Early Education and Family Success Coordinator

October 3, 2017 - 7 minutes read

PLAN | Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network

October 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Early Education and Family Success Coordinator- Part-Time Non-Exempt .5FTE

ABOUT PLAN

Founded in 2004, Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN) is a social justice organization that develops the leadership and builds the power of parents to transform schools so that all children achieve student success. We train parents and families to believe that their voices matter, while we develop their skills and knowledge that will strengthen their capacity to advocate for their children. We build strong school-based partnerships among families, teachers, staff and principals using transformative family engagement practices that transform schools. We organize a network of parents from different cultures who support each other, create a shared analysis of institutional racism’s impact on students of color, and an understanding of the need for systemic change. We develop parent leaders who build a membership and support base of families, teachers, staff, and principals to organize campaigns that promote change- in values, practices, system design and resources.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Early Education and Family Success Coordinator works with Parent Fellows to develop and sustain our Families for Early Success (F4ES) program. Families for Early Success is a peer based education program that develops the skill and support for families of children 0-5 around navigating the early childhood and k-12 education system. Through workshops and trainings on advocacy, early math, reading, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), parents improve their ability to prepare their children and families to be ready for school. Working under the supervision of the Director of Programs and Organizing, the Early Education and Family Success Coordinator will manage program design, implementation and evaluation to ensure that effective engagement of families in formal and informal early childhood education settings are receiving the support they need to be engaged for success.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Parent Education Strategy Implementation (15%)

  • Develop an effective, early childhood-based engagement strategy that increases opportunities for family leadership development workshops and school site staff capacity building to transform informal and formal care family engagement practices
  • Manage Families for Early Success Program budget effectively within grant and organizational constraints. Ensure that expenses align with organization standards, including documentation and adequate

Partnership Capacity Building (20%)

  • Engage informal care providers and formal early childhood education providers in developing and sustaining a collaborative, positive relationship with F4ES program that includes regular communication, MOUs, work plans and outcomes
  • Represent PLAN in early childhood initiatives in Alameda County that support the development of community schools for children 0-8

Evaluation and Communications Management (15%)

  • Sustain accurate and up to date written and electronic outreach materials that promote F4ES, transformative family engagement, F4ES workshops and the impact being achieved
  • Implement an evaluation strategy that effectively measures the impact of F4ES in individuals, families, informal care providers and formal care providers to generate stories of transformation
  • Maintain regular social media presence on PLAN’s Campaign website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. to tell the stories of parent and family transformation and school site implementation of transformative family engagement practices through photos, videos, blog posts and interviews.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work at a computer approximately 30% of the time
  • Speak clearly and effectively by phone, face-to-face and before groups
  • Travel to and from school sites and neighborhoods via personal car. Must have valid CA driver’s license and current insurance coverage.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry 20 lbs or more

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of PLAN
  • Two years of relevant experience as a trainer
  • Two years of experience as a program manager
  • Experience working in diverse, multicultural and immigrant communities; demonstrated cultural competency
  • Strong oral communication skills; comfort with one-on-ones, phone outreach, and public speaking
  • Professional writing skills
  • Ability to synthesize and re-organize information so that it is accessible to people with different learning styles and life experiences
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire the base to develop into leaders and participate in key programs
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative in developing new roles for the base and providing the support needed to be successful
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team; detail oriented and conscientious
  • Excellent facilitation skills, diplomacy and awareness of group dynamics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, relational databases and the internet
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings when necessary

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual – fluent in Spanish and English
  • Degree in Education or related field
  • Experience with public policy analysis, advocacy or organizing in early childhood and/or public education
  • Speak clearly and effectively by phone, face-to-face and before groups
  • Travel to and from school sites
  • A parent of a student in the public education system
  • Experience using online and social media tools
  • Experience developing curriculum for grassroots organizing and empowerment.
  • Motivated by results
  • Willingness to innovate

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time (20 hours/week), non-exempt position. The starting hourly rate is $20-22, commensurate with experience. Employees enjoy health, dental, vision and life insurance and generous paid time off. We offer an exciting, supportive, fast-paced and flexible work environment.

Our staff is focused on making positive change in the world, celebrates diversity and is committed to being intentionally inclusive in all of our relationships. PLAN is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, Queer identified and fathers are strongly encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following to the PLAN at resume@parentactionnet.org:

  • Cover letter (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Resume
  • 3 References (at least one parent/community member)

Submissions encouraged by Deadline for Submission: October 20, 2017

Position Start: November 1, 2017

Position will remain open until filled