Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator (2018-19)

Green Dot Excel Public Charter School Published: March 31, 2018
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Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator

 

ABOUT GREEN DOT:

Green Dot Public Schools Washington (wa.greendot.org) is dedicated to transforming educational opportunities for students across Washington State as part of a larger solution for educational equity and access for all students. Green Dot Washington is part of the larger Green Dot Public School network  (www.greendot.org) which is the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles, one of the largest in the nation, and an important catalyst for education reform. Green Dot’s mission is to transform public education so that every student can graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. We achieve this mission by running a high performing network of 23 secondary schools in academically underserved communities in Washington State, Los Angeles and Memphis. Our academic model is designed to create small, safe, high-performing learning environments that meet individual student needs. Learn more about our work in Los Angeles and Memphis here.

 

Excel Public Charter School (EPCS), joined the Green Dot Washington network in July, 2017. Excel opened its doors to the Kent community as a standalone charter school in 2015 with a focus on a STEAM academic program and will serve grades 7-10 for the 2018-19 school year. Green Dot’s mission is driven by an unwavering belief in the potential of ALL students, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for student success. We believe every student in every community deserves to go to a great school.

 

OPPORTUNITY:

We are seeking a mission-driven Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator to join the team at Excel Public Charter School. Our ideal candidate is hard-working, entrepreneurial, and possesses a strong desire to engage families and community partners in the school community. The Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator is a vital member of the School Operations Team and will educate and engage parents, families, and community members as well as serve as a liaison between the school and families and the community.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Student Enrollment and Lottery:

  • Serve as school lead for recruiting new students and executing a successful student recruitment strategy.
    • Contribute to creation of a student recruitment plan at start of school year
    • Lead in tabling events, community outreach, and prospective family cultivation
  • Serve as relationship manager with community leaders and organizations
  • Coordinate key elements of the Student Enrollment cycle:
    • Provide recurring enrollment updates to Home Office and school administrator.
    • Conduct open houses and school tours for prospective and interested families
    • Support Director of School Operations in updating student enrollment database.

 

Parent & Community Engagement:

  • Set parent engagement plan and goals and review metrics monthly to assess progress
  • Connect families to community supports and services
  • Plan, communicate, and execute at least three engaging programs per semester.
  • Attend community events and build relationships with existing and new community partners.
  • Plan monthly Parent Academy programming based on parent feedback and community needs
  • Coordinate and manage parent facing communications (website, social media, newsletters)
  • Recruit parents for the School Advisory Committees and support in the planning and facilitation of the School Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Organize parent volunteer initiatives and ensure program compliance

 

Team Engagement:

  • Participate in Green Dot and individual professional development programs.
  • Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Green Dot and its schools.

 

Other:

  • Support operational tasks, such as coordinating annual lunch applications, ensuring fire code compliance, and front desk coverage
  • Support financial tasks, such as contributing to annual budgeting process for family initiatives
  • Support school-wide supervision duties including lunchroom coverage and front desk coverage, as needed
  • Translate spoken and written materials, as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • High school diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (strongly preferred)
  • Bilingual in both oral and written Spanish (strongly desired)
  • Commitment to the mission of Green Dot Public Schools
  • Experience leading and developing positive working relationships with parents and community organizations
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences (i.e. students, parents, community-based organizations)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) and Google (Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Presentation)
  • Has strong organizational ability and enjoys juggling multiple priorities
  • Is able to set, plan, and accomplish goals through obstacles
  • Shows consistent follow through on communications with key stakeholders (parents, administration, community organizations, etc.)
  • Demonstrates flexibility and nimbleness when priorities change
  • Is capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Is able to plan events from start to finish
  • Thrives in a fast pace environment
  • Customer-service mindset and commitment to organizational success
  • Has a team player attitude and is willing to work hard to get the job done
  • Is solutions-oriented and is looking for ways to problem solve consistently
  • Demonstrates openness and willingness to receive and implement feedback
  • Is personable and can easily connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrates humility and desires to fully support all students
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve

 

Green Dot Public Schools Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H-1B Visa applicants.

 

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this position is commensurate with experience.  In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of Seattle, Tacoma, and Kent students.

 

 

 

To Apply

Please submit an application online at https://greendot.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WA

Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. The start date for this role is July, 2018. 

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