FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON

Gloucester Public Schools ( learn more )

Gloucester Public Schools System

Gloucester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3476342
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 24, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The primary purpose of the Family and Community Engagement Liaison is to assist and support the engagement of parents, guardians and families in the education and academic success of their children in the Gloucester Public Schools. The Liaison will have a focus on supporting the needs of our most vulnerable families including families of English Learners, families who are new to the community, and families who face economic hardship.

This full-time staff member will have three primary roles:
• Collaborate with K-8 schools and staff to provide outreach and support the engagement of parents, guardians, and families in the academic success of their children
• Support student registration including welcoming families into the Gloucester Public Schools community
• Support joint efforts with local community agencies and organizations to support families, make resources available, and plan engagement efforts with a focus on our most vulnerable students and families

The Gloucester Public Schools works to provide positive and accessible support for students and families. We strive to ensure that all families can be involved in their school community and that they have the resources they need so their students can succeed.


General Description:

The Family and Community Engagement Liaison will support and engage families in the acquisition of available resources. The liaison will help families navigate the school system, and help them communicate with their children's schools and teachers. They will also connect families to local community organizations that offer additional resources. Successful candidates will improve family and school partnerships, and grow local community connections so that all families are welcome and students are supported.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


• Work collaboratively with district staff to engage families in supporting their children’s success
• Work directly with families to support student success in school and promote access to involvement with the school community for all families
• Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and awareness in all actions, communications, and collaboration with families
• Develop and maintain consistent communication with families through social media, newsletters, and direct contact
• Conduct outreach and attend regular meetings to support and enhance family and community engagement
• Support students and families as they integrate into Gloucester Public Schools
• Communicate school goals, expectations for student learning to families
• Help families understand how the school and district operates, including expectations for student learning and the rights and responsibilities of parents
• Assist in organizing, planning and facilitating ELPAC meetings for families
• Communicate and assist with the Kindergarten Registration programming and planning
• Provide and promote equitable and culturally sensitive practices to ensure access for all families
• Other duties as required
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : State-level Positions > Specialist
  • Employer Description

    Welcome to the Gloucester Public Schools District! We serve approximately 3,000 students; Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in a Preschool, five Elementary Schools, one Middle School, and one comprehensive High School. "Our mission is for all our students to be successful, engaged, life-long learners." Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Gloucester Public Schools System is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Please attached your resume and state if you speak any other languages.

      •Knowledge of and experience using culturally sensitive community engagement practices
      •Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds
      •Experience working with families in diverse communities
      •Bilingual/Multilingual (English, Spanish, or Portuguese preferred)
      •Excellent organizational skills including the ability to plan, prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
      •Ability to meet tight deadlines and work at a fast pace and work professionally when under pressure
      •Willingness to work outside of normal business hours when needed including before school, evenings, and summer
      •Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Ryann Maltese , Director of Human Resources
    • 2 Blackburn Drive
    • Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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