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Attendees at the 2018 Road Map Project Family Engagement Institute.

The Community Center for Education Results (CCER), which supports the Road Map Project initiative, is recruiting for a Family Engagement Manager with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective relationships with community, district stakeholders and parents in diverse communities. Candidates must lead from an antiracist lens and possess a keen understanding that family engagement and parent leadership development are equity strategies. The Family Engagement Manager will staff the School District Family Engagement Leaders. The Family Engagement Manger will facilitate and support the development of multiyear workplan that will include the creation of regional tools, as well as support the advancement of the Road Map Project System-Wide Racial Equity Essentials. The Family Engagement Manager will report to the Senior Director of Community Engagement.

About CCER and the Road Map Project

CCER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 to staff and support the Road Map Project—a cradle-through-college initiative to boost student success in seven King County, Washington school districts: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, (South) Seattle, and Tukwila. Through multisector collaboration with hundreds of organizations and individuals, the Road Map Project aims to increase equitable policies and practices in education systems to eliminate opportunity gaps, and for 70 percent of the region’s students to earn a college degree or career credential by 2030.

Essential duties and responsibilities 

  • Staff a professional learning community of school district leaders focused on family engagement policies and strategies, including communications, scheduling, agenda development, facilitation, and documentation
  • Manage the planning and execution of a biannual regional Family Engagement Institute in collaboration with other staff and partners
  • Build and maintain partnerships and connections with and among entities working on family engagement in the region, including organizations that support parents
  • Identify opportunities to build a robust regional family engagement system and to strengthen the knowledge and impact of both parents and district/school leadership
  • Serve as a regional resource and expert on family engagement strategies, programs, and frameworks, especially the Dual Capacity Building Framework
  • Conduct research including literature reviews, internet searches, interviews, and so on, in order to inform work
  • Develop written materials and solicit/incorporate feedback
  • Support the collaborative mobilization and activation of the System-Wide Racial Equity Essentials, with a focus on family engagement
  • Participate in the creation of a multiyear engagement plan to achieve the Road Map Project 2020 and 2030 goals, including strategies for family engagement, elevating youth voice, advocacy, and communications
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director of Community Engagement

Attributes of a successful candidate

  • Local context & connections: Possesses an intimate understanding of the Road Map Project region
  • Commitment to equity: Demonstrates a personal commitment to antiracism work with an understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by communities concerning race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender, and other intersections
  • Proven record: Must have experience in working on improving family engagement in an education context
  • Culturally appropriate communication skills: Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both spoken and written forms; anticipates and responds to needs in a high-quality and courteous manner
  • Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations
  • Innovative problem-solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions
  • Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, continuous learning, and supporting others
  • Dependability: Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities.

Location

Our office is located in the Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 701 Seattle, WA 98144. This position is required to travel locally throughout the Road Map Project region.

Compensation and benefits

The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $80,000 annually, depending on experience. Excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental and life insurance as well as a 401k plan with employer match. CCER is an equal opportunity employer.

Close date

Preferred application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, May 23. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply

  • Email: jobs@ccedresults.org
  • Subject line: “Family Engagement Manager [Your Last Name]”
  • Include where you learned about this position
  • Attachments: Cover letter and resume

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