United Parents and Students (UPAS) Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $49,920
Details: The annual salary for this position is $49,920, commensurate with experience.




Los Angeles
United States


United Parents and Students (UPAS)

Community Engagement Coordinator

Reports to: Associate Director of UPAS

Classification: Full-time, Exempt, Salaried

Start Date: Immediately                              

Location: Los Angeles, CA




United Parents and Students (UPAS) is a non-profit organization comprised of parents, students, and community members dedicated to addressing the factors outside school boundaries that not only pose barriers to learning, but also inhibit local quality of life. UPAS is an affiliate of Green Dot Public Schools National.


Green Dot is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.


Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.



The Community Engagement Coordinator’s role is to engage and organize families at 3-4 school sites around issues of concern in their community and city that pose barriers to learning and local quality of life. This entails relationship building with parents, training families in the skills of community organizing, and supporting them in building a base to meet with public officials. Additionally, the Community Engagement Coordinator leads efforts to bolster civic engagement at the school sites. The Coordinator will be self-motivated, take initiative, a team player, and detail-oriented.



> Support efforts to engage and organize parents to build an organization that can advocate for students and families

> Hold 1-on-1 meetings, house meetings, and leadership team meetings and trainings with parents, in order to build relationships, identify issues of concern, develop plans of action, and support families in learning the skills of community organizing

> Support families in holding local and regional actions, in which they meet with public officials around issues of concern in their community

> Serve as the school-site expert on civic engagement and lead on-campus non-partisan voter registration work

> Identify, develop and support parent volunteers for non-partisan voter registration and GOTV campaigns by providing training on voter registration and phone banking

> Staff non-partisan campaign events including tabling and phone banking

> Disseminate communications across various platforms to target outreach lists including mass emails, flyers, mailers, phone banks, etc.

> Track, enter, and maintain data on voter registration and participation in events in data platform; Generate reports to identify target outreach recipients, evaluate event attendance, measure efficacy of community initiatives and provide progress to goal updates to manager

> Manage voter registration life cycle from form collection through submission to the county and request voter registration cards on an as-needed basis

> Assist with the connection of schools and families to local resources

> Solicit new partnerships to serve Green Dot families and coordinate implementation of existing partnerships.

> Drive parent participation in annual assemblies and organization-wide events.

>Translate documents and interpret parent and student meetings

>Participate in United Parents & Students professional development programs

>Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing United Parents & Students

>Additional duties as assigned.


This job is a combined home office and school site position, with the majority of time at school sites. The position utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and do require evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Travel is often required between school sites in Los Angeles County and the Home Office.



> Ability to influence and motivate others

> Demonstrated team player

> Organized and detail oriented

> Ability to build trusting and meaningful relationships

> Demonstrated commitment to community and civic engagement

> Self-starter, with ability to work independently

> Demonstrated desire for ongoing learning and development

> Community organizing experience preferred

> Experience with databases; proficient with Excel

> Ability to learn new technological platforms quickly

> Transportation to travel between school sites

> Spanish fluency preferred

> Bachelor’s degree with a demonstrated track record of academic success preferred

> Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to UPAS’s mission and the communities we serve

> Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.


We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support overall work-life balance while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


We require all candidates to complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position immediately.


UPAS/Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, UPAS/Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants