Parent Coordinator, HUM III


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Organization New Visions for Public Schools (view profile)
Location New York City
Classification School Administration/Leadership
Job Type Full time / part time
Date of posting 04/13/2017

Description

Organizational Mission



New Visions Charter High Schools (NVCHS) provide all students, regardless of their previous academic history, the highest quality education in an atmosphere of respect, responsibility and rigor. We ensure that our students have the skills and knowledge to graduate ready for college, pursue a career, and engage with the 21st century economy. We develop learning experiences that allow risk-taking, cultivate students' imaginative and creative abilities, and celebrate achievement. Through an intensive study of math concepts in our math and science schools, and literature, English, social studies and arts in our humanities schools, students learn how to generate research questions, develop the skills necessary to answer those questions, create products that demonstrate understanding, and defend their knowledge publicly.

Parent Coordinators are part of the administrative team that works for school principals. They work closely with school staff, school leadership teams, parent associations, community groups, and parent advisory councils to engage families and involve them in school communities. This position focuses on creating a welcoming and supportive environment for parents and guardians. The Parent Coordinator is also charged with identifying issues of concern to families and working with school leaders to ensure that these issues are addressed in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities



    Family Engagement:
    Conduct outreach to engage families in their children’s education and maintain open lines of communication with families
    Build relationships with families that support ongoing communication and involvement in school activities
    Serve as facilitator for parent and school community concerns and issues
    Foster an attitude of cooperation and positive support with all school patrons and families
    Work to build and support the Family School Alliance (FSA) to provide assistance in establishing by-laws, holding elections and conducting their affairs
    Organize events to increase parental and community involvement and creates a welcoming school environment to families
    Convene regular family meetings and events around topics of key concerns to parents
    Attend parent meetings along with the principal, where appropriate
    Work closely with all school, parent and community organizations to increase family involvement
    Communications:
    Create and maintain systems to manage student and parent information appropriately
    Train parents in PowerSchool so that they may access information about their student's progress
    Learn and work with school specific adopted administrative technology (Google docs, email,PowerSchool)
    Create and proofread professional correspondence including letters, newsletters and other deliverables as needed
    Student Recruitment:
    Support school wide student recruitment efforts that promote the school and its student application, lottery and enrollment processes.
    Promote and represent the school at fairs, open houses and community events as appropriate.

Qualifications



    A BA or BS from an accredited college
    At least 3 years experience in community work (i.e., community organizing, coalition building, project/program managing) in an area related to the duties described
    A flexible schedule with respect to work hours (including some early mornings, evenings and Saturdays) in order to meet the needs of parents
    Fluent in Spanish with a preference for written communication skills
    Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Access


Additional Qualifications



    Demonstrated commitment to the school vision and mission
    Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
    Experience and zeal for working in an entrepreneurial school environment
    Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple deadlines coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
    Commitment to build school, family and community partnerships that support improved student outcomes
    Experience working with families and youth a plus
New Visions for Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.