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Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 13,500 students across 18 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we started our work. Learn more about us at https://partnershipla.org/.
The Coordinator of School Transformation, Family Engagement will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing school-based family engagement initiatives across our network of schools. The Coordinator uses data, stakeholder input, research on highly effective strategies and their independent judgment in determining which family engagement initiatives should be developed and how they should be implemented. This role collaborates across several Partnership efforts including academics, school-based community partnerships, the Parent College program, parent leadership and advocacy, student outreach and enrollment, and college-going culture. This role focuses on capacity building and serves as the coach/liaison to the network’s Family Engagement Teacher Leaders and will closely support Community Representatives, site-based Family Action Teams and have oversight of one of our Parent College programs. This is a full-time, year-round position.
The Coordinator of School Transformation, Family Engagement’s key responsibilities include the following areas and may be changed based on the needs of the organization and schools we serve. He or she will need to exercise independent judgment and discretion in executing these responsibilities:
Lead the development and execution of the Partnership’s school-level capacity building to increase family and community engagement as a strategy to support school transformation.
Serve as a family engagement coach/liaison for the network of K-12 Partnership schools.
Develop and lead a series of professional development trainings for Family Engagement Teacher Leaders, Family Action Teams, Parent College and other multi-stakeholder groups around family engagement.
Coach school leaders, including Family Engagement Teacher Leaders, in working with their school teams to develop and implement their school’s strategic plan for family engagement.
Build professional capacity at school sites to establish a more welcoming, inclusive, resourceful and culturally informed support network for parents, especially at the parent centers.
Build and implement systems to track family engagement data for each school site; as needed, manage the process from data entry to analysis and recommendations.
Provide value-added support for events and activities connected to family engagement at Partnership schools.
When the issue arises, support case management of parent concerns, including responding to all parent concerns in a timely manner, facilitating meetings between concerned parents and school administrators with goal of finding a resolution, documenting all parent cases, and ensuring proper protocol was followed.
Supervise staff and consultants in developing and implementing school-based strategic plans, professional development trainings, and coaching for Family Engagement Teacher Leaders, and Family Action Teams.
Supervise Family Engagement Teacher Leaders and program staff member and, at times, a part-time consultant in developing and implementing family engagement learning opportunities, participant recruitment, strategic plans, professional development trainings, and coaching for Parent College staff and educators.
Other duties as assigned
Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; adaptable when managing multiple, shifting priorities; ease at managing competing demands and determining priorities independently
Leadership experiences in designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners, as well as providing highly impactful coaching cycles to deepen learning from professional development
Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and mentoring relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate complex ideas simply and succinctly
Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy and limited direction
Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with Google docs, and interest in and ability to learn new platforms
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with school principals, assistant principals, school staff, Partnership colleagues, community partners, and families
Ability to maintain discretion regarding confidential matters
Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred
Knowledge & Mindset
Adult learning theory, parent engagement frameworks (e.g., Epstein's Framework of Six Types of Involvement, community organizing), design of professional development, coaching, strategic/action planning, and facilitation skills
Ability to analyze and use data to inform decision-making
Deep understanding of community context in one or more of the three communities in which the Partnership operates schools (Watts, Boyle Heights, South LA) and ability to quickly learn community context
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
Values, champions, and promotes diversity and inclusion;
Ability to effectively communicate across individual differences and understand the complexity of elements important to members of other cultures/groups. Strong belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values
A positive outlook, adaptability, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations
Reflective, lifelong learner
An earned master’s degree or advanced degree from an accredited university preferred
At least 5 years experience in teaching or education field, community organizing, social service, school/community capacity building, systems-thinking, technical assistance, and/or coalition building
Preferred candidate would have a teaching credential, and be working towards or have completed an administrative credential
3+ years of successful people management, supervision, and coaching experience preferred
Ability to travel between home office and schools in South LA, Boyle Heights, and Watts (must have a valid driver’s license)
Ability to attend events occasionally in evenings and on weekends including playing a role in the Saturday Parent College program
Willingness and ability to complete tasks that require packing, lifting, moving, and transporting materials (such as boxes, water bottles, and other training materials) to and from school sites
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members, both considering the market and considering pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program. This is a full time, year-round position.
Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=p6252&fs=1.0em
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