P3 Coordinator
Description

 

TITLE:  P-3 Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  Program Manager, Early Childhood

COMPENSATION:  $32,300-$40,700 Annually or $15.53-$19.57 Hourly 1.0 FTE Non-Exempt

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families, and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead a full range of activities for a growing organization. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the P-3 (Prenatal 3rd grade) Coordinator is charged with supporting the SUN Site Manager and Principal to increase and deepen diverse parent-centred family engagement and leadership at the school. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the education and wellbeing of hundreds of young children and their families from diverse backgrounds. If you are resourceful, able to build strong relationships, and passionate about working for educational equity, then the Latino Network is the place for you.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

The P-3 (Prenatal-3rd grade) Coordinator will work closely with the SUN Site Manger and Principal to increase and deepen diverse parent-centered family engagement and leadership at the school. This work will focus on parents with infants through children in third grade. P-3 Coordinators will foster collaboration with early learning partners and projects and build support in the school and community for the school as a hub for early learning.


WORK ENVIRONMENT
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviours, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.

BENEFITS
Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, 401K, and Life Insurance.

Requirements

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cultivate and provide opportunities for culturally diverse parent leaders at the school and those about to enter the school
  • Gather information from parents, both informally and formally, about their interests, strengths, and needed support
  • Be present and visible in the school building
  • Look for opportunities, such as daily school drop-off, events at the school and events in the community, to greet and get to know families
  • Utilize popular education methods and provide opportunities for families to share their knowledge and experience in culturally relevant ways
  • Convene a diverse parent leadership group for project planning and action, this could be a new or existing Family Leadership Team or a separate group
  • Support coordination of the Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program, including facilitating the EKT parent component
  • Lead outreach efforts for P-3 activities
  • Help the school develop a family-friendly climate, with a special focus on supporting families of color and families who speak languages other than English
  • Support Kindergarten Teacher Family Visits through data collection, communication with families, and accompanying teachers on home visits
  • Create opportunities for parents to build supportive peer relationships
  • Assist families in accessing community resources and navigating social service supports
  • Conduct home visits to remove barriers and to develop relationships
  • Support transition of parent leadership from Head Start to school
  • Connect with early childhood and community partners, including Community Education Workers, DHS and local childcare providers and build links between partners and the school
  • Maintain clear communication with SUN Site Manager, SUN Early Learning Coordinator and Principal to keep them informed of successes and challenges
  • Join and participate fully on relevant school teams, such as the attendance and family engagement teams 
  • Include P-3 activities in the SUN Annual Plan 
  • Attend regular meetings and trainings coordinated by the SUN Early Learning Team
  • Collect, enter, and report on data on a regular basis, this will include utilizing ServicePoint and conducting parent surveys

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE

  • One or more years of informal or formal community organizing
  • Experience working with or in public schools
  • Knowledge of the community and an ability to authentically connect with families from diverse cultural background
  • Strong desire to promote educational equity in the community
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in the work environment
  • Ability to set limits in order to care for self and not promote dependency
  • Respect for diversity; desire and ability to work cross-culturally
  • Ability to demonstrate a combination of the following characteristics: patience, open-mindedness; high level of responsibility; willingness to grow, change and learn; courage; motivation; empathy; compassion; flexibility; persistence; creativity
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regularly work in the office and in the community as needed
  • Evening and weekend availability may be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods
  • Reliable car, driver’s license, and automobile liability insurance; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability
  • May require heavy lifting and walking during events and outreach activities
  • May work in the community including client homes, schools, churches, parks, community centers, etc
  • Undergoing and passing criminal background check is required

TO APPLY: 

Submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/64912/Latino-Network/P3-Coordinator

Latino Network is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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