Job Title: Education Impact Coordinator
Reports to: Program Manager
Salary Range: $39,000-$44,000/Annually
Organizational Background: The Black Parent Initiative (BPI) is a growing parent centered organization. Our mission is to inspire and mobilize Black parents to ensure their children achieve educational excellence. We accomplish our mission by conducting parent and caregiver educational sessions; holding support groups; and providing families with culturally specific education. We assist families’ access to critical services through strategic partnerships that allow for the overall stabilization of the family unit.
Position Objective: The Education Impact Coordinator (EIC) is responsible for providing education support to students and families registered in Sawubona School Program. This position is in person with a selected BPI in office day(s). The primary location for this position may be inside the school to provide overall cultural identity support to the school community. The EIC will plan, coordinate, execute, student literacy support and parent engagement activities for families served and school community. The Coordinator will work with BPI Parent Leaders quarterly to develop course offerings. S/he may supervise volunteers, tutors other contract staff to ensure the ultimate success of all course offerings.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Plan and execute parent affinity and empowerment groups at assigned locations. Provide workshops, classes, groups and activities for parents at their local school(s) and/or districts on a regular basis
- Ensuring accurate data is collected for all classes, groups and sessions
- Create and execute a yearly communication/ marketing plan for school, parent, and student events with use of flyers, social media posts, phone calls, emails and text.
- Assist with planning Sawubona yearly events to meet contract requirements
- Maintain a positive and professional relationship with community, staff and families at all times
- Attend meetings with key partners, staff and other contacts, taking notes and reporting back as needed
- Create, instruct, revise and maintain literacy curriculum to suit the needs of the student and schools
- Facilitate student literacy groups at assigned school, provide backup facilitation as needed
- Submit invoices and receipts in a timely matter to secure authorization from Operations
- Responsible for outreach to caseload regarding the available opportunities to parents and community at large
- Responsible for assessing and reporting service and program effectiveness to Program Manager
- Participates in BPI staff meetings, development activities and professional growth opportunities for the purpose of keeping current on new information, innovative ideas, and techniques
- Maintain and secure a variety of records and/or documents (confidential and non-confidential) (e.g. parent contacts, student records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or ensuring documentation for future reference in accordance with administrative requirements
- Provides support on projects to include monitoring deadlines, facilitating process and ensuring effective implementation of services
- Recruit volunteers from the community to host various workshops and classes to speak directly
- Performs other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Program Manager for the purpose of fulfilling the needs of the organization Programs
- Participate on internal and/or external committees as requested by the Program Manager or Program Director
- Keep an updated calendar with external assignments, all meetings and out of office activities.
Data Collection Duties:
- Adhere to systems and structures for tracking accurate program reporting and audits
- Use Apricot database to enter participants, track contact, track attendance and write case narratives.
- Submit weekly and monthly reports in a timely manner
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, as well as experience teaching adult learners
- 1-3 years or more experience working in the public school system, youth services, or social service environments
- Experience with event planning and execution, and large group facilitation, broad skill base of skills to draw from, educational theories
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills
- Self-motivated leader who can work independently, as well as part of team
- Knowledge of family engagement research and literature, as well as pedagogy
- Strong knowledge of computers and fundamental technology (i.e. infocus projectors, laptop computers, DVD players, Microsoft office software, etc.)
- Must have understanding of Word and Excel, and QuickBooks
- Ability to anticipate and solve problems, have attention to details
- Demonstrated understanding and respect for diverse families’ economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds and situations
- Experience with developing collaborative partners and building relationships with constituents in the community
- Patience, flexibility, and strong listening skills
- Understanding of classroom achievement data
- Ability to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends
- Ability to handle multiple complex tasks with a high level of organization and attention to detail in a deadline-driven environment
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Highly motivated with strong results-orientation and ability to effectively collaborate with others and drive projects to completion
- Demonstrated experience in building strong relationships
- Certified Tutor or teaching experience
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; both organizational and time management
- Ability to supervise and manage staff and work collaboratively in a team
- Self-starter, flexible, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects, work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines
Acknowledgement: This is to acknowledge that I have read the above job description and understand that it sets forth the general duties, responsibilities and essential functions that I will be expected to fulfill in this role, and that it is not meant as an exhaustive list of all duties or functions that may be required of me. I understand that I will be expected to perform all the functions of the job in a reasonable and safe manner. I further acknowledge that this is not a contract and BPI reserves the right to make changes to the position description at any time in order to meet the needs of the organization. BPI is an equal opportunity organization, no one will be denied employment based on race or sexual orientation. All applicants' resumes will be handled with confidentiality.
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