Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital

Boston , MA

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JOB TITLE: Director for English Learner Community Outreach, English Language Learners

FTE: 1.0

Job Code: S00234 - Director (D) (non-ac)


Job Description


The Office of English Language Learners (OELL) is committed to ensure our students will acquire 21st century bi-literacy skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge required to succeed in college and/or careers.  OELL also monitors and provides guidance and support to schools and central administration to ensure that legal compliance is in place to ensure equitable access to services and programming pertaining to ELs congruent with current research and the BPS vision, mission, and goals.


The Director of EL Community outreach is an integral part of the Office of English Learner’s strategy to increase the district’s outreach and empowerment of EL parents.  This position coordinates with key members of the English Learner leadership team to identify programmatic and resource needs that allow English Learner families to be successful in BPS and beyond.  Through this position, EL parents and community members are engaged as partners to promote the success of English Learner students at their schools.   

The Director is responsible to lead a team of parent liaisons to effectuate a wide range of district initiatives in the native languages of the represented communities.  Integrated into this role is developing partnerships within the ethnic and linguistic communities represented to empower and educate them on how to engage and advocate for the educational needs of their child.  The Director will collaborate in a cross functional manner with the Office of Communications, Welcome Services, Office of the Achievement Gap and other stakeholders to ensure that there is a well coordinated effort to represent the needs of this community at all levels.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent, Office of English Language Learners



  • Supervise and Train: Train and lead a team of EL Parent Educator Coaches to provide support for diverse parent and community interests and needs. Ensure that the team is successfully responding  to parent concerns and conducting relative professional development on EL family engagement for administrators, teachers, parent center staff, and other stakeholders. Provide an infrastructure for training and technical assistance to ensure that EL parents, youth,and other stakeholders are empowered about EL student achievement goals.
  • EL Parent Outreach:  Liaise with the BPS Office of Engagement, who oversees the district's policies around parent engagement.  Partner around the needs, opportunities and resources available for EL families.  Assist in the development, execution, evaluation, and logistical planning for upcoming community and family initiatives that welcome and support  and empower EL families and students. Provide cultural training to school staff and/or school action teams to implement effective parent engagement plans.
  • Community Trainings: Ensures that parent education and involvement activities promote and are aligned to District goals, including increasing graduation rates, college access, Common Core State Standards, and the Master Plan for English learners.
  • Parent Advisory Expansion: Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to expand EL parent participation in school advisory roles through the creation of English Learner Advisory Committees (ELACs) at each BPS school. Continue to work with current District-level Advisory Committee to implement plan to increase EL parent participation across the district. Assist the Office of Engagement in facilitating district elections with the intention of sharing and garnering EL parent interest.
  • Technology Goes Home: In partnership with the Office on Instructional Technology, host language specific training sessions for communities around this district initiative of providing low-income families access to technology.
  • Advocacy:  Lead efforts in connecting BPS to community organizations that aid BPS students and families around concerns such as DACA, Immigration. This includes the management of all external media’s (Facebook, Twitter, DACA website) that aid in transmitting meaningful communication to EL families.
  • EL Classroom Simulations:  In partnership with Countdown to Kindergarten, plan, recruit EL teachers, organize relevant marketing and partnerships to host simulations of SEI classroom spaces for new EL families to BPS.  These classroom experiences are to be produced for Dual Language and SLIFE programs as directed.
  • Equity and High Expectations:  Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students with an emphasis on building on the strengths that students bring to the teaching/learning process in order to support closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for ELs.
  • Professionalism:  Model professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multilingual, multicultural, and economically diverse community.
  • Safe, Respectful, and Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Learning Communities:  Build and maintain safe, fair, and respectful learning environments that celebrate the diversity of the student population.
  • Reflection, Collaboration, and Personal Growth:  Reflect on practice in collaboration with colleagues, monitor personal and professional growth, and pursue professional development in needed areas.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Assistant Superintendent for English Language Learners


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent customer service techniques with strong ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to use internet and other analytical platforms to conduct research and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of computer programs including word processing, database management, PowerPoint, Excel,Desktop Publishing and Google Applications.
  • Skills To create presentations, reports  charts and tables from existing data
  • Proven ability to work independently, exercise judgment, manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with good editorial skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment 



  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience teaching or working in the field of English Language Learners and/or dual language learners
  • Experience teaching or working in an urban public school district
  • Second Language Proficiency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese or Somali


TERMS: Managerial, Tier D. This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement.


Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

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