District Community Education Coordinator
Please see attached job description for details regarding summary of position, qualification requirements, and essential functions.
52 Week Contract; 1.00 FTE
Bargaining Unit: Duluth District-Wide Instructional Administrators’ Association, Pay Class II-A

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in Community Education, Education, or a closely-related field, and a minimum of five years’ experience as a community education director or assistant community education director in a large urban school district; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the work.
  • Community Education Director’s license issued by the Minnesota Department of Education

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Community Education philosophy and goals.
  • Local community and governmental agencies.
  • Team facilitation, conflict resolution, and the collaborative process.
  • General school operations, finance, policies and facility utilization.
  • Youth development and youth service models.
  • Principles, methods and practices of administration and personnel supervision.

Skill Requirements:

  • Assessing community needs, and developing, organizing and managing effective ongoing programs.
  • Administering complex department budgets, and the ability to monitor and control program budgets with a wide variety of funding sources.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and listening communication skills.
  • Recruiting, selecting, training and evaluating staff in coordinator and support positions.
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving

General Summary or Purpose of Job:
Provides direction, supervision and leadership for the Community Education Program, which consists of educational, recreational, enrichment, cultural and human service programs designed to meet the identified needs of all residents of the community and maximize the use of school facilities in accordance with state rules and mandate annual reporting.

Essential Duties: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Prepare and administers a fiscally-responsible Community Education Department budget. Makes programmatic and budget recommendations to the administrative team and to the School Board regarding community education fund expenditures. Seeks additional revenue through State and local grants.
  • Plans, develops and implements, on a District-wide basis, programs in the following areas: after school youth, adult education, pre-k age, driver education, special needs, and senior citizens. Interprets and ensures compliance with federal and State guidelines, and school district policies. School age care, community use of school facilities, and youth development.
  • Provides leadership, supervision, including performance appraisal, and training of coordinators, supervisory assistants, and other part-time staff employed by the Community Education program. Recommends staff compensation levels to the Human Resource Department.
  • Coordinates staff team building, evaluation and problem-solving activities. Develops goals and objectives, staff communication, situational management and long-range plans.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative programs with city and county departments and with local non-profit agencies. Works with community groups and advisory councils, such as the Family Service Collaborative, Service Learning Committees, Community Education Advisory Council, and the Parks and Recreation Board, to facilitate program implementation.
  • Promotes, markets and publicizes, on a District-wide basis, community education programs. Promotes an understanding and support for all of District’s programs by making presentations at School Board meetings, PTA, and other community groups. Publishes the community education catalog and mails to community residents and households
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that are related to youth service and youth leadership activities, including a summer enrichment program.
  • Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.

In addition to rewarding career opportunities, Duluth Public Schools offers an excellent benefit package to employees who are hired into positions scheduled to work 24 hours/week or more. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Medical/Prescription Drug Plan with Health Reimbursement Arrangement

  • Single Coverage – District pays 100% of premium (FREE) + contributes $2,612.50 into HRA annually
  • Family Coverage – District pays 75% of premium (25% employee contribution) + contributes $5,225.00 into HRA annually

Dental Plan

  • Single Coverage – District pays 100% of Basic premium (FREE)
  • Family Coverage – District pays 25% of Premium

Life Insurance                                       

  • District provides minimum of $50,000 of life insurance at no cost, employee may purchase supplemental life insurance

 Long Term Disability

  • District-provided at no cost to employee

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employees may elect to contribute on a pre-tax basis to Health Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Accounts


  • The District contributes 7.25% of your total salary in the Public Employees Retirement Association) pension plan.
  • Employees may also elect to participate in Tax-Shelter Annuity options.

Time Off

  • Each bargaining unit contract defines time off provisions such as holidays, sick/personal leave, vacation, etc. 

Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 218-336-8722 or email noncerthr@isd709.org