Specialist - Parent & Family Engagement - Title I
Is this position exempt from overtime pay?
Will develop, implement and monitor an effective program for parents and family using ESSA guidelines that promotes home-school connection with community partnerships. Schedules, promotes, implements and monitors district and school programs intended to enhance the support and participation of parents at home, in the community, at the school site, and at the district level that directly and positively affect the educational performance of children. Leads the District Parent Advisory Committee. Serves as a resource to site administrators and teachers regarding parent and family involvement. Serves as instructional support to Title I Program Managers. Implements and maintains Extended Learning Opportunities to include Fall, Spring and summer sessions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
1. Develops measureable plans to increase and family involvement at district and school levels.
2. Develops, administers and assesses parent input to increase parent participation at district and school levels
3. Plans and implements parent workshops and activities.
4. Gathers and presents detailed data pertaining to parent and family involvement activities occurring at school and district levels
5. Participates in school meeting, forums and other district-wide meetings pertaining to parent and family involvement.
6. Researches and procures resource materials for dissemination to schools
7. Works with individual schools to assess their needs and create a plan and activities to strengthen the home-school-community connection.
8. Assists in implementing and monitoring all Extended Learning Opportunities.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Master's degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.
· Five years of effective classroom teaching experience.
· Three (3) successful years of teaching in a Title I school and relevant professional office support experience in a related functional area or an equivalent combination of education and experience deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of this position.
· Extensive knowledge of strategies, techniques, and processes involved in mathematics and reading instruction that can be applied across curriculum areas and grade levels.
· Experience planning and implementing activities/educational sessions for various audiences, specifically with volunteers and/or community members.
· Experience in using data to develop and implement a plan.
· Experience in maintaining a Title I budget and program documentation.
· Ability to interact with diverse populations that includes, students, school system personnel and the community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge of Title I laws, protocols and procedures.
· Working knowledge of ESSA.
· Knowledge base of federally funded educational grants especially Title I.
· Knowledge of evidence-based instructional programs and strategies.
· Judgment, initiative, inter-personal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
· Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
· Proven organizational, analytical, and planning skills.
· Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.
· Ability to interpret and follow written instructions and specifications, communicate and work effectively and harmoniously with supervisors, administrators, and other employees.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.
· Ability to employ business technology applications (e.g. E-mail, AACPS Intranet, electronic benefits enrollment tool, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
· Current Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Certificate
· Possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Career Ladder Requirements
· As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.