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Family/Community Engagement Coordinator

Company: Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc.
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

This role is responsible for the engagement of families and the community into the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, with a focus on culturally and linguistically responsive relationship-building with key family members in a child's life. The Coordinator will explore ways to use practical tools and the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Frameworks resources to support the program's implementation of family and community engagement.

Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

Family Engagement:
Plans, formulates and carries out goals, policies and activities designed to implement parent engagement objectives.

Community Engagement:
Builds an awareness of community events
Maintains relationships within the agency to coordinate participation in community events
Works with education and family service staff to assist with transitions from EHS to HS and HS to Kindergarten.

Governance:
Responsible for management of the Policy Council, assuring representation from PC to the GLCAC, BOD.
Works with the Head Start Management Team to provide training to PC and build team spirit among staff.

Oversight:
Managing volunteerism including: recruitment; training; assigning and scheduling parent volunteers to the program and integrating plans for involving parents.
Procure new sources of non-federal share opportunities.
Ongoing communication reported to Early Learning Director and FSM regarding Community Engagement.
Oversight of Parents and Community Partner recognition ceremonies.
Support school readiness activities and parent engagement.
Other duties as assigned based on the program's needs.

Skills & Qualifications:
Experience in coordinating volunteer opportunities, including recruitment and training, as placing and tracking hours. Experience and familiarity with Head Start, preferably with knowledge of program governance
Family /community engagement experience.
Must have use of a car/means of transportation and valid Driver's License.
Flexible schedule is required to meet the needs of our children and families; including some evenings/weekends.
Ability to read, write, and express oneself in English.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable.
Show documented proof of current physical exam, negative TB test and proof of MMR immunity. (Hepatitis B immunity is advisable).
Must have a suitable CORI, SORI & DCF background suitable fingerprint disposition on file prior to employment.
Covid Vaccine Requirement: Must have evidence of full COVID-19 immunization or must request and receive approval for a religious or medical exemption.

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Keywords: Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., Lawrence , Family/Community Engagement Coordinator, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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