[ProgressiveEd] Job Posting for Regional Parent Support Officer

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Fri, 23 May 2003 11:30:54 -0400

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Job Title: Regional Parent Support Officer
Civil Service Title: Community Coordinator
Salary Range: $42,500 - $56,917
The Regional Parent Support Officer will work closely with school-based
Parent Coordinators to help assist them in creating a welcoming
environment for parents in schools. The Regional Parent Support Officer
will report to the Regional Parent Support Team Leader. He/she will
identify and respond to parent-related issues and work with principals
and school-based Parent Coordinators to see they are addressed in a
timely manner. 
Duties and Responsibilities
<sum> Increases parent involvement in schools by working closely with school-
based Parent Coordinators.
<sum> Tracks and responds to parent concerns and issues.
<sum> Serves as problem solver and facilitator for parent concerns and issues
that are brought or elevated to the regions.
<sum> Plans and develops parent engagement-related workshops for school-based
Parent Coordinators.
<sum> Serves as coach/mentor to school-based Parent Coordinators.
<sum> Compiles resource materials related to issues in parent engagement;
disseminates materials on a regular basis to the Parent Coordinators.
<sum> Visits individual schools on a regular basis to provide support and
guidance to school-based Parent Coordinators.
<sum> Organizes region-based parent conferences in order to foster networking
amongst parents.
Minimum Selection Criteria
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and three to five years of
experience in community work in an area related to the duties described
above; or an Associate degree or its educational equivalent and four to
six years of experience in community work in an area related to the
duties described above is preferred. 
A high school diploma and six to eight years of experience in community
work in an area related to the duties described above.
The following qualifications are preferred for the position:
<sum> Master's degree in Education, Social Work, Administration or related field
<sum> Familiarity with the New York City public school system
<sum> Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
<sum> Excellent problem-solving skills
<sum> Highly organized
<sum> Experience with convening workshops
<sum> Bilingual 
<sum> Experience working with families and parents in community and/or
education related  issues
Please send cover letter and resume, by either mail or e-mail, no later
than June 11, 2003, to:
Division of Human Resources
Regional Parent Support Officer Selection Committee
65 Court Street - Room 701
Brooklyn, New York 11201
OR by e-mail to:
[email protected]
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to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to
race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship
status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex)
or prior record of arrest or convictions, and to maintain an environment
free of harassment or retaliation, as required by law.  Inquiries
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Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 923, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.