The Office of Family & Public Engagement (OFPE) is hiring an AmeriCorps*VISTA member to join the School Partnerships Team for a one year term beginning in July 2016. Through a unique partnership with the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at George Washington University, the VISTA member will join a cohort of 10-12 DCPS VISTAs serving in Central Office and our schools.
The School Partnerships VISTA will increase the capacity of the DCPS School Partnerships Team to support to DCPS schools in developing and managing community partnerships. The VISTA will conduct new research, identify best practices, build new resources, and develop systems and assessment tools to help schools identify, select, implement, and manage school-level partnerships.
Specifically, the VISTA will work to:
Design new processes for the collection of school/partner data and revamp current partnerships database to ensure consistent reporting of school and partner information across the DCPS system.
Conduct research and use findings to expand the DCPS Central Office tools to receive and review new partner requests, volunteers and donations, and to provide supports to schools.
Expand Central Office communication regarding opportunities and resources for collaboration and support to school and partner organization staff.