Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 4/20/2023

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.
Primary Purpose:
The Prevention Specialist will design and implement prevention programs across the Uplift Education network, as assigned by the Manager of Prevention Services. This role leverages deep content expertise to continually improve Uplift Education’s continuum of prevention programs network-wide, including but not limited to bullying prevention, Human Trafficking, human sexuality education, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, teen dating violence prevention and other related programming that support the holistic health and well-being of Uplift Education scholars and families. 

  • Designs, implements, and delivers aspects of the district’s key prevention initiatives including bullying prevention, Human Trafficking, human sexuality education, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, teen dating violence prevention and other related mental health and wellness programming.
  • Fiscal responsibilities such as requisitioning including purchase orders, check requests, employee reimbursements, professional development requests, and restricted funds purchases.
  • Facilitates and leads prevention programing on the campus level and supports various campus administration teams with prevention education and community outreach.
  • Serves as a network expert on prevention education and the latest trends in maladaptive behaviors in school age children, and is an expert in the most effective evidence-based prevention techniques.
  • Initiates and leads planning meetings for various campus-based partnerships; provides support on implementation, monitoring, and coordination of prevention and student support programs.
  • Identifies community needs and develops prevention related strategies such as outreach efforts, surveys and informational events for addressing them.
  • Maintains community-based prevention partnerships, resources and referral lists, both those externally published and internally held by Counseling & Prevention Services, while also sourcing and researching new potential partners for referral purposes.
  • Serves as lead point of contact for one-time prevention-related presentations, including sourcing partners and presentations, planning presentations with campus contacts and partners, attending and evaluating presentations, and maintaining one-time events menu to connect campuses with potential partners.
  • Consults with counselors, teachers, administrators, and other relevant people provide comprehensive prevention efforts in order to enhance their work with students.
  • Works independently without day-to-day supervision, maintaining regular and punctual attendance in the workplace.
  • Duties may change according to organizational needs and special projects.

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in a related field of study. Master’s Degree in Education, Public Health, Social Work, or Educational Administration highly preferred.
  • Experience: Experience coordinating student programs centrally, in developing related processes and systems, in providing related trainings to professional staff, and in establishing and managing external organizational partnerships and relationships.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to develop and execute presentations, training, and new systems related to the role. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel, students, and parents required.
  • Bilingual Skills: Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Technology: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications and have the ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.
  • Safety Skills: Every employee of the network has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.
  • Program Development and Program Monitoring Skills: Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge in the design and execution of student support service programs and partnerships. Knowledge of best practice student services protocols and familiarity with student services law. Ability to use data to develop and evaluate student support programs and services

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours will be necessary.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

Starting Salary: $60,000

Application Procedure:
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.  

Application Instructions

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