Family and Community Outreach Coordinator

Deadline: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
District/Organization: 
Michigan Connections Academy
Position Details: 

 

If you are interested in the position, please apply here!

Position Summary

Working from the MICA office, the Family and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing school-based family engagement systems and activities that create strong supports for teaching, learning and student achievement.  The MICA Family and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for supporting families, teachers and the community in their efforts to assist students in achieving academic excellence as well as supporting the school’s marketing and customer service efforts. The Coordinator will also provide support for the MICA administration and board in outreach and support to families in communicating priorities and goals of the school, and engaging student and families in increasing their involvement and commitment to the school.  This position, in conjunction with the principal and will focus on building the critical partnership between families and schools. Specifically, the Coordinator will work toward three goals:

  • Improve parents’ levels of trust and support for their school by using proactive strategies to build relationships with parents and facilitate relationship building between staff and parents, and parents and parents.
  • Enhance families’ capacity to support their children’s learning and serve as leaders in their children’s school.
  • Work with staff, families and community organizations to create a school environment that is consistently welcoming to families.

Responsibilities

The Family and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Lead the development, in conjunction with the MICA leadership team, and Implementation of the school's overall family engagement action plan;
  • Oversee the development, implementation, evaluation, and refinement of the schools’ outreach activities;
  • Work with the MICA leadership team to provide families with information on school, Connections Education and community support services;
  • Coordinate new parent contacts, orientations and trainings;
  • Develop and maintain a current database of families at the school to support family engagement activities;
  • Participate in and contribute to bi-weekly community coordinator meetings, manage Club Orange members;
  • Work with staff members to assist families in accessing appropriate resources that will support their child's learning;
  • Establish and maintain consistent, effective and timely communication with families, especially new families, in a variety of ways;
  • Seek out experiences which enrich the educational experience of enrolled families 
  • Develop and distribute regular communications to the MICA community through the newsletter, message boards, webmail, etc.;
  • Travel state wide as needed to promote family and community programs and present large group orientations and trainings;
  • Assist with the planning of all large school events such as field trips, proms, graduation, and Back-to-School picnics;
  • Assist the school marketing lead and Connections Education marketing department to develop and implement the yearly marketing plan;
  • Collect information on and coordinate the participation in contests and competitive activities such as spelling bees, academic bowls, etc. including the development of sustainable competitive programs;
  • Design and develop programs that address the needs of students as related to enhancing the curriculum;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with local community partners;
  • Take part in ongoing training and professional development provided by MICA and Connections Education;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience.
  • Ability to travel statewide.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time well.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in developing and/or leading workshops and trainings.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Preferred:                               

  • Conflict resolution, mediation and/or negotiation skills.
  • Experience presenting to large groups.
  • Experience with school or community services coordination.

 

If you are interested in the position, please apply here!

Email: 
christina.mcclellan@pearson.com
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