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Kelly SUN Parent Engagement Coordinator with Impact NW

Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motived individual to join our Children, Youth and Family department in the SUN program at Kelly Elementary.

To apply for this position, please download our application at from our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and follow the instructions listed there for submitting your resume and cover letter.

PROGRAM: Family and Youth Postion: Kelly SUN Parent Engagement/Extended Day Coordinator Entry Wage: $12.20 to $13.94/hrFull Time

JOB SUMMARY: The EDAC/PEC works under the supervision of the SUN Site Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include coordination of the extended day activities, Family night programs for families and youth and to oversee and coordinate efforts to involve and engage parents at Kelly. Includes working with the school to outreach to parents, provide opportunities for involvement and develop ways to further engage parents in the school.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the SUN Site Coordinator in the oversight of extended day programs and supervision of volunteers and teachers onsite in the absence of the SUN Site Coordinator. Assist with student tracking and monitoring the building to ensure the safety and security of students. Coordinates data collection, documentation, filing and database maintenance in accordance with agency’s management information systems and program needs. Develop and assist with training volunteers and activities staff. Assist with the outreach and recruitment of community organizations and resources to support family health and social service needs as well as other SUN program and family support needs. Shares responsibility with SUN Site Supervisor for crisis intervention and troubleshooting. Assists the SUN Site Supervisor in the development and distribution of public relations materials to ensure community involvement in family nights and other SUN program. Effectively communicates Kelly School and Impact NW policy, mission, values and decisions to program staff, volunteers, collaborating organizations and the community. Serves as the entry point for all volunteer inquiries, providing information and linkage to the appropriate Impact NW and/or community program(s). Develop and implement a comprehensive engagement plan aimed at increasing the number and diversity of parents involved at the school. Build relationships with a diverse group of parents and community partners for the purpose of increasing leadership capacity of parents at Kelly Elementary. Lead small groups of parents in meetings intended to develop leadership capacity on the part of the participants. Work with the SUN team to develop, advertise and implement parent involvement activities as well as interviewing and screening volunteers and providing orientation and training. Effectively interact with a diverse population of volunteers, staff, and community members. Develop strategies to involve existing parents and volunteers in outreach and recruitment through sharing their experience within personal, business, and community networks. Outreach through routine phone calls home to parents. Develop and distribute outreach and information materials for the program. Complete accurate, legible and timely documentation of services delivered in accordance with the agency’s management information system. Meet program service standards set forth by the Family and Youth Program Director regarding quantity, type, and quality of services to be delivered to volunteers and clients. Effectively work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements: Associate degree or equivalent. Minimum of two years experience in volunteer management, community engagement, social work or related human service field; preference given to those with experience in promoting volunteerism or community activism in cultural minority populations. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Familiarity with Outer SE Portland communities. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including the capability to engage a broad spectrum of community members. Excellent coordination skills and ability to prioritize and complete multiple and varied tasks. Computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles, socioeconomic levels, and cultures. Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. Willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Impact NW to alleviate poverty and build individual and community self-sufficiency;

THIS JOB ALSO REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: Repetitive motion, prolonged sitting, extensive visual involvement Frequent climbing of stairs Ability to efficiently travel in order to perform duties and other agency related errands Moderate lifting *The SUN mission states: “Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) integrates the delivery of quality education with whatever health, social services, recreational activities and community involvement is required in that community. SUN draws upon resources from schools, other governmental and outside community agencies that come into the school and join forces to provide seamless programs. The purpose is to open school buildings every day, over weekends and over the summer, to respond to the needs of children, their parents and the community. Community involvement is essential to the SUN project.”