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Parent Outreach Coordinator

Date Posted: Apr 10, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Parent Outreach Coordinator (Part-Time, up to 20 hours per week)

Location: Various Schools (contact your local school directly if you are interested)

Compensation: $15/hr – up to 20 hours per week 

Reports to: Principal 

Bargaining Unit: N/A 

Benefits Eligible: No 

Telecommuting Eligibility: School-based. Not eligible for telecommuting.

Position Summary:  The Parent Outreach Coordinator is a part-time position for active parents, family members or members of the school community. The Parent Outreach Coordinator supports ongoing communication to family members to promote engagement and retain families in the school, assists the school with parent programs and workshops, supports outreach to prospective families to help grow enrollment, leads engagement with families, volunteers and community members, coordinates logistics and activities related to District and school-sponsored events, and supports home visits and canvassing to District families. The Parent Outreach Coordinator attends required monthly trainings led by Family and Community Engagement (FACE). 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working or volunteering in a K-12 school setting
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing with parents and families about school-related matters
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the school site
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Teams and PowerSchool strongly preferred
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Essential Functions:  

  1. Assist the Principal and school staff with greeting families and visitors, answering and returning phones calls, organizing materials, drafting messages to families, coordinating events and meetings, and other general tasks
  2. Assist with the promotion and organization of the school's Parent Academy workshops
  3. Attend and recruit other families to attend Parent Academy classes, Student Advisory Council (SAC), as well as other various community meetings
  4. Assist the Parent Academy facilitator with registration, sign in, and evaluations
  5. Learn about and share Title I information during parent meetings
  6. Attend monthly Parent Outreach Coordinator meetings as well as Parent Teacher Association meetings
  7. Attend required training from the Family and Community Engagement and Parent Academy team each month
  8. Meet and greet families during morning arrival and/or afternoon dismissal
  9. Serve as the Point of Contact person for volunteers, maintain a list of volunteers for school and district events and recruit new volunteers
  10. Conduct outreach to prospective families and support the Principal and other school leaders in hosting recruitment-focused events (school tours, open houses, etc.)
  11. Build relationships on behalf of the school with community groups, faith-based partners, block clubs, and other potential partners; share school information through community presentations and by inviting community groups to school events.
  12. Maintain the Family Engagement Center
  13. Distribute important information/communications (e.g. flyers, announcements, lawn signs, brochures)
  14. Support home visits and canvassing to school and prospective families
  15. Perform other duties as assigned

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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