Community Engagement Manager / Employment

February 1, 2022

Organization Name: Coyote Central

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Reports to: Program Director

40 hrs/wk; Exempt. Starting Salary: $47,840 plus $8,000 (in lieu of health benefit) = $55,840

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description for the Community Engagement Manager – Central Campus (CEM-Central)

The CEM-Central is responsible for building and nurturing relationships with students, families, and community organizations in the Central District and surrounding neighborhoods through an equity lens. They will take the lead role in outreach and recruiting, ensuring classes at Coyote Central are filled to capacity with particular focus on balancing outreach to both hard-to-reach families and full pay communities, keeping the diversity and sustainability thriving. In addition, they will prep and manage all weekend programming at our Central District campus. The CEM-Central will be the ‘it’ person for creating and upholding Coyote culture in the CD. Through listening to the needs of the community and potential partners, they will create and facilitate events that activate our space for community use.

We are looking for someone who:

– is self-motivated and boundlessly energetic

– has a robust internal fire and drive to connect and engage kids

– has a hunger for creativity and innovative problem-solving

– is an excellent communicator

– is highly organized and detail oriented

– exudes a strong sense of team mentality

– has a dynamic and warm personal vibe

– can relate to and is pumped about working with middle schoolers

– is personally committed to equity and inclusion

We are looking for someone with experience in:

– communicating in a wide variety of modalities and settings

– working with young people, especially teaching or mentoring in a classroom setting

– grassroots organizing and recruiting in diverse communities

– managing calendars and scheduling to track multiple tasks and roles at a time

– behavior management through restorative justice

– event coordination

This person will be responsible for:

– leading in-school classroom recruitment and tabling at school and community events

– filling Coyote Central Studio Coyote classes and supporting all registration efforts

– following up with families to ensure students have good attendance

– getting to know our family and student population deeply

– supporting weekend programming as the on-site host and managing weekend interns

– working with the Operations Manager to pull relevant data to track progress

– communicating with the Program Director about engagement initiatives, goals, and events

– understanding and clearly representing the Coyote mission, vision, values, and scope of programming

– understanding Coyote’s history of recruiting, including current and past partners

– creating, recruiting for, and managing Coyote Central events targeted at engaging the community

– leveraging Coyote Central’s resources and spaces for partner organizations and community events

Full Job Description

I. Recruitment – Central | 25%

– Lead Studio Coyote recruitment at Central Campus year-round (in-school presentations, phone recruiting, tabling) in coordination with CEM at North Campus

– Foster new connections with schools, social service agencies, non-profits & community groups

– Cultivate and foster relationships with teachers, counselors and school personnel to support student engagement

– Collaborate with school and youth-service personnel to identify and recruit hard-to-reach kids

– Lead youth recruitment for CRE-8, Hit the Streets, CityWorks and Coyote events at Central location

– Work with Communications Director to prepare visual displays & promotional videos for outreach efforts

– Work with Program Director and Operations Manager to collect and review quarterly data on enrollment, attendance, tuition, etc.

II. Core Program Support + Coordination – Central | 30%

– Manage registration information for Studio Coyote

– Manage rosters and attendance-tracker software for Studio Coyote courses

– Assist families with registration and payment and follow up on outstanding balances

– Greet families and students before and after every class; get to know families and students by name

– Capture attendance daily and follow up with students accordingly

– Answer phones, greet guests, and give tours

– Support immediate needs of teachers during class-time and assist with classroom set up, clean-up, and transitions

– Support student conflict resolution utilizing behavior agreements, etc.

– Communicate follow-up needs and notable moments with Program Director as needed

– Manage and support weekend interns (some weekend work required)

III. Family / Community Engagement + Stewardship – Central | 20%

– Increase contact with Coyote families with a particular focus on those who experience systemic barriers

– Solicit regular feedback from students and families through talk backs and surveys

– Promote special programs or events and engage youth to participate in them

– Support underserved youth to ensure they attend classes regularly and have a good experience

– Manage adult and youth participation in the auction, parades, and other special events

– Assist Program Director in maintaining an expansive list of artists, teachers, and organizers

– Leverage Coyote’s space as a resource for artists, activists, and community organizations

– Create and maintain a database of resource organizations within the art and non-profit communities

– Identify potential venues to showcase existing student work

IV. Volunteer Management – Central | 10%

– Manage volunteer postings on community platforms

– Maintain a list of past volunteers

– Recruit, coordinate, manage and thank volunteers for event and project support

V. Facility Management – Central | 10%

– Ensure that supplies and equipment are on hand and spaces are ready for programming

– Troubleshoot issues with equipment and utilities

– Manage supply check-outs and returns

VI. Events – Central | 5%

– Participate and help facilitate ongoing and existing event models including but not limited to: Coyote Auction, BBQ, and Quarterly Showcases at Coyote Central

– Develop and manage new community engagement events, family dinners, workshops, art walks, open houses, etc.

About Coyote

Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures. Over 1,600 young people ages 10 to 16 come to Coyote Central year-round for 20-hour hands-on workshops with professional artists, chefs, furniture makers, fashion designers, metal artists, animators, dancers, filmmakers, and many other creative people.

We have both North and Central campuses that support kids from all different races, economic backgrounds, cultures, and neighborhoods coming together for pay-what-works-for-you programs during out-of-school time. We prioritize access to professional artists and equipment as well as supportive relationships and public art opportunities.

Coyote culture is grounded in equity, ingenuity, collaboration, and fun. Any new member of the team will be welcomed warmly but also challenged to perform at a high level. Every member of the staff has an equal voice in collaborative decision making, and every member shares an investment in and commitment to the organization and its mission. We serve a lot of kids with a very small staff because each of us is both efficient and committed to Coyote and its community.

Coyote Central is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to organizational, personal, and systemic growth in equity. Coyote continues to build a teaching artist roster, staff, and board that reflect the diversity and intersectionality of the students we serve. People of color, multilingual, LGBTQ, and non-binary folks are strongly encouraged to apply.

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