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Mayfair Coordinator - Family & Community Engagement

Somos Mayfair
San Jose, California
$60,000 per year plus benefits
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021
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The Family & Community Engagement Coordinator supports outreach efforts, eligibility, enrollment, and family engagement for the Alum Rock Unified School District (ARUSD), Painter Family Resource Center and its Ben Painter Co-Op Preschool.

The Family & Community Engagement Coordinator reports directly to the Painter Family Resource Center Site Supervisor. The Coordinator will be charged with establishing and executing a seamless enrollment process; coordinating parent co-op duties and responsibilities; supporting protocols to meet California Licensing standards; collectively planning and facilitation of parent activities/workshops; connecting families to resources in the community and fostering a professional working relationship with funder, partners and community leaders. The Coordinator will work with the Site Supervisor and Director of Programs to increase capacity in delivering our FIRST 5 scope of work while also continuing to align our early learning and literacy work with our community engagement strategy.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications and Qualities

  • Deep passion and commitment to advancing racial, economic and social justice in immigrant, working class and multi-generational communities
  • At least 2 years of experience in the early education field/nonprofit field
  • At least 2 years of experience managing enrollment, registration, medical or social services data, processes or protocols; and/or familiarity with California Licensing
  • Highly organized and detailed
  • Familiarity in delivering evidence-based parenting curriculum or other early learning programs, services and curriculums
  • Experience in working with young children and adults
  • Experience in public presentations and group facilitation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with a broad audience

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bilingual/biliterate Spanish-English OR Vietnamese-English required
  • Knowledge of community organizing, community leadership development or peer-to-peer service delivery models (ie. Promotor) in working poor, immigrant communities;
  • Knowledge of popular education methodology;
  • Knowledge of local community resources and agencies;
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, Internet and e-mail; Virtual platforms (Zoom/Microsoft Teams, etc)
  • Valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required
  • Fingerprint and background check

Duties and Responsibilities

Enrollment and attendance in the ARUSD CO-OP Preschool (30%)

  • Develop strong processes and timeline that include outreach, enrollment, activities, parent curriculum support, evaluation, and continued family engagement
  • Execute an outreach and recruitment strategy with ARUSD partners to fill open preschool slots
  • Certify family eligibility based on established criteria and requirements, including verification of supporting documentation
  • Certify parent and child eligibility based on health and age requirements, including verification and interpretation of supporting medical and family documentation
  • Support, plan and monitor family participation requirements to be part of the Preschool Co-operative, including parent volunteer health requirements per California Law
  • Support Master Teacher monitor family engagement and student attendance
  • Support families addressing barriers for participation in the Co-operative
  • Developed effective data collection systems and tracking tools, including a filing system demonstrating compliance with Alum Rock School District, California Licensing requirements and SOMOS Mayfair

Family Support and Engagement (30%)

  • Develop and execute a calendar of activities and educational sessions
  • Facilitate workshops/parenting classes and family meetings
  • In partnership with the community organizing and leadership development incorporate and engage families into opportunities provided
  • Support home visitation component in partnership with the preschool Master Teacher

External Relationships & Advocacy (15%)

  • Establish productive working relationships with community groups, organizations, base school, school district and agencies to ensure and promote the long-term organizational mission and goals
  • Represent SOMOS Mayfair at meetings with stakeholders, partners and allies
  • Conduct critical community and stakeholder analysis to uphold and reconcile different interests impacted by ongoing organizing activities, tactics, and goals
  • Establish productive working relationships with community groups, organizations, contractors and partner agencies to provide an engaging menu of resources and activities for participating parents.

Impact Evaluation (10%)

  • Participate in conducting SOMOS Mayfair’s annual survey and evaluation tools to measure impacts
  • Conduct strategic evaluation of program area with support Site Supervisor and Director of Programs biannually
  • Conduct strategic planning sessions and build a feedback loop with parents to ensure program effectiveness, sustainability, and intended impact
  • Collect data and enter it into appropriate systems required for funding or programmatic purposes

Organizational Development (5%)

  • Participate in agency wide decision-making spaces and in regular internal political education as needed
  • Contribute to the development of organizational worldview and development of strategic plan

Supervision (5%)

  • Monitor and support parent educators requirements as Teacher Assistants
  • Hire, train and coach up to (4) Parent Teachers to serve in the Co-op Teaching Team
  • Provide Leadership Development opportunities to parent educators
  • Co-facilitate weekly meetings with partners to better support parent educators in their role

Administrative (5%)

  • Create and execute an annual work plan, that includes organizational strategies and milestone deadlines
  • Execute a professional development plan to develop or strengthen essential skills and seek opportunities for greater and on-going learning, including community organizing models and the practice of popular education pedagogy;
  • Participate in agency wide decision-making arenas and in regular internal political education as needed;
  • Contribute to the development of organizational world-view and development of strategic plan.
  • Participate in SOMOS Mayfair staff meetings and training and support major organizational campaigns and projects.

Location & Response to COVID-19
The Mayfair Coordinator position will normally operate out of SOMOS Family Resource Center at the Painter Elementary School campus. Due to circumstances caused by the novel coronavirus, the team at SOMOS is currently working remotely part of the week . Recognizing that this is a highly unusual and rapidly evolving situation, questions or concerns around location and work logistics will be openly addressed during the hiring process. Candidates should, however, expect to work on site at SOMOS offices whenever it has been deemed safe to return to work by local/state governments.

SOMOS Mayfair is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Applicants are considered for
employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, ethnic or national origin, sexual
orientation, actual or perceived gender identity and gender expression, disability, genetic
information, familial status or veteran status.



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