Renton School District

Do you want to help create access to resources and opportunities for students who are furthest from educational justice? Are you passionate about addressing immediate and systemic barriers to create and sustain equitable outcomes? Have we got the team for you!

For over 25 years, CISR-T has been striving for equity in educational opportunities. Driven by our core values of equity, opportunity and collaboration, we work directly inside K-12 schools supporting students who have historically been furthest from educational justice.

As an organization rooted in equity, our vision is that one day success will no longer be predictable based on one’s race or socioeconomic status. For more information about CISR-T rentontukwila.ciswa.org

SUMMARY

This school-based position provides a small group mentoring experience for 7th and 8th grade students within the four middle schools in the Renton School District with a focus on career and college readiness planning to ensure a successful transition into the high school and beyond planning. The Career and College Readiness Coordinator provides opportunities for students to bond with their fellow classmates and help each other build positive peer relationships, self-confidence, and learning skills as they transition from middle to high school. The Coordinator works closely with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department.

This position is 40 hours a week, working a 185-day school year August-June.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead career and college readiness small groups at all four middle schools in partnership with CTE and Gear Up programs. Ensure that needs assessment, service delivery, data tracking, and evaluation/reporting for career and college readiness takes place.
  • Coordinate weekly group mentoring sessions for 7th & 8th grade students at all four middle schools. Coordinate with school staff to plan weekly meeting times and recruit group members. Plan meeting topics, create and prepare activities, prepare materials, and lead weekly group mentoring sessions.
  • Focus on the five core skills that are widely recognized as critical social-emotional skills: self-awareness; self-management; social awareness; relationship skills; and responsible decision-making.
  • Coordinate with CTE, Gear Up and school teams to plan and oversee the end of the year field trip to three high schools for participants.
  • Coordinate services with any RSD Washington Teacher’s Academy student placed within each middle school.
  • Coordinate data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the Career and College Readiness program in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students. Document progress and track site and student outcomes. Monitor and adjust services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.
  • Work with school administrators and staff, families, and counselors to identify students who need CIS services to provide direct services to individual students and their families to identify and eliminate barriers to their academic/school success.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years relevant experience working with marginalized populations.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with the ability to work with people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Commitment to social justice, promoting diversity and inclusion for all students.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, students, parents, community partners.
  • Resourceful – able to identify multiple solutions to presenting issues.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • B.A. in social services, counseling or related field
  • Familiarity with local community agencies and social service systems.
  • Ability to speak second language, Spanish preferred.

SALARY: $22-$27/hour starting DOE.

BENEFITS: Medical/dental with 100% employee premium paid by organization, vacation, sick, holidays and retirement plan.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter and resume to cisr@cisrenton.org – open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed upon receiving.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CISR-T is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of age, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. At CISR-T, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and utilize their strengths. We know our organization is successful due to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees. CISR-T’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected across our organization. Diversity is more than a commitment; it is the foundation of what we do.


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