New York City Department of Education
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Family Leadership Coordinator
at New York City Department of Education
(Those who previously applied need not re-apply)
Position Summary: The Division of the Senior Deputy Chancellor and School Support develops, implements and establishes strategies to strengthen the Department of Education’s (DOE’s) efforts to engage and support public schools and families throughout New York City.
Reporting directly to the Superintendent, the Family Leadership Coordinator (FLC) will support work related to parent leadership and community engagement. This will entail providing guidance for developing family involvement and leadership at the school and district levels. This will include collaboration with Parent Associations/Parent-Teacher Associations (PA/PTAs) within each of the school communities and the district’s District Leadership Team (DLT), School Leadership Teams (SLT), District Presidents’ Council, Title I Committees, and Community Education Council (CEC). Performs related work.
Reports to: Community/High School Superintendent
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: The FLC provides guidance for developing family involvement and leadership at the school and district levels. This requires collaboration with the Superintendent, Family Support Coordinator (FSC), Office of School Support and Supervision, various DOE offices, network and cluster teams, principals, parent coordinators, PA/PTAs, the school community, community based organizations, and the district’s DLTs, SLTs, District Presidents’ Council, Title I Committees, and CEC.
- Create a welcoming and professional office environment for families.
- Assist the Superintendent with implementing governance regulations and work with all district related committees, teams, parent leaders and staff. This may involve assisting the Superintendent in conducting hearings, assuring consensus decisions, maintaining multiple databases, supporting logistical planning, attendance management, collecting District Office documents, and training of select participants.
- Provide support and professional development to school and district parent leadership structures, including PA/PTAs, SLTs, DLTs, Title I Committees, and the District Presidents’ Council.
- Provide strategies for developing and strengthening parent and family involvement at the school and district levels.
- Identify schools where communication with families has been challenging and develop and coordinate community outreach strategies with school staff.
- Serve as a district communication liaison to various DOE offices on community concerns and operational requests.
- Promote district level family and community engagement activities and communications, with the goal of promoting student success in the district.
- Represent the district and provide support during family meetings, workshops and district events.
- Work cross-functionally with internal offices in the implementation of DOE initiatives within the school community.
- Gather, analyze and share family and community members’ feedback with the Superintendent and FSC, and work to develop community-based initiatives.
- Spearhead family information and action work for the district and each of the school communities.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
- High School graduation or the equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
- Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above, however, all candidates must have at least one year experience as described in “1” above.
- Experience in community work or community-centered activities in an area related to the duties described above.
- Ability to proactively and strategically work to meet short- and long-term community goals.
- Ability to work and function as part of a team.
- Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies.
- Well-developed strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Highly motivated, self-directed team player with a history of success.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Familiarity with DOE programs, policies, regulations, and systems related to area(s) of expertise.
- Strong computer skills and ability to input, track and document information in an online database.
- Internal candidates preferred.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.
Applications will not be accepted without a resume and cover letter.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO