Nov 14, 2019

Assistant Director of Community Schools, Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles Education Partnership
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Education (K-12)

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Community Schools will build and sustain coherent systems that support LAEP coordinators, partner schools, and fee for service clients in achieving agreed upon outcomes and initiative that support the mission and vision of LAEP.

The Assistant Director of Community Schools will be hired by LAEP and supervised by the Senior Director of Transform Schools.

The success of any student depends upon collaboration among educators, parents, nonprofits, government and businesses to create collective impact. Los Angeles Education Partnership is committed to facilitating collaborations that enable students to graduate college and career ready. We do this by enhancing teachers’ skills and collaboration, empowering students and parents, and engaging community organizations to partner with schools. Our commitment to creating effective schools is woven into the transformational models that we implement.

The Assistant Director of Community Schools will:

Develop and support LAEP’s mission and vision

o  Work as part of the LAEP Leadership Team, focused on the successful development and implementation of LAEP’s models, frameworks, strategic plans, and goals.

o  Assist in the development of the organizational goals and objectives consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the LAEP.

o  Support a culture of excellence, trust, teamwork and collaboration among the staff, schools, networks, teachers, students, and families.

o  Work with administrative district, union, and school leadership staff to ensure an alignment in goals and expected outcomes of LAEP’s work.

o  Participate and lead, as needed, in LAEP project workgroups, feeder pattern networks, coordinator networks, department meetings and all staff development meetings and activities.

o  Participate in funding prospecting and grant development, as needed.

Develop and sustain the Community Schools model

o  Assist in the development of the department goals and objectives consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the LAEP.

o  Co-manage grant or contract deliverables to ensure high quality implementation of LAEP services.

o  Collaborate on the execution of grant or contact reports, including executive summaries and presentations.

o  Co-Lead and oversee the development and implementation of a highly effective Community Schools program with the Assistant Director of Community Schools.

o  Primarily responsible for the implementation and management of community schools including outreach, planning, evaluation and school coordination.

o  Assist in the development and implementation of the Teaching and Learning program as it related to Community Schools model.

o  Participate and lead, as needed, in Transform Schools project workgroups, feeder pattern networks, coordinator networks, department meetings and all staff development meetings and activities.

o  Participate in the collection and input of LAEP partnership evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness of service providers and progress toward the school’s goals

o  Co-facilitate oversight of the management of program budgets, approve expenditures and requests for programmatic expenses.

o  Manage program and department documentation, including, but not limited to, academic, chronic absenteeism, suspension, and college graduation data.

o  Work with Assistant Director of Community Schools and Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning to align department-wide policies and practices and collaborate regularly to ensure whole child-focused, high quality services are provided to our partner schools and clients.

Employ data analysis:

o  Collaborate with LAEP directors and LAEP staff to implement a continuous cycle of professional growth, based on data, that is responsive to the needs of the organization and the communities we serve.

o  Create opportunities to collect and use staff input to contribute to policies and practices of LAEP.

o  Support the coordination of gathering, analysis, and dissemination of school culture and climate survey data.

o  Participate and lead, when needed, analysis interpretation and presentation of results from SCAI, SBAC, district level, school level, and other forms of data to inform next steps, interventions, and action plans of LAEP staff and the schools we serve.

o  Assist in developing data-informed decision making within LAEP and the schools/districts/communities we serve.

Facilitate professional development:

o  Co-facilitate the supervision, coaching and support of community school coordinators, parent engagement coordinators, or college and career coordinators to strengthen LAEP’s impact at the schools we serve within our 6 core elements.

o  Plan and facilitate and foster small learning communities such as; feeder pattern meetings, instructional leadership team meetings, instructional rounds, professional development, communities of practice, and network meetings.

o  Employ coaching model and Adaptive Schools strategies to support all coordinators and partners.

o  Plan and facilitate high quality professional development for LAEP staff, school staff, and other clients in a variety of different topics included in LAEP’s menu of services. 

o  Design & facilitate dynamic, sequential professional development that supports the learning and application of learning for any audience.

Implement Coaching:

o  Engage LAEP staff, school administrators, teachers, and partners in ongoing consultation and coaching that is reflective, responsive, supportive and contextual and promotes sustainable trauma-informed mindsets, systems, practices and school-community partnerships.

o  Provide individualized, cognitive coaching to support school leaders in building supportive relationships with teachers and students by implementing and sustaining trauma-informed practices that promote teacher and student success and empowerment.

o  Facilitate professional and clear communication in a timely manner to all stakeholders

Build Our Fee for Service Work:

o  Interview and hire qualified consultants for a range of coaching and professional development needs

o  Coordinate with the Transform Schools Coordinator to schedule and prepare consultants to meet the objectives outlined in each contract

o  Communicate in a timely and professional manner with all consultants and clients

o  Create contracts and proposals based on clients’ needs and LAEP fee for service schedule

o  Act as an ambassador for LAEP by networking and seeking to share the work of the LAEP in an effort to generate more fee for service opportunities

o  Collaborate with LAEP staff to design proposals for additional services when needs arise for the schools/districts/communities we serve.


o  Interview, hire, and onboard new transform schools staff members.

o  Support staff in creating goals and work plans aligned with LAEP’s organizational goals and vision.

o  Facilitate coaching conversations that supports staff’s planning, reflection, and overall professional growth

o  Monitor progress of staff towards meeting the objectives and goals of the scope of work

o  Provide documentation as required for administrative procedures, including invoices, timesheets, evaluation materials and tracking logs.

o  Conduct annual evaluations of assigned staff



o 5 years’ minimum experience in working with programs that support children’s academic success through parent engagement, family support and community/school collaboration. 

o Prefer Cognitive Coaching and/or Adaptive Schools trained

o Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

o BA required, Master’s degree preferred in a related field such as education, ethnic studies, or social work


o  Experience with project planning for supports to increase student’s academic success through parent engagement, school collaboration, and social emotional health

o  Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills

o  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

o  Demonstrated success in working with students and families of diverse backgrounds

o  Ability to quickly establish and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships, build trust in a limited time, and engage with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners around building a trauma sensitive culture

o  Ability to demonstrate effective skills in group facilitation, managing teams/groups, organizational dynamics, and consensus building.

o  Cultural awareness and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity with issues of race and equity and knowledge of racial equity and racial justice in the context of public education

o  Excellent project management skills, ability to balance multiple priorities with proven ability to anticipate challenges, solve problems and maintain a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations

o  Strong analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills

o  Knowledge and/or experience with change management as it relates to positive organizational change.

o  Experience managing budgets


o  Experience working with students of diverse abilities & backgrounds

o  Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team

o  Builds excellent rapport and relationships with colleagues and clients

o  Earns the respect of the school site staff and wider community

Physical and Mental Requirements:

o  While performing the duties of this job, the Assistant Director of Community Schools is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; and climb stairs.  

o  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

o  Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds

Licensing and Certification Requirements:  

o  Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage; 

o  Negative tuberculosis screen (required);

o  Must pass criminal background check. 

Required Documentation at Time of Application:

o  If you believe that you qualify for this position based upon education or training you have received, you will be required to provide a copy of your official transcripts or copy of diploma from the accredited college/university, and/or a copy of a certificate indicating your successful completion of any required training, before your qualifications will be evaluated.




Compensation and Benefits:

o  Position is 40 hours/week

o  SalaryDepending on Experience (DOE) plus benefits, including medical, dental, vision, retirement plan and Paid Time Off (PTO).



Level of Language Proficiency

o  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred


How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume with the subject line "Assistant Director of Community Schools" to Maya Donnelly at

Title / Level of Responsibility

Director, Deputy Director

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