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Associate Director, Family and Community Engagement

Job Title:                                                       Associate Director of Family and Community Engagement

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:             Pay Grade 131, 260 days
FLSA Status:                                                  Exempt
Work Location:                                              City Hall
Immediate Supervisor:                                  Director of Family and Community Engagement

General Description:
The Associate Director of Family and Community Engagement will support the Director of Family and Community Engagement with the implementation of the division’s family engagement strategy by managing a team of individuals who will provide direct support to regional-based community hubs and schools. With the goal of engaging families as essential partners in helping students achieve academic proficiency, and college and career readiness, the Associate Director will also be responsible for leading the division’s student and family re-engagement efforts, specifically working with over-age and under-credited students as well as students who have dropped out of school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Develop trusted relationships with RPS leaders to execute a division-wide engagement strategy

·         Deliver professional development for key personnel including teachers, principals, front-office staff, and family liaisons to ensure engagement standards and effective engagement practices are embedded in day-to-day work

·         Create and implement a consistent feedback loop with stakeholders to solicit input and to assess progress with the district’s engagement strategy and use information to improve strategy implementation

·         Collaborate with the Director of Family and Community Engagement to build and manage a team to facilitate family engagement initiatives (including partner activities)

·         Develop clear, specific, and ambitious performance goals for the team; Develops, manages, assigns, and evaluates the work of direct reports

·         Partner with various parent organizations, non-profits, and parent advocacy groups to strengthen family engagement and to ensure the division is leveraging the strengths of those organizations

·         Support the implementation and promotion of Regional Community Hubs and ensure their impact on student attendance

·         Design and implement engagement strategies for over-age, under-credited students and/or students who have dropped out of RPS


·         Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field preferred

·         Advocacy experience preferred

·         Community organizing and engagement experience preferred

·         Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; adaptable when managing multiple, shifting priorities; ease at managing competing demands and determining priorities independently; comfortable with ambiguity

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to work a flexible schedule and participate in evening and weekend events as required

·         Success in engaging parents/guardians, leading to positive academic outcomes for their children

·         Experience with school, family, and community planning activities and programs preferred

·         Ability to work collaboratively with constituents from diverse backgrounds including parents/guardians, alumni, school administrators, teachers, partners, and community stakeholders

·         Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and social media platforms; and interest in and ability to learn new platforms