CAREERS

Communities In Schools of Nevada is always looking for talented individuals that want to contribute and make a difference in our community.

Communities In Schools of Nevada works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. We measure our success by the results we are able to achieve for the young people we serve. We carefully evaluate all aspects of our programs, and use that information to constantly improve. For every one of our success stories, there are dozens of young people who need the help that Communities In Schools provides.


CURRENT OPENINGS:

Chief Executive Officer, (Las Vegas, NV)

Company Overview

Communities In Schools (“CIS”) is the most effective drop-out prevention program in the nation. In 26 states, CIS helps students in elementary, middle school, and high school stay in school and achieve academically. At the core of CIS, caring adults work hand-in-hand with educators, policy makers, school staff, parents, and business partners to ensure young people have the tools they need to stay in school, graduate, and achieve their highest potential.

In Nevada, approximately 1 in 5 children under the age of 18 live in poverty. This means approximately 100,000 children in Nevada are shouldering more than they should have to. Communities In Schools of Nevada (“CISN”) currently serves 67,000 students at 63 sites in Clark County, Washoe, and Elko School Districts.  CISN is a single non-profit, with three dependent affiliates serving the state of Nevada. We have over 100 employees and an annual budget of nearly $5 million.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) not only has oversight of the staff at the CISN state office, but also manages the Executive Directors of each affiliate, with input from the respective affiliate Advisory Committees.

The Board of Directors is looking for a CEO who is passionate and innovative about serving the needs of Nevada’s school students through creating communities of partnership. The CEO of CISN must be a big-picture thinker with the ability to stay true to the Communities In Schools mission while adapting to a changing political, educational, and economic landscape. This leader should also possess a unique understanding of working in and with both rural and urban communities and the differences between these environments.

A key responsibility of the new CEO will be to articulate and lead a fiscally responsible strategy for effectively integrating all functions of the organization. The CEO will also chart and execute a plan for growth. S/he must also possess the leadership skills to inspire staff, and the management skills to drive results of the entire 100+ person team throughout Nevada.

The Opportunity

The core responsibilities of the CEO of Communities In Schools of Nevada are listed below:

Leadership

  • Direct the visioning and strategic planning process in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Executive team (consisting of the CEO’s direct reports).
  • Lead the Executive Staff to create and execute against the annual operations plan which drives the organization’s activities.
  • Build a close and collaborative relationship with the Board of Directors. Provide them
    appropriate, timely information regarding performance outcomes and key factors affecting the organization.
  • Build and maintain effective and supportive relationships with superintendents in the counties served by the CISN affiliates.
  • Stay current on the needs of affiliates; keep them apprised of issues on the state and national level, and encourage a collaborative relationship with the state office.
  • Serve as the lead on all affiliate start-ups (replication projects) to develop initial community input and buy-in. Provide training as needed.
  • Coordinate and lead relationships with the Communities In Schools national office and other state offices; take on initiatives that will benefit CISN and/or affiliates or as a service to the Communities In Schools network.
  • Lead the organization’s work with the state and local governments and build strong relationships with the Legislature, the Governor’s office, and the Department of Education.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the founding, history, major accomplishments, and challenges of Communities In Schools (national, state and affiliates) and the key leaders and funders who have had a significant impact on CISN. Stay current on research relevant to dropout prevention.

Communications

  • Work with marketing and development teams to ensure that all communications have a unified message and appearance, and are being directed to the most appropriate audiences for maximum impact.
  • Position CISN for maximum visibility through personal appearances and the media.
  • Act as the face and voice of CISN and the state’s lead advocate for children at risk of dropping out of school.

Talent/Staff Management

  • Attract, retain, and develop high quality and diverse talent to the CISN organization.
  • Set the tone in creating a healthy, supportive, and high performing work environment.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total mission of the organization.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and mentor the direct reports of this position. Hire and evaluate performance of staff members as needed, and oversee organizational effectiveness for the organization.

Program Development and Administration

  • Provide leadership in developing programmatic, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
  • Articulate a clear vision of what the organization can and cannot do and hold true to the organization’s strategic direction.

Resource Development

  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a multi-year resource development plan that focuses on diversified resources; support board members in fundraising activities; provide strategies for securing potential funding.
  • Participate in grant procurement, capital campaigns, individual donor, planned giving, corporate sponsorship, and special events.
  • Coordinate with the development team to create a diversified fundraising strategy with clear goals, plans, responsibilities, and deadlines; maintain a portfolio of top current funders/donors and prospects.
  • Ability to internally and externally report the financial status of the organization to avoid crisis situations and build trust.

Budget and Financial Management

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the organization’s finances, reporting requirements, programs, and operations with a solid understanding of how to build a strong financial platform for the organization.
  • In coordination with the Director of Finance, develop and monitor the organization’s budget and ensure that all records and documents comply with federal, state and local regulations; evaluate the organization’s policies and procedures on a regular basis; ensure the organization has the best technology it can afford, and the resources required to protect data and increase efficiencies.
  • Ensure that funds are being spent in the most efficient way possible to reach maximum effectiveness.

 

Candidate Qualifications and Experience

Experience:    Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience at an executive level in a complex nonprofit or for-profit organization. Leadership experience with a statewide or national organization or an organization similar to CISN is preferred.

Education:      Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.

Core Capabilities

  • A servitude leader experienced in creating and leading organizations built on trust, flexibility, clear goals, and expectations.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions when necessary.
  • Ability to communicate and deliver messages clearly: attracts and inspires others through verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills: ability to leverage external relationships and partnerships to achieve win-win outcomes.
  • Strong self-confidence, integrity, intellect, and perseverance that inspires trust and confidence of all stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills with the ability to listen, engage, inspire, educate, and move people to action as a public speaker and in meetings.
  • Ability to develop sound strategies with tactical implementation skills.

Essential Skills

  • A proven history of working effectively with legislators, government officials, education leaders, and/or corporate leaders.
  • Track record of raising significant contributions for nonprofits, or raising capital in the for-profit sector with an understanding of how to cultivate prospects, make “the  ask”, and steward existing donors.
  • Knowledge of state and national educational policies and/or the Communities In Schools model is desired.
  • Exceptional planning skills with a results and action-oriented record of achievement. Able to set goals, meet deadlines, and evaluate results.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills to determine priorities of the organization.
  • Politically savvy with the ability to be a nonpartisan advocate and collaborate with other leaders and organizations with  common  goals.
  • Willingness to travel in Nevada and out of state when necessary.

 

SEARCH CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Consult HR Partners, LLC:

Jennifer Martinez, CEO, at 702.358.3603 or jennifermartinez@consulthrpartners.com, or

Samantha Garrett, HR Consultant, at 702.518.6863 or samanthagarrett@consulthrpartners.com

Resumes should be emailed to: Talent@ConsultHRPartners.com


 

COMPREHENSIVE SITE COORDINATOR I (Las Vegas, NV)

If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@cisnevada.org.

General Duties 

Responsible for leading or co-leading a school site team in the implementation of the CIS Model at a comprehensive CIS of Nevada site. Serve as a liaison between the CIS of Nevada comprehensive site school leadership team and the CIS of Nevada office. Responsible for developing, planning, implementing and supervising the tasks associated with the annual School Site Support Plan to include Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 services. Work closely with school staff, parents/families, community agencies and students to assure coordination of the community’s services for the benefit of the students and their families. Perform any and all reasonable and work-related duties assigned by CIS of Nevada Leadership.

Campus Planning

  • Assess the current campus needs with administration, teachers, school staff, parents/guardians and students, and coordinate community resources where possible to provide the needed services.
  • Evaluate special campus/student problems and coordinate resources to meet the needs.
  • Plan and implement special events and guest speakers for students with pre-approved programs when part of the CIS School Site Services Plan or CIS Academy class.
  • Plan parental involvement activities and engage parents when part of the CIS School Site Services Plan or CIS Academy class.
  • Assist CIS of Nevada Leadership in collaborating with community agencies and fostering new community resources.
  • Collaborate with school staff to provide or broker appropriate services to address attendance, behavioral, course performance, and physical or social services for students in need and ensure compliance with school district policies and procedures.

Case Management

  • Recruit students and enroll in Tier 2 and Tier 3 integrated student support services with consent of Parent/Guardian through a signed Parent/Guardian Consent Form.
  • Coordinate and complete an individual Student Support Plan for all Tier 2 and Tier 3 case managed students.
  • Supervise attendance, behavior, and/or course performance goals for each student.
  • Complete all forms and documentation according to program guidelines and timelines.
  • Provide and document all services per program requirements.
  • Keep all documentation current, which is within 30 calendar days of the service delivery.
  • Access and coordinate community health and human service agencies for services delivered for the benefit of CIS of Nevada students and their families.
  • Enroll students for Tier 2 and Tier 3 integrated student support services sufficient to meet required program caseload requirements as set by CIS National TQS and CIS of Nevada guidelines.

Documentation and Reporting

  • Complete case management documentation in the required format, within established timelines.
  • Complete monthly reports in the required format, within required timelines.
  • Complete required correspondence and communication, including telephone and e-mail.
  • Respond to and complete special reports as required by CIS of Nevada Leadership.
  • Report to CIS of Nevada Leadership issues affecting school relationships and emergency information.

Data Entry

  • Complete registration of all new students in the data entry system as required.
  • Enter service data for all CIS of Nevada students in the data entry system, within 30 days of the service delivery.
  • Proactively report all problems with the data entry system to the CIS of Nevada Data Director, immediately.
  • Enter all progress data quarterly and end of year data as required.

School Relations

  • Promote cooperation between school faculty, administration and the CIS of Nevada team, whenever possible.
  • Collaborate with school staff in order to integrate the CIS of Nevada Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 services, and keep informed about pertinent activities occurring at the school and in the community.
  • Provide desired feedback to the school and agency personnel.
  • Network with school staff to create and maintain positive image of the CIS of Nevada.
  • Communicate regularly with the school administration and staff.

Meetings, Training, and Professional Development

  • Attend all CIS of Nevada Site Coordinator meetings.
  • Participate in CIS of Nevada personal and professional development trainings.
  • Complete SCLP certification through CIS University within required timeline.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the health and human services (or a closely related) field. Experience working with at-risk youth and case management preferred. Strong interpersonal, written and communications skills, along with computer and data base skills. Bilingual in Spanish and English desirable.


 Marketing Manager (Las Vegas, NV)

If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@cisnevada.org.

CORE FUNCTIONS:

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Coordination of Events & Community Engagement Programs
  • Resource Development Support

 MARKETING DUTIES:

Responsible for managing all aspects of Communities in Schools of Nevada’s (CISN’s) marketing that achieves the goals outlined in the organization’s strategic plan. Marketing includes, but is not limited to, managing marketing campaigns, Internet and mobile marketing, database marketing, event marketing, brand awareness, advertising and public relations.

  • Oversees all Marketing and Communication functions
  • Develops and executes CISN Strategic Marketing Plan for the organization
  • Manages contractors and agency relationships such as PR or design/advertising agencies on a day-to-day basis, to include delivering content for social media posts and campaigns
  • Manages and updates CISN’s website and works with contractor for changes as needed
  • Evaluates and analyzes marketing data, trends, competitor and partner data to implement appropriate strategy changes as needed and approved
  • Manages the development and production of all communication collateral – newsletters, brochures, invitations, videos, photographs, and multi-media productions
  • Coordinates and collaborates with Western, Northeastern and Southern Nevada Executive Directors to ensure that CISN meets their respective marketing needs; such as collateral, presentations, design work, email marketing including ensuring factual content of collateral is accurate
  • Prepares marketing and public relations reports, in conjunction with appropriate contractors, for board reports and annual report
  • Directly responsible for the coordination and implementation of national Communities In Schools Marketing related changes and initiatives.
  • Liaisons with the National Communities In Schools marketing and public relations staff including the local coordination of national campaigns and activities
  • Liaisons with the state board’s Marketing Committee and Public Relations Committee chairs and members and participate in meetings as required

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT / EVENT COORDINATION:

  • Works with CISN Resource Development Director on all State, Northeastern, and Western Nevada office fundraisers and events. Coordinates logistics for events to include; venue, F & B, vendors, entertainment, donations, master timelines, media partners, and other duties as needed
  • Supports CISN Resource Development Director in the implementation of the development plan as needed. Assists with donor thank you’s and creative ways to show donor support
  • Assists with the implementation and management of The Community group to include planning and executing membership events

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years marketing experience with a traditional marketing background in communication, advertising, or marketing program development
  • Must have understanding and experience with website management, InDesign, Constant Contact (or similar) and all social media platforms
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must have excellent writing skills
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills with diplomacy and tact
  • Must be able to work independently and deliver results
  • Must have experience managing consultants, agencies, or staff

REPORTS TO:

CIS of Nevada Resource and Development Director