UPDATED OCT. 29, 2017: An exciting update regarding the Opportunity Grant that was awarded to MPE last month! (Read more about it here.) Through a partnership with Children and Families First (CFF), MPE will develop a weekly family engagement event, based on the needs of our local school community, beginning in October/November and lasting through the end of the school year. CFF will hire two additional staff members -- a Community School Site Coordinator and a Parent Outreach Coordinator -- to help us achieve this goal. Parents in our school community are encouraged to apply! See below for the job descriptions:
Community School Site Coordinator (Mt. Pleasant Elementary School): Seeking Community School Site Coordinator to develop, coordinate and implement initiatives to support weekly family engagement activities through the community school model. Collaborate with community members, school principals, faculty and participating public/private agencies in support of the students and their families. Plan and facilitate community schools offerings for students, parents, and community members, such as workshops, family nights, activities at school parent resource center, and represent the project in community events. Data collection and analysis to identify the needs of community. Budgeting and fiscal accountability. Supervise assigned staff. Requires passionate, self-motivated individuals with an ability to work independently and relate to the community and school cultures. Demonstrated competency in program growth and development, strong people, management, and leadership skills, required.Candidates should also have excellent written/ verbal communication and organizational skills.Position requires some night and weekend work. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. BA/BS with related experience, required; MA/MS with related exp, preferred.Part-time, 18.75 hours per week (.5 FTE) with some agency benefits. Starting salary is $23/hr.and will based on education and experience of selected candidates.
Parent Outreach Partner (Mt. Pleasant Elementary School): Foster relationships with parents and other members of the Mt Pleasant Elementary School community and work with groups and community based collaborations through formal and informal contacts. Establish linkages with neighborhood-based organizations for the purpose of information gathering, referral and advocacy for families. Engage parents in school activities through community outreach. Recruit target families and connect them with the services appropriate to them, identifying specific needs and any barriers MPE can support removing.Assist school staff to identify the needs of the most at-risk students and families and work to provide them with access to health resources and basic needs. Work in partnership with the Community School Site Coordinator at Mt Pleasant Elementary School, and school staff to plan on going workshops, trainings and seminars for parents. Position is based Mt Pleasant Elementary in Wilmington. High school graduate or GED with 2 years of related experience,required; AA degree with experience desirable. Candidates who live within feeder area for the school and are current or former parents of children at the school are desirable. Hourly position,no benefits. $13.50/hour for 10-20 hours per week during school year only.
How to apply: Résumés by November 1, 2017 to: HR, Children and Families First, 2005 Baynard Blvd,Wilmington, DE 19802 /FAX 855-295-5339/ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. Click here to download a copy of these job descriptions.