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.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time