Rigler SUN Community School Site Manager

SALARY: $30,000 - $35,000/yr. + Benefits

LOCATION: Rigler School (K-5) 5401 NE Prescott Portland 97218

STATUS: Full Time, Regular, Exempt

APPLY AT: www.irco.org

OPENING DATE: April 25, 2012

FIRST SCREENING: May 7, 2012

START DATE: July 1, 2012

 

INTRODUCTION:

Rigler’s Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program seeks to improve the lives of children, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day and develop Rigler school as a "community center" in the Cully neighborhood of Portland. IRCO is the lead non-profit and in accordance with Multnomah County's SUN Schools initiative we offer the following services: - Homework help, tutoring, academic classes, art, sports, music, and other fun activities; - FACES (Family and Community Engagement Specialists); - PCDS (Parent Child Development Services); - A safe and supportive space; - Classes for adults, parent education; - Cultural and community events; - Resources and referrals; - Volunteer opportunities.

DESCRIPTION:

The Rigler SUN Community School Site Manager will work with the school’s principal, staff, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), advisory committee, school community at-large and staff of other IRCO programs to develop before and after school activities addressing academic development, recreation, personal enrichment, environmental awareness, gardening and health. This position is responsible for day-to-day operation of the SUN Community School activities to meet program goals. The Site Manager will develop and maintain all of the program’s components including managing employees, logistics, clients, records, and scheduling. This position will assure alignment of SUN Community School programming with other IRCO programming and attend meetings and making presentations on behalf of the program and IRCO. Perform duties involving independent judgment, initiative and tact. Candidates must be able to effectively manage relationships with wide variety of stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree

• Minimum two years experience working in a school setting, developing programs, building partnerships, managing budgets and working in collaboration with social and educational service providers.;

• Experience developing after school activities to address children’s academic and other needs;

• Experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic diverse environment of clients and fellow staff;

• Ability to speak another language (e.g Somali, Spanish) is desirable.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED OF THE POSITION:

Mental: Must have the ability to effectively plan and implement programming and function in a positive manner in a demanding work environment, to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, to respond to priorities and schedules that may change and to meet commitments. Must be able to meet multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines. Must have analytical and decision-making abilities. Must be able to utilize a personal computer, read and analyze data. Must be able to successfully respond to situations of pressure involving individual circumstances balanced against agency policies and goals. Must be able to work with distressed or concerned students, parents and others in an effective manner. Must be able to supervise activity instructors. Must have the ability to organize files and records systematically and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Interactive/Communication: Must be able to effectively communicate verbally, in writing, and by telephone to both individuals and groups. Must be able to listen for understanding and foster a problem solving approach to addressing challenges. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personality types and persons from a wide variety of professional background, both inside and outside of IRCO. Must be able to prepare clear and concise reports.

Physical: Must be punctual and able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of youth and parents. Must be able to work outside of regularly-scheduled hours and on weekends. Must be able to sit, stand, walk, drive and use computer for extended periods of time. Must possess a valid driver's license and verification of current auto insurance, and have full use of automobile during work hours.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications may be accessed at the IRCO website, www.irco.org or at the IRCO main office, 10301 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97220, 503-234-1541. Applications must be received at the main office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date, if applicable. Attach resume, cover letter and a writing sample with IRCO application form. Examples of writing samples could include an annual program report, a program newsletter or a program planning document (e.g. some program coordinators produce an "annual plan" each year that outlines the plan for delivering the program in the upcoming year). This position requires completion of an IRCO application. Materials submitted without a completed application, resume and writing sample are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant. We may not be able to return calls about inquiries about the status of your application. If you are selected for an interview we will contact you by telephone.

ABOUT IRCO:

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Since its founding, IRCO has served more than 300,000 people through programs and services that meet the needs of our diverse client. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. In 2011, IRCO was rate one of the 100 Best Oregon Non-profits to Work For by Oregon Business Magazine. Find out more at www.irco.org.

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