BASIC FUNCTION: Perform a variety of proficient, specialized duties with implementation of Board-adopted meaningful family engagement standards, requiring good communication skills; utilize specialized knowledge and independent judgment involving frequent and responsible public contact; assist in ensuring that the individual site remains proficient with engagement of families as partners for student learning and continuous school improvement.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to reflect the principal job elements accurately.)
- Assist in ensuring that templates and protocols used to sustain the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) include the appropriate guidelines for compliance with the mandates of the various categorical and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) programs (LCAP Supplemental and Concentration Funds, Title I, etc.).
- Assist in ensuring that activities and meetings of the School Site Council (SSC), Site English Language Learner Committee (SELL), African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), Special Needs Parent Council, and other SSC Subcommittees are aligned with site/district process and expectations for continuous school improvement.
- Develop and staff a Family Resource Center.
- Attend site-based and district professional learning communities.
- Work closely with the school principal, community school manager, teacher leaders, community partners to align and implement family engagement strategies linked to student learning and the goals of the SPSA.
- Communicate and collaborate with the Office of Meaningful Student and Family Engagement and the Central Family Resource Center, to align site-based family engagement activities and measures of quality.
- Collaborate with Family Parent Liaison/Family Engagement Staff in surrounding neighborhoods.
- Educate all parents in the school community about participation on site and District advisory committees including but not limited to the SSC, SELL, LCAP Parent Student Advisory Committee (PSAC), and the District English Learner Subcommittee (DELL).
- Facilitate workshops for parents on how to support student learning at home.
- Provide personalized assistance to teachers and staff on how to partner with families for student learning.
- Facilitate parent action team or family engagement coordinating team, to assist school site with creating educational equity through family engagement; assist school in developing and enhancing parent communication, parent partnerships for student learning, and school reporting for family engagement.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
The District determines whether a candidate is qualified based on fulfillment of prerequisites, relevant work experience, ability to perform the essential functions, reference checks, effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by interview performance and/or writing samples, and achievement on performance-based assessments (if applicable) that demonstrate the candidate possesses the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting prerequisites only satisfies the initial screening process and does not indicate the candidate is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position.
Community outreach and nontraditional grass roots communication
Strategies used in community organizing
Parent advocacy, parent organization, empowerment, and community engagement
Experience in parent advocacy, community organization, or related areas
Proficient, specialized duties, computers and other office equipment
Effective oral and written English communication techniques
Specialized record-keeping techniques
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Telephone techniques, systems and etiquette
District policies, applicable sections of the State Education Code and other laws and regulations
Perform a variety of proficient, specialized duties in parent engagement involving specialized knowledge and independent judgment
Demonstrate commitment to multiculturalism
Demonstrate cultural competence with divers groups across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, class, and sexuality
Organize communities and use nontraditional grassroots communications techniques
Work with all identifiable community groups
Communicate clearly; understand and interpret District and other rules, policies and procedures
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Operate a computer and other office equipment; meet schedules and time lines
Maintain records; analyze situations and data accurately and take appropriate action
Work cooperatively with others and meet District standards of professional attitude
Organize and coordinate office activities
Understand and work within scope of authority
Work independently with little direction
Work confidentially with discretion
Compose correspondence and other written documents independently
Complete work accurately and as directed with many interruptions
- AA Degree or its equivalency required (2 years of similar and relevant work level experience = 1 year of college) and relevant course work. A combination of experience and education may be used to meet the AA Degree requirement; however, the work experience years used to qualify for the AA Degree requirement cannot be used to meet the work requirement.
- Five years of relevant experience
- Valid California Driver's License, if applicable
Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance
Office and diverse school site and neighborhood environments; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions
Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.
The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
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