Description:  The FCE Specialist is responsible for programming to support member district staff and parents in assisting their students to achieve and sustain academic success by establishing professional relationships with parents, school staff, and other agencies in the member district collaborative.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, collect, and disseminate various family resources for student, parent, staff, and school support.
  • Develop, offer, and present various workshops to parents, students, and staff of member districts.
  • Develop and maintain school and community partnerships.
  • Coordinate efforts between schools and parents, and assist in advocacy efforts for student success.
  • Develop effective, cooperative relationships with parents, schools, and communities.
  • Facilitate activities and special events designed to increase interracial contact between families that are multicultural, integrated and diverse.
  • Facilitate meetings at school sites as requested and/or directed.
  • Work to increase parents’ abilities and skills to assist their children in acquiring academic success.
  • Encourage and promote family participation in programs and increase family engagement in schools.
  • Participate in staff development activities.
  • Participate in various programs and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Coordinate efforts with school sites as assigned.
  • Plan and coordinate special programs, such as Boys Summer Summit, and assist or lead in other events.
  • Collect program data as requested or directed.
  • Other duties as assigned and apparent.

 
Qualifications:
To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
 
Educational and/or Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Social Science, Education, Counseling or related field; minimum of two years of paid work experience in the areas of parents and families, community resources, and multicultural populations.
 
Knowledge and Skills:

  • Possess a genuine interest in parent’s abilities to influence and support their child’s academic success.
  • Possess active listening skills, parent and child advocacy experience, and skills in conflict resolution, mentoring, and motivation.
  • Ability to link families with community resources.
  • Experience in working with adult learners.
  • Knowledge of general desirable social work practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work effectively with parents, staff, agencies, and/or the general public.
  • Network effectively with schools, parents and youth, both of diverse and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and the Internet.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail are required.

 
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Reports To:
Executive Director

Application Procedure:
Apply online