Founded in 1989, the College Crusade supports more than 4,000 students in middle school, high school and college each year with one-on-one advising and year-round programs that focus on academic enrichment, social and emotional development, career education, and postsecondary preparation to help them become the first in their families to earn a college degree
Primary functions and purpose of this position including overall objectives of the position
The Family Engagement Educator designs, leads and facilitates comprehensive parent programs in both English and Spanish for middle school, high school and postsecondary families in the College Crusade’s participating school districts. These programs are intended to educate parents about diverse topics with a particular focus on helping their children to succeed academically and socially on the path to college graduation. The position may require facilitation at various venues: our office in Providence, partner district facilities, and via virtual platforms. The FE Educator provides assistance and information to parents when needed and makes referrals to appropriate community resources. This is a part-time seasonal position with potential to become long-term.
Design and Present Family Engagement Programming
- Prepares relevant workshop materials and presents information and resources to Crusade students and families.
- Facilitates and co-facilitates parent education classes in English and Spanish.
- Participates in pre- and post-workshop planning and evaluation meetings.
- Conducts program evaluation activities, including tracking services provided, drafting program reports, and participating in evaluation meetings/activities as needed.
Offer Resources and Supports to Participating Families
- Facilitates and supports social interactions at our educational workshops and events, fostering positive relationships between students, families, and the College Crusade.
- Facilitates parent involvement with student learning, including offering guidance and resources for how parents can engage more fully and impactfully with their students’ educational work.
- Provides families with resources and information and makes referrals to community agencies as needed.
- Attends training and staff meetings as needed.
Position Qualification and Competencies
Essential KSOC’s (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics)
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Comfort with presenting to groups and the ability to engage learners meaningfully.
- Bilingual (verbal and written) communication and translation skills in English and Spanish required.
- Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations from different socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures.
- Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
- Highly proficient in developing engaging visual presentation materials for workshops.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with addressing issues related to college access preferred.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Demonstrated track record of designing and facilitating adult education programs.
Each employee of the College Crusade is expected to demonstrate the following in the regular performance of his or her job duties:
- Commitment to the vision, mission and values of the College Crusade.
- A positive attitude and willingness to contribute productively to the success of your team and the organization as a whole.
- An understanding of and commitment to the Crusade’s core competencies of accountability, collaboration, communication, institutional values and service.
- Active participation in efforts geared toward directing and improving the overall operations of the Crusade, such as strategic planning, organizational development and performance improvement.
- Commitment to acting as an advocate and ambassador for the College Crusade.
- Knowledge of the barriers and obstacles that low-income families and first-generation students encounter in the journey to higher education is preferred.
- Sense of ownership and pride in personal performance.
- Adherence to all existing organizational policies and procedures.
- Perform additional duties as needed.
Schedule: This is a part-time position 10- 20 hours/week. Currently, workshops occur in the evenings during the week. The candidate must be available to work during evenings when workshops are held—Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Additional hours to plan, design, and prepare for workshops will be required. These additional hours can be arranged around the candidate’s schedule. This is a hybrid position. Although some work will be executed remotely, the candidate must be available to work in-person when needed.
To prioritize and maintain the health and safety of our staff, students, and families, as well as comply with the vaccination requirements of our partners, employees of the College Crusade are required to have or obtain vaccination against COVID -19. In accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, exemptions for medical reasons will be considered.