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Communities In Schools of Tennessee

Site Coordinator, Grundy County High School

Communities In Schools of Tennessee


Job Summary

This posting is for a site coordinator position based in Grundy County High School. Our administrative office is based in Nashville, but this site coordinator will be assigned to and work from Grundy County High School.  

This position will start in mid-July.

Communities In Schools (CIS) is a national nonprofit that brings resources, services, families and volunteers into schools to create a community of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. 

CIS of Tennessee (CIS-TN), an affiliate of CIS, places site coordinators in public schools in Tennessee to address chronic absenteeism by providing school-wide interventions and case managed services for individual students with high need. Site coordinators work with CIS-TN leadership and school leadership to write a site plan that guides their work for the school year. 

Site coordinators will provide direct services to students implementing social work, counseling, youth development and resource development practices to provide a community of support to empower students to achieve in school and in life. CIS-TN hires top talent, so we can place and develop site coordinators who will develop meaningful and long-lasting relationships with students and their families, advocate for their needs, and develop programming that is a best fit for the community. 

Site coordinators will report to a program manager.   

Job Responsibilities

Site coordinators will: 

  • Engage a school support team that works closely with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the CIS model. The team may include other CIS employees, volunteers, school staff or faculty and/or other community partners.  This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteers for the delivery of services. 
  • Lead the annual needs assessment process. This process will be based on data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement plans, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.   
  • Lead the development and implementation of the school support plan.  The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering widely available services (Tier I), targeted services (Tier II), and intensive, individualized services (Tier III), monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.     
  • Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. The three tiers of support will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs or to build and reinforce student assets. Targeted and individualized services will be coordinated and provided at the school for specific students who are identified as having the greatest risk of eventually dropping out of school.  
  • Monitoring and adjust services. The Site coordinator will lead the CIS school support team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact. 
  • Manage data entry. The Site coordinator will use the CIS National database to enter data about the spectrum of services provided, including profiles for all case managed students. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The Site coordinator will lead the CIS school support team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Lead the School Support Team in annual reporting. Annual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning services for the following year, as well as contributing to affiliate level reports for partners, the state office (if appropriate) and the Communities In Schools national office.  

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.  Other duties may be assigned by the executive director, program director or program manager as required.


To be successful in this job, candidates must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The core competencies of site coordinators include, but are not limited to:  

  • Understand and apply basic child and adolescent development principles.
  • Communicate and develop positive relationships with youth.
  • Adapt, facilitate and evaluate age appropriate activities with and for the group.
  • Respect and honor cultural and human diversity.
  • Involve and empower youth.
  • Identify potential risk factors (in a program environment) and take measures to reduce risk.
  • Care for, involve and work with families and community.
  • Work as part of a team and show professionalism.
  • Demonstrate the attributes and qualities of a positive role model.
  • Interact with and relate to youth in ways that support asset building.
  • Maintain updated data entry records.


Bachelors in social work, counseling, youth development, education or a related field, with a preference for a masters in social work or counseling. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance to use personal vehicle for work-related purposes.

Additional Information


Health insurance premiums are covered 100% for employees. CIS-TN provides a 401(k) and offers up to a 2% match.

Site coordinators have approximately a four-week break in the summer. During the school year, they follow their school schedule and receive all holidays and days off that apply to teachers.


How to Apply

Submit your application by visiting www.cistn.org/careers. 


  • Date Posted: May 12, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 07/12/2021
  • Salary Range: $36,000-48,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M- F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.