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Parent Engagement Coordinator - SUN Lane Middle School

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative at Beverly Cleary. SUN brings together city, county and state resources with school districts, parents and neighborhoods. 

To apply for this position please visit our website where you can download our application:

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected].

Entry Wage: $12.20 - $13.94 Part Time 


The Parent Engagement Coordinator works under the supervision of the SUN Site Supervisor and will oversee and coordinate efforts to involve and engage parents at Lane. Primary responsibilities include working with the entire SUN team and school to outreach to parents, provide opportunities for involvement and develop ways to further engage parents in the school.


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 Lane Middle School. Lead small groups of parents in meetings and/or other activities, intended to develop identified skills and leadership capacity on the part of the participants.

Work with the SUN team and school to develop, advertise and implement parent involvement activities as well as interviewing and screening volunteers and providing orientation and training. Effectively work with individuals of diverse backgrounds. 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 and grant requirements. Meet program service standards set forth by the Children, Youth and Families Program Director regarding quantity, type, and quality of services to be delivered to volunteers and clients.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS (Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements):

Associate degree or equivalent life experience. Minimum of two years experience in volunteer management, community engagement, parent engagement, social work or related human service field; preference given to those with experience in promoting volunteerism or community activism in cultural minority populations. Familiarity with Lane Middle School and/or 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 Portland Impact to alleviate poverty and build individual and community self-sufficiency.


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