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.
  • 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

Communities In Schools (CIS) provides training and technical assistance on the CIS Model of integrated student supports to CIS’ traditional network of affiliates who are independently incorporated nonprofit organizations as well as a growing network of Licensed Partners. Licensed Partners are school districts, community-based organizations and other government entities that engage CIS in a licensing agreement for training, technical assistance, learning resources and practitioner tools to implement the CIS Model.

The Program and Data Associate (PDA) for Licensed Partnerships will be responsible for supporting the Licensed Partnerships team in delivering training and technical support. Primarily, The Program and Data Associate will support efforts with program managers and site coordinators to promote data capture, visualization and use in practice. The Program and Data Associate must learn the CIS Model of Student Supports and CIS Data Management System (CISDM) to provide effective support and training.

This position includes great flexibility to work remotely and requires some travel. The PDA must be highly proficient in working remotely and will also have broad opportunities to visit and support communities across the country.

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 (Master’s Degree preferred) Social Work, Education, Public Affairs, Business Administration, Community Organization, Organizational Development, Communications, or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of related experience in a non-profit organization in the areas of organizational development, instructional design, community planning and/or program development.

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Proven strength in communication skills (written, verbal, and use of other technologies) and collaboration
  • Demonstrated strength and proven track record in project management
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technology systems and help others learn as well.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

CIS Model Implementation:

  • Support Licensed Partnership Leads to ensure successful completion of scopes of work with each Licensed Partner. 
  • Deliver training and support activities that promote the use of the CIS Data Management System (CISDM) and use of data entered into CISDM to inform service delivery in schools.
  • Troubleshoot and offer viable solutions to CISDM-related challenges, including but not limited to, routine user and/or technical issues. 
  • Document actions taken and resolution status, and track trends with respect to common issues/challenges and fixes. Proactively identify and develop solutions including training enhancements, cheat sheets, user resources, etc. to help improve overall functionality and use. 
  • Manage and support practitioners in the completion of the annual End of Year data collection process.
  • Analyze and generate data reports to support Licensed Partners’ use of data at multiple levels from practitioner to executive and to ensure fidelity to the CIS Model.
  • Manage CISDM user/affiliate set-up and ongoing maintenance, including adding users, activities, providers, etc. and communicating to licensed partner about changes/updates to CISDM.
  • Partner closely with the Data and Evaluation team in the ongoing performance and use of CISDM. Serve as the liaison with Data and Evaluation to plan for new features, enhancements, and annual maintenance of the system.
  • Partner with the Research and Evaluation team to conduct evaluations and present information.
  • Student Supports Department/Collaboration.
  • Collaborates within and works as a part of the Student Supports Department to ensure the achievement of Departmental goals.

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.


Minimum travel up to 20% may be required including travel in the domestic United States with overnight stay(s).

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.