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Parent Coordinator

Make the Road New York
Hartford, Connecticut
Closing date
Nov 6, 2021

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Focus Areas
Job Function
Social Work / Counseling
Position Type
Part Time
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Job Details

Position Location:

Bridgeport and Hartford, CT

About Make the Road Connecticut:

Make the Road Connecticut is a statewide organization that builds power of immigrants and low-income Latinx in Hartford and Bridgeport to achieve dignity and justice. We do this by community organizing, legal and survival services, transformative education, and policy innovation. We tackle the issues that directly impact our communities of color: immigration reform, economic justice, education equity, womxn’s justice and youth justice.

About the Position: 

We seek an energetic Parent Coordinator that can help sustain and grow MRCT Parent Committee weekly meetings. Parent Coordinator will foster relationships with parents of students in the Bridgeport and Hartford School system. The parent coordinator is a temporary-hourly part-time position, if this person works out there’s a possibility of growth within the organization. We strongly believe in parent leadership and development. As a result, our Lead Organizer, Wendy Cardenas will train, guide, support and oversee the Parent Coordinator.  

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • To develop, facilitate and turn out for weekly committee meetings.
  • Prepare and support the parent committee during research meetings.
  • Focus on base building through 1-1s, field outreach and phone banking.


  • Eligible to work in the U.S
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Speaking and writing in Spanish required
  • Speaking and writing English is strongly preferred.
  • A car and driver’s license are strongly preferred.
  • A member leader with a membership-based organizing group and a proven track record organizing in immigrant, Latinx, and black communities.

 Job Competencies:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community organizing, leadership development and the elevation of directly impacted and marginalized people to create change.

 Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is based on a scale set by our senior management team and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRStates offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days.

How to Apply:

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter at the Make the Road Connecticut Career Center.

Make the Road CT is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and seek to ensure equal opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, genetic information and sexual orientation, in all employment decisions including but not limited to hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.


Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)

MRNY is a multi-service organization.  Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more.

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