Parent and Community Advocacy Manager

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Organization Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Classification Other
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 11/13/2017



Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, serving 12,500 low-income students across 28 free, public charter high schools and middle schools. We’re a well-established charter network with a proven record of success in preparing our students for college. In the next phase of our evolution, we must strive to ensure that our students are set up for success in college and beyond. Now is the time to join us in working for long-lasting change for our scholars.


Join our team at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an inclusive and innovative organization deeply committed to preparing Los Angeles students for long-term success. We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are motivated to unleash our scholars’ potential. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions to achieve our goals in service of our 12,500 students and families.


The Manager, Parent and Community Advocacy will work closely with each school’s Parent Engagement Specialist and with school leaders to further the mission of Alliance schools via community engagement and advocacy. In addition, this position will work directly with Alliance volunteer Parent Ambassadors through trainings and ongoing collaboration. Reporting to the Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations, the Manager will also be responsible for developing and driving a multi-year parent and community advocacy strategy.


Develop Parent Engagement Specialists across Alliance schools in advocacy and community engage
Develop and manage a multi-year parent and community engagement plan with appropriate metrics and deliverables;
Coordinate closely with school leaders and Home Office team members to ensure clear communications and fidelity to plans;
Develop and support implementation of systems and analytics to effectively track parent engagement and advocacy across schools;
Perform data analysis to help Alliance schools make sound operational decisions;
Identify, codify, and share best practices in parent and community engagement work.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience);
Five years of leading advocacy and parent or community engagement efforts;
Strong administrative and organizational skills, including an ability to manage and multi-task many projects;
Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and multi-tasking;
Excellent written and oral communications skills;
Flexible schedule, including the ability to work late evenings and weekends, as needed;
Travel throughout Los Angeles, valid license and automobile available for daily use required;
Demonstrated commitment to education, low-income communities, and communities of color;
Commitment to Alliance’s mission;
Spanish fluency a plus;
Microsoft Word ninja.

Skills, Beliefs, and Mindset:

Belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships with teachers, coaches, school leaders and other home office departments
Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education
Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture


Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision. Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums.

Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.