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Parent Coordinator

New York, NY


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

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.

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.

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