FAMILY ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE
Capital City Public Charter School
District of Columbia
- Job ID: 2870091
- Application Deadline:
Posted until Filled
December 4, 2017
- Starting Date:
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Capital City Public Charter School is seeking a Family Engagement Associate to join our Family Engagement Team and support the work of designing, organizing, and managing family engagement programs at our diverse PK-12 school. The Family Engagement Team is focused on our school goal of ensuring that parent participation reflects the diversity of our student population by identifying and reducing barriers to parent engagement. The Family Engagement Associate spends part of their time focused on student recruitment and ensuring that Capital City reaches full enrollment, continues to recruit a diverse population of students, and that prospective families have information about the school and its programs. The Family Engagement Associate reports to the Family Engagement Coordinator. Given the high percentage of Latino families at Capital City, it is essential that the Parent Engagement Associate be bilingual in Spanish and English.
Key areas of responsibility for the position are outlined below. This is a 12-month position which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Family Engagement and Communication
? Conduct outreach to empower parents and families to be actively engaged in their child’s education.
? Identify, coordinate, and communicate volunteer opportunities for families and support families in connecting with activities.
? Develop and manage a system for tracking and acknowledging parent volunteerism as well as recording attendance at parent events.
? Serve as a point of contact for PSA leaders in coordinating and planning events. Coordinate with office managers and other staff to publicize school events in English and Spanish.
? Translate materials as needed and coordinate the translation of larger projects.
? Coordinate interpretation for school events and interpret as needed at parent/teacher conferences.
? Be responsive to parent needs and support parents in communicating concerns.
? Manage family email distribution lists and automated call lists; train staff as needed.
Re-Enrollment (current families)
? Work with other staff to prepare re-enrollment information for families; assist families as needed with the re-enrollment process.
? Coordinate Capital City PCS’s Saturday Enrollment Support Day and other extended hour sessions to provide families with more windows of opportunity for enhanced support for admissions and enrollment processes
Admissions/Enrollment (new families)
? According to recruitment plan developed with the Coordinator of Family Engagement and approved by Head of School, register for and represent the school at recruitment fairs and other events including EdFest.
? With Principals and the Family Engagement Coordinator, plan a series of Open Houses for prospective parents—assemble materials, ensure coffee and refreshments are available, recruit parent tour guides, schedule training for parent tour guides, notify staff of Open House dates.
? Provide information about the school to new and prospective families and support them with the My School DC application process.
? Serve as the primary point of contact for My School DC providing necessary information about the school and its programs in accordance with submission deadlines. Attend MSDC trainings and meetings.
? Be extremely knowledgeable about and strictly follow Capital City and MSDC recruitment policies.
? Arrange and supervise student shadow days as needed.
? Manage waiting lists; provide information to administrators and front desk and office managers; make offers of admission in accordance with an approved plan.
? Verify sibling and staff preferences.
? Work with Front Desk managers to ensure all necessary documentation including residency is collected for new families. Follow-up with families as needed. Collect, organize, and digitize (if needed) registration information returned by families (including health forms, Home Language Surveys, lunch forms, report cards and transcripts, and IEPs)
? Work with principals to inform families of summer orientations and other events.
Front Office Support/Other Duties
? Provide back-up support as needed to two front desk managers. This will be most needed around re-enrollment time (April) and when front desk managers are out of the building.
? Support all-school mailings.
? Verify family relationships in SIS (working with SIS Director)
? Other duties as assigned by the Family Engagement Coordinator
? Bachelor’s Degree
? Bilingual (Spanish and English)
? 1-2 years of related work experience in education, community development and/or organizing, or a related field
? Ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team setting
? Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups
? Comfort with spreadsheets and database systems
? Keen attention to detail
? Commitment to diversity and equity and experience working with diverse populations
Compensation and Benefits: Salary of $38,000-$44,000 based on experience plus comprehensive benefits package.
To Apply: Email your resume and letter of interest to Gerson Paniagua, Family Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com. Please include the position title in the subject line of your email. Visit our website at www.ccpcs.org for additional information about our organization.
About Our School: Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 983 students in grades PK-12. In 2012, the entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the EL Education model (www.elschools.org). Through this model teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum.
Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.
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