Employment Opportunity: Early Success Organizer- Part-Time

March 30, 2018 - 7 minutes read

PLAN | Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network

Employment Opportunity
Early Success Organizer- Part-Time
April  2018

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 Success Organizer works to implement 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 0-8 around navigating the early childhood and TK-8 education system.

Through workshops and trainings on advocacy, early literacy, and Early 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 Program Director , the Family Success Organizer will manage family outreach, workshop delivery,  workshop evaluation to ensure that families in formal and informal early care and education and TK- 8 settings are engaged to build long-term student academic and family success.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Parent Education Strategy Implementation

  • Train families of children 0-8 in the Families for Early Success Curriculum at early childhood and community sites throughout Alameda County
  • Outreach and conduct Families for Early Success training series that include 15 parents
  • Conduct 1-on-1s with families of children 0-8 to learn the successes and challenges they experience in the informal and formal early care and education system
  • Recruit families of children 0-8 to explore and participate in advanced leadership opportunities in Alameda County and PLAN programs

Partnership Capacity Building

  • Develop and execute partnership agreements for workshop delivery
  • Represent PLAN in early childhood initiatives in Alameda County that support the development of community schools for children 0-8

Evaluation and Communications Management

  • Sustain accurate and up to date written and electronic outreach materials that promote the F4ES program and workshops.
  • Document transformative impact of  F4ES workshops  on families, and the early care and education delivery system
  • Maintain accurate and current registration, media releases and workshop and program evaluation records and materials
  • Work with Development and Communications Lead to tell the stories of parent and family transformation and 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 an organizer, advocate or trainer
  • Two years of experience in and early care and education setting
  • 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
  • Ability deliver information so that it is accessible to people with different learning styles and life expectancies
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire the parents to develop into leaders and participate in key programs
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings when necessary

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual – fluent in Spanish and English
  • Two years college in early childhood education, community services, or related field
  • Experience training, organizing, or advocacy in early childhood and/or public education setting
  • Speak clearly and effectively by phone, face-to-face and before groups
  • A parent of a student in the public education system
  • Experience using online and social media tools
  • Motivated by results and a willingness to innovate

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time (20 hours/week), non-exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. 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 and fathers are strongly encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following to  resume@parentactionnet.org:

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

Position Open: Immediately

Position Start: May 1st  

Position will remain open until filled