Somerville Public Schools
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FIRST FIVE SOMERVILLE OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY SPECIALIST


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3597130 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: October 4, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2021-2022 School Year
Grant Funded Position

FIRST FIVE SOMERVILLE OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY SPECIALIST
Somerville Public Schools, Early Education Department & Somerville Family Learning Collaborative


Job Goal:
Coordinate and streamline outreach efforts on behalf of all city and school early childhood programs (which are represented in the First Five Somerville Steering Committee).
Ensure that families with young children in Somerville are aware of all of the programming and services available to them through the Somerville Public Schools, Somerville Partnership for Young Children (SPYC), Somerville Family Learning Collaborative, Department of Health and Human Services, and other community based organizations.

Qualifications:
Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is a requirement for this position
Excellent writing, planning, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Technological facility with databases, Google documents, Excel, Word, etc.
Experience conducting outreach or working in communications
Knowledge of early childhood development and effective school readiness strategies
Preference for candidates with prior experience in translation or interpretation work

Responsibilities:
Outreach and Engagement with Somerville Families
Regularly meet with each First Five program and the Steering Committee to discuss outreach efforts
Develop a calendar of events, outreach-related activities
Design multilingual outreach materials for First Five programs
Distribute outreach materials to community partners and post information around the community
Engage in formal and informal outreach in high-traffic community spaces that attract families
Coordination with Community Stakeholders
Ensure all programs involved in First Five work have updated information on program offerings, registration deadlines, etc.
Regularly share information with Somerville Public Schools and City of Somerville teams through participating in quarterly meetings.
Meet with representatives from community programs to share information about program offerings and collaborate on events.?Share information at large community meetings - Early Childhood Advisory Council, Children's Cabinet, Somerville Office of Immigrant Affairs meetings, etc.

Social and Digital Media Strategy Development and Implementation
Develop a social/digital media plan around important programing and outreach dates.
Identify other online platforms to promote programs such as Next Door website and others
Work with First Five program coordinators to regularly update program information on the Somerville Hub Connect Site
Manage SPYC Facebook and Instagram pages


Position Reports to:
First Five Somerville Steering Committee with Shared Supervision under SPYC Coordinator and ParentChild+ Director

Terms of Employment:
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm with flexibility to support events as needed on specific evenings and weekends. This is a 12-month/52 week calendar year position.
Split time between offices at 8 Bonair Street, 150 Glen Street, and in the community.

Disclosures: This position is grant-funded from July 2021 through June 2022 and is dependent on grant funding. Continuation of this position is subject to further funding availability.

Salary: $36,000-$42,000 pending experience



Application Process:

To submit your application for consideration, please visit us online at:

http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/careers
or
http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs?employer=16902

NOTE:
•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered.


Application Deadline: Open until filled

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.

Date posted: July 6, 2021

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


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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.

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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
    Fernanda Villar DaSilva, Director of Family Support Programs
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: fvillar@k12.somerville.ma.us