Full Service Community School Site Coordinator

Michigan, United States
04 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School seeks a highly qualified candidate to serve as a Site Coordinator on a five-year, US Department of Education grant-funded initiative. The initiative aims to improve the accessibility and quality of behavioral health programming among four Washtenaw County schools (Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln High School, Ypsilanti Middle School, and Ypsilanti Community High School); and thus to improve students’ academic and health outcomes, increase parent and community engagement, align and coordinate partner efforts, and assist families in receiving the necessary resources to support the emotional well being of their children.Along with the broader project team, the Site Coordinator will work in close collaboration with personnel in the schools, as well as with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Office and also with local not-for-profit health organizations, including Project Health Schools, and the Washtenaw Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools. The Site Coordinator will be an employee of the University of Michigan on the TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) and will work in tandem with other Site Coordinators and project partners to support the coordination of existing programs and services and will assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of new programs and services, following a thorough needs assessment of each school site. The physical location of work to be performed will include both the U-M Medical School Campus, at one or more school sites, and in the community. Adequate office space will be provided to enable successful completion of work objectives.


  • Support a needs assessment process utilizing surveys, focus groups, and other data collection methods to gather information from stakeholders including: students, families, school staff, and community organizations
  • Assist with drafting and completion of a summary needs assessment report to be provided to all project partners, as appropriate
  • Provide input to inform development of a sustainable health promotion strategy for students and families based on needs assessment data
  • Provide training, consultation, or technical support to school professionals named on the work plan as site partners, on evidence-based behavioral health practices for use with students
  • Under the direction of clinical research supervisors, assist with the development and implementation of a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for school instructional staff and an Authentic Family Engagement Curriculum for community parents/caregivers
  • Develop and support implementation of an effective referral process that promotes programs and services offered at school and community organizations
  • Maintain strong working relationships with school administrators, teachers, school staff, students, and families
  • Complete reports and collect data in order to effectively plan, inform decision-making, and promote accountability by designated deadlines
  • Coordinate and facilitate collaborative meetings between school personnel, UM staff and faculty, parents, and community partners to align programming to a sustainable health promotion plan
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between staff, school administration, UM programs, and community partners
  • Follow school and district policies and procedures for safe program operation

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, majoring in Social Work, Education, Child Development, Public Health, Human Services, or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in schools or community setting
  • History of working effectively with various community stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parents, and students
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and web-based platforms, including Google-based applications (Drive, Sheets), Box, Slack, and other task management tools
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that will occasionally include evenings or weekends

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, Public Health, or other related field
  • Experience with school-based integrated services and/or collaborative services
  • Experience in program design, management, and/or community organizing
  • Experience working in schools or the nonprofit service area of Eastern Washtenaw County

Work Schedule

To be determined.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.