School Network Staff Family-School Partnership Project Coordinator
Action for Healthy Kids is seeking a Spanish-speaking professional with community-organizing experience to serve as a part-time Family-School Partnership Project Coordinator in Colorado. This new position will lead a two-year pilot project working with three schools in underserved communities to build the capacity of families and staff to develop effective family-school-community partnerships to advance children’s physical and social emotional health, learning, and academic success. The project will focus on building respectful and trusting relationships between families and schools through a series of nine facilitated meetings (in-person or virtual) at each of the three schools. This project is a collaboration between Action for Healthy Kids and the Colorado Department of Education Office of Family-School-Community Partnerships.
Action for Healthy Kids is a national non-profit organization, raising the bar on the health of the whole child across the country. We partner with families, school professionals and community leaders to create healthier schools and healthier families with a focus on serving students from under-resourced communities. We are committed to building a diverse team and creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all team members.
Monthly Salary Range: $1,875-2,475 commensurate with experience.
This position is a part-time, contracted position, working an average of 75 hours per month through June 30, 2022.
Location: Primary location will be your home office, with some travel (if allowed) and/or virtual visits to partner schools. Ideal location is a centrally located community in Colorado.
- Assist with the development of family-school meeting series, social emotional learning and physical activity strategy options, and tracking and evaluation tools.
- Support the recruitment and selection of participant schools based on target demographics, regional diversity, school readiness, and district/community connections.
- Work with school leaders and community partners in selected schools to develop their implementation plan and recruit and train an influential family leader to serve as a local family connector.
- Plan, coordinate and facilitate 9+ meetings at each school and provide ongoing assistance (via phone, video-conference or email) to family connectors and school partnership teams between meetings to ensure full support of the project goals.
- Evaluate and report on the successes, challenges and strategic opportunities of the program by administering surveys, conducting interviews, analyzing data, maintaining records of activities and contacts, sharing success stories, and writing project reports that detail outcomes.
- Serve as a liaison between schools, CDE, and AFHK staff.
- Represent AFHK and promote AFHK mission, goals, and programs in work throughout state.
- Passion, ability and experience building strong, collaborative relationships between groups with different perspectives and experiences.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English with strong communication skills.
- Experience working with school communities and school systems.
- Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision, careful attention to detail, and efficient prioritization of tasks, deadlines, and time.
- Regular travel within the state to three different school communities (note: activities are likely to include both in-person and virtual meetings, dependent on school and public health recommendations).
- Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and adjust project activities as needed to meet public health and school guidelines.
- Commitment to goals, vision, and values of AFHK.
- 3+ years of experience working as a community organizer or project coordinator, convening community members and uniting people to solve problems in a collaborative fashion.
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline (e. g., public health, education, social work, health promotion) or strong relevant experience in health, education, community organizing and/or project coordination
- Skilled meeting leader, trainer, and facilitator.
- Experience working and/or living in underserved and marginalized communities.
- Experience supporting immigrant families, with an emphasis on Latinx communities.
- Knowledge and experience working on family, school and community health issues.
- Strong bilingual writing skills preferred (English and Spanish).
- Experience using Microsoft Office, video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom, and cloud database such as Salesforce a plus
Candidates with experience working in underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.