Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator

Excel Public Charter School Published: May 3, 2017
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Description

Reports to: Director of School Operations
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Start Date: July, 2017
Location: Seattle, WA

Opportunity

We are seeking mission-driven Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator to join Excel’s growing team. 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Parent and Community Engagement
  • Create and lead school-wide strategy for dramatically increasing family involvement
  • Set parent engagement goals and strategy, including developing a calendar for Parent Academy and other parent events.
  • Plan, communicate, and execute at least three engaging programs per semester.
  • Attend community events and build relationships with existing and new community partners.
  • Develop and facilitate a parent leadership team or parent group to address community-based issues, organize for education reform, etc.
  • 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 recruit and support parent volunteers.
Student Enrollment and Lottery:
  • Serve as school lead for recruiting new students and executing a successful student recruitment strategy.
  • Provide monthly enrollment updates to Home Office and school administrator.
  • Build relationships with feeder schools and community organizations.
  • Conduct open houses, student tours, and new parent orientations.
  • Support School Operations Manager in updating student enrollment database.
Team Engagement:
  • Participate in Excel and individual profession development programs.
Other:
  • Support school-wide supervision duties including lunchroom coverage and front desk coverage, as needed.
  • Share in main office duties with the School Operations team.
  • Translate spoken and written materials, as needed
  • Perform additional duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (strongly preferred)
  • Bilingual (strongly preferred)
  • Fierce commitment to the mission of Excel Public Charter Schools
  • Experience leading and developing positive working relationships with parents and community organizations.
  • Exemplary communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to communicate with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, teachers, and community-based partner organizations
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; comfortable learning new computer programs
  • Ability to relentlessly pursue goals and work through obstacles. A high degree of initiative in resolving problems and implementing solutions independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, “can-do” attitude at all times.
  • Commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to complete tasks and projects effectively and on-time.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in the dissemination of information
  • Growth mindset and love of learning
  • A strong ethical base and self-awareness
  • Relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution
  • Passionate with a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow
  • Humility, sense of humor, and rock-solid commitment to Excel’s mission and the Kent community
  • Commitment to building programs from beginning to end
  • Ability to multi-task and function in a high-energy environment

Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all its students.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@excelwa.org. Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. The start date for this position will be in early July, 2017.

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