The Family-School Outreach Coordinator is a grant funded part time position of 11 hours per week. This is a grant-funded position that follows the preschool calendar (Sept-June, 6 week summer program). The Family-School Outreach Coordinator has the important role of acting as a liaison between families of preschool students at Clarke and the school community. The Family-School Outreach Coordinator will support and empower parents by planning and providing activities and outreach that increase parental involvement in the school community, provide opportunities for parents to connect with other parents, and increase parents’ knowledge of the educational system and issues that may affect their child’s success in school.
- Increase parent involvement in the school by working closely with all school, parent, and community organizations.
- Arrange activities and events that empower parents and help them to advocate for their child
- Promote parental involvement in school and the school community
- Conduct outreach to engage parents in their children’s education.
- Organize and run regular parent meetings and events around topics of key concerns to parents
- Organize Back to School, Moving Up and Moving On (graduation) ceremony, and other events to increase parental and community involvement and creates a welcoming school environment to parents in collaboration with Development, Communication, Business Office and Program staff
- Meet with and provide support and information to parents on a case by case basis if necessary;
Examples of some of the activities:
- Coffee Talk with the Director-run drop in meeting times for parents and director to talk about school or hearing loss related concerns
- Parent Workshops
- Establish/run Parent Association
- Create and send Monthly Parent Calendar
- Plan Events
- Establish/run New Parent Welcome Committee
- Arrange Spanish Lunch Bunch
- Other tasks as assigned by program leadership
- Arrange Spanish Lunch Bunch-coordinate with senior staff a monthly (quarterly?) lunch meeting for Spanish-speaking families and students
- Help parents learn how to use Clarke and non-Clarke internet resources to support their child
- Register for the DOE website for updates on important deadlines or information on kindergarten transition
- Other tasks as assigned by program leadership, related to this position’s role
- Personal and/or professional experience working with families with hearing loss +5 years
- Strong Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and creativity
- Strong written communication skills
- Ability to develop materials using common software programs, such as PowerPoint and word
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a diverse school community
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Chief Human Resource Officer, Karen Katsanos, MA, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Karen Katsanos or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.