SchoolSmartKC is seeking an experienced Project Coordinator to support our program team.


SchoolSmartKC’s Project Coordinator will work closely with SSKC’s Chief Program Officer (CPO) to assist in the success of the organization’s 2.0 strategy and business plan. This plan centers on building stronger collaborative partnerships across the Kansas City Public School System in order to support greater  student success and improvement of education in the KCPS boundaries. Reporting to and in close collaboration with the CPO, this individual will support the implementation of the organization’s strategic vision and provide critical support for both SSKC’s CPO and Program Directors. The Project Coordinator role specifically includes various coordinating duties such as supporting communications, grant/contract review and administrative duties as necessary, including scheduling and supporting the development and monitoring of budgets and timeframes for projects. The role centers on executing various stages of project implementation plans for the 2.0 focus areas. This includes working with Program Directors to develop, create, and support the delivery of presentations and other communications with stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in project design meetings and propose improvements if necessary
  • Coordinate projects as defined by SSKC team members, adhering to project schedules and timelines
  • Coordinate project-related paperwork by ensuring all necessary materials are current, properly filed, and stored
  • Assist with project outputs by reviewing project grants, contracts, and requests for proposals for accuracy
  • Communicate with SSKC team members to understand and align project requirements, scope and objectives
  • Support the monitoring of expenses to follow determined budgets
  • Support the collection, organization, and analysis of 2.0 programmatic outcomes and outputs in partnership with Program Directors
  • Provide support for landscape analysis reviews, updates, and communication to outward facing audiences
  • Organize public facing documents and presentations for various stakeholders
  • Promote collaborative relationships between program areas ensuring connectivity and outcomes for district and charter partners, funders, and stakeholders are consistently met
  • Support the team-based environment through continuous engagement with SSKC team, demonstrating collaboration and providing excellent support/service
  • Assist in identifying internal and external resources required for completing projects successfully



Education:  Bachelor’s degree required.

Work Experience:  A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in project coordination or related field, coordinating multiple projects concurrently. Candidates should possess core foundational beliefs in the value of partnerships in support of youth, as well as strong interpersonal, organizational, research, writing, and communication skills.

Travel:  Requires some local travel around Kansas City.



Qualified candidates for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-direction, detail-oriented, and able to work well in a highly collaborative, team-oriented, dynamic environment. He/she must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change. A successful candidate will also possess:

  • Knowledge base of schools in the Kansas City area a plus
  • Program coordination and/or management skills to effectively support broader SSKC strategy and business plan
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work closely and build relationships of trust with team members
  • Attentive and detail minded for accuracy
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Keen analytical and organizational skills, with the ability to multi task across various projects
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that is characterized by growth and change
  • A high level of ethics with a strong sense of integrity and committed to the values of the organization and maintenance of confidentiality
  • Cultural competence, humility, and an understanding of issues related to education and leveling the playing field for young people in economically challenged communities
  • An ability to maintain a calm and competent demeanor in uncomfortable or difficult situations
  • Ability to cultivate resources in support of organizational strategic aims

All the statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  This document describes the position currently available.  The organization reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.



A competitive compensation package, including base salary and an outstanding benefits package, will correspond to the experience level, credentials, and personal characteristics of the candidate.


SchoolSmartKC firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.

To apply, applicants should send a cover letter and resume to