NEW Job Opening

Title:               Partnership and Communications Director

Reports to:      Executive Director

Department:   Administrative Office of Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County

Classification: Exempt

Status:             Full-time

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Partnership and Communications Director is a key member of the administrative team that supports Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County, Inc. This position is responsible for providing strategic direction in the area of partnership development, resource development, and communications and marketing.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • A proven track record in marketing, communications, volunteer recruitment and management and/or resource development
  • A self-starter and results-driven professional with exceptional organizational and planning skills, juggling many priorities, yet knowing how to effectively partners with individuals, businesses and organizations to increase participation in CIS programs and organization revenues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, graphic/web development
  • Passion for education and the power it provides to students, particularly those at risk of school failure

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Partnership/Resource Development

 

  • Leads a full-spectrum private sector fund development program adequate to meet the organization’s financial needs and facilitate growth
  • Identifies, develops, implements and tracks strategies to deepen partnerships, grow volunteer participation, sponsorship and grant revenues, and in-kind donations
  • Fosters relationships with new and existing volunteers, sponsors and partners
  • Works with representatives from the business, civic, and community to obtain participation in and financial support for programs
  • Secures grants and individual donations

 

Communication & Marketing

  • Recommends strategies for utilizing on-line marketing to the CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County Board and Executive Director to help achieve campaign and program goals
  • Analyzes and evaluates success of marketing initiatives and makes recommendations for improvements to the Executive Director
  • Oversees Annual Campaign and Special Events materials and production process
  • Develops press releases and regularly updates website
  • Design and produce content for fundraising materials and program materials

 

Event Management

  • Develops an event schedule and budget for all special events, in collaboration with the Board Resource Development Committee
  • Coordinates all special events conducted by CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work environment        Office, school sites, community

Lifting Requirement     25 pounds

Travel Requirements   Minimum travel

Valid driver’s license

Transportation

Auto insurance

Pass various background checks

 

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

OTHER POSITION INFORMATION

Budgetary Responsibility:

Direct Budget – No

Indirect Budget – Yes

 

Major System (MIS) or Process Responsibility

MS Office

Graphic Program (as determined)

 

Mandated Reporter:

As a staff member of Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County, Inc., you are a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect as outlined in the employee handbook. Failure to properly report to the appropriate child welfare authority and your supervisor can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination. See Mandated Reporter Policy in the Employee Personnel Manual for specific details.

 

The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change without prior notice.

 

To submit an application:

Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and 3 professional references to nhinten@ciswichita.org by September 1, 2015.

 

Applicants will be required to pass state and NSOPR background checks prior to hiring. Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Opening

Part-Time Check & Connect Mentor Job Posting                                                                       

Description: Part-time, non-exempt, NOT benefits eligible

Hours: 10, 15 or 20 hours a week at the school site during school hours

JOB SUMMARY:

Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County’s (CIS) Check & Connect program is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school, improve attendance and foster school completion. The mentor is responsible for providing personalized interventions under the supervision of the Mentor Team Lead for a caseload of Pre-K – 3rd grade students and their families to meet student needs.

Essential/Primary skills needed and Job Functions:

  • Willingness and ability to work with Pre-K through 3rd graders and their families to build relationships and develop goals to improve attendance and increase student/family engagement at the school.
  • Willingness to work with parents/guardians of caseload students, including home visitation.
  • Ability to motivate students to participate at school by personalizing interventions and targeting strategies to meet student need.
  • Ability to assist students and families to set personal and educational goals-both immediate and future-oriented.
  • Ability to help students and families solve and successfully meet the everyday demands of the school environment.
  • Ability to work with the team at the school to provide needed supports to the student and family.

 

Education, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Some knowledge of community resources is preferred.
  • Requires confidentiality, a strong work ethic, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to navigate on-line data management systems with appropriate training.
  • Reliable, on-time and regular attendance required.
  • Reliable form of transportation and insurance required.

 

College students are encouraged to apply.

2 year commitment required.

Must pass all required background checks including Motor Vehicle Report.

 

Compensation: $10.00 per hour

 

Position closes at 3pm on July 23, 2015

Submit a resume, a letter of interest, and 3 references including contact information via e-mail to:

Karen Blucher, kblucher@ciswichita.org

Job Posting

Check & Connect Mentor Team Lead Description: Full-time, Benefits eligible, exempt classification

JOB SUMMARY:

Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County’s (CIS) Check & Connect program is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school, improve attendance and foster school completion. The Mentor Team Lead is responsible for providing personalized interventions for a caseload of Pre-K – 3rd grade students and their families to meet student needs in addition to leading the mentor team at the school site.

Essential/Primary skills needed and Job Functions:

  •   Previous experience coordinating services to students and families.
  •   Previous experience working with families in their homes.
  •   Ability to build relationships as part of an effective mentoring approach.
  •   Ability to motivate students to participate at school by personalizing interventions and targeting strategies to meet student need.
  •   Knowledge of existing resources and the ability to make referrals to the appropriate school and community based professionals or services.
  •   Ability to assist students and families to set personal educational goals-both immediate and future-oriented.
  •   Ability to help students and families solve and successfully meet the everyday demands of the school

    environment.

  •   Ability to apply the concept of Persistence-Plus to support students and families by providing a sense of

    optimism and hopefulness for the student’s school performance.

  •   Strong ability to recruit and retain mentors that work with students and families.
  •   Strong ability to supervise, lead and coach Check & Connect mentors in working with students and families to improve outcomes.

    Education, Knowledge and Skills:

  •   Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, or related field.
  •   Supervision experience highly desirable.
  •   Knowledge of the community and resources.
  •   Requires confidentiality, a strong work ethic, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •   Experience with, and ability to navigate on-line data management systems.

    Position closes at 3pm on May 29, 2015

    Interviews will be scheduled between June 1 and June 12, 2015

    Submit a resume and letter of interest including contact information via e-mail to: Karen Blucher, kblucher@ciswichita.org

Looking for a New Team Member to Serve as our VISTA

Partnership Development Coordinator! 

 

WSU VISTA Fellow – CIS Partnership Development Coordinator    
Member Duties : The Communities in Schools (CIS) Partnership Development Coordinator will assist in breaking the cycle of poverty for students served by building the capacity of CIS through partnership/fund development, outreach and volunteer management. The VISTA will develop and contact a prospect list of businesses and individuals that will be targeted for CIS’s 25th anniversary campaign. Develop 25th anniversary campaign material and a strategy to spread information.

 

Some helpful information for applicants:

 

How do I apply? Go to the link below and click “Apply Now!”

 

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=59874&fromSearch=true

 

Pay? Living Allowance, Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Mileage Reimbursement for Service Travel, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage.

 

Experience? VISTAs will receive work/volunteer experience that will be unmatched.  They will be a part of a team developing foundational practices for an organization that has the ability to impact the entire city of Wichita and surrounding area.

 

Need more information? Call Karen Blucher at 316-973-5167

Wichita Schools Help Support CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County

Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County is pleased to announce the continued support from the Wichita Area School District.  The Wichita Area School District will be providing funds to allow Communities in Schools Wichita/Sedgwick County to continue to provide support to students in this area.

 

Having served and supported students in this area for over 24 years, we currently serve over 13,760 students at 23 schools throughout Wichita and Sedgwick County.  Our focus is to surround students with a community of support by addressing both the academic and nonacademic needs of students in danger of dropping out.

 

Much of the work and contact with students at one of our schools is through our Site Coordinators.  These Site Coordinators work with each school’s administration to further the mission of CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County in supporting the students.

 

The funding assistance from the School District will enable CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County to continue to supply the specific attention and support to students in the Wichita and Sedgwick County area.  We are dedicated solely to working towards the success of students in the Wichita and Sedgwick County area.

 

HUGE thank you to Wichita, Derby and Haysville schools for continuing to support your beloved CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County!

Break 4 Kids

Spring Break is around the corner and, for most of us, this is a time when we can think about fun vacations, catching up on household tasks or just relaxing. Unfortunately, for many of the children that we serve, this is an unwelcome break from school, primarily because they will NOT have access to two meals a day. Even though the economy has begun to show resurgence, there is still a need for food assistance programs targeting children and families. And, food insecurity, or the lack of consistent access to adequate food, is of particular concern during extended breaks from the school breakfast and lunch programs.

Once again, Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. is launching a Break 4 Kids Food Drive. This year, our goal is to provide a week’s worth of food for our families. But in order to do this, we need your help!

To participate in this event, you may pledge to fill a box(es) with the following items:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION# OF UNITS PER BOX
18 oz. Creamy Peanut Butter1
18 oz. Grape Jelly1
26 oz. Spaghetti Sauce Traditional1
16 oz. Spaghetti1
16 oz. Pork and Bean2
7.25 oz. Macaroni and Cheese3
Hamburger Helper1
Tuna Helper1
6 oz. Canned Tuna2
Canned Chili1
16 oz. Canned Fruit Cocktail Lite Syrup2
7.5 oz. Corn Muffin Mix2
15 oz. Whole Kernel Corn2
15 oz. Short Cut Green Beans2
15 oz. Spaghetti O's2
Cereal (Low in Sugar)1

Contact Daytha Rueger at 973-5178 or drueger@CISWichita.org by March 2nd to make a pledge (Suggested pledge $50 per box)

Boxes need to be dropped off by March 9th at

Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County Inc.

412 S. Main, Ste 212, Wichita, KS 67202

(Call ahead for drop off times)

Thank you for helping make this effort a success!

Save the Date STAR Luncheon

The 2015 STAR Luncheon “Dream Big is scheduled for

April 28, 2015
Mid-America All-Indian Center
650 N. Seneca, Wichita, Ks 67203

Lunch Buffet at 11:30 a.m. – Program begins at Noon

The STAR (Student Triumph Awards Recognition) Luncheon provides an opportunity for the community to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. students. Each year, we honor students from each CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. school who have made significant progress in the areas of academics, behavior, and attendance, and we honor a family who has overcome great obstacles for their children to achieve success.  In addition, one school receives an award for their community service activities. Our guests include business and community leaders, superintendents and school officials from Wichita, Valley Center, Haysville and Derby.

 

Contact Executive Director, Nancy Hinten of Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. for further information at 973-5111.

2015 Rock the Keys Thanks YOU

2015 Rock the Keys Sponsors

As we near our 2015 Rock the Keys Annual Fundraising Event we wanted to give a big THANK YOU to our 2015 RTK Sponsors, shown above. We have a big night of FUN planned for you and are so happy you have chosen to be a part of our special night! Thank you to our Sponsors, Hosts, Board Members, Staff, Volunteers and Event Committee for making this night possible.

HOSTS

Tim and Brooke Aziere

Neil and Sharon Carlson

Tom Carson

Mark and Susan Douglass

Phil and Judy Frick

John and Barbara Fuller

Dale and Suzanne Graham

Michael and Freda Haynes

Mel and Susan Hussey

Barry and Carol Linnens

David and Terri Moses

Chris and Renee Reed

Greg and Barb Scafe

Wayne and Julie Toman

Pat and Susan Walston

Lori Wenrich

THANK YOU 

ABODE VENUE

BUTTER BEER & BACON

TRUFFLES CATERING

FLYIN’ MONKEY PHOTOBOOTH

NEW BLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY

HOWL AT THE MOON HOWL 2 GO

KISMET PRODUCTIONS

RON ALLEN AUCTIONS

SHAY CHIC EVENTS & DESIGNS

We are running out of tickets! Call 316-973-5110 to get yours or grab them HERE

Annual Fundraiser Rock the Keys Coming SOON!

The biggest night of the year is coming, you will not want to miss out!

RTK logo

January 24, 2015

Venue at Abode

6:30 pm Dinner & Silent Auction

8:00 pm Dueling Pianos & Live Auction

Rock the Keys benefits a great cause, students in our community. We know you will want to be a part of it, because helping students is important. Join 300+ guests, including men and women of all ages, for this year’s festivities.

Event Features

Dinner • Dessert • Live Auction • Silent Auction

Dueling Pianos • Cocktails • Wine Pull

Dueling Pianos

Write it down or just yell it out! Whether it’s a song request or some good old fashioned heckling, the event thrives on crowd participation. Requests are made through tips and song requests may be given priority with a larger denomination tip.

Call today to get your tickets or follow the link below….you won’t want to miss out!  316.973.5110

Get Your Tickets HERE