Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3358957 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: June 7, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Parent Outreach Leader

Job Goal: The Family Engagement & Empowerment Linked to Learning Unit of the SFLC works to develop and implement strategies for building capacity and accountability across schools and departments to support research-based family engagement strategies that improve outcomes for youth and empower families.

General Description:
The Parent Outreach Leader engages family members in opportunities to learn, share in decision making, and in developing avenues to be engaged in the improvement of the English Learner Education Program.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Proficient in English; Bilingual preferred
•Experience in attending and contributing to team meetings
•Experience working with and commitment to diverse communities
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Excellent organizational skills
•Ability to work flexible hours including before school, evenings and weekends
•Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
•Familiarity with the Somerville Public Schools
•High School Diploma
•Deep commitment to closing opportunity gaps and promoting equitable practices

•Assist in English classes and provide small group activities and individualized support
•Work collaboratively to develop school-related topics and curriculum activities
•Attend Program Meetings
•Assist in outreach to families and make periodic phone calls to encourage consistent attendance
•Communicate school goals and expectations for student learning in ways that diverse class participants can understand
•Conduct targeted outreach to families and community members to promote school-based and district-wide events and programming
•Assist in the maintenance of the classroom environment conducive to adult learning
•Assist in organizing and developing avenues to be engaged in program improvements
•Conduct outreach for and attend regular meetings held in the evening; attend and contribute to annual presentation to the SPS School Committee
•Organize and conduct school visits to observe English Learner Education programs and interview parents, teachers, and school administrators
•Commits to providing and promoting equitable practices to ensure access for all families
•Other duties as required

Terms of Employment:
•Part Time / 10 Months / School Year Schedule
•Salary: Grand Funded Position

Position Reports to: District Administrator for English Learner Education / Family and Community Partnerships or Designee

Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext. 6015.

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Sarah Davila, ELL Program Administrator
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600