As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University’s Center for Vibrant Schools is seeking professionals to implement the City Connects program within Indiana school’s in partnership with Marian University. This position is a 2-year, grant funded position in partnership with Indiana Non-Public Schools.
City Connects, a school-based collaboration among schools, community agencies, Marian University, & Boston College, which is reinvigorating a core function of schools by implementing an innovative model of systemic student support. City Connects assesses the strengths and needs of each student in the school and connects students with a tailored set of supports and resources from inside and outside the school.
Marian University seeks 30-40 full-time School Site Coordinators to fill a leadership position at the school. It’s preferred that the site coordinators commit to a 2 year term with the possibility of permanent employment by the school after the term is completed. The responsibilities of the School Site Coordinators are to:
Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
Establish and lead a Student Support team and process in the school that identifies and responds to the strengths and personal developmental needs of each and every child in the school.
Connect students to a range of prevention, early intervention and intensive services programs that address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of each student.
Develop and enhance community partnerships with varied community agencies to meet the identified needs of students, families, and the school.
Collaborate with school staff, including classroom teachers, to implement the City Connects model.
Promote the City Connects model of student support to the school community, families and community agencies.
Engage families and caregivers in understanding and supporting the education of their children and the ways in which academic outcomes are enhanced by serving the social / emotional and personal development needs of the child.
Together with community partners, arrange for the provision of services to address out of school factors as part of the ongoing school student support team.
Collect data on the implementation of the model and the delivery of services.
Participating City Connects Program schools are listed below:
Michael Catholic School | Muncie
Clear Creek Christian School | Bloomington
Eman School | Indianapolis
Ambassador Christian Academy | Gary/NW IN
Central Catholic School | Indianapolis
Therese, Little Flower Catholic School | Indianapolis
Monica School | Indianapolis
Philip Neri School | Indianapolis
Saint Susanna School | Indianapolis
Joseph Catholic School | Cordyn (SW IN)
Calumet Christian Schools, Inc. | NW IN
Indiana Horizon Academy | NW IN
Stanislaus School | NW IN
Peter’s Lutheran School | Fort Wayne
Michael Catholic School | Greenfield
Bishop Noll Institute | NW IN
Trinity Lutheran School | Indianapolis
Apogee School for the Gifted | Indianapolis
Holy Cross Central School | Indianapolis
Scecina Memorial High School | Indianapolis
Calvary Lutheran School | Indianapolis
Boniface School | Lafayette
Mary Cathedral School | Lafayette
Central Lutheran School | Fort Wayne
Peter Lutheran School | North Judson
Aboite Christian School | Fort Wayne
Emmanuel Baptist Academy | Valparaiso
Our Shepherd Lutheran School | Avon
St. Adalbert School | South Bend
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School | Franklin
Shepherd Community Academy | Indianapolis
St. John the Evangelist | Goshen
Lutheran High School of Indianapolis | Indianapolis
Saint Joseph Hessen Cassel | Fort Wayne
Redeemer Lutheran School | Kokomo
Master’s degree in School Counseling or Social Work (or another human services field)
Experience working in a school environment
Experience in case management and related strong organizational skills
Evidence of culturally competent practices
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff, a diverse student body and families, as well as a team of professionals at both the school and the university.
The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and background:
License or the ability to become licensed
Experience and/or knowledge of K-12 education;
Communication skills via a second language, especially Spanish
Experience with an organization that uses data to guide practice.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until July 1st. The start date is July 25th. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.