Westminster Public Schools

JOB ID: 3242

POSITION:  Family & Community Engagement Specialist – Adams County Local Coordinating Organization

(8 hours per day, 260 days per year, Location: District-wide)

CLASSIFICATION:  NONINST 04 ($24.27-$28.16 per hour)

CLOSING DATE:  Until filled

PROCEDURES:

Candidates can apply on-line at mywps.org by 4 PM of the closing date. For all current District employees, please submit Online Internal Application along with an updated resume and any other documents pertaining to the position by 4 pm of the closing date.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS & RESUMES RECEIVED IN LIEU OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

OVERVIEW:

The Adams County Partnership is a unique public-private collaboration designed to serve as the Local Coordinating Organization (LCO) for the county. An LCO, as identified in HB22-1295, is responsible for supporting local access and equitable delivery of early childhood and family support programs. Our Partnership includes representatives from families, school districts, the county, ECPAC, as well as private and family child care providers. Because we believe it takes the entire community to raise our youngest neighbors, we authentically include and engage a wide variety of stakeholders in all aspects of our work.

The Adams County Local Coordinating Organization is charged with fostering partnerships, creating alignment, and establishing a comprehensive, equitable, community-supported early childhood plan. We serve as a liaison between families, the local early childhood system, and the state. We work hard to make families’ lives easier, creating a county where navigating childcare, education, health, and well-being supports is clear, seamless, and stress-free. In year one, we must, at minimum, coordinate a mixed delivery system of Universal Preschool.

SUMMARY: The Adams County LCO is looking to hire a Family and Community Engagement Specialist (FCES) to develop, launch, and manage:

  1. An equitable UPK communication, recruitment, and enrollment process for Adams County 4-year-olds.
  2. A comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible cross-sector system of support for families with young children.

The FCES develops and supports collaborations with Adams County families and community partners to ensure that all children and caregivers have equitable access to early childhood programs, Universal PreK, and holistic programs and services. These collaborations include, but are not limited to, supporting families to enroll in UPK, childcare, benefits, health insurance, social-emotional-health programs, workforce programs, and healthy food access to name a few.  FCES serves as a critical convener and liaison for agencies, organizations, communities, and families working with young children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • *High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree or higher desired
  • *Minimum of 5 years of progressive administrative leadership, ideally in early childhood education, education, social work, public health, or the nonprofit sector desired
  • *Spanish language skills desired
  • *Oral and written communication skills
  • *Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English
  • *Personal computer, keyboarding, and data management skills
  • *Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures
  • *High-level organizational skills and ability to successfully manage and coordinate a number of priorities, projects and tasks
  • *Experience working with leaders from diverse sectors desired
  • *Experience engaging with diverse families and communities desired
  • *Propensity to work effectively in a strong service environment, under pressure, flexibly, and subject to changing priorities.
  • *Good customer service and public relations skills
  • *Able to invite information, constructive feedback, and cooperation from others
  • *Capacity to establish rapport and gain trust of others
  • *Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds
  • *Experience working with diverse cultures and backgrounds desired
  • *Once an initial selection has been made, the candidate will be required to demonstrate having COVID immunization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • *Conducts outreach to build reciprocal relationships with all stakeholders that can support UPK recruitment and enrollment (e.g. district community engagement staff; ECPAC family specialists; pediatricians; community health workers; faith leaders, etc.)
  • *Conducts outreach to build reciprocal relationships with all stakeholders that can provide holistic family support (e.g. food, housing, healthcare, mental health, etc.)
  • *Develops selection process, onboard, and manage at least two stakeholder work groups tasked with 1) enrolling children into Adams County Universal PreK; and 2) providing wraparound supports for families of young children
  • *Supports recruitment, intake and registration process directly as well as through the work group
  • *Leads, inspires and sets high standards of excellent practices by ensuring a coordinated, aligned, consistent recruitment and registration process across work group members.
  • *Serves as a liaison between the work groups and ACP director and board to share successes, challenges, and troubleshoot solutions
  • *In collaboration with ACP Board and Director, establishes, drives, and evaluates individual and collective work group targets (e.g. family outreach #s, enrollment #s, provider MOUs, etc.)
  • *Understands enrollment process in order to supervise work groups directly interfacing with families
  • *Understands diverse funding mechanisms in order to support work group partners to enroll families in full-day PreK based on eligibility
  • *Creates training materials and guidance documents for work groups to use for enrollment
  • *Maintains and updates enrollment, eligibility, ranking, and waitlist rates by demographics, geography, language, etc. in order to identify any equity concerns in real time
  • *Develops a system for family feedback to ensure real-time process improvements
  • *Liaises closely with ACP’s Provider Outreach and Support Specialist to ensure seamless enrollment in both the state’s Bridgecare system, as well as provider enrollment processes
  • *Partners closely with communication staff to create marketing, outreach, and training materials in multiple languages, and available to diverse channels
  • *Participates in appropriate professional groups, committees and meetings to advocate for children, families, and high-quality early childhood education
  • *Performs other duties as assigned

Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511.  Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.

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