Manager, Partnerships and Community Engagement The Manager of Partnerships and Community Relations focuses on improving communication relationships between students, parents, community and civic organizations while increasing the number of opportunities for services to be provided to our constituents. The incumbent shall provide information on services available to eligible students and families; conveying information regarding school and/or district activities and procedures; and referring families to other agencies. Incumbents in this classi?cation provide direct academic support to students and teachers through community partnerships, which directly support learning and seek ?nancial support for educational and recreational opportunities that bene?t our students and families.This includes tracking and securing ?nancial gifts in support of the strategic vision of KCPS; to accomplish this, the incumbent must proactively seek and manage grant opportunities as well as assist in the identi?cation of prospective philanthropic partners across the region and country. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Leads the overall strategic and operational planning of KCPS by increasing partnerships that sponsor educational opportunities which bene?t district students, parents and employees.
Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with community agencies and organizations.
Assists students, sta?, teachers, parents and community members for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by parents or teachers.
Communicates with parents, school personnel, and philanthropic partners on behalf of the Partners in Education program for the purpose of ensuring that ongoing partnerships between KCPS and the community groups.
Confers with teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agencies for the purpose of assisting in the evaluation of the partners program and its impact on student achievement. Coordinates with community leaders and organizations for the purpose of building resources and expanding program capacity.
Maintains a data base of parent and community contacts and volunteers for the purpose of developing ongoing communication and ad hoc committees.
Works closely with the Education Fund (a nonpro?t supporting KCPS Teachers) to provide resource development including fund raising events, corporate solicitation, grant writing, and other development functions and opportunities that will support the goals of KCPS
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
B.A./B.S. in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Education, or a related field from an accredited institution.
Considerable knowledge of KCPS policies, procedures and standards regarding education.
Considerable knowledge of outside agencies offering support and assistance to volunteerism and philanthropic support.
Considerable knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
Masters’ Degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Education, or a related field
Minimum of two (2) years of experience directly relating to the above mentioned areas.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Length of Work Year: 12 months
Benefits: Health and Dental Insurance are provided.
KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9.0% contribution effective 1/1/16 is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.