Oct 28, 2020

ELE & METCO Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

  • TrulyHired
  • Brookline, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


The purpose of the ELE & METCO Family and Community Engagement (FCE) Coordinator is to develop and implement district-wide family engagement systems and activities that create strong supports for families in Brookline's ELE and METCO programs.

The ELE & METCO FCE Coordinator works towards the following goals:
  • Enhance parents' capacity to support their children's learning and serve as leaders in their children's school(s).
  • Work with staff, families, and community organizations to create school environments that are consistently welcoming to families of English learners and students in the METCO program.
  • Communicate regularly with parents about opportunities for involvement and happenings in the community.

The ELE & METCO FCE Coordinator's essential duties and responsibilities are to:
  • Assist families in accessing appropriate resources that will support their child(ren)'s learning including the maintenance of the ELE blog and the METCO blog.
  • Coordinate and oversee district-wide programs, including informational and educational events, designed to support the development and learning of students and their families. Programs include Family Fest, Resource Fair, Community Lounge, and Student Leadership Conferences.
  • Support school staff in meeting the various needs of students and their families; under direction, provide advice and counsel to students and their families.
  • Serve as a liaison between families and community services.
  • Help families access district services including free/reduced lunch, summer school offerings, adult education classes, tutoring, support staff (social workers, psychologists, nurses, etc.).
  • Identify community resources and establish relationships with local agencies and organizations that work with families from various cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, and linguistic backgrounds.
Additional duties and responsibilities specific to English Learner Education:
  • Assist with student registration procedures during the school year and summer to identify needs of English learners upon entering the district.
  • Encourage and support ELE parent representation in school and district committees and activities (i.e. English Learner Parent Advisory Council, Parent Teacher Organizations, Special Education Parent Advisory Council).
  • Advocate for the interests of students and their families, and ensure that district services are responsive to their needs. To this end, collaborate with the Office of English Learner Education Director, and school personnel (guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, EL teachers) to address specific social, emotional, and psychological needs and concerns.

Qualifications & Credentials:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities listed above are representative of the knowledge and skills required.
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
  • Valid Massachusetts Licensure preferred
  • Knowledge of Brookline's Office of English Learner Education, METCO Program, and community resources
  • Fluency in English
  • Familiarity with stages of child development
Experience:
  • 1-3 years of experience working in a school setting
  • 1-3 years of experience coordinating programs for students and/or families
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Employer Description
The Public Schools of Brookline provide education to PreK through Grade 12 students in eight elementary schools , one comprehensive high school, and three Early Childhood Education sites with vision that guides education in all our schools. Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child's unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children's education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child's circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education. Learn more about us...

Location Description
The Public Schools of Brookline provide education to PreK through Grade 12 students in eight elementary schools , one comprehensive high school, and three Early Childhood Education sites with vision that guides education in all our schools. Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child's unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children's education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child's circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
Brookline Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Jill Lawrence, Human Resources Manager
  • 333 Washington Street
  • Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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