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Community and External Engagement Liaison (CEEL)son (CEEL)



Palm Springs, FL, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Job Details

Palm Beach Preparatory Academy - Palm Springs, FL
4 Year Degree

Job Summary

Palm Beach Preparatory Charter Academy is seeking a Community and External Engagement Liaison (CEEL) to join our team!

About EdisonLearning and NorthStar Academies

NorthStar Academies (NSA) are public charter schools governed by the Governing Board of NorthStar Academies. The NSA board has entered into an agreement with EdisonLearning to manage the NSA Schools.

EdisonLearning brings together best practices in instruction, developed over three decades of supporting schools, with blended solutions designed by educators to meet students where they are and deliver the education they need and deserve. The company’s comprehensive content, resources and support include 150+ full eCourses in core and elective subjects, plus career and technical education and social-emotional learning; actionable learning analytics dashboards and blockchain-enabled micro-credentials; and instructional services teachers and advisors who provide personalized student support. The guiding purpose behind all of EdisonLearning’s work is to ensure equitable access and opportunity for each and every learner.

Our organization’s growth and success is due to the hundreds of dedicated professionals who share a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people – both academically and in character development. We are committed to maintaining a work environment that empowers every employee to take ownership for the growth and success of the company – making sure that the best ideas are always on the table, and that the students we serve always receive our best.

The EdisonLearning Schools Core Values

Wisdom; justice; courage; compassion; hope; respect; responsibility; integrity and resilience—provide the basis for our character and ethics curriculum and student management system that contribute to building a positive learning environment. Helping students develop into responsible citizens is an integral part of the EdisonLearning program.

Job Summary:

The Community and External Engagement Liaison (CEEL) is a part of the team that serves as the liaison to the Business, Government, and industry, elected officials, and the greater community. The CEEL represents EdisonLearning to community partners, and manages internal activity surrounding student recruitment, enrollment, and retention. The CEEL is expected to work independently while consistently delivering excellent customer service. The CEEL must be organized, personable and interested in learning new skills.

The CEEL works alongside the instructional team in order to meet the needs of the school and for the school to remain compliant by providing consultative and collaborative expert services in support of the instructional program. The building of relationships are a critical component of this environment, the team works together to identify student needs that may be barriers to success.

Essential CEEL Responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination for the development and administration of the enrollment program;
  • Facilitate planning with area high schools to meet with counselors, teachers, students and parents;
  • Facilitate the development of marketing and other support materials to attract and inform students of enrollment opportunities and employment options;
  • Collaborate with the Enrollment Team and Principals to build and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with local high schools, community organizations, and resource providers;
  • Organize and coordinate all efforts, communications and activities associated with community outreach, engagement, and resource opportunities;
  • Serve as point of contact for key community leaders, elected officials, surrounding neighborhoods, civic groups, local school districts, and local government;
  • Cultivate interest in the program through dynamic involvement with local civic organizations, religious groups, community groups, and other relevant organizations and clubs;
  • Participate actively in local Chambers of Commerce, business, professional, and education organizations as determined through market research and administrative leads;
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure activities are completed in a timely manner and appropriate documents are collected, submitted, and approved;
  • Build a database of contacts through local and regional involvement;
  • Prepare program of events and timetables for promotional events;
  • Recruit and supervise teams of Student Recruiters engaged in canvassing, attending school and community events, etc.
  • Enroll students at each site, meeting with family and student to ensure a smooth transition to the program;
  • Create and ensure supply of enrollment packets;
  • Maintain and manage students waitlists;
  • Ensure organization and accurate data entry of all files required;
  • Monitor FTE counts and the ramp up activities to ensure appropriate and representative attendance during this critical time;
  • Tracks and analyze enrollment and class data to identify trends, foster improvements in decision-making and trouble shoot enrolment issues;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the EdisonLearning Achievement Team, Principal, or other members of management;

Key Relationships:

Internal: Students, Parents, Staff, EdisonLearning Management Team;

External: School District, Community Leaders, Elected Officials;

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Encourage constructive feedback and a culture that provides opportunities for development. Attracts, assesses, develops, motivates and retains a diverse workforce that drives results;
  • Helps others to secure resources and provides guidance in decision making and problem solving;
  • Addresses difficult issues; put self on the line to deal with important problems; stands firm when necessary;
  • Analyze reasons behind results, takes action to address failures and seeks to improve outcomes;
  • Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively towards solutions which generally benefit all involved parties; works cooperatively with others to accomplish company objectives; promotes collaboration and partnerships;
  • Gives credit and recognition to others who have contributed towards team or group goals; respects different opinions, seeking them out to challenge thinking and enhance collaborative efforts;
  • Works collaboratively to creatively problem solve with staff to meet students’ unique needs in a technology- based instructional learning environment;
  • Maintains accurate records across multiple sites;
  • Plans and organizes for a schedule that requires flexibility and structure;
  • Establishes appropriate and supportive relationships with students, parents, community leaders and staff.



  • Bachelor’s Degree ;
  • 3+ years' experience in K-12 or higher education, or Non-Profit sector relating to community relations and development;
  • Proven successful track record in meeting or exceeding KPIs;
  • Highly experienced with project coordinating and management; proven track record of effectively interacting with school officials, management and/or business executives;
  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel in FL;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively in a complex environment;
  • Effective, versatile and action-oriented; Detail oriented and data driven;
  • Impeccable time management and multi-tasking skills;
  • Evidence of working knowledge and comfort level with instructional technology.

Benefits and other Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Basic Life/AD&D – company paid
  • Voluntary – Life/AD&D, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Generous time off schedule (Holidays, Personal, Vacation, and Sick Time)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Employer Paid Teladoc Mental Health support network
  • Perks at Work discount site

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of EdisonLearning, Inc. to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.