Position: Family Engagement Coordinator
Conexión Américas seeks qualified candidates for the position of Family Engagement Coordinator. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communications skills in English and Spanish and significant experience in working with Latino populations. The candidate will also demonstrate an understanding of challenges relating to parent involvement in low-income communities, specifically in the Latino immigrant community. Experience with parental involvement, the public education system, or leadership development preferred. The successful candidate must be highly organized, compassionate, a capable presenter, and adaptable to working with people of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Only candidates who can demonstrate total commitment to the mission and values of Conexión Américas should apply. Please read about our mission and values on our website at www.conexionamericas.org. This position works primarily in Spanish, native level fluency is required.
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary history to Sara Del Castillo, Director of People & Culture, via email to email@example.com. No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please.
This is a permanent, full-time staff position that reports to the Associate Director of Education Programs. The Family Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the Padres Comprometidos (Parents as Partners) parental engagement program for Latino parents. The Padres Comprometidos program is 6 to 9-week series of workshops, delivered completely in Spanish, which help Latino parents understand the school system and advocate for their child. The program coordinator will be responsible for implementing the pre-k, elementary, or middle school curriculum at 5 to 6 school sites per year and will work closely with a team of volunteer Latino parent facilitators to co-present program content. This position requires a flexible schedule, as there are weekly evening commitments during the school year.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Meet with school administrators, faculty and staff at multiple schools to set up the program logistics
- Conduct presentations to teachers, Parent Advisory Councils, etc, on the program and its outcomes
- Conduct thorough outreach for the program via phone calls, carlines, social media, presentations, school events, one-on-one conversations with parents, and other relevant methods
- Support the Spanish-speaking facilitator team in their efforts towards implementation of the program (conducting weekly planning meetings, leading professional development workshops, reviewing program content, etc)
- Support recruitment and coordination childcare volunteers and paid childcare assistants
- Prepare, set-up, and clean-up of all workshop materials, meals, and childcare
- Co-present workshop content about school system with the facilitator team
- Serve as the main information source and point of contact for Spanish-speaking parents participating in the program; gathers information on resources and contacts at participating schools
- Track attendance and plans retention efforts to successfully meet designated program goals
- Distribute and compiles post program evaluations and other program information
- Plan and implement closing graduation events
- Ensure accurate data entry of all participant information and maintains program data
- Establish diverse contacts and builds relationships with school system and other organizations
- Support the family engagement team to plan and implement ongoing training and professional development events for facilitators and the annual summer and winter trainings
- Supporting recruitment and training of new volunteer parent facilitators
- Effectively manage program budget and expenses
- Supports the family engagement team to further develop program curriculums and ensure content is up to date with school system changes
- Support the family engagement team to maintain and continually improve program outreach, retention, curriculum quality
General Organizational Support:
- Support presentations on behalf of Conexión Américas at events, conferences, etc. when the topic pertains to the Parents as Partners program, parental engagement, engaging Latino families, etc
- Communicates in a positive and effective manner Conexión Américas’ mission and programs
- Assists with fairs and outreach events on behalf of Conexión Américas to talk about all of Conexión Américas’ programs
- Attends and provides support as needed to organizational events and fundraisers
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every other job at Conexión Américas, every person in the organization will assist in any way necessary to respond to new demands and to assure a cooperative environment.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience)
- This position works primarily in Spanish, native level fluency is required.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in relevant field preferred
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish required, biculturalism required
- Flexibility, creativity, initiative and ability to work as a team member required
- Ability and comfort conducting interactive presentations in both English and Spanish
- Ability to interact with diverse groups of stakeholders required
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and strict timelines required
- Ability and willingness to work weekly evenings events during the school year
- Ability and willingness to work occasional weekends required
- Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and database management required
- Reliable transportation required
- Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. required
- Demonstrated appreciation for Latino culture and people required
- Strong understanding of Latino culture and Latino issues in the US required
About Conexión Américas
Conexión Américas is a Latino nonprofit organization based in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to build a welcoming community and create opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed. Our organization was founded in 2002 to address some of the most pressing challenges created by recent demographic changes in Middle Tennessee as an increasing number of Latino families come to this region searching for a better quality of life.
We focus on four areas of community impact:
Social Integration (family engagement, youth development and English as a Second Language), Economic Integration (homeownership, micro-entrepreneurship and taxpayer education/assistance), Civic Integration (community education through workshops and grassroots leadership development) and Community Development (arts and placemaking).
For more information about Conexión Américas, visit us at www.conexionamericas.org and check our organization’s profile at www.GivingMatters.com