Partnership for Los Angeles Schools,

Director of Family Engagement Programs

13 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Launched in 2007, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ mission is to transform schools to revolutionize school systems, empowering all students with a high-quality education. The Partnership is a non-profit, in-district partner to LA Unified, not a charter network. As an independent nonprofit organization, the Partnership serves 13,550 students across 20 LA Unified schools in Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts. The Partnership works within the LA Unified School District context, which includes honoring all collective bargaining agreements for its teachers and school staff. To learn more about the Partnership, our mission, and how we approach our goals, please visit our website.

About this job

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is hiring a Director of Family Engagement Programs. The Director of Family Engagement Programs will be responsible for developing comprehensive strategy and implementation of the Partnership’s direct family engagement initiatives. The Director of Family Engagement Programs is primarily responsible for the vision, direction-setting, curriculum development, outreach, and overall success of the Partnership’s signature program, Parent College, a family empowerment program that provides virtual and in-person learning opportunities for families on their journey to become education advocates for their children. In addition, the Director will oversee University Day, a culminating graduation for families, and community-building events at schools across the Partnership network. The Director of Family Engagement Programs will supervise the Partnership Outreach Team, which includes leading the hiring, onboarding, training, and mentoring of the 8 part-time team members. The Director will often be required to work on evenings and Saturdays, with a corresponding modified schedule. This is a full-time, year-round position.

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. The Director of Family Engagement Programs will be someone who is committed to implementing these values in creative ways when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.The starting salary range for the Director of Family Engagement Programs position is $104,031-$116,594. Starting salaries are dependent on experience, skills, market rates, and pay equity among current staff members. The Partnership also offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents; a 403(b) retirement program with employee match and vesting; parental and sabbatical leaves; a professional development allowance; and generous paid time off.

The Partnership’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to our compensation practices. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members who hold many intersectional identities – new and tenured alike. When we set salaries for new team members, we consider market rates, pay equity among staff in similar roles across the organization, skills and experiences required for the role, and organizational budget. Because of all of these factors, the majority of new team members do not begin at the top of the salary range provided.

Roles & responsibilities

Parent College Program Direction (40%)

Set the vision and direction of the Parent College program, University Day, graduation activities, and school-specific relationship-building events

Develop and implement programming, learning opportunities, outreach strategies, and engagement events as a part of Parent College, University Day, graduation, and other school events, and manage day-of logistics including volunteers

Refine and revise the Parent College Foundational Track curriculum in collaboration with the Family Engagement and Transform Schools team, as well as community partners, as needed

Manage relationships, communication, and contracts with Parent College facilitators, including liaising with external track leads

Provide professional development and capacity-building to Parent College facilitators through team retreats, regular debriefs and coaching, and building and circulating best practices

Build relationships and strong channels of communication with community partners and school-based staff and administration throughout the Partnership network

Design and utilize program evaluation tools to measure efficacy of Parent College

Collaborate with the Family Engagement team as possible to build on existing relationships and strengthen the impact of the Parent College program

Outreach Team Management (40%)

Manage 8 part-time members of the Outreach Team, and oversee their work of phone banking and text messaging, school site outreach visits, tabling at school and community events, and attendance at Partnership-sponsored events

Plan and lead weekly Outreach Team meetings and regular post-event debriefs

Provide coaching and mentorship to Outreach Team members, based on the individual needs of each team member

Coordinate biannual Outreach Team retreats and quarterly professional development focused on building skills when working with families and relationships within the team

Recruit, hire, and onboard new Outreach Team members, as necessary

Other Responsibilities (20%)

Pilot innovative Parent College programs in collaboration with network schools and based on unique school needs

Work in collaboration with the Development Team to ensure that grant deliverables are met and accompanying data is submitted

In partnership with the Family Engagement Team, support internal planning efforts, including annual and strategic planning, budget development, and calendaring


A passion for improving education and dramatically increasing achievement and life outcomes for low-income students of color

A belief that all students can reach high levels of achievement with support from adults, including parents and the community

5+ years of program development and management experience

3+ years of experience managing a team of full-time or part-time staff, with a demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and coaching relationships with adults

3+ years of experience designing, organizing, and facilitating professional learning experiences for adult learners

History of working collaboratively with a variety of different stakeholders, such as school leaders, family and community members, and other colleagues

The ability to manage shifting priorities and competing demands independently

Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail

Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas simply and succinctly

Strong technology skills, including a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with Google docs, and interest in and ability to learn new platforms

The ability to travel between school sites and Partnership home office

A deep belief in the power of our communities, the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values

A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all team members

To apply

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here:

For technical assistance, assistance for applying with a disability, or questions, please email Melanie Liu, Senior Manager of Home Office Talent & Org Culture, at

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