The Family Engagement Liaison’s primary purpose is to provide support to the parents and school community by providing resources and training and fostering collaboration between home and school in the Normandy School District Collaborative. An ideal candidate would be an individual who has prior experience working with parents, preferably in a school setting, and providing information on services available to families. The employee must be able to build relationships between the school, families, and the community. This position is a full-time, salaried position that typically works for 10 months, according to the Normandy School District Collaborative school schedule.
Essential Job Functions:
- Investigate family needs with an emphasis on basic needs. The investigation should include working closely with Teachers, Principals, and Support Service Providers in schools as well as Parents/Guardians and Families
- Work in collaboration with school administration to support school needs
- Engage cohort of students and families through high school matriculation
- Conduct home visits as needed
- Organize and deliver parent education classes and workshops based on identified needs and recruit subject matter experts to present
- Participate in training, workshops, and/or present approved information on topics such as effective homeschool communications, effective parenting, basic computer skills, nutrition, physical health, academic testing, high school graduation requirements, and other programs of the Normandy School District Collaborative
- Assist in planning school activities such as parent conferences, open houses, back-to-school nights, recognition activities, and community meetings
- Assist parents with issues and referrals/resources concerning health coverage for children, social services, English Language Learning (ELL) services, homeless services, immigration, and basic needs such as food, clothing, and transportation
- Assist with increasing school attendance efforts and academic performance ▪ Recruit parent volunteers
- Communicate identified needs with the supervisor biweekly and plan to match resources with needs
- May attend community meetings, recruit parent volunteers to attend community meetings ▪ Conduct parent satisfaction surveys bi-annually
- Complete reports and track case management by working with supervisor bi-weekly
- Host monthly Family Engagement Liaison Networking Meeting
- Other duties as assigned
- Collaborative — A dynamic personality that is collaboratively minded, can recognize and identify strengths, seek consensus around mutual goals, and build meaningful relationships.
- Creative and Curious — A systems-thinker and builder, who is not afraid to be innovative in designing solutions and has skills in articulating these ideas and concepts.
- Methodical — Strong analytical, systems, and problem-solving skills to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment. Ability to move from concepts to action through strong program design and evaluation.
- Reliable — Leadership skills that reflect and value a team approach, demonstrated integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high-quality service. Highly capable of handling multiple tasks, projects, and timelines. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Trusted — Ability to work with residents, partners, and staff of diversified backgrounds with a positive, optimistic, solutions-oriented attitude. Shares a deep respect for the community, its stakeholders, and the residents that we serve.
- Driven — Passion for the work and an interest in continuous learning and improvement.
Experience and Qualifications:
- High School Diploma or GED required. Some college preferred
- Prior experience in a school setting preferred
- Experience working with children and families
- Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- The position requires exceptional customer service skills ▪ Knowledge of school academic and parent assistance programs
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Computer literate including knowledge of Microsoft Applications including Word and Excel
- Must be able to create reports and prepare documents supporting efforts to outcomes
- Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance
- The position requires driving to home visits as needed
- Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, or Early Childhood Education preferred
- Sr. Director of Education
Salary and Benefits:
- Benefits: Full-time position with benefits for a full-time position as determined in the current Beyond Housing Employee Handbook
- Salary: $33,600, non-degreed; $37,080.12-bachelor’s degree or higher
This position works in a professional work environment at a school or related facility. The Family Engagement Liaison position has required the use of computers, phones, and face-to-face personal conversations. The constant use of eyes, ears, and hands will be required in all environments where work is performed. The incumbent is required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, climb, lift, carry and bend when performing essential job functions in the office and at other locations. These activities may include walking through various locations during activities and operating common office equipment – such as photocopiers, fax machines, mailboxes, scanners, etc.
Application Instructions: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on this page. This job will remain posted until it has been filled.