The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a Family Engagement Associate, who will serve as an administrative support for the Partnership’s Family Engagement  (FE) Team. This team spends the majority of its time with school leaders and staff, community partners, and families and is set up for success with the support of a highly organized and proactive Associate. The Associate’s core duties and responsibilities will focus on providing logistics and scheduling support for meetings and team events including large and small group professional development, developing plans for and executing key projects, communicating with school staff and partners, managing purchasing and vendor relationships, and tracking team budgets. 

The Associate will also support the successful implementation of our flagship parent engagement program, Parent College. Parent College is a parent education program that provides workshops and information to parents and family members in order to help them become education advocates for their children. Parent College is a unique program that has gathered attention and recognition among key education leaders across Los Angeles, and even across California and the whole nation. The program serves our three distinct neighborhoods (Watts, South Los Angeles, and Boyle Heights). The Family Engagement Associate will support outreach, communications, and logistical aspects of the program at its three regional school sites on a weekly basis. 

The work week for this position often runs Tuesday through Saturday (with Sunday and Monday as days off) during the academic school year.  Advanced notice is provided when Saturday events are scheduled.  
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Family Engagement Associate’s key responsibilities include the following and may be adjusted based on FE Team needs:
 

FE Team Administrative Support: (50% of the time) 

  • Support FE Team members by providing logistics support and any supporting materials for all scheduled meetings and professional development events.

  • Manage day-to-day calendar and contacts for the Director of Family Engagement, including planning and scheduling meetings and phone conferences, as needed.

  • Support the scheduling of team meetings, events, and trainings. 

  • Administer and upkeep the Partnership home office’s knowledge management systems, including partner database, to ensure codification and archiving of work.

  • Maintain the FE contacts and partner distribution lists.

  • Assist in the development and execution of key project plans to ensure a high bar of excellence in all FE Team events.

  • Support in updating the FE portion of the Partnership website 

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Parent College Support (offered virtually or in-person as appropriate): (50% of the time)  

  • Coordinate logistics for all Parent College sessions (held on Saturday mornings).  

  • Develop outreach materials for Parent College sessions. 

  • Communicate with external vendors as needed. 

  • Support with the planning and execution of large community events (i.e. University Day and a Resource Fair).

  • Submit purchase and reimbursement requests for event materials. 

  • Track all program expenditures team budgets; request payments on invoices and manage purchasing of supplies and materials.

  • Coordinate all Parent College participant registration processes. 

  • Produce and disseminate reports on distinct program attendees and those on track to graduation on a monthly basis. 

  • Work with the Manager of Family Engagement Programs to provide support to outreach team members. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have:


Shared Beliefs:

  • Deep belief in the power of our communities, and respect and love for our families in Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts

  • Belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values and a commitment to improving academic achievement for Partnership students

  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all team members

  • Humility and respect for the hard work of school leaders, teachers, parents, and students

  • Reflective and a life-long learner

  • Unmatched work ethic

  • Highest level of integrity

  • Clear focus on providing excellent customer service

  • Belief that families are integral to a child's educational and lifelong success 


Experience

  • 1-3 years of work experience in community organizing, education, or non-profits

  • Experience working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Experience working with historically under-resourced communities 

  • Experience working in and/or knowledge of the Watts, South LA, and Boyle Heights communities 

  • Experience in event planning and project management 

  • Experience working in a school setting a plus
     

Skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Partnership home office staff (including full time and part-time Parent College team members), community members, school principals, teachers, parents, and students

  • Outstanding project management, event planning, and organizational skills

  • Familiarity with learning management systems, virtual video conferencing software (such as Zoom and Google Meets), and website management tools 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint,

  • Proven ability to execute effectively and consistently meet or exceed goals

  • Ability to work under pressure, perform tasks and take initiative; ease at managing competing demands and determining priorities independently

  • Can prepare for contingencies; resourceful and adaptable when faced with last-minute changes

  • Willingness to contribute to the success of team events, including being willing to complete tasks that require packing, lifting, moving, and transporting materials (such as boxes, water bottles, and other training materials) to and from school sites

  • Ability to work for an extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
     

Transportation

  • A valid California driver’s license

  • Reliable access to a vehicle that can be regularly used throughout the work day as necessary
     

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members, both considering the market and considering pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program. This is a full time, year-round position.

 

TO APPLY

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position.

For technical assistance or questions, please email Melanie.Liu@PartnershipLA.org.

Department: Family & Community Engagement
This is a full time position

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