Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships

Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region
December 17, 2022
Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Job Purpose


The Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships is responsible for the cultivation, management and stewardship of partners, including school district liaisons, non-profit organizations, current and potential volunteers. The successful candidate will be able to oversee a portfolio of relationships that will increase engagement with Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region and provide resources for the organization’s program stakeholders.


Duties and Responsibilities


School District Leadership

  • Serves as the liaison between Independent School Districts (ISD’s) and CIS Dallas; provides in-person and virtual program overviews, trainings; executes contracts and maintains relationships through ongoing stewardship and support.
  • Manages an ongoing communications master plan, to provide district liaisons with results/data, organizational information, contract due dates, etc.


Community Engagement

  • Engages with multiple non-profit organizations that complement the work of CIS Dallas; hosts informational sessions, builds strategies for joint partnership and executes agreements for shared resources. Oversees a Community Engagement strategy for organizational success.
  • Communicates regularly with all partners to provide updates on CIS Dallas programming and leverages additional ways to support program participants.
  • Oversees communications with internal staff seeking access to community resources; devises strategies to provide partnership to partnering organizations.



  • Manages the organization’s volunteer process including recruitment, training, and stewardship.
  • Oversees volunteer management platform, working with CIS Dallas staff to build volunteer opportunities for programming and special events.
  • Maintains and updates volunteer handbook, oversees background check process.




Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university with major coursework in either Social Work, Community Relations, Human Development or a closely related field plus five (5) years of experience in education or the nonprofit sector, involving community and volunteer engagement.

Preferred qualifications include: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and bilingual speaking.


Licenses and Certifications


None required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Knowledge of the Greater Dallas community and non-profit organizations. Knowledge in school district relationships and systems a plus.
  • Skill in presenting information to a variety of stakeholders- school leaders, non-profit leaders, individual and corporate volunteer groups.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to recognize the needs of constituents and provide proactive and creative problem-solving solutions
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to use sales techniques and negotiation.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to work well with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and experience, including community leaders, residents, service providers, school officials and elected representatives.
  • Ability to train others.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements


  • Ability to lift, carry and otherwise move up to 15 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, or walk for various lengths of time throughout the day.
  • Ability to work within Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.
  • Ability to work within a volunteer management tool/CRM.
  • Inside work in an office environment with no exposure to weather conditions.
  • Available to work 7.5 hours per day and/or 37.5 hours per week or more as necessary to meet objectives.
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment to complete daily work responsibilities.
  • Ability to operate fax/copy machines, telephone, calculator, and general office equipment on a daily basis.
  • Ability to travel for meetings, agency trainings and other miscellaneous work assignments within or outside the Greater Dallas Area. Reliable transportation is a must.



The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. CISDR may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

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