Special Projects Coordinator

  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (SY 20-21)

Company Description

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.  Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable and by designing and implementing “best-in-class” teacher training.  The organization has achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones.  Its schools consistently outperform their district schools and are among the highest-performing urban schools in their cities and states. To learn more about Uncommon click here, 

Job Description

The Special Projects Coordinator/Director of Special Projects will support the school leadership team by completing various school-wide projects related to operations, school assessment and accountability, instruction, community relations and strategic planning. 

Standards and Duties (including, but not limited to):

  • Demonstrating a strong drive to improve the minds, characters, and lives of students both in and out of school.
  • Creating a positive, structured learning environment to support students in observing the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct.
  • Communicating effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Engaging families in their children’s education.
  • Developing the strategy and implementation plan for school-wide projects.
  • Helping ensure the successful implementation and delivery of school-wide initiatives.
  • Creating a filing system for the server and paper documents and filing everything accordingly.
  • Creating school-based task lists. 
  • Assisting with student recruitment. 
  • Collecting school performance data and creating data presentations.
  • Writing/editing letters, promotional materials (e.g., brochures, newsletters), Web site content, etc.
  • Greeting families at student open houses or orientation. 
  • Organizing family events (e.g., Literacy Night, Graduation, etc.)
  • Planning and executing field trips for students
  • Organizing staff events and preparing materials for staff trainings.
  • Working with school leaders to ensure that all government and authorizer grant proposals and reports are completed on time.
  • Committing to continual professional growth, participating actively in all staff meetings.
  • Participating in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.
  • Serving as a source for instructional coverage when classroom teachers are unavailable.
  • Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
  • Creating a master calendar for the school.
  • Creating slideshow presentations for staff and Board meetings.
  • Copying and assembling binders for Board meetings and staff trainings.
  • Performing various administrative duties as required and assigned.
  • Performing other related duties as required and assigned.



  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Access;
  • Displays maturity and ability to work independently;
  • Communicates well with others and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members;
  • Enjoys working with children of all ages;
  • Detailed-oriented, strong follow-through skills;
  • Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines;
  • Prior project planning experience preferred;
  • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities; relentless commitment to mission of educating urban students;
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Additional Information

We offer a generous compensation package which includes a competitive hourly rate and comprehensive health benefits. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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