UNM Medical Group

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Community School Coordinator

at UNM Medical Group

Posted: 9/4/2018
Job Reference #: 1471

Job Description

School Based Health Centers

Pay Range:
$19.62 minimum to $24.52 midpoint, hourly

Job Code:

# of Openings:

Job Code/Title: S0016 / Community School Coordinator
FLSA: Non-exempt
Grade: CN08


This is a 10 month term appointment, funded through 05/31/2019, with continuance dependent upon availability of funding.  

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNM Medical Group, Inc. is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, paid leave and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

The UNMMG School-Based Health Center (SBHC) program has partnered with Albuquerque Bernalillo County (ABC) to provide a community school coordinator at Highland High School.  This position works directly with the administration of the school, parents, students and the county to implement the community school model.  This is a term position working during the ten month school year.  We are looking for an energetic self-starter who has the ability to work independently with the youth of Albuquerque.  If this job interests you, we invite you to apply.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides for the coordination of community school efforts. Facilitates the implementation and management of the development of community school activities, events, programs and services. Is responsible for building relationships with school staff and community partners, for the purpose of engaging families and community residents, and coordinating an efficient delivery of supports to students both inside and outside of the classroom.                                                                                             

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in identifying community organizations, social services agencies, businesses, and individuals who might contribute to the development of the community school at identified sites.
  2. Contact, interview, and recruit potential partners, parents, staff and volunteers, to actively participate and work cooperatively with identified sites.
  3. Advise the principal on how to integrate partners and community members into school governance structures (i.e. School Leadership, School Safety, Truancy teams)
  4. Implement a menu of needs-driven, high-quality programs and services in adherence with the community school model, including but not limited to expanded learning and enrichment opportunities, health services, parent/family engagement, adult education, direct material assistance and interventions targeted to chronically absent students.
  5. Ensure the alignment and integration of all programming with the principal’s vision, EPSS goals and extended school-day curricula.
  6. Support the research/evaluation of the community school by coordinating the collection of data, timely submission of reports and responses as required for information.
  7. Participate in capacity-building activities including site and community-based trainings, network meetings and study visits. In collaboration with the principal, ensure the participation of other site and community stakeholders as needed or required.
  8. Perform gap analysis of needs and outreach to providers to make available relevant services.
  9. Develop and maintain an understanding of school district policies and procedures.
  10. Complies with state-approved Code of Ethics of the Education Profession and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations.
  11. Articulates and facilitates the implementation of the mission and values of the Albuquerque Public Schools.
  12. Safeguards confidentiality of privileged information.
  13. Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records and reports as required by law, state directives, district policy and administrative regulations.
  14. Shares the responsibility for the supervision and care of district inventory, proper and safe use of facilities, equipment and supplies, and reports safety hazards promptly.
  15. Maintains professional competence through individual and staff training, in-service educational activities and self-selected professional growth activities.
  16. Attends and/or conducts staff meetings and participates on committees within area of responsibility.
  17. Performs other tasks related to area of responsibilities as requested or assigned by an immediate supervisor.

Minimum Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in public affairs, education or equivalent and 4 years of experience working with families, community and schools OR: High School diploma or GED and 8 years of experience working with families, community and schools. Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to build community partnerships and maintain working relationships.
  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations, in-person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others.
  • Knowledge of word processing, database and spreadsheet software.
  • Knowledge of district policies.
  • Knowledge of the needs of youth and diverse ethnic populations.
  • Knowledge of the Albuquerque community and its resources.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).
  • NM driver’s license and ability to drive using own vehicle for home and community visits with mileage reimbursed at standard rates.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Fingerprinting, and subsequent clearance, is required.
  • Must provide proof of varicella & MMR immunity or obtain vaccinations within 90 days of employment.
  • Must obtain annual influenza vaccination.
  • If this position is assigned to a clinical area, successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-placement medical evaluation/health screen.  Required N-95 mask fitting, testing, vaccinations to include annual TST, Tdap, and Hepatitis B will be determined based on location and nature of position.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Travel from location to location may be necessary.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds in supplies which requires bending, stooping and lifting.
  • Must have the ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.

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