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Interested applicants are requested to apply immediately by emailing a cover letter and CV/résumé to Please include (1) the title of the position in the subject line of your email and (2) where you found the position posting in your cover letter. If possible, please email all documents in PDF format. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. NYC Department of Education fingerprinting and background clearances will be required.

Center for Supportive Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and equity in its work and staff. CSS’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action related policies are available upon request.

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Managing Director of Finance & Administration


As CSS’s first-ever Managing Director of Finance & Administration, you will lead a team that builds the best in class financial, human assets, and administrative operations to support aggressive organizational growth over the next several years. You will serve as a key member of our leadership team helping to shape the strategy and direction for CSS growth and set CSS financial and administrative policy and direction.


You will report to and work closely with the CEO as a central thought partner in assessing future expansion opportunities and the financial, human resource, and administrative strategies to support them. You will lead a team of approximately six staff and several consultants.


You will help CSS meet its goals by:

  • Designing a scalable finance and administrative infrastructure (systems, processes) to support an entrepreneurial and dynamic organization

  • Leading and developing a high-performing team and ensuring team members have the appropriate visions, priorities, processes, and resources to reach their goals

  • Serving as a key member of the leadership team of CSS with particular responsibility for advising the leadership team and Board of Trustees on issues related to finance and administration

  • Delivering on both the tactical requirements for these functions and getting out in front of the organization’s needs, thereby anticipating new ways to help CSS meet its goals

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Project Manager

Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C.

The full-time Project Manager-Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. is responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of CSS’s leadership solutions throughout this region. The Project Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with partner schools and providing technical assistance and coaching to teams of administrators and faculty to plan for successful program implementation. The Project Manager will assist schools in developing implementation action plans, troubleshooting implementation obstacles, participating in a rigorous evaluation study, and planning for program sustainability. He/she will track individual school progress, collect school data, and support program evaluation activities. Additional responsibilities include assisting with recruitment of partner schools and facilitating at training conferences to prepare school faculty to effectively train student peer leaders to work with younger peers. The Project Manager will ensure that CSS’s Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.-based programming is offered at exceptional levels of quality.

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Community School Associate

Bronx, New York

The Community School Associate is responsible in collaboration and under the direction of the Community School Director for the day-to-day management of the community school’s strategy. The Community School Associate will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with administration, faculty, staff, students, and families as in support of the school and community. The Community School Associate will create, strengthen, and maintain the bridge between the school and community in the efforts of promoting student success. The Community School Associate will facilitate and provide leadership for the collaborative process and development of a continuum of services for student success in academics, attendance, and social-emotional development.


The Community School Associate will assist the school in developing implementation action plans, troubleshooting implementation obstacles, and planning for sustainability. He/she will assist in the tracking the school’s progress against performance goals, collect school data, and support program evaluation activities.


Additional responsibilities may include managing community partnerships that relate to student and family engagement and development, and participating as necessary in Student Success and Community School Team meetings. Initially, the Community School Associate will support establishing and implementing a community school strategy under the direction of the Community School Director. Over time, he/she may support any or all of CSS’s leadership solutions that may be implemented at the school. The Community School Associate will ensure that the community school strategy is implemented at exceptional levels of quality with full support, buy-in, and regular communication with stakeholders across the school community.

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Administrative & Program Associate

Princeton, New Jersey

As the full-time Administrative & Program Associate, you will work in support of the following areas and programs: Campaign Connect, Community Schools in Jersey City, executive level support, and will also provide general office management and support of other programs as needed. You will prepare training materials; coordinate training events with hotels and other venues, which includes providing on-site support during training events; maintain databases on partner schools; and assist with research evaluation activities, including data collection, data entry, and summarizing program implementation data.

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Executive Assistant to the CEO

Princeton, New Jersey

You will provide executive support to CSS’s President and CEO by managing his calendar, communicating with others on his behalf, and performing administrative duties as directed and requested. You will serve as a key member of the CEO’s team and play an important role in maintaining the team’s effectiveness. You will help CSS meet its goals by:

 Supporting the CEO

  • Assist the CEO with daily administrative duties and complete a broad variety of administrative tasks that include managing an active calendar of appointments; taking notes at meetings; composing and preparing correspondence; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; preparing documents for meetings; and preparing expense reports

  • Coordinate meeting logistics, both internally and externally, both for individual meetings and group meetings involving the CEO

  • Communicate with internal teams and other staff as needed to provide support with Board meetings, strategic activities, development events, and other matters

  • Draft emails, letters, and other correspondence as directed, and format documents

  • Support CEO in any external commitments related to CSS, including service on external boards, committees, and other groups

  • Provide assistance as needed to front desk operations including, but not limited to, answering phones, accepting packages and other deliveries, lunchtime relief, and greeting and signing in visitors/guests

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 Supporting the National Training Team

  • Manage the participant invitation, registration, and follow-up processes for all regional and national Peer Group Connection trainings happening across the organization utilizing Splash event management software and Google Sheets 

  • Create nametags and participants lists for trainings, with the highest level of attention to detail to ensure they are error-free

  • Attend training events on an as-needed basis to organize registration and coordinate on-site logistics

  • Provide as-needed assistance to assembling materials for PGC trainings and meetings 

  • Provide support to the Director of Curriculum & Training and National Training Team, including but not limited to document proofreading and editing, research, and reconciliation of training invoices 

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Human Resources Benefits and Compliance Coordinator

Princeton, New Jersey

The full-time Human Resources (HR) Benefits and Compliance Coordinator will be an HR generalist who has experience with compliance requirements for companies with 100+ employees and will provide support for the following HR areas: employee relations, benefits management, onboarding new employees through a Human Resources Management System (HRMS), and be sensitive to organization needs as well as employee goodwill.

 Data Collection and Record Keeping

  • Maintain employee records through a Human Resources Management System (HRMS)

  • Complete audits for Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other government requirements

  • Submit Workers’ Compensation audits to insurer

  • Submit employee census data upon request from insurance providers

  • Ensure compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verifications and periodically audit these forms

  • Maintain job descriptions database and ensure that they are updated by employees and their supervisors, as needed

  • Review the accuracy of invoices related to insurance benefits

  • Other duties as assigned from time to time

Benefits Management and Employee Relations

  • Assist with benefits orientation for new hires

  • Respond to employees’ inquiries regarding benefits

  • Escalate claims issues, when necessary, to benefits broker on behalf of employees to achieve a timely and successful resolution

  • Report, maintain, and monitor all Workers’ Compensation case files; follow-up on open cases

Employment Policy

  • Propose internal policy changes to CSS management, when applicable

  • Update internal policy manuals, when required

  • Communicate approved policy changes to employees

  • Conduct research in all areas of employment policy to ensure compliance