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About Communities In Schools of North Carolina

Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is a national leader in the CIS network, breaking new ground in service delivery and programs. Established in 1989, Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is part of the national Communities In Schools network. Its mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools believes the formula for student success is ABC+P: attendance, behavior, coursework and parent/family engagement. Trained Student Support Specialists partner with school leadership to identify students in danger of not achieving their potential, assess student needs and provide wrap-around interventions and resources to change outcomes. The national Communities In School network empowers 1.5 million students to stay in school and on the path to graduation each year.

Historically, CISNC provided support services to a federation of independent 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliates. In 2014 CISNC created a parallel system of “embedded sites” to better serve students in resource-challenged parts of the state. Bringing these sites in-house ensures the fidelity of the CIS model in these communities and provides funding that had been difficult for local independent affiliates to raise. CISNC hires and supervises embedded site staff who serve 44 sites across all of our lines of programming. Twenty-one affiliates in the state still operate as independent nonprofits, continue to receive support services from CISNC, and remain a critical part of service delivery. CISNC has expanded the CIS model by initiating programs that are focused on career and college preparedness and on better serving youth in the juvenile justice system. None of these changes has diminished CISNC’s key nonpartisan role in advocating for CIS programs with the Governor, members of the General Assembly and the state’s Department of Public Instruction leadership and staff. The CIS national office supports these changes and considers CISNC a model for CIS programs across the country.

The data-driven CIS model ensures that all students receive the very best that CISNC can offer. Data also provides the proof of program impact that funders are seeking. See how we removed barriers and empowered more than 230,000 students across North Carolina to achieve.  Learn more at, and stay connected with CISNC on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Student Support Specialist, Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy, Halifax County

The Student Support Specialist for Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy in Halifax County, is responsible for building relationships with students and coordinating supports specifically designed to help them achieve in school by increasing attendance, improving behavior, strengthening coursework and engaging parents and families in this work. The Student Support Specialist does this work by using the CIS Model to identify and assess the needs of identified youth (case managed students), while coordinating tiered interventions and supports to the whole school population. The Student Support Specialist is a key position in the CIS team, responsible for moving our mission into action with youth in Halifax County. For more information on this role and to apply, click here


Part Time Program Services Assistant

The Part Time Program Assistant provides administrative, logistical, and hands-on support for programs, projects, and initiatives focused on the various CISNC programs. The role of the Program Services Assistant is to provide administrative support to the Program Services Division to ensure successful operation of all programs. The Program Assistant will provide executive level support to the Chief Program Officer to provide a high level of organizational structure to manage time, align calendars and communicate with all necessary parties. The ideal candidate is experienced in handling a wide range of program support tasks with the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively with a positive demeanor. The candidate must have the ability to work well in supporting a dynamic and fast-paced continuum of program services and managing multiple tasks and conflicting priorities with accuracy, flexibility, and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will work part time from the hours of 10am to 2pm or 3pm daily.  For more information on this role and to apply, click here