Special Projects Coordinator (SY 21-22)

Uncommon Schools

About the organization

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.


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.


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.

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