SUMMARY: Under the guidance of the Program Governance and Parent Engagement Manager, the Parent Engagement Coordinator is responsible the site’s family and community engagement and coordination of services.


  • Implement a formal parent center committee structure of shared governance through which parents can participate in policy making or other decisions about the program;
  • Assist in the implementation of written training plan for parent policy groups to enable them to carry out their program governance responsibility effectively;
  • Implement a site/program volunteer recruitment system for parents, community residents, and community organizations and assist in the mobilization of community resources to meet identified program needs;
  • Serves as a site/program advocate for parents by working with management staff to address identified concerns and needs;
  • Participate in the site outreach, recruitment, and enrollment for children and families, and in partnership with family service staff;
  • Link site/program parents with internal and external economic/education development activities, and other community resources and benefits in cooperation with case management staff;
  • Implement site program governance and parent involvement monitoring system, including issues identified as part of the annual PIR, self assessment process and parent surveys;
  • Implement site/program process of reporting and record keeping in all areas of program governance and parent involvement;
  • Implement a site/program level male involvement;
  • Participates in site/program transition planning for children and families into pre-school and from pre-school to elementary school, including the coordination of parent training dealing with transition planning;
  • Supervise and mentor site/program interns;
  • Participates in cross component planning with other site/program staff in support of interdisciplinary services to children and families, including parent group orientations and trainings;
  • Collaborates with Family Services to receive Family Goals with calendar workshops;
  • Other duties may be assigned.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: An equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college required;
  • Two to Five years of job-related experience required.


  • Current, valid Illinois driver’s license required;
  • Reliable means of transportation required;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required;
  • Completion of Food and Sanitation Certification course;
  • Proof of physical examination, tuberculosis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) screening within the last six months required;
  • Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required.


FLSA: Non-Exempt