Manager of Community Engagement

Manager of Community Engagement

Position Summary We are looking for a Manager of Community Engagement to join the CMO Team! You are a social-justice advocate - believing in the power of building community to serve the community. You are skilled at managing others to reach ambitious recruitment or outreach targets, and you look forward to building parent and student advocacy groups on each ACE campus.You are well-connected to East Side San Jose through community partners. You are a persuasive communicator, believing that the work of ACE Charter Schools empowers students and families.This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.Responsibilities Network Wide Student Recruitment:
  • Design a network-wide student recruitment strategy to meet or exceed ambitious enrollment targets.
  • Persuasively and optimistically describe the ACE Mission and student, and train Community Outreach Managers to do the same.
  • Track data weekly and revise the recruitment strategy as necessary.
  • Oversee data entry at each site and ensure Community Outreach Managers are inputting data in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the neighborhoods that ACE serves.
  • Build relationships with and key partners around ACE schools (e.g. churches, community centers, elementary schools).
  • Lead monthly meetings with the school-site Community Outreach teams.
  • Lead onboarding and training of new Community Outreach Managers.
  • Generate and attend an annual calendar of community events with the Community Outreach Managers (COMs) to insure brand visibility.
  • Develop collateral that highlights our message and celebrates our results, in collaboration with the CMO team.
  • Manage the Brand Ambassadors to build the ACE Network presence on social media.
Network-Wide Community Engagement
  • Lead the planning and coordinating of Parent Leadership meetings at each school (e.g., LCAP, SSC, ELAC) in collaboration with the Community Outreach Managers.
  • Support Community Outreach Managers in managing a student engagement calendar at each school site.
  • Lead parent involvement for Staff Interviews, Cafecitos, Student Orientations, including trainings, presentations for schools to train their parents and staff.
  • Coordinate the planning of ACE staff-wide events, including Summit, network days, teacher celebrations, etc.
  • Support the planning of external-facing ACE events, including ACE's Annual Fundraising Event.
Activism and Community Organizing
  • Design a community organizing strategy for ACE, in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with organizations aligned to the ACE mission, including schools, local government, community organizing and faith-based institutions.
  • Attend meetings with key organizing groups to represent ACE and mobilize change.
  • Support Community Outreach Managers in building student and parent leadership at each school.
  • Train parent and student speakers to effectively and persuasively communicate their stories.
Education & Experience 
  • Your bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Your ability to speak Spanish is required.
  • You are skilled at building trusting relationships with a broad set of people, including parents, students, external stakeholders, and colleagues.
  • Your 2 years+ of experience with Latino community organizing and outreach is required.
  • You are knowledgeable in student recruitment, grassroots leadership development, community organizing, and/or public education.
  • You are a strategic thinker - you create data-driven and are able to manage spreadsheets to insure the network is on track to meet our goals.
Salary & Benefits 
  • $75,000 – $80,000 annually depending on experience
  • This position provides full health benefits, a 401k retirement plan and is EXEMPT.