Community Engagement Manager

Summit Public Schools - Tacoma, Washington - Full time

Summit Public Schools is seeking a Community Engagement Manager in the Tacoma area, to support the cultivation of strong community partnerships that allows us to recruit new families.

The Community Engagement Manager’s primary responsibility will be to work with families and school leaders to ensure we operate our schools at full capacity. This would be an ideal position for an individual aiming to apply their communication, community organizing, project management, and teamwork skills, to their passion for serving youth and education.

We are looking for a self-starter who isn't afraid to take initiative and dive deeply into a new role. This position requires a team-oriented, energetic professional who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and with a strong willingness and desire to learn.

This position is based in the Tacoma Area and requires frequent travel throughout greater Tacoma as well as periodic travel to other Summit schools in Washington State. The Community Engagement Manager will report to the School Directors at the specific schools supported.

Who We Are

What if all students graduated high school with not only content knowledge, but the habits and skills to successfully navigate college and career, with a sense of purpose to anchor them? This is the question at the core of Summit Public Schools. Summit is a public school system serving heterogeneous communities in the Bay Area and Washington State and operate 11 schools serving over 3,600 students.

Are you looking for the opportunity to lead change? Do you want to help reimagine what schools should be? We put students in the driver’s seat and empower them with the skills and habits they need to be successful in college and life. We need diverse, driven, and dynamic talent to join our growing team to help realize our educational vision.

What You’ll Do:

The Community Engagement Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Generate awareness & engagement from prospective families and community organizations in local communities
    • Deeply understand communities and prospective families of Summit schools in the greater Tacoma area
    • Lead on marketing and advertising initiatives to generate awareness in local communities (i.e., flyering, print ads, direct mail, Google Adwords, etc.)
    • Develop, update, and order recruitment collateral and swag
    • Outreach to high-potential community organizations, feeder schools, and community leaders, and potentially host tours on campus
    • Canvass at community events, retailers, community organizations to generate interest from prospective families
    • Manage programs to generate and promote referrals among families
    • Ensure websites and social media (i.e., Facebook, NextDoor) showcase recruitment events and information
    • Support collection and analysis of data from recruitment tactics to determine efficacy and optimizations
  • Support development of resources & trainings for recruitment
    • Support Operations Managers with Parent, & Student Ambassador recruitment trainings
    • Manage Parent Ambassador & Student Ambassador recruitment program
    • Develop and/or contribute to recruitment resources & toolkits (i.e., event experiences, templates, scripts, etc.) that codifies best practices and learnings
  • New Student Recruitment & Prospective Family Engagement
    • Manage recruitment systems to track interest and applications
    • Research community events and organize Summit involvement
    • Support coordination of sector-wide recruitment events with other charter leaders
    • Develop marketing materials and written communication
    • Contact and follow-up with prospective families throughout different stages in the recruitment & enrollment cycle
    • Send regular communications / newsletters to prospective families
    • Analyze data to determine the efficacy of different recruitment events
    • Meet with school leaders to coordinate and help execute school specific recruitment events
  • Assist school administration with engagement activities with current students and families

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Role

K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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