Family & Community Engagement Coordinator

  • Closing Date:

    6/14/2019

  • Job Summary:

    This position is responsible for increasing family/community involvement and communication at Crystal Lake Elementary, a Community Partnership School by working with the school’s administration and utilizing community resources to create a supportive environment for the students to excel in their education and well-being.

  • Essential Functions:

    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with families, community members, and school staff
    • Design and implement an overall outreach plan to engage families to participate in activities and services on campus and in the community
    • Plan, coordinate and execute activities and logistics and support community activities in conjunction with Community Partnership School and school leadership in support of the goals set forth in the outreach plan
    • Identify, engage and support community action groups and centers of influence in the community
    • Support the senior management’s efforts to effectively engage the family/parents and community stakeholders which align with the goals set by school leadership
    • Execute local marketing activities, awareness campaigns and events
    • Provide information, advice, content and recommendations for community engagement activities to senior management and school leadership to advance visibility and Community Partnership School outcomes
    • Develop and cultivate community outreach through presentations for new and existing engagement opportunities
    • Provide information, advice and recommendations for press release content, feature stories and local media to senior management
    • Participate in maintaining accurate and complete family/parent and community member participation and engagement data.
    • Develop and maintain a warm and inviting Family/Parent Resource Center to foster relationships between caregivers, school personnel, and students
    • Develop key community relationships to enhance outreach and build a resource list for family/parents and students
    • Deliver programs and/or activities which concentrate on family/parent participation for the purpose of promoting a successful school experience for students and providing networking opportunities for family/parents
    • Liaison with school administrative personnel to align system goals, program objects and community services; serve as creative partner for the Community School Program Team
    • Coordinate educational opportunities for the purposes of promoting student achievement, student attendance, and home-school partnerships
    • Develop relationships with family/parents to engage them in areas of the school where they can influence the success of students and staff
    • Assist in overcoming language barriers at gatherings, home and social visits, and at school activities
    • Make home visits and/or phone calls to identify family/parent needs
    • Create targeted programming to engage family/parents and students new to the school and provide specific strategies to involve them in student success
    • Prepare written materials for the purposes of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
    • Participate in the quality improvement process
    • Other duties as requested

  • Qualifications Required:

    Minimum of High School diploma and three years of experience working with children and families regarding social needs required.

  • Qualifications Preferred:

    Experience advocating and building community relationships, knowledge of the Crystal Lake Community in Lakeland, FL and bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Benefits:

    We offer excellent benefits package with tuition assistance, domestic partner coverage, retirement & generous paid time off. 

  • Additional Information:

    Apply on-line at www.heartlandforchildren.org.  Drug free workplace.  Drug testing req.  EOE/M/F/D/V
     

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