Position: Community Schools Program Manager

Role: Implement and manage a community school initiative in Yelm Community Schools focusing on students at Ridgeline Middle School and Yelm Middle School. Work in close collaboration with school leadership, teachers and counselors to support student success and prevent dropout.

Essential Duties:

  1. Work with school staff, students, parents, community members and community agencies to support students to graduate. Develop and nurture relationships with these
  2. Implement a menu of needs-driven, high-quality programs and services in adherence with the community schools model, including but not limited to expanded learning opportunities, health services, parent/family engagement, adult education, direct material assistance and interventions/services targeted to low-income, homeless and/or chronically absent
    1. Leverage, develop, and/or strengthen and support programs that increase educational opportunities and social connections for families and students, both inside and outside the school
  3. Serve as the point person for agencies and program interested in partnering with the school, facilitate alliances, and help to broker new partnerships with City agencies and non-profit partners that are aligned with the school’s goals and
  4. Assist in student and family referral when
  5. Assist with designing student and community volunteer systems within the
  6. Participate in school student intervention
    1. Responsible for required community assessments, data collection, evaluation, program planning, strategic planning, adherence to community schools model, and
  7. Effectively link core programming to School Improvement
  8. Other duties as assigned, including performing own administrative
  9. Attend agency training sessions and staff meetings; represent TOGETHER! at
  10. Ensure implementation of policies adopted by TOGETHER!’s Board of Directors
  11. Follow the TOGETHER! Employed Personnel

Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Community Health, Education, Social Work,

Psychology, Human Services, or closely related field required. Master’s degree in Public Administration and/or Public Health preferred. Two or more years in progressively responsible positions in administration/management, planning and evaluation, resource development, program oversight and/or community mobilization desired.

  1. Possess and maintain current, advanced knowledge in public health, prevention, education and health
  2. Have or obtain upon hire a current CPR/First Aid
  3. Knowledge of community resources; ability to build and maintain community
  4. Ability to act as a liaison between schools and community
  5. Successful experience in applying for and administering grants (government and private).
  6. Must display proficiency with Microsoft Office and general computer
  7. Good organizational, problem-solving, and written and oral communication
  8. Willingness to follow agency and school-site policies and


  1. Ability to work independently and as a team member, balancing multiple tasks.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to the drug/alcohol/tobacco abuse and violence prevention philosophy of TOGETHER!.
  3. Ability to develop relationships, relate to and motivate teenage students.

Accountable To: Deputy Director

Status: Position is 30 hours per week generally during school hours. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required, as well as some out-of-town travel.

Compensation: $17-19 per hour, depending on experience. Prorated vacation, sick and holiday pay provided. Position is non-exempt.

To Apply: Candidates may submit a letter of application and a resume that documents qualifications specific to the responsibilities of this position via email to Meagan Darrow, Deputy Director, at jobs@ThurstonTOGETHER.org. A background check will be required for final candidates. The position is open until filled; application review begins August 1st, 2017.


TOGETHER! is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, minorities and people with handicapping conditions are encouraged to apply.