager and Senior Director Community Schools, plan and facilitate an annual Community School Strategy Planning Retreat as well as regular meetings throughout the school year with the CS Principal cohort

Support Comprehensive Assets and Needs Assessment Processes at Community Schools

  • Support CS Coordinators in leading first-year assets and needs assessment process at new community schools

  • Support CS Coordinators in family school partnerships co-design process and support ongoing implementation of strategies and programming in the Community Schools

Community Schools Intern Program Management

  • Oversee all aspects of the internship program, made up predominantly of social work students, including: maintain relationships with university partners; recruit, interview, onboard and train incoming interns; and ensure university requirements are fulfilled

  • Work with Finance and Operations staff to successfully prepare for and onboard/offboard interns in alignment with other onboarding/offboarding activities

  • Work with Volunteer Engagement staff to ensure successful volunteer management training is complete for the interns

  • Work with CS Coordinators and Human Resources Manager to update internship position descriptions

  • Lead monthly group problem-solving meetings with the cohort of CS interns

  • Provide support to assigned CS Coordinators to ensure that UWABC internships are a meaningful learning experience for the interns

  • Capture and analyze data to monitor the outcomes and impact of the internship program

  • Develop and manage partnerships and/or contracts related to clinical intern supervision

Scaling and Sustaining Community Schools

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with school officials at Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools and key partner organizations

  • Support Community Schools expansion efforts in area schools

  • Remain up-to-date on national best practices related to the community school strategy

  • Review school-based budgets with CS Coordinators, approve CS Coordinator finance documents, and monitor revenue and expenditures in cooperation with UWABC Finance Department

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of experience working in the education or social services field or comparable related experience and training

  • 3 or more years supervisory experience

  • Experience working in a complex and collaborative environment with schools and partners

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License with a driving record that meets insurance requirements

  • Commitment to the mission and guiding principles of UWABC and ability to model those principles

Technical Skills, Abilities and other Requirements

  • Proficient with software, including Google Suite (or similar programs) and strong ability to learn and use a variety of other platforms (e.g. Airtable, Asana)

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and use a variety of software platforms and new skills

  • Ability to review and analyze multiple organizational sets of data, both qualitative and quantitative

  • Experience and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Understanding of the public education system and youth service organizations

  • Experience leading diverse, interagency teams and/or workgroups working toward a common goal

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish fact and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to communicate (oral and written), in English

  • Ability to support equity-centered goals for both student and system-level change

  • Works well independently and on teams

  • Comfort facilitating complex conversations both 1:1 and in groups of all sizes

  • Holds self and other team members accountable for achieving results

  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of adaptive leadership skills

  • Ability to collaborate effectively within co-owned and co-led leadership structures

  • Experience and demonstrated skill in community and/or school-based equity movements

Nice to Have

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and/or experience managing interns

  • Supervisory experience managing employees in a hybrid environment or within multiple job sites

  • Experience with or ability to develop expertise with current Community Schools strategies such as: collective impact, Results-Based Accountability (RBA), improvement science, systems thinking/practices, cradle-to-career pathways, and Restorative Practices

  • Multilingual

  • Prior experience working within a United Way or other institutional nonprofit that supports other organizations

Work Environment

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals who are differently abled to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear

  • Use finger and hand motion

  • Must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

  • Moderate level of stress caused from tight deadlines or work focused on equity in education

  • Moderate level of mental and/or visual fatigue and/or eyestrain may result from looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time.

  • Regular work in the community and in schools

  • Occasional work outside of normal business hours

  • Regular travel is required

  • Moderate office noise level

This position is exempt from overtime regulations. Hybrid work environment: a mix of office, remote, and community settings. As part of our hybrid work policy, new employees are required to work from the UWABC office a minimum of 3 days per week for the first 90 days and then the schedule can be modified based upon conversation with the supervisor.

Reports To: Senior Director Community Schools

Supervises: 4-5

Hours: 40/week

PLEASE NOTE: In order to learn more about each applicant and their experience, all applicants are required to submit a cover letter outlining how their previous experience aligns with this role and their resume. The opportunity to upload these as one combined document will occur during the short list of screening questions we have. Please do not skip this step as it means we will not be able to review your application. Thank you!

Hiring Range and Benefits: $51,670 to $57,412 annually plus full benefits, including paid vacation, sick and personal leave; employer contributions to 401(k), contributions to health, dental and vision insurance benefits and self-care fund, life and disability insurance, and coaching and support

Company Description
ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
Located in downtown Asheville, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (UWABC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily serving Buncombe County in the mountainous region of Western North Carolina. Established in 1921, UWABC is the oldest United Way in North Carolina and is the largest United Way in the western part of the state.

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County envisions a united and resilient community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives. We mobilize and support a robust network of people, partners and resources to co-create opportunities for every person in our community to live free of poverty and injustice.
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United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Why Work Here?
Join our team if you want to work with a group of caring people who are committed to building a strong community.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW Located in downtown Asheville, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (UWABC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily serving Buncombe County in the mountainous region of Western North Carolina. Established in 1921, UWABC is the oldest United Way in North Carolina and is the largest United Way in the western part of the state. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County envisions a united and resilient community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives. We mobilize and support a robust network of people, partners and resources to co-create opportunities for every person in our community to live free of poverty and injustice. _______________________________________________________________________ United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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50 S. French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC
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