Director of Community Development

Innovation Academy Charter School
School Address: 
72 Tyng Road
Tyngsboro, MA 01879-2044
Pay Range: 
Commensurate with Experience
Job Type: 
Full Time
Start Date: 
July 1, 2019
Contact Name: 
Greg Orpen
Contact Email: 
Full Description: 

The Director of Community Development will oversee:

High School Student Internship Program

  • Maintain and expand a cohort of internship sites for juniors and seniors
  • Support students and families with internship placements
  • Communicate with internship mentors to evaluate student performance
  • Visit internship sites annually
  • Cultivate a sense of community between the internship provider and IACS

Community Service Coordination

  • Maintain and expand a cohort of local agencies where students at all grade levels (5-12) can perform community service
  • In collaboration with school administration, manage logistics and provide support to advisors to facilitate successful community service
  • Support students when they are off campus performing community service events

Alumni Relations

  • Create and maintain an alumni database for all IACS high school graduates
  • Collaborate with College Counseling Office to track postsecondary plans for IACS graduates
  • Develop communication systems (social media, IACS website, etc.) for all alumni to receive information
  • Coordinate “Alumni Notes” in publications such as the "Alumni Hawk" and Outcomes magazine

External Communications & Marketing

  • Generate press releases and feature articles about school events to publication outlets such as newspapers, websites, and social media.
  • Create and maintain a directory of community events to increase the school’s presence in new and diverse communities
  • Invite community leaders (business, non-profit, elected officials, etc.) to visit IACS and to attend special events
  • Promote and track opportunities for parents and members of the greater community to volunteer at the school and contribute to our work

Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years of related experience required

Skills:  Ideal candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Strong ability to manage projects in a collaborative and self-directed manner
  • Strong writing, conversational, and interpersonal skills required to communicate with different stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated proficiency using technology and social media platforms to expand and create community networks
  • Strong ability to articulate the unique mission of IACS, particularly with new communities


Application Procedure: 

Applicants should send the following to Greg Orpen, Head of School:  .  Applications will be collected through Monday, April 22nd.  

  • A cover letter that articulates how your skills, experience, and ideas align with all areas of the job description
  • A resume documenting areas of relevant job experience
Application Deadline: 
April 22, 2019