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Office of Family and Community Engagement - Program Associate II

Date Posted: Sep 14, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: Office of Family and Community Engagement – Program Associate II 

Location: Family and Community Engagement

Salary Range: $40,622.00 - $ 64,921.00  

Reports to: Program Supervisor

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: 

Position Summary

The Program Associate II position is focused on the coordination of the Parent Teacher Home Visit initiative including the districtwide communication and support of implementation across schools. The Associate is responsible for collecting documentation, organizing training, providing information updates, and developing a monthly newsletter. The Associate will support other FACE programs and a set of assigned schools throughout the school year. FACE Associates are expected to support canvassing activities and other districtwide events.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must possess and provide evidence of a Bachelor’s from an accredited college or university or five (5) years of school and community organizing experience directly engaging stakeholders especially parents and students with Title I funded programs may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.   

  • Candidates must possess a minimum of (3) years of experience in an administrative position in parent and family engagement. Candidates with course work or professional development in customer service, organizing, planning and development, school community relations and a commitment to fostering an environment for parents and their children to achieve their optimal potential preferred.   

  • Must have experience organizing and executing human service programs within the community and / or in large school districts; familiarity with adult learning theory, delivery of parent training and workshops.   

  • Experience working within the community across all cultures, track record of success launching new programs and working within a team.  

  • Knowledge of ESEA/ESSA as it relates to Title I Parent/Family/School Involvement.   

  • Experience with parent leadership, school communities and city wide parental and community involvement events, activities, conferences and developing training and workshops.   

  • Experience with working with all communities (such as Hmong, Arabic Hispanic and/or Bengali), in the implementation of parental professional development programs, customer service and parent/community organizing.  

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and the value of parent engagement in the education of children in Detroit Public Schools Community District.   

  • Must have strong communications and excellent interpersonal skills including a professional, parent/community-oriented demeanor, excellent knowledge of grammar and business correspondence.   

Essential Functions: 

Under the direction of the FACE Supervisor or designee, the coordinator will: 

  1. Support the establishment and growth of a parent teacher home visiting 

  1. Coordinate recruitment and support for teachers and District staff conducting home visits. 

  1. Based on 2019 /2020 parent organization data, increase parent involvement at assigned schools by 20%  

  1. Develop a strong working relationship with the Principal, parent leaders and other stakeholders within the school community.  

  1. Assist in the development of School Advisory Council 

  1. Participate in ALL monthly parent organization and SAC meetings across assigned schools 

  1. Manage the successful implementation of FACE programs within schools 

  1. Proactively identify and solve issues evolving in PTHVP 

  1. Provide training, coaching, and support to Principals, parents and teachers in PTHVP 

  1. Collect required information and documentation for timely submission including PTHVP payroll 

  1. Develop and promote a monthly teacher recognition newsletter for the PTHVP program  

  1. Identify, recruit, train, and support Parent Outreach Coordinators 

  1. Assist in required Title 1 Meetings, Parent Involvement Policy  

  1. Identify and recruit volunteers to engage across F 

  1. Attend multiple, community, school, and church meetings 

  1. Provide bi-weekly reports on program progress  

  1. Participate in regular community canvassing to support students and parents. 

  1. 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. 

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 opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance. 

 

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