Position Summary 

We are looking for a Manager of Community Engagement to join the CMO Team! You are a social-justice advocate - believing in the power of building community to serve the community. You are skilled at managing others to reach ambitious recruitment or outreach targets, and you look forward to building parent and student advocacy groups on each ACE campus.You are well-connected to East Side San Jose through community partners. You are a persuasive communicator, believing that the work of ACE Charter Schools empowers students and families. 

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. 


Network Wide Student Recruitment

  • Design a network-wide student recruitment strategy to meet or exceed ambitious enrollment targets. 
  • Persuasively and optimistically describe the ACE Mission and student, and train Community Outreach Managers to do the same.
  • Track data weekly and revise the recruitment strategy as necessary.
  • Oversee data entry at each site and ensure Community Outreach Managers are inputting data in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the neighborhoods that ACE serves.
  • Build relationships with and key partners around ACE schools (e.g. churches, community centers, elementary schools).
  • Lead monthly meetings with the school-site Community Outreach teams.
  • Lead on-boarding and training of new Community Outreach Managers.
  • Generate and attend an annual calendar of community events with the Community Outreach Managers to insure brand visibility.
  • Develop collateral that highlights our message and celebrates our results, in collaboration with the CMO team.
  • Manage the Brand Ambassadors to build the ACE Network presence on social media.

Network-Wide Community Engagement

  • Lead the planning and coordinating of Parent Leadership meetings at each school (e.g., LCAP, SSC, ELAC) in collaboration with the Community Outreach Managers.
  • Support Community Outreach Managers in managing a student engagement calendar at each school site.
  • Lead parent involvement for Staff Interviews, Cafecitos, Student Orientations, including training, presentations for schools to train their parents and staff.
  • Coordinate the planning of ACE staff-wide events, including Summit, network days, teacher celebrations, etc.
  • Support the planning of external-facing ACE events, including ACE's Annual Fundraising Event.

Activism and Community Organizing

  • Design a community organizing strategy for ACE, in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with organizations aligned to the ACE mission, including schools, local government, community organizing and faith-based institutions. 
  • Attend meetings with key organizing groups to represent ACE and mobilize change.
  • Support Community Outreach Managers in building student and parent leadership at each school.
  • Train parent and student speakers to effectively and persuasively communicate their stories. 

Education & Experience 

  • Your bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • Your ability to speak Spanish is required.
  • You are skilled at building trusting relationships with a broad set of stakeholders, including parents, students, external partners, and colleagues.
  • Your 2 years+ of experience with Latino community organizing and outreach is required.
  • You are knowledgeable in student recruitment, grassroots leadership development, community organizing, and/or public education.
  • You are a strategic thinker - you create data-driven and are able to manage spreadsheets to insure the network is on track to meet our goals.

Salary & Benefits 

  • $75,000 – $80,000 annually depending on experience
  • This position provides full health benefits, a 401k retirement plan and is EXEMPT.

Physical Demands

In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, you will need to meet the following physical demands. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. You will be regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. You will frequently need to use hands or fingers to handle objects, tools, or controls. In this role, you will need to be able to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. You may occasionally need to lift or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. In terms of vision, the specifics required by this position are: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level is moderate to high in this environment.


Join ACE: Where Students Realize Their Extraordinary Potential

Since 2008, ACE has operated charter schools serving 5th-12th grade students in East San Jose with one goal: our students will confidently choose to attend and graduate from college. 98% of our graduates will be the first in their family to attend college.  

ACE is the only charter school in California that strategically recruits students and families that have been left behind by the current education system. With support from the Community Outreach Team, ACE is committed to re-engage families with the ACE school model through grassroots community organizing. As a result, 92% of our students are considered low-income and 50% are classified as English-Learners.  20% of ACE students qualify for Special Education services compared to 10-12% in neighborhood schools. ACE students are considered to be performing below grade-level. At ACE, we understand that academic growth takes time. It may take multiple years to see the academic performance that will put students on the college-track. ACE is truly a 5th grade through college model and we take time to celebrate growth along the way. 

After 10 years, the ACE model is beginning to see results. Over 85% of the ACE High School Class of 2016 have persisted to their 2nd year of college. Many ACE alumni are eager to return to ACE and share their stories with the next generation of ACE student. 


ACE Charter Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  

Apply for this Job

* Required


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at ACE Charter Schools are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.