Program Coordinator

Minneapolis Public School District Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 3 months ago

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Job Title: Program Coordinator and Requisition ID number: 57601

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 08/24/2018

Organizational Unit: Early Childhood Education (10000259)

Site: N/A

FTE: 1.0; 52 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: AMP(42)

Functional Area: Administrative

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


Under general supervision, coordinates and supports program development according to market trends, community issues, defined needs and available resources.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supports and coordinates a variety of programs in support of MPS goals; performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies; duties will vary according to job assignment.

  • Supports financial oversight and management, assists with the development of systems, policies, and procedures; assures staff compliance with departmental procedures, priorities and standards.

  • Performs required administrative functions for assigned programs; monitors budgets, revenue and expenses; and financial reports; requisitions supplies and equipment; assists with development of budgets.

  • Supports program operations and contributes to the department by sharing expertise and providing development of systems, policies and procedures for programs.

  • Coordinates evaluation of programs and develops recommendations for changes and improvements; collects and analyzes program and participant data, and develops recommendations to improve program quality.

  • Coordinates the applications and reporting of internal and external grant and community partnership programs; assures the program activities and procedures are in compliance with state and Federal rules and regulations, and MPS policies and procedures.

  • Promotes and markets MPS programs; assures effective communication by developing promotional materials, social marketing, and traditional marketing activities.

  • Completes and coordinates special projects and research assignments.

  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, families, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent's goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records, and MPS information.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Public Administration or related field; AND two (2) years of professional experience administering public education support programs; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.

  • Rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Education and other governing agencies.

  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including budgets, accounting, purchasing, customer service and employee supervision.

  • State and Federal laws governing public sector grant funding programs.

  • Local community resources, regional community services programs, and regional training programs.

  • Personal computers utilizing standard software, and specialized MPS and state agency software applications and procedures.

  • Principles of record keeping and records management.

  • Cultural competency in work teams and community relations.

Skill in:

  • Understanding and applying program management, public sector fund accounting procedures, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations, and MPS policies and procedures.

  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

  • Coordinating and administering educational and school support programs.

  • Identifying problems and opportunities, and developing solutions.

  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

  • Providing effective customer service, and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, families, advocates, and representatives from community groups and government agencies.

  • Effective verbal and written communication.


A valid Minnesota State Driver's License may be required.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.


Bargaining Unit: AMP

Grade: 53

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Group: Community Outreach Group

New: June 18, 2015

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 08/24/2018 | Early Childhood Education (10000259) | N/A | Administrative

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