Website Ascend Public Charter Schools
A new part-time Community Outreach Associate employment is available in Brooklyn, NY 11212. Highly motivated candidates with excellent communication skills are encouraged to apply. New opportunities are offered by Ascend Public Charter Schools.
Job: Community Outreach Associate
Company: Ascend Public Charter Schools
Location: Brooklyn, NY 11212
As a community outreach associate, your primary responsibilities will be to increase awareness about the Ascend Public Charter Schools network of schools and recruit students for the upcoming school year. You will work closely with the student recruitment team to execute their strategic outreach plan. The majority of this work will take place in the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Bushwick, East Flatbush, Canarsie, Cypress Hills, and East Brooklyn.
This is a part-time, hourly position and much of the work will take place on weekends and evenings. The rate for this role is $18 per hour for an estimated 15 – 20 hours per week.
Why extraordinary professionals choose Ascend
Ascend Public Charter Schools is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 5,500 students in 15 schools across Brooklyn—New York’s most populous borough. Our undertaking is to provide students with an exceptional college-preparatory education and place them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.
Ascend is looking for passionate and creative community leaders to join our network team. We’re excited about professionals who are fired up about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serve all students. Join us as we foster innate curiosities, encourage discussion and debate, and guide students to think their own way through to answers.
Foster and maintain relationships with community-based organizations in the neighborhoods that we serve through regular in-person*, phone-based and email communications
Represent Ascend schools with tablings at neighborhood businesses, community events, recruitment fairs, public or commercial locations and other external events*
Canvass the neighborhoods where Ascend schools operate promoting to residents and businesses*
Liaise with and broker relationships between neighborhood daycares, 3K/UPK programs, afterschool programs and Ascend school leaders, supporting both parties in building long-lasting partnerships and cultivating a strong pipeline of new students
Participate in phone banking outreach initiatives designed to cultivate potential leads
Provide an excellent customer service experience in all interactions with Ascend schools, community based organizations and potential leads
Expertly guide interested families through the application process in person*, by phone or online demonstrating deep knowledge of Ascend practices and processes
Use our application and customer relationship management software to record accurate logs of all external interactions with organizations and families
Source new leads for community outreach and track progress of lead cultivation through meticulous data collection and tracking
Support the student recruitment manager in coordinating the parent and student ambassador program
Please note: Ascend is taking extreme preparation and care to maintain strict social distancing and follow CDC and NYS guidelines on the reopening of our schools as well as in-person activities including canvassing, tablings and other externally facing events. We provide personal protective equipment for team members and have policies/practices in place to ensure the safety of our staff while conducting work activities.
Staff and reporting relationships
The community outreach associate reports to the student recruitment manager.
High school diploma required; undergraduate degree preferred
Deep knowledge of the neighborhoods in which Ascend schools operate is preferred
Bilingual or strong Spanish, Haitian Creole or Bengali language skills preferred
Passion and commitment to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap
A “can do” attitude and the enthusiasm to be a hard-working, self-starting team player who is relentless in the pursuit of Ascend’s mission
Strong, critical thinking skills with the ability to problem-solve independently and ask for help when needed
A positive, authentic, and responsive approach to building trust with members of the community including children, parents, small business partners and staff at all times
Excellent customer service skills
An openness to receiving and implementing feedback
A commitment to continuous learning and improvement of oneself, the student recruitment team and Ascend
Ability to juggle multiple tasks of varying complexity
Ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment
Strong familiarity using Google Suite and Microsoft Office products
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Diversity at Ascend
Ascend is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.
Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit www.ascendschools.org/careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend.