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Job Title: Community Education, Community School Coordinator-Hall and Requisition ID number: 50222

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 06/28/2017

Organizational Unit: Community Education (10000017)

Site: Davis Center (0001)

FTE: 1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: ESP(28)

Functional Area: Paraprofessional

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


Community Education, Community School Coordinator-Hall


Under general supervision, develops and administers MPS Community Education (MCE) Programs to meet the education, recreation and social needs of the community; develops programs according to market trends, community issues, defined needs and available resources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Administers and coordinates a variety of MCE support programs, classes, student services, community services, workshops, training programs, adult and youth programs, and after-school programs at both at Hall schools in support of MPS community education goals; performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Participate in Team, and Department Meetings, working effectively with other CE staff to develop and support the CE goals.
  • Research and develop new partnerships to deliver programming to underserved populations.
  • Research and develop innovative programs at offsite locations in partnership with Northside Achievement Zone.
  • Manages daily program operations; evaluates and analyzes program issues, and recommends and implements solutions.
  • Evaluates programs and develops recommendations for changes and improvements; interviews students and instructors, and evaluates opinions and recommendations to improve quality.
  • Coordinates specialized educational support and services programs, including coordinating program functions, and managing data and reporting systems; assists with budgets, program evaluation, contracts, transportation, customer services and compliance with quality and safety standards.
  • Assists in managing program staff and operations; trains staff, and prioritizes and assigns projects; provides counseling and guidance on professional responsibilities and technical skills.
  • Assesses community needs and interests to determine the programming needs in the community, recruiting and facilitating an advisory council, attending community meetings and networking groups, and conducting community surveys and evaluations.
  • Develop creative and innovative classes and activities to offer a high quality youth and or adult program,
  • Provides high quality customer service, financial and office management, data tracking and analysis.
  • Creatively promotes and markets programs, develops promotional media, flyers, e-marketing, and public service announcements; participates in community outreach programs and promotes MCE.
  • Assists in administrative functions, including budgets, revenue and expenses, payroll, and financial reports; requisitions supplies and equipment; coordinates ongoing inventories, and maintains records.
  • Manages and organizes the use of facilities for programs at Hall school, events, activities and community groups.
  • Promotes lifelong learning and participation in community programs to enhance the quality of life.
  • Maintains behavior standards throughout the MCE programs and resolves special cases as needed.
  • Completes and coordinates special projects and research assignments.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, Youth Development, Public Administration or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Education and other governing agencies.
  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including budgets, accounting, purchasing, customer service and employee supervision.
  • Local community resources, regional community services programs, and regional training programs.
  • Personal computers utilizing standard software, and specialized MPS and state agency software applications and procedures.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Safety rules and regulations.
  • Spanish proficiency preferred.

Skill in:

  • Understanding and applying CEP program standards and procedures, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations, and MPS policies and procedures.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Administering educational and afterschool support programs.
  • Identifying problems and opportunities, and developing solutions.
  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of assigned staff.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Providing effective customer service, and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, clients and community agencies.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License is required.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.


  • Bargaining Unit: Educational Support Specialists
  • Grade:
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Job Group: Community Education Administration


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 06/28/2017 | Community Education (10000017) | Davis Center (0001) | Paraprofessional

About Minneapolis Public Schools

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district and school efforts, theoretically, should complement each other. District offices set parameters, facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among schools, help evaluate progress, and give constructive feedback to both the schools and the Board. Schools have freedom (within approved decision-making parameters) to design site plans. Although what site-based decision making looks like at each school may vary, schools typically have a team of representatives from all areas to serve as a "site council," "education council" or "shared leadership team." This will include principals, parents, students, teachers, specialist teachers, clerical, other building staff, business partners, and the community/neighborhood. The councils meet monthly to make decisions and discuss long-range program goals for the school. Parents who are not on the council may attend and if they would like to have a subject discussed, may submit agenda items and talk to a member. Under the site-based decision making philosophy, these councils are to examine everything that might be standing in the way of student achievement-be it grade levels, student groupings, materials, or school policies and practice-and recommend keeping what is working and changing what is not.

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