Details: Salary will be commensurate with experience.
1055 Wilshire Blvd.
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking an Associate of Family and Community Engagement, who will serve as an administrative support for the Partnership’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Team. This team spends the majority of its time with school leaders and staff, community partners, and families and is set up for success with the support of a highly organized and proactive Associate. The Associate’s core duties and responsibilities will focus on providing logistics and scheduling support for meetings and team events including large and small group professional development, developing plans for and executing key projects, communicating with school staff and partners, managing purchasing and vendor relationships, and tracking team budgets.
The Associate will also support the successful implementation of our flagship parent engagement program, Parent College. Parent College is a parent education program that provides workshops and information to parents and family members in order to help them become education advocates for their children. Parent College is a unique program that has gathered attention and recognition among key education leaders across Los Angeles, and even across California and the whole nation. The program serves our three distinct neighborhoods (Watts, South Los Angeles, and Boyle Heights). The Associate of Family Engagement Programs will support outreach, communications, and logistical aspects of the program at its three regional school sites on a weekly basis.
The work week for this position runs Tuesday through Saturday (with Sunday and Monday as days off) while the Parent College program is in session from August to April. From May to July, the work week will be Monday-Friday.
The Associate of Family and Community Engagement’s key responsibilities include the following and may be adjusted based on FACE Team needs:
FACE Team Administrative Support:
- Support FACE Team members by providing logistics support and any supporting materials for all scheduled meetings and professional development events.
- Manage calendar and contacts for the Director of Family and Community Engagement, including planning and scheduling meetings and phone conferences, as needed.
- Support the scheduling of team meetings, events, and trainings.
- Interact with school site staff and community partners, handling requests and questions, and re-directing questions, as needed.
- Develop and coordinate FACE content for School Leader Briefing, Teacher Newsletter, and other Partnership publications.
- Administer and upkeep the Partnership home office’s knowledge management systems, including partner database, to ensure codification and archiving of work.
- Maintain the FACE contacts and partner distribution lists.
- Assist in the development and execution of key project plans to ensure a high bar of excellence in all FACE Team events.
- Other duties as assigned.
Parent College Support:
- Coordinate logistics for all Parent College sessions (held on Saturday mornings) including but not limited to: coordinating vendors, serving as onsite event contact, and transporting of materials to and from events.
- Setup and coordinate bus transportation for Parent College sessions.
- Support logistics for the annual University Day (with over 1,000 participants visiting a local university campus) and community resource fairs for each Parent College community hub once a year.
- Track all program expenditures team budgets; request payments on invoices and manage purchasing of supplies and materials.
- Coordinate all Parent College participant registration processes. (Saturdays at PC on site)
- Produce and disseminate reports on distinct program attendees and those on track to graduation on a monthly basis.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- 1-3 years of work experience in community organizing, education, or non-profits
- Experience working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
- Experience in educating and working with community members and parents
- Experience in event planning and project management
- Experience working in a school setting a plus
- Ability to work collaboratively with the Partnership home office staff (including fulltime and part-time Parent College team members), community members, school principals, teachers, parents, and students
- Outstanding project management, event planning, and organizational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ideally in English and Spanish
- Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
- Proven ability to execute effectively and consistently meet or exceed goals
- Ability to work under pressure, perform tasks and take initiative; ease at managing competing demands and determining priorities independently
- Can prepare for contingencies; resourceful and adaptable when faced with last-minute changes
- Spanish fluency strongly preferred
- Willingness and ability to complete tasks that require packing, lifting, moving, and transporting materials (such as boxes, water bottles, and other training materials) to and from school sites
- Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
- Belief that parents are an integral part of a child’s education
- Detail-oriented and strong work ethic
- Unwavering belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values
- Enthusiasm to help build a strong school community by educating and involving parents and community members
- Reflective and life-long learner
The Partnership offers a competitive benefits package, including health, vision and dental insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement program.
Minimum Education Required