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Family and Community Engagement Specialist

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Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Family and Community Engagement Specialist JobID: 58206
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Family and Community Engagement
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POSITION TITLE: Family and Community Engagement Specialist


Job Code: CM0700



Job Family – Communications & Marketing

JOB SUMMARY: Plans and implements district family and community parent engagement initiatives that support student learning and achievement.


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  1. In collaboration with appropriate HISD departments, provides coaching, support, and professional development to school-based administrators and staff to promote research-based family and community engagement strategies.
  2. Identifies HISD schools with best practices for family and community engagement and assists with disseminating and replicating strategies throughout the district.
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of family and community engagement programs, initiatives, and activities in collaboration with appropriate HISD departments.
  4. Assists in the dissemination of information on the district’s strategic plan, key initiatives, other relevant information about HISD’s programs/services, and community resources to families and community members.
  5. Uses a variety of multimedia and social media to inform internal and external audiences about family and community engagement efforts.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 to 7 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office Suite; office equipment (e.g., computer, copier) Classroom experience (or relevant K-12 experience) and/or community outreach and organizing experience Bilingual skills preferred

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. Provides guidance, technical advice, and training to staff. Oversees projects and programs.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an "as needed" basis.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Analyzes and interprets data and figures.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow-up. May handle escalated issues passed on from coworkers or subordinates.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Education

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