Education Service Center Region 11

  • Specialist IV – Parent Partnerships Four positions 19526-1, 19527-1 19528-1 & 19529-1 JobID: 4726
  • Position Type:

Professional Support: District – Academic/Specialist

  • Category/Recruitment Type:

Other

  • Date Posted:

5/12/2021

  • Location:

PARENTS AS TEACHERS

  • Closing Date:

05/26/2021

District:
Fort Worth ISD Specialist IV – Parent Partnerships
Reports to: Coordinator V – Parent Partnerships

Pay Grade: 803
Four positions 19526-1, 19527-1 19528-1 & 19529-1
Days: 220
Salary: $55,051 – $66,378

Position Purpose

Collaborates with leadership and Principals to train and monitor Family Liaisons and/or Parent Educators thus ensuring they are integrated and aligned with the mission, and parent engagement goals of the District. Supports Parent Partnership leadership in developing a formal plan to implement family engagement practices, programs, trainings and partnerships within each FWISD pyramid.

Collaborates with the Family Liaisons and/or Parent Educators to implement a communications plan to actively involve and increase the participation of families in the pyramid. Facilitates sharing information with liaison via the internet, web applications, email, social networks, FWISD online tools, and other technologies that become available. Applies best practices for engaging and helping the families of their student populations. Conducts trainings, presentations, and campaigns to continually remind and support liaisons, and to encourage the families of students to use tools provided by FWISD plus other District-approved communication platforms available to families. Oversees the parent engagement classes for zones assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manages results-focused partnerships between families and schools.
  • Holds one-on-one coaching meetings with Family Liaisons and Parent Educators as needed and monthly pyramid meetings to provide updates and training.
  • Collaborates with Principal and Parent Partnerships leadership to oversee parent program(s) and parent engagement class needs and schedule.
  • Promotes parental/guardian access/usage to the Parent Portal and measures the percentage of participation in assigned pyramids on a quarterly basis.

Communication & Collaboration

  • Works with assigned pyramids to collaborate meaningfully on successfully empowering families — parents, grandparents, adults in a child’s life — on expectations for student learning and provide them with user-friendly tools to empower them. Collects data in assigned pyramids and leverages it to communicate, inform, and empower, measuring the results on a quarterly basis.
  • Collaborates with community, health and other social services organizations to connect with specific campuses and Fort Worth ISD families. Specifically supports collaborative projects between the District and community groups, and ensures the collection of data on participation.
  • Works with campus administrators to develop, write, and publish a campus policy on family engagement and Parent Compact for the schools within the assigned pyramids.
  • Gathers data and documentation to support Title I initiatives, including 100% implementation of Parent Compacts.
  • Works to increase membership in PTA/PTO and other parent organizations in assigned pyramids and measures success on an annual basis.
  • Supports and facilitates informational meetings and/or forums for families – whether at the campus, pyramid, or District-wide level.
  • Provides information to District personnel, community groups, educational agencies, and the public concerning the District’s initiatives to empower families and support academic achievement.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff, and makes recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.

Personal Work Relationships

  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and performs as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance with Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of multicultural diversity issues in the work place.
  • Knowledge of current research and the principles, practices, and procedures of various family engagement program models.
  • Knowledge of Reflective Supervision Core Competencies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation, and staff supervision.
  • Knowledge of training and staff development strategies and of varied programs models.
  • Knowledge of the curriculum and technology used to support parent outreach.
  • Knowledge of budgets and budgeting processes for both local and federal funds and experience in developing and managing central or campus budgets.
  • Skill in complex problem solving, identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Skill at the intermediate level, working with Microsoft Office 365, especially Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Skill in working with initiatives that require collaboration with District and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points communicated, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Skill working with a diverse, urban population, preferably focused on families.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Skill in providing exceptional service to both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to be flexible with personal time, to work after school and /or on Saturdays to provide professional learning activities and/or facilitate/accomplish other needed activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with staff and the community in a multi-ethnic educational environment.
  • Ability to design, organize, and track work plans, create appropriate working and decision-making processes, ensure stakeholders are engaged, and support the work itself.
  • Ability to use software to access databases, email, create spreadsheets, and do word processing.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Travel Requirements

  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer, peripherals, and Promethean Board.
  • Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching; frequent walking and climbing stairs.
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment.
  • Environment: Works in an office and school setting; works outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); frequent exposure to noise; frequently works irregular and/or prolonged hours which may include weekends.
  • Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
  • Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions; frequently works irregular and/or prolonged hours which may include weekends.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required;
  • Master’s degree from accredited college or university preferred;
  • Major in Education, Public Administration, Social Work, or a-related field preferred.
  • Certification/License: None.
  • Experience:
  • 2-4 years with diverse populations as relating to parent engagement experience, community education programs, and/or early childhood experience.

Approved combinations:
Education Experience
Bachelor’s degree 4 years
Master’s degree 2 years

  • Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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