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Updated: 8/26/2014 3:55 pm
The Washoe County School District is searching for an Education Alliance Collaborative Coordinator.


Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for coordinating, marketing, evaluating and maintaining program information for the Education Alliance. Applies district knowledge and high-level decision-making skills. Facilitates written agreements between site principals and business/community partners, along with representing the school district and Education Alliance at public, school, and community functions. A high level of autonomy and visibility within the school district and community at large is expected, which provides opportunities for business/community representatives and educators to communicate. Additional responsibilities include participation on committees and in special events, conferences, and projects that may involve the entire staff of the Education Alliance.

Implements, maintains and evaluates components of the Education Alliance through the following activities and responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Executive Director to increase support for the Education Alliance through research, cultivation, communication, and stewardship of potential and existing partners of EA programs, such as Partners in Education, Run for Education, Principal for a Day, and others.Forms positive and effective relationships with business and community organizations. Maintains professional and responsive interactions with the Education Alliance Board of Directors and WCSD leadership.
  • Coordinates teams of volunteers from business and community entities to support EA programs, such as Partners in Education, Run for Education, Principal for a Day, and others.
  • Meets with school principals and community members to assess needs and abilities in order to maximize the benefits of a partnership. Serves as a liaison and facilitating communication between potential partners and school principals; Is as a strong leader and motivator to facilitate cooperative school and community partnerships, by working with principals as they articulate needs within their schools, giving them ideas and guidance on how to secure and maximize partnerships with business/community. As well, share examples of good partner relationships between schools and business/organizations at civic organization activities/events, and District events/activities, and other opportunities within our community.Schedules and coordinates marketing activities to increase partnership involvement; Recruits and coordinates volunteer efforts between partners which may include a training component; and Oversees special projects such as partner recognition events.
  • Makes effective presentations to local businesses and community organizations, as well as communicating effectively about programs to various organizations, the Board of Directors, and district administrative groups.
  • Coordinates cadres of stakeholders in moving Education Alliance special projects and initiatives forward that align with WCSD priorities.
  • Provides professional development to school partners and principals to enhance and build upon relationships and support for WCSD schools.
  • Develops and implements effective verbal, written, and electronic communications to share information about the Education Alliance initiatives.
  • Maintains and provides follow-up on all administrative and record keeping duties, along with providing reports when necessary for school district personnel, grant proposals, and community organizations that share collaborative projects.
Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

1. Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on education, business administration, Communication, Marketing or Management;


2. Experience: Five (5) years of related work experience in a business or education setting or related field. Supervisory/management experience.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of business; principles of effective program management; Word, Excel, Email, and Internet/Social Media, supervision and administration, and school and district organizational structure and functioning.
Exceptionally strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated creativity flexibility and comfort in working with the community; knowledge of effective team building strategies and techniques; ability to compose clear, complete and concise correspondence and communication independently using correct grammar, syntax, punctuation and spelling; ability to effectively communicate orally in large and small group settings; knowledge of and ability to use word processing, database, and spreadsheet software programs to develop and produce correspondence, reports, publication, media releases, presentations and projects.
Skill at: Planning, organizing and coordinating activities; supervising, training, and evaluating staff and volunteers; presenting ideas clearly and concisely in verbal and written form; public speaking, establishing effective working relationships with all individuals and groups contacted; participating in and effectively conducting meetings; analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action; organizing events and materials; making logistical arrangements for special projects; preparing press releases; delegating responsibilities; problem solving; operating Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email, and the Internet, including updating websites and driving social media; and maintaining accurate records.

Licenses/Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Nevada driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the District.

Special Considerations: Must be willing and able to work variable job schedules, including weekends and evenings.

For more information, or to apply online, click here.
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