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African American Achievement & Family Engagement Coordinator II for Everett Middle School

African American Achievement and Family Engagement Coordinator II – Everett Middle School

Reports to: Everett Beacon Director               Status: Non-Exempt, 1.0 FTE
Start Date: July 2022                            Salary Grade: $21.75+DOE

Organizational Overview: Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco's Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. We work towards fulfilling our mission through a wide range of after-school support services that serve over 3,700 children, youth and families each year. Our vision is to transform the culture of our neighborhood so that college becomes the expectation for Mission families, rather than the exception.

Program Overview: The Mission Beacon has been a part of the Mission Community for 20 years, and is a program model that includes afterschool and summer programming, school-day support, and parent engagement, through a collaboration of program partners. For youth, we seek to create a sense of safety, promote mastery of skills, develop supportive relationships, and show growth in youth development and academic measures. In addition, we also work with the whole family to help parents gain the information and practice to be more effective advocates for their children’s education and connect them with resources that support the overall wellness for the family. In order to accomplish this work the Everett Beacon Program draws on the strength and experience of two different programs at Mission Graduates: The Extended Day Programs, that work with over 1,100 children K-5 year-round from 8 schools and the Parent Partner Program, that works with over 1,000 primarily Latinx and African American parents in 11 different schools around San Francisco.

Position Overview: This position requires someone to divide their time evenly between supporting student leadership and excellence and facilitating more effective family engagement. In both cases, the position will focus specifically on supporting African American students and parents at Everett Middle School. This position will report directly to the Beacon Director at Everett Middle School, but will also include regular mentorship support and training from staff in the Parent Partner Program, specifically from the Senior Director of Family Engagement and the other African American Family Engagement Coordinators working in Mission Graduates. In addition, they will receive consultation and support from other staff at Everett Middle School, including the Principal, Assistant Principal and others. This position provides a unique experience in working with two of our Mission Graduates Program, the Parent Partner Program and the Extended Day Program. By working with both programs, the expectation is that the relationships built with students, staff and families at Everett Middle School that the person in this position will develop their work and will enhance their capacity to work as Family Engagement Coordinator.

Benefits Package: includes fully paid Medical, Dental and Vision for employee; access to Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits, as well as access to 403(b) account at time of hire. We also offer an employer contribution for eligible staff* (eligibility to be explained at time of hire. In addition, we offer 13 paid holidays per year, as well as 8 personal hours per year and accrue PTO (vacation and sick).  

Key Responsibilities and Duties
As African American Achievement Coordinator, this position will have the following responsibilities:
Support Leadership and Academic Achievement opportunities for African American students at Everett
  • Start and maintain a Black Student Union that meets during lunch time
  • Provide support to Everett and community partner staff that are mentoring African American students, including organizing events and field trips and ensuring communication with families

Assist EDP with supervising youth, administrative tasks & staff development
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and school meetings as needed
  • Support After School Staff, as capacity allows, and be able to fill in for classes when needed
  • Attend C.A.R.E team meetings
  • Attend scheduled Beacon Initiative events and meetings
As Family Engagement Coordinator II, this position will have the following responsibilities:
Build cultural and educational bridges with students and their families
  • Support School-Family Communication, including making wellness calls and sending emails to families, including (but not necessarily exclusively) to African American families
  • Provide 1-on-1 resource and referral support to African American families, as needed and capacity permitting (in order to accomplish this, the FEC must maintain an updated list of community resources to which to refer families)
  • Support individual African American parent leaders to participate in school decision-making groups such as School Site Council
  • Support collaboration/communication between Everett teachers and African American families of students receiving additional support (IEPs, additional tutoring support)
  • Some evening meetings 
Family Engagement Capacity-building and Professional Development Support for Everett Beacon Staff
  • Support after school program and daytime teachers/staff with strategies for Socio-Emotional Learning and supporting African American students and families 
  • Participate in Professional Learning Circles and other opportunities for Everett teachers/staff to develop their capacity to support and partner with African American students and families
  • As part of the school’s Family Engagement Team, discuss issues concerning individual families or groups of families, and collectively plan and implement different family engagement activities (including events and outreach campaigns)
  • Be a part of the school day planning process beginning in August to develop the curriculum and implementation process on how to better support students for the new school year 
Required Qualifications
  • Qualified applicants must have work experience or lived experience in African American parent communities
  • Must be a strong independent worker and demonstrate excellent strategic analysis
  • Must have excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must have experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment and with diverse populations 
  • Must have experience providing trainings and/or workshops for adults
  • Must have BA or BS or be on active path to achieve this academic objective
  • Current CPR certification (or attained within 2 months of employment)
  • TB test clearance mandatory prior to hire
  • Some weekends and evenings required