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School Culture Coordinator Guidance

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Chicago Public Schools

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Description   As a vital part of CPS\u2019s overall goal of reducingviolence against school-aged children in Chicago, the School Culture Coordinatorwill play a critical role within schools, spearheading the implementation,oversight and assessment of a holistic culture transformation. The School Culture Coordinator will work in close collaboration with key school andcommunity stakeholders to integrate new culture programs, trainings andresources that focus on leadership and staff development, an enhanceddiscipline and behavior framework, student socio-emotional support, conflictresolution, and attendance improvement. Pivotal to the success of theseinitiatives will be a rigid performance management structure to assess theimpact of the various programs against set goals. The School CultureCoordinator will also work closely with their school\u2019s Principal, Chief AreaOfficer and Project Manager, and the Central Office Safety and Security team toensure culture programs and resources are meeting expectations and that outcomesare consistently tracked. The overarching goals of the initiative will be todemonstrate a decrease in behavioral incidents, an increase in student attendanceand improved academic achievement in the school by creating a safe, stable,supportive environment in which students can excel.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   LEADERSHIP \u00b7          Work closely with respective high school principals,the Safety and Security team, Performance Management staff, and Area Office tooversee and assess programs dedicated to creating a calm school environment \u00b7          Develop strong relationships with administration,teachers, staff and community to generate a collective and comprehensivecommitment to the Culture of Calm initiative         BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE \u00b7          Develop and manage a clear and consistent behaviorand discipline framework, establish a clearly defined role for every adult inthe school, and ensure faithful compliance and enforcement among all staff o    Drive conversations with staff and administrationaimed at achieving grassroots support and individual ownership o    Generate consensus about core culture values, rulesand consequences and publicize them throughout the school (Non-Negotiables) o    Establish and lead a culture committee comprised ofteachers, administrators, and students with the goal of promoting Culture ofCalm at the grassroots level \u00b7          Ensure every student feels a strong sense ofconnectedness to and advocacy from adults in the school building o    Establish school-wide ownership of each student havinga \u201cgo to\u201d adult in the building \u00b7          Align behavior and discipline programs with the school\u2019sculture values and ensure they have a restorative approach. Elements to addressinclude, but will not be limited to: o    1) Incident referral process; 2) Passing period, lunchand dismissal monitoring; 3) In-school suspension curriculum; 4) Studentre-entry into school; 5) Suspension alternatives; 6) Security guard bestpractices   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT \u00b7          Oversee internal and third-party professionaldevelopment training, tying specific needs to specific staff areas (teachers,security staff, administrators, etc). Components of this include, but are notlimited to: o    1) Classroom management; 2) De-escalation training;3) Conflict resolution; 4) Socio-emotional training \u00b7          Ensure all staff slated for professionaldevelopment activities successfully take part in their sessions   CULTURE OF CALM PROGRAMMING \u00b7          Integrate new programs and resources, andreinvigorate existing ones, that support positive school culture, including butnot limited to: o    1) Anger Management; 2) Conflict Resolution; 3)Advisory \/ Check In\/Check Out; 4) School Connectedness; 5) Positive D\u00e9cor; 6)Public Speakers; 7) Peer Juries and Advisors \u00b7          Ensure program objectives are closely aligned withspecific results and that metrics are established to track them \u00b7          Drive communication and publicity efforts withinthe school including, but not limited to: o    1) Culture of Calm kick-off and follow-upassemblies; 2) Positive hallway messaging and goals; 3) Parent and communityupdates   PROGRAM AND PERFORAMANCE MANAGEMENT \u00b7          Develop and maintain systems and processes thatensure performance data is accurately, consistently and comprehensively reportedand tracked, with a particular focus on at-risk students \u00b7          Use data to drive intervention services within thebuilding and to better serve students \u00b7          Perform data collection and entry as necessary \u00b7          Participate in regular status and progress updatesand report on performance statistics   REQUIREMENTS   Education Qualifications   \u00b7          An undergraduate degree from a four year college oruniversity; MBA or Teaching Certificate preferred   Job Qualifications   \u00b7          Project Management Experience.  3-5 years of experience managing complex,large-scale projects from start to finish as project lead \u00b7          Self-starter, who is data driven, analytical andhighly organized \u00b7          Experience analyzing data and using it toimplement, manage or evaluate programs \u00b7          Has leadership experience supervising, managing andtraining others.  Will need to be able totrain staff and students in behavior modification and work with communitypartners \u00b7          Excellent communication skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively withdiverse constituencies \u00b7          Team player. Must be able to work collaboratively \u00b7          3-5 years in a leadership role improving conditionsin low-income schools, neighborhoods or communities, a plus   Other   \u00b7          An unwavering commitment to making a profounddifference within a public school system and community \u00b7          An unrelenting optimistic attitude and strength topersevere through challenges \u00b7          Is comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurialenvironment \u00b7          Ability to set a high bar of expectations andmotivate others to accomplish large goals \u00b7          Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word andPowerPoint. \u00b7          Willingness to work nights and select weekends asrequired   SALARY   Thisposition is critical to CPS\u2019s goal of reducing violence against school-agedchildren.  Salary will be competitive andcommensurate with experience.  CPS offersa generous benefits package.

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Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States with more than 600 schools providing education to approximately 400,000 children. Our vision is that every student in every neighborhood will be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and will graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.

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