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Family Engagement Coordinator

Title
Family Engagement Coordinator
Location
New Beginnings Family Academy, 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605
Description
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

About New Beginnings Family Academy
Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) offers active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school proudly distinguished by:

• Social, emotional and academic learning steeped in child development best practices
• Small class sizes and two adults per classroom
• An emotionally responsive model that weaves trauma-informed practice into every classroom
• Parental involvement, in and outside of the classroom
• Placement at competitive high schools (Kolbe Cathedral, Notre Dame, Fairfield Prep, etc.)

NBFA is located at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT. NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values, and celebrates the unique attributes of all stakeholders: employees, students, families, and members of its’ Board of Directors.

Mission-Driven Culture:
NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by narrowing the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning to develop essential social, emotional, and critical-thinking skills to give all children the foundation to achieve their potential.

Summary:

The Family Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing parent outreach and engagements, selected student activities, and new student recruitment. The Family Engagement Coordinator liaises with the Enrollment Coordinator and Communications Officer to create a robust new student applicant pool aligned with NBFA’s plan for strategic growth. The Coordinator also supports student enrollment efforts by providing admission information to prospective families and by representing the school externally.

Principal Responsibilities:

Parent Volunteer Coordination
•Increases parent involvement by working closely with school, parent and community organizations; Supports student activities by assisting with targeted events to increase parental and community involvement, and creates a welcoming school environment to parents aligned with NBFA’s mission and values; Communicates with staff and faculty to identify volunteer opportunities
•Serves as facilitator during regular parent meetings and events around topics of key concerns to parents
•Parent liaison to administration for projects, events and fundraisers

Capacity Building & Support
•Recruit, cultivate, develop, and support a group of parent leaders to serve on NBFA’s School Governance Council (SGC) and as classroom parents to manage parent volunteer activities
•Support and provide input to the SGC and regularly attend meetings
•Build and maintain relationships with parents, teachers, administrators, students, and community members

Planning and System Development
•Develop systems and procedures for recruiting, developing and managing parent volunteers
•Work with leaders to develop vision and strategy for parent involvement
•Help coordinate parent surveys to assess where more direct support is needed, solicit critical feedback, and gauge their level of engagement

Outreach
•Routinely reach-out to prospective and newly accepted families to keep them engaged, excited and informed about the school
Organizational Alignment
•Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, New Beginnings Family Academy’s mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook
•Active participant in the school community – attending school events, performances, assemblies, and extracurricular activities
Benefits
 Friendly work environment
 Health coverage includes medical and dental (generous portion of premium paid by NBFA)
 Life, AD & D, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
 NBFA offers a 403(b) Retirement Plan
 Ten (10)+ paid holidays
 Vacation / Sick Leave / Personal Time

Requirements
Certification, Knowledge and Skills:
 Proven relationship building skills with exceptional ability to collaborate within and across teams
 Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
 Proficient computer and technological skills
 Professional orientation – appearance, communication, organization, and attitude
 Project management experience with administrators
 Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities
 Spanish language proficiency desired but not required
 Computer and internet access from home
 Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience required
Contact Human Resources Dept.
Phone: (203) 384-2897
Fax: (203) 384-2898
employment@nbfacademy.org
184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605