About Communities In Schools:

At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities 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. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do.


About the Role:

The Principal, Organizational Health & Performance, (West Region) is primarily responsible for serving as a point of contact for affiliates in the west coast. Working to strengthen connectivity between the national office and the network; activate the network to increase the adoption of strategic initiatives through core and advanced supports; and maximize opportunities for growth and efficiencies to position the network to have a strategic impact.


The National Office Support of CIS State Offices and Local Affiliates through Core and Advanced Supports.

  • Serve as Point of Contact to support assigned affiliates and State Offices. Building relationships to activate National strategic priorities through National resources and opportunities.
  • Consult on a broad range of non-profit and organizational health topics, including but not limited to business and strategic planning, board development, financial management, resource development, program development, diversity and inclusion, and risk management.
  • Provide consultative support for assigned affiliates undergoing restructuring, leadership transitions, or emergencies.
  • Consult around growth strategies and expansion efforts for targeted affiliates.
  • Provide support to the network to ensure a network voice influences national decision-making and strengthens network adoption and support for strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to provide training and supports for affiliates without state offices.
  • Serve as network liaison for cross-functional teams to support advanced strategic initiatives.
  • Identify trends and best practices; look for recurring customer needs that could be converted into training, tools and resources.
  • Support cross-functional strategic impact work as assigned.
  • Understand and synthesize the external trends and bring the knowledge to the state offices and local affiliates.



About You:

To perform this job successfully, an individual 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.

  • Master’s in Public Affairs, Business Administration, Social Work or Organizational Development
  • Minimum 8 yrs Manager level experience in a non-profit organization 
  • Able to scale and grow programming focused on integrated student support services, and/or federal schools’ improvements programs
  • Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Proven strength in organizational and verbal/written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strength and proven track record in business development and project management

Work Environment:

The position will work remotely. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

*Minimum travel up to 30% is required

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. There is the potential for eyestrain from reading detailed printouts and computer screen. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Travel is a component of the position, which may entail extended sitting on a flight. Work may include occasional pushing, pulling or carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds such as files, documents, and computer printouts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

What we offer:

  • Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.
  • A culture recognized by the Non-Profit Times as the #1 Non-Profit Best Place to Work in the United States.
  • Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
  • Generous paid time off benefits.
  • Commuter subsidy benefits.


Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.