Family Relations and Attendance Coordinator

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Family Relations and Attendance Coordinator

The Family Relations and Attendance Coordinator of Manhattan Charter Schools develops and maintains parent and family relations with the school, helps maintain the main office by greeting visitors, answering phone calls, and supporting the Principal to ensure smooth running of the school’s operations.

Specific Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Principal

  • Contribute to the improvement of student learning by assisting in the enrichment of the student experience through parental involvement
  • Establish internal/external community relationships to support parents and families  
  • Monitor daily student attendance
  • Provide parent and family support to maximize student attendance
  • Collaborate with afterschool provider/s
  • Support the school culture and discipline code of Manhattan Charter Schools

·        Performs other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the Principal


Hours are 7:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bilingual/multilingual in English and Mandarin/Cantonese and/or Spanish.
  • Have experience working in school setting and with children.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills that are effective with a variety of stakeholders (parents, students, teachers, community members).
  • Have experience working in a high-demand environment, managing multiple projects, working with multiple software programs.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree (exceptional candidates without a Bachelor’s degree may be considered).


MCS offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, bonuses based on school-wide goals and individual student performance and growth, and a 403B retirement plan with 4% match. In addition to extensive professional development, our teachers are generously equipped with all necessary instructional supplies and technology. 

Who we are and why it matters 

Manhattan Charter Schools are high performing charter schools located on the Lower East Side in New York City. The Schools are committed to providing every child with the tools and support necessary for success. Operating as a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Manhattan Charter School (MCS) has been consistently high-achieving since its founding in 2005. Manhattan Charter School 2 (MCS2), a replication of MCS, is expanding on the work already being done at MCS and believes that by working together more students will achieve high academic levels. MCS2 opened in August 2012 and is located a few blocks away from MCS.

There are no more than 24 students in a class because we believe much of our success is due to our small school size, and intimate school culture and learning environment. Each school's principal greets every student by name, every morning, and knows every family. In addition, every teacher knows every child. This intimate environment creates a community of collaboration, communication and accountability for both students and teachers.

The Schools focus on providing a rigorous curriculum of core subjects to help students achieve high academic levels. Though the Schools adhere to New York State Learning Standards, its teachers have flexibility when developing their lessons. Likewise, the Schools are committed to offering a well-rounded education program to all students, which they believe helps students develop critical thinking processes, problem solving abilities and supports their learning in the core subject areas. All students receive Music instruction every day. Other enrichment programs include French, Art, Physical Education, Technology, and hands on experiments in Science.

Additionally, students explore the historic Lower East Side neighborhood as part of their humanities studies. The Lower East Side is a centrally located, and culturally diverse, neighborhood in Manhattan. Long a fixture of the immigrant experience in New York City, many ethnic groups have resided here over the years as they worked to build a new life for themselves and their families in America. Through walking tours of the neighborhood, students learn about the Lower East Side's evolution from an area of commercial success and tenement living to the vibrant neighborhood it is today.

The majority of the Schools’ students are minority, live in the neighborhood, and qualify for free lunch. Through its work, the Schools are demonstrating that all children regardless of race or economic status can succeed when given equal access to quality education. The Schools pride themselves on delivering rigorous, standards-driven instruction and fostering a culture of high expectations, while maintaining a strong sense of camaraderie among students and teachers.

To Apply

Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to

For more information about Manhattan Charter Schools, please visit our website at

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire and promote without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability

Family Relations and Attendance Coordinator

The Family Relations and Attendance Coordinator of Manhattan Charter Schools develops and maintains parent and family relations with the school, helps maintain the main office by greeting…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 12, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


New York, NY

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to

Please email your cover letter and resume to

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