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THINK Together Family and Community Engagement Coordinator in Riverside, California

Family & Community Engagement Coordinator

Riverside, CA

Founded in 1997, Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids by providing award-winning programs during and outside the school day. We’re one of California’s largest nonprofits working in school districts from San Diego to San Francisco. Whether you’re interested in early learning, elementary, middle or high school, you can invest in your community by working at a local school or working within our home office providing support!

An integral member of Think Together’s regional teams, the Family & Community Engagement Coordinator (FCEC) leads parent and family engagement and community outreach efforts within a local region. The goal of the FCEC is to support healthy youth development and improved academic achievement through increased family and community engagement in the school. This position will provide activities and resources for parents designed to complement the student's regular academic program and that support college and career readiness, assist with literacy and related educational development services for families of these students.

Working closely with other Think Together site and regional staff, the FCEC will collaborate with school administration, teachers and parents to build Family Literacy and related educational development services. They are responsible for building and maintaining a strong relationship among parents through providing direct parent/family engagement and developing local community partnerships. The FCEC will conduct and manage parent engagement operations, including the parent wellness calls, facilitate parent workshops, parent webinars and provide parent monthly communications. The ideal candidate supports Think Together’s value that family and community involvement in education is a crucial component in closing the achievement gap and changing the odds for kids.

Responsibilities:

Develop and manage local family engagement and community outreach annual plans aligning with Think Together’s mission, vision, and annual goals and priorities.

• Provide direct service at school sites to conduct needs-driven assessment and develop systems of support.

• Work collaboratively with the public, community groups, business leaders, government officials, and regional staff to meet the needs of the families we serve

• Create and facilitate a community needs assessment to identify meaningful needs and develop site/community-specific engagement goals and focuses

• Participate regularly in planning, implementation, and evaluation meetings at school sites with Think Together staff, families, and partners

• Provide leadership for program staff, coaching, training on program engagement to ensure quality and high parent/family engagement

• Ensure positive organizational image to the general public, stakeholders, and community.

• Ensure delivery of Continuous Quality Improvement Cycle/Involvement such as establishing metrics, collecting and reporting on data required to evaluate the program’s success

• Support with Federal Program Monitoring and record-keeping

Provide policy and advocacy education to regional staff and parents including regular communication on local and statewide expanding learning policy status and opportunities for engagement and participation

• Identify local policy and advocacy outreach opportunities where students will be the direct beneficiaries of the services that includes but is not limited to lead policy/advocacy engagement, participation, and education efforts with families and community

• Establish a calendar of engagement events, presentations, workshops, and Think Together Parents social media content

• Work with Marketing and Communication Department to create marketing flyers and notifications related to parent engagement network recruitment, policy and advocacy outreach, and parent engagement initiatives

• Collect and report on data required to evaluate engagement metrics

• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, political science, public policy, or closely related field.

• Experience working with volunteers, students, parents, and community leaders.

• At least 2 years in a position that developed or managed volunteers, facilitated community/family engagement, or facilitated community organizing is preferred.

• Bilingual ( English / Spanish ) strongly preferred.

Additional Qualities:

• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish strongly preferred

• Ability to speak in front of groups

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

• Takes initiative in identifying needs and creating solutions

• Able to drive personal car to school sites or locations for work purposes

• May include sporadic travel

• Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends

• Proof of valid driver’s license and automobile insurance

• Must pass live scan (fingerprinting), background check, and tuberculosis

Think Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

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