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The Foundation for Tacoma Students is the backbone nonprofit and staff dedicated to supporting the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. We are guided by our values, commitment to equity, and the core belief that working together is key to realize a Tacoma where every child succeeds, cradle to career

CURRENT OPENINGS

The Foundation for Tacoma Students seeks to fill the position of Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC). The CEC will support FFTS goals and outcomes as they relate to the five key priority areas.  Doing so includes exploring, planning, and implementing strategies to deepen community engagement specifically with students and families served by partners that make up the Graduate Tacoma movement. The findings of the CEC will influence and inform future actions we take in service to FFTS goals.

 

This is an AmeriCorps position through the Washington Service Corps. 40 hours/week; monthly living stipend of $1,945. Service term will be a maximum of 10.5 month beginning September 2021.

 
ABOUT US

The Foundation for Tacoma Students (FFTS) plays a unique role in supporting and holding center for the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement.  As the movement’s 501(c)3 backbone organization, FFTS helps align organizations, institutions, and individuals around positive outcomes for students. We do this through 5 key priority areas – connecting & convening, data transparency & analysis, professional development & continuous improvement, aligned funding, and policy/advocacy.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES

• Student & Family outreach – development, communication and engagement strategies will be focused on defined FFTS priority areas (ex. data, professional development, convening, policy/advocacy, funding).

• Communications – ongoing response to all community engagement-related emails, calls, visits, and messages. Crafting and creating visuals as well as formal emails may also be included.

• Collaborative Action Network support – strategic planning coordination, support strategy facilitation and outcomes through deep community engagement. Examples may include:

-Deepen existing efforts in STEAM access and exposure for girls and students of color

-Support financial aid i.e. FAFSA/WAFSA/WSOS application completion

-Support early learner networks and community groups

-Support ongoing professional development events for partner service providers

-Support providers with basic technical skills needed for data analytics

-Ensure partner event communication and integration

• Project management- create and implement strategies to support a youth and family intake project

• Contact intake – update and maintain all student and family contacts

• Calendar Management – update and maintain all student and family related engagement events on shared calendars

 
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES

• HS Diploma/GED preferred

• Strategic and critical thinker with the ability to adapt to unexpected situations or outcomes

• Strong experience working with disenfranchised communities, particularly communities of color and those impacted by poverty

• Strong familiarity with equity issues, particularly in Tacoma

• Excellent project management and organizational skills

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks

• Ability to develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure completion of deliverables

• Ability to clearly communicate information to a wide variety of audiences

• Written and oral communication skills with an ability to interact effectively with diverse groups

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Familiarity with the public education landscape in Tacoma helpful

• Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, highly adaptive environment

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

 
 
COMPENSATION

This position offers a monthly stipend through the Washington Service Corps of $1,945. The Foundation for Tacoma Students does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation in hiring, training, termination, recommendations, rates of pay, or other terms and conditions of employment.

 
HOW TO APPLY

Please email a Resume and Cover Letter to hr@graduatetacoma.org using the subject line “Application for Community Engagement Coordinator (AmeriCorps) – YOUR NAME.” No phone calls, please.

The Foundation for Tacoma Students seeks to fill the position of Data Quality Coordinator.

Under the direction of our Director of Data, The Data Quality Coordinator will manage data entry, quality, and outreach for www.tacomalearns.org, Graduate Tacoma’s searchable online database of Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) youth programming and COVID-19 resources.

 
ABOUT US

The Foundation for Tacoma Students (FFTS) plays a unique role in supporting and holding center for the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement.  As the movement’s 501(c)3 backbone organization, FFTS helps align organizations, institutions, and individuals around positive outcomes for students. We do this through 5 key priority areas – connecting & convening, data transparency & analysis, professional development & continuous improvement, aligned funding, and policy/advocacy.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES

The Data Quality Coordinator will focus specifically on the following areas:

  • Managing ELO provider outreach and tracking in Google Sheet system for data entry
  • Working with providers to update program data in our system (through assigning user credentials, assisting with data entry, and performing bulk uploads)
  • Removing old or expired ELO Program or COVID-19 resources from the database
  • Researching and adding new COVID-19 resources to the database
  • Researching and suggesting site improvements based on experiences of users
  • Other tasks as assigned
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES

Contractor must possess their own laptop or computer and home internet connection, be skilled in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and have a basic understanding of web databases. Contractor must also be meticulous at data entry, typing and editing, and available for occasional online meetings during regular business hours

SALARY & BENEFITS

This position is a contract position. This position will begin September 1, 2021 and remain in effect through June 2022. Evaluation of scope of work and need from this contract position will be determined and may be extended thereafter and memorialized with an addendum. This contract will pay an hourly rate of $20-30/per hour DOE, ranging between 10-20 hours per week. This position is not eligible for benefits or retirement. This position will work remotely and may have occasional access to the Foundation for Tacoma Student’s office, technology, and supplies as needed.

CONTRACT DETAILS

Agreement to the terms of this contract confirms that the contractor understands the

following:

  • This contract is effective beginning September 1, 2021 with an evaluation of its need and continued services in June 2022.
  • This is contract position does not provide benefits.
  • This contract position will work varied hours, with the expectation of regular check-in or progress reports due to the Director of Data.
  • Office space is available for the contract position, if needed. There are no expectations for the contract position to work out of the FFTS office.
  • The contract will not exceed $10,000.00.
  • This position may be terminated early be either party if workflow decreases or is eliminated and/or the budget limit is reached.
HOW TO APPLY

Please email a Resume and Cover Letter to hr@graduatetacoma.org using the subject line “Application for Data Quality Coordinator  – YOUR NAME.” No phone calls, please.