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  • Job ID: 1808002
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 6, 2022

Job Description

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Anticipated / Pending Budget Approval


Anticipated Director of SFLC

Somerville Family Learning Collaborative


Job Goal: The Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC), the district’s Department of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships, develops and executes operating plans to achieve district goals and long-term vision of family engagement as a lever towards student success. The Director oversees all aspects of the SFLC organization including Early Childhood Services (home visiting, playgroups, parent support), Student Enrollment, Multilingual Services, Homeless Services, Basic Needs (resources and referrals) and co-supervises a team of School-Based Liaisons with school principals to ensure equity, inclusion, and access to high quality programs.

The Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative provides leadership in the development and delivery of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships’ programming throughout the district. The Director is responsible for developing school-based family engagement systems and activities that create strong supports for teaching, learning and student achievement. The Director oversees the coordination of local and grant family engagement and early childhood-funded initiatives aligned to School District goals. The SFLC Director provides supervision for SFLC operations, delivery of quality services, evaluation of programs, budget management, and planning and implementation of new programs. The Director serves as the liaison to community groups, other agencies and funding sources, both public and private and has primary responsibilities for building strategic relationships in order to support children and families’ development, learning and equitable access.


1.Possession of a Master Degree in Education, Social Work, Human Service Management or related field
2.Five or more years of in an administrative role
3.Three to five years of experience in a supervisory and management role
4.Proven commitment to equity as demonstrated in the design and management of inclusive and accessible programs and supports
5.Ability to set a vision of family engagement that impacts student success and to lead a team to action towards that goal
6.Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations
7.Bilingual/Bicultural strongly preferred


Program Development and Administration:
1.Develop and maintain consolidated programming and staffing for SFLC
2.Provide supervision for: SFLC Leadership Team, including: Enrollment Director, Coordinator of Multilingual Services, Director of Early Childhood Services, Director of Homeless Services, and Coordinator of Resources, Data and Communication Playgroup Coordinator, and provide support and co-supervision with Principals for all SFLC school-based Family and Community Liaisons.
3.Monitor programs and services provided by SFLC and oversee evaluation to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and that high quality services are provided
4.Oversee delivery of family education, engagement, and literacy supports to community –based providers and agencies
5.Collaborate with Early Childhood, Multilingual Learner Education, and Special Education Departments to develop and provide professional development programs and initiatives
6.Collaborate with Director of Educator Development and Director of Equity and Excellence to plan and provide professional development on cultural diversity, culturally responsive and trauma-informed family engagement practices
7.Develop and provide quality initiatives for programs from birth through kindergarten including home and center-based activities
8.Oversee recruitment, hiring, retention, evaluation and supervision of staff
9.Monitor and evaluate SFLC staff training needs; develop and provide in-service and/or other training programs for staff
10.Establish and maintain fiscal accountability, planning, budget preparation and maintenance of financial systems in coordination with the SPS Finance Office
11.Develop program proposals and budgets for grant submission to the DEEC and other sources; comply with reporting requirements to funders
12.Develop and manage sub-contracts and consultant services arrangements
13.Monitor use and purchase materials for programs; schedule event space; maintain facilities used by SFLC programs
14.Remain current in best ECE, ASOST, staff development, and family and community engagement practices; represent the SFLC in community initiatives and professional organizations (i.e. SomerPromise, Community Cabinet, etc.)
15.Develops programs and monitors alignment to School District strategic plan in order to meet these annual goals, along with managing short-and long-range planning for the SFLC
16.Oversee the dissemination of public information (newsletters, calendars, web site) related to SFLC goals and programming


Family and Community Outreach Support:
1.Facilitate collaboration for community needs assessment and planning; provide leadership and coordination for community planning bodies (i.e. ECAC; First 5 Steering Committee)
2.Reaches out into the community to draw in participants from across the diverse community, ranging in age from pre-k to school and adult learners in order to increase equitable access and serve all families
3.Serves as part of a cross-departmental team that creates and executes mission driven family and community initiatives
4.Collaborate with the SPS MLE Parent Initiative to plan and provide family education and literacy activities; collaborate in the training of ESOL participants to become Parent Leaders
5.Collaborate with the SPS Special Education Department to provide parent and community education and support including inclusion playgroups
6.Collaborate with SPS Departments and grant-funded programs to provide parent and community education and support
7.Provide leadership and technical assistance to community-based family engagement activities and playgroups for young children
8.Provide technical assistance to family and community engagement programs and enrichment programs for children
9.Maintain collaborative relationship with community and University stakeholders
10.Performs other tasks assigned by the District Administrator of Programs or designee.


Schedule:Full Year (July – June)


Position Reports to: Superintendent and/or designee


•Applications are only accepted online 


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Student Services > Social Worker
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  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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