Now hiring: Family Engagement Manager
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 antiracism lens and possess a keen understanding that family engagement and parent leadership development is an equity strategy. The Family Engagement Manager will staff the District Leaders Professional Learning Community. They 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 Director of Family and Community Engagement.
WHO WE ARE
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 multi-sector 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. We also recognize so much has shifted since the disruption of COVID-19, and we embrace the shift and look forward to reengaging the community in new and fresh ways; from building our team, to how we partner, to our 2030 goal.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Co-facilitate 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 regional equity strategy 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 advanced leadership development, anchored in the adaptive practice of collaboration, inclusion, collective impact, and continuous learning.
- Conduct research including literature reviews, Internet searches, interviews, etc. to inform work.
- Develop written materials and solicit/incorporate feedback.
- Support the collaborative mobilization and activation of the Dual Capacity framework, with a focus on creating equitable systems of healthy school family partnerships.
- Strong local relationships and/or the capacity to build and maintain external partnerships across communities including students, parents, community groups/leaders, practitioners, districts, agencies, and funders.
- Other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Family and 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 anti-racism 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 outcomes for families from undeserved communities in the context of complex systems that center white dominant culture.
- Culturally Appropriate Communication Skills: Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both oral and written forms; anticipates and responds to needs in a high-quality and courteous manner.
- Adaptability: Ability to work towards meaningful engagement with depth, quality; using qualitative goals in addition to whatever deliverables a grant or organization-wide goal is asking for.
- Transformational Relationships: Builds relationships internally and externally that are based on trust, understanding and shared commitments.
- 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.
- Self-Care/Community Care: Actively encouraging a culture of self-care and community care by caring about other’s physical and emotional wellbeing, supporting time boundaries, being considerate to others lifestyle needs, showing appreciation, etc.
- Supportive Management: Successfully manages projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities; balanced with the ability to receive and give freedom to learn from mistakes.
Our office is in Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 701 Seattle, WA 98144, but we are currently working remotely. This position will require travel throughout the Road Map Project region.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range currently budgeted for this position is $70 – $82K 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.
Preferred application deadline is 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, May 23, 2022, but position will remain open until filled.
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