United Way of Greater Kansas City's work focuses on health, education and financial stability during the key times in a person’s life that affect their ability to reach their full potential:
The position is a grant-funded, time-limited employment opportunity that will conclude when the grant period ends in four years, with a potential extension of up to 12 months. As a member of the People team, the Education Navigator will work in close collaboration with the case manages and have lead responsibility for implementing education strategies involving parent engagement and school advocacy on behalf of 180 school-age children and 50 preschool-age children in the target households.
Design and implement strategies aimed at achieving goals of Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. This includes increasing the percentage of students in target households who attend a high performing or significantly improving school and increasing the number of students from target households performing at or above grade level. School attendance and behavior are also key measures of student performance in this work.
Relationships: Establish and foster strong relationships with key stakeholders in the partnerships that comprise the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, including with the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Kansas City Public Schools, area charter schools, and other key stakeholders.
Annual Goals: Achieve established goals in the advancement of the education strategies of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. Work with other members of the UWGKC team to ensure goals reflect, align with and contribute to the broader goals of the organization.
Flexibility: UWGKC is evolving with our changing external environment. Flexibility is a key attribute for this position. A willingness to take on additional duties to ensure the success of the team is essential.
Key Education Navigators Duties:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The successful candidate for this position will have the following experience and education:
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