Communities in Schools of Memphis seeks a Student Support Specialist

CISM is accepting applications March 1-31 for our game-changing Student Support Specialist role as we prepare to expand into more schools and deepen our impact across Memphis and Shelby County.

For nearly a decade, Communities In Schools of Memphis (CISM) has been changing lives and improving our community by eliminating barriers to success for students and empowering them to achieve in life. CISM is part of a national network with over 40 years of proven impact in communities across America.

We’re looking for specialists to join our team for the 2023-24 school year. This role is perfect for:
College grads majoring in education, psychology/counseling, social work, youth development, and related fields
Teachers who want to transition into a role focusing on 1-to-1 connections with students and families
Professionals with demonstrated work or volunteer experience in education, social services, mental health, or a related field who want to change career paths

We believe relationships, not programs, change the trajectory of life for at-risk students. CISM Student Support Specialists amplify the power of each student’s potential by:

Partnering with teachers to identify challenges students face in class and at home
Working 1-on-1 with students and implementing our unique model to connect them to the personalized community resources they need to be successful, ranging from food, clothing, and school supplies to health care, counseling, academic assistance, or a positive role model

Our work is personal, so we prioritize support for our team members because people are our greatest assets. Student Support Specialists benefit from:

Being part of a strong national network with a proven success
Joining a team built on strong diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging principles
Access to a wide range of community partners and resources to help you support children
Investment in your professional development, including an intensive 18-week training program and a mentoring relationship with a current specialist

If you are mission-driven and motivated to make a real impact in Memphis, click to apply: