Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3358992 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 3, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

ELL Parent Educator

Job Goal: The English Learner Education Department provides opportunities for parents and guardians to engage in activities to learn about and improve educational programs. The Parent Educator leads a team of Parent Outreach Leaders to convene parent visits to schools and to gather and analyze data. The Parent Educator facilitates regular meetings to discuss findings and share ideas for improvements. The Parent Educator prepares an annual report and presentation about the English Learner Education programs and services to the SPS School Committee.

•Experience in leading and facilitating team meetings
•Experience working with and commitment to diverse communities
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Excellent organizational skills
•Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
•Experience and knowledge of U. S. School Systems, English Learner, and Bilingual Programs
•Master degree preferred; BA considered

•Provide leadership to a team of Parent Outreach Leaders
•Work collaboratively to develop trainings on school-related topics and curriculum activities
•Convene and facilitate regular meetings
•Provide guidance for effective outreach to families of diverse language and culture backgrounds
•Communicate school goals, expectations, regulations, and compliance requirements for student learning and achievement in ways that diverse families can understand
•Organize and conduct school visits to observe English Learner Education programs and interview parents, teachers, and school administrators
•Outreach to and work collaboratively with community groups and agencies representing and/or serving immigrants
•Attend and participate in meetings with English Learner Educators and key stakeholders
•Gather and analyze data about school and program demographics, enrollment, and performance data
•Facilitate processes of shared decision making, periodic and annual reporting, and develop recommendations for improvements
•Other duties as required

Terms of Employment:
•Part Time / 40 weeks/ School Year Schedule
•Up to 8 hours per week
•Salary: Grand Funded Position
•$25/hr (not to exceed $8,500)

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

NOTE: Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

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