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Duties

JOB SUMMARY:  The Innovation and Student Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the delivery, grant reporting, and implementation of programming initiatives to improve student success as outlined in our Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants. The ISEC will oversee processes related to ESSER grant applications, periodic reporting on deliverables and outcome measures as outlined in the ESSER grants also including writing proposals and reports, collecting data, and all relevant grant required documents. The ISEC will work in close collaboration with district administrators, directors, building administrators, and staff to facilitate the successful launch and completion of ESSER grant based programs. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare and submit applications, proposals and reports for ESSER grants as needed; 
  • Submit all Amendments, quarterly expenditure reports, Monitoring tools, Expenditure Documents, Assurances, Program Evaluation, End of the Year Reports;
  • Implement and manage grant-related job postings, staff authorizations, timesheets, contractual payments, program audits, protocols, and transportation requests;
  • Remain current on protocol and requirements of each grant program and meet with related staff to interpret and implement regulations;
  • Assess, plan, and prepare programming that supports the current and future needs of the District in conjunction with the parameters and guidance set forth in the ESSER grants; 
  • Develop, implement, and seek-out competitive grants that align with and meet the needs of the District’s goals and also support future sustainability; 
  • Work with Stakeholders to sustain programming beyond the scope of the ESSER grant timeline; 
  • Coordinate with building and district leadership to train, monitor, and assist staff hired to carry out ESSER grant programs; 
  • Work with schools and administration to carry out after school and summer programming when grant funds are available; 
  • Work with, hire, and develop evaluation team to carry out program evaluation of programs;
  • Provide feedback and assist in planning professional development at the District and school levels related to Collaborative Framework initiatives; 
  • Perform all purchasing decisions including purchases, budget allocations & monitoring under the guidance of the Director of Family Engagement and Student Supports and Chief Financial Officer. 
  • Attend professional conferences and workshops to maintain current knowledge in the field
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings as appropriate; 
  • Coordinate and integrate programming with other program coordinators and directors;
  • Coordinate and integrate programming with community partners; 
  • Supervise, collaborate, and assist in carrying out programming in the essence of District, State, Federal, Best Practice protocol.

Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3 - 5 years previous professional work experience as a grant writer in education or nonprofit organizations with multiple constituencies preferred
  • Five years of experience coordinating K-12 instructional or recreational programs
  • Thorough understanding of local, state, federal, and ESSER I-III grant funding including all policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Web Application Security System (IWAS) and Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA)
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are required

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Skillset to lead and drive change, including influencing and inspiring others through relationship building
  • Ability to learn quickly, to pivot when needed, and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Considerable knowledge of data management policies and procedures
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively write clear, detailed directions to assist other users with applications
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to effectively communicate with licensed and non-licensed staff at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure while maintaining strong attention to details and deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism in interactions with staff, the public, and parents/guardians 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to evaluate, set priorities, and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, or related grant software systems and programs 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to evaluate, set priorities, and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on projects within a team environment 
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure while maintaining strong attention to details and deadlines
  • Reliable transportation to travel between District buildings when required

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 Months; Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated by Director of Family Engagement and Student Supports in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning

START DATE: ASAP

NOTE: This position is not a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://usd116.tedk12.com/hire/viewjob.aspx?jobid=1212

Email Address

lsimmons@usd116.org

Job Posting Date

4/29/2021

Start Date

5/17/2021