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.

At CIS we are committed to cultivating an engaged culture where all are recognized and valued for their contributions. We intentionally build experiences, provide space for individual and group voices across multiple dimensions.  We also hold the following talent beliefs: 

·       Every staff member is passionate and committed to our mission. Our work is grounded in the success of our students.

·       Our decisions and priorities are guided by how we can fulfill our mission and serve kids with quality.

·       As a National Office, we have a duty to live our values and integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and lead by example.

In turn, we are committed to continuously improving decision making, incentivizing creativity, and building engagement. We do this by building a diverse workforce, fostering a climate of inclusion and shaping business practices and policies that promote equity.



About the Role:

This Associate, Network Investment position will provide day-to-day support to the Sr. Program Manager of Network Investments and will be responsible for documentation and tracking of CIS programmatic grant-funded activities out to the CIS network, coordinating and delivering grant-related webinars with the network, and planning and conducting monitoring calls/visits with subgrantees to ensure compliance with programmatic requirements of investments.


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, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required skills & qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s Degree required with a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

·      Experience in Salesforce, Microsoft Suite Office, Adobe software, Zoom, etc.

·      Experience in working with youth serving organizations, education or nonprofit local organizations.

·      Monitoring of grant expenditures aligned with programmatic requirements, timelines and reporting as specified under a grant/contract.

·      Time management & ability to multi-task.

·      Communication (written and verbal) with attention to detail and strong professionalism.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


·       60% - Plans for and participate in regular communications with subgrantees (via conference calls and/or site visits) and documents progress, challenges, and success stories. Provides updates and summaries as necessary in tracking documents and to other staff responsible for providing technical assistance to affiliates.

·       15% - With oversight from the Sr. Program Manager, create and communicate with subgrantees timelines for network investments to include key monitoring events, data tracking, reporting and other deliverables.         

·       15% - Reviews subgrantee progress and final reports to ensure programmatic requirements are tracking/being met and flags any concerns, including expenditures with the Sr. Program Manager. 


·       5% - With guidance from the Sr. Program Manager, drafts scopes of work for network investments.

·       5% - Manages logistics for RFP process, including drafting content, managing submissions, and coordinating review process.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 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, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  



 10-25% expected


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.