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Community Coordinator

FLSA Status:             Part-time Non-exempt
Location:                   Hunstville, AL  

I. Position Overview

The Community Coordinator will serve as the liaison to the local and regional military-connected community. Community Coordinators will engage parents, educators, school liaisons, business and civic leaders, and other stakeholders to share MCEC resources and programs. This position will also serve as an MCEC Educator to implement all MCEC services, trainings, and initiatives. The overall purpose of this position is to provide guidance and assistance to military families, schools/districts, and installation and community stakeholders, to include Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve, and veteran-centric communities.

The Community Coordinator will be a mission-focused, effective, and collaborative member of MCEC’s Education Services team, working closely with the Implementation Manager – MCEC Education Services to deliver and improve impactful, measurable, and cost-effective content that makes MCEC’s vision a reality. This position requires a combination of teamwork and communication skills that cut across a diverse group of internal and external customers, volunteers, and stakeholders.

Work assignments and targets will be anchored in the PADDIE+M process and nested within MCEC’s board-approved Strategic and Operational Plans.

This is a grant-funded position and will terminate at the end of the grant period of performance. Grant may be renewable, but is not guaranteed.


II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Community Coordinator duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist districts and campuses in Purple Star School readiness efforts through awareness, education, and implementation of MCEC services needed to meet state requirements for Purple Star designation.
  • Deliver trainings in-person or virtually as needed.
  • Assist with a virtual, in-person, and/or hybrid program delivery model: Community Coordinator will be the regional point of contact and will facilitate the training activities presented by MCEC Educators.
  • Build and sustain positive relationships among students, parents, school personnel, community members, school liaisons, and other installation personnel.
  • Determining community needs and matching those with MCEC resources and/or recognizing needs for which resources could be developed.
  • Work with State Coordinator (when applicable) and Purple Star Implementation Coordinators for resources and training coordination needs.
  • Coordinate and utilize volunteers.
  • Attend regional outreach, networking, and community events.
  • Market upcoming trainings and events.
  • Complete required impact reporting daily and/or weekly.
  • Attend MCEC professional development and staff meetings.
  • Assist with and attend the annual MCEC Global Summit.
  • Apply knowledge of management concepts, principles, and practices associated with the diverse needs of the locations served.
  • Advise on implementation of policies and programs to the State Coordinator (when applicable) and Implementation Manager – MCEC Education Services.
  • Adheres to all implementation requirements and grant deliverables for associated grants, contracts, and funding sources.
  • Alerts and reports immediately any concerns or irregularities to the Implementation Manager – MCEC Education Services as well as keeping the Director of Implementation and Vice President- Education Services informed of external partnership needs, supports, and approvals.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Implementation Manager– MCEC Education Services, Director of Implementation and VP - Education Services.
III. Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities

This position primarily reports to the Implementation Manager – MCEC Education Services who will provide task guidance and assignments, set performance standards and goals, and review/approve work. This position may also take guidance and directives from the President/Chief Executive Officer, Vice President-Education Services, and Director of Implementation.

IV. Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience, and education:

  • Organized, self-directed, and detail oriented.
  • Able to implement tasks independently while working as a key member of a diverse team.
  • Able to work effectively with partners, donors, staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
  • Able to discern and make recommendations to MCEC leaders.
  • Experience with media, marketing and/or public relations.
  • Interpersonal skills needed to create and nurture productive relationships across internal departments.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be located in the region to which the position is assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of local, state, and federal education policies, especially those impacting military students and families, to include current issues and trends.
  • Considerable knowledge of military culture and issues military families face. Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, social work (LCSW), psychology, or school counseling (M.Ed. School Counseling), licensed professional counselor (LPC) or similar advanced degrees preferred. (Successful MCEC-related or similar experience may substitute for degree.)

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common trade journals, reports, and documents. Ability to effectively and accurately communicate verbally and in writing to community members and other staff members.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Requirements

  • Must maintain reliable phone and high-speed internet connectivity for remote/virtual work.
  • Must be able to travel as needed.
  • Must maintain full compliance with MCEC quality assurance, ethics, and other legal requirements.
V. Conclusion
This job description conveys information essential to understanding the scope of the Community Coordinator position and it is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Interested candidates, please send a cover letter and resume to Shellie Campos at shellie.campos@militarychild.org