Job Title: Program Supervisor – Family and Community Engagement Initiatives
Location: Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Salary: $71,324 - $88,346
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Office of Family and Community Engagement
Bargaining Unit: OSAS
Benefits Eligible: Yes
In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators (O.S.A.S.) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Article 6.4, Promotion Procedure, the following vacancy is announced:
The Program Supervisor provides direct supervision, support, and training to Family and Community Engagement (FACE) staff. The Supervisor oversees the development and expansion of parent programming resources and support, recruits and trains parent leaders to assist with organized outreach and programming. The Supervisor coordinates services with colleagues, District departments, and community organizations to ensure in compliance with District, state and federal requirements. The Program Supervisor assists with regular community outreach to educate and promote parent involvement in the District via face-to-face, door to door and virtual engagement. This position requires flexible and extended hours at times including working during evening and weekend hours.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Candidates with an Associate’s degree (or equivalent credit hours) and at least ten (10) years of relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
- Coursework or experience related to professional learning, community organizing, planning and development and school-community relations strongly preferred
- At least three (3) years of professional administrative experience working with families and communities that reflect diverse cultures and languages, including direct experience organizing and executing human service programs within communities and/or school district settings.
- At least two (2) years formal or informal supervisory experience strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal Title I requirements related to Parent/Family/School involvement
- Must be able to perform duties outside regular work hours, as needed, to meet the needs of families and communities
- Attendance: Regular attendance is critical. Candidates must have an exemplary attendance record.
- Supervise and lead parent engagement efforts for designated schools and communities.
- Oversee, coach, develop and evaluate staff.
- Collaborate with school leaders and staff to assist in the development of School Advisory Councils (SAC) and attend SAC meetings, as required.
- Conduct in-person, door-to-door canvassing to engage with parents as required, including during evening and weekend hours.
- Work with DPSCD department leaders to strengthen relationships internally and external across service areas.
- Assist in the development and implementation of systems to monitor and evaluate FACE Initiatives.
- Capture, update and report accurate compliance related data for accountability of program guidelines, objectives and financial budgets.
- Develop and execute new strategies that respond to challenges families and communities face when interacting with schools.
- Proactively diagnose challenges related to Family and Community Engagement, problem solve solutions to those challenges and implemented necessary changes to programming and support.
- Demonstrate exceptional time management and organizational skills to ensure assigned work and work of team members is prioritized effectively.
- Develop strong working relationships with the Principal, parent leaders and other stakeholders within school communities and provide training, coaching and professional learning to members of the school community.
- Support the development of Parent Advocates for families of children receiving Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services.
- Promote FACE initiatives using internal communication channels, external communication channels, and social media to ensure wide participation
- Assist with budget management and ensure proper monitoring of financial transactions.
- Design, lead and facilitate new Parent Academy workshops Develop, maintain, and submit bi-weekly updated initiative project plans and progress reports timely.
- Build and maintain a referral support network for families.
- Participate professional development activities to keep knowledge and skills current.
- Attend meetings hosted by schools, places of worship, and community organizations to promote FACE initiatives and understand community needs, including required Title I meetings and meetings related to Parent Involvement Policy.
- Identify and recruit volunteers to assist with initiatives.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
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.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior 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. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.