Start: September 14, 2020
ABOUT THE POSITION
Bay Area PLAN is hiring for a Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director and working with our team leads, the primary responsibility of the Communications coordinator is to increase Bay Area PLAN’s brand and capacity to be a multi-lingual, parent-led organization with an active base of Black, Immigrant and undocumented parents, parent leaders and public school systems in counties across the Bay Area.
The Communications Coordinator is a positive, energetic, self-motivated individual with a “can-do” attitude when creating graphics, editing videos and developing amazing marketing materials for PLAN. The Communications Coordinator will effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while remaining committed to PLAN’s principles of social justice. Additionally, the Communications Coordinator is comfortable with working with PLAN’s diverse members and leaders to extend PLAN’s audience and shift the narrative around Black, Latino, Immigrant and undocumented families and their children’s ability to achieve student success.
CREATING REAL CHANGE: PLAN’S BRAND
Bay Area PLAN has worked over several years to improve our multi-lingual communications structure. When parents and families think of Bay Area PLAN, we aim for them to feel like we are a part of their family. We aim for families to see us as a helping hand and partner to understand a complex, evolving system of public education and the public safety net. Most importantly, we remind parents that they are #StrongParents and that without them, there can not be #StrongPublicSchools. Our brand focuses on staying connected with Black, Latino, Immigrant and undocumented parents via text, email, social media and virtual meetings so that we can work together to #KeepOurKidsSafe.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
We are looking for a person with the experience of being a public-school parent or student. We are looking for someone who knows social media and is comfortable with learning to manage an organization’s pages. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in motivating and inspiring parents, families, and school community leaders to participate in the safe spaces we create including parent meetings, workshops and training programs. They will also thrive in taking initiative and be invested in developing creative new materials and experiment with new software to keep our network connected. Finally, the successful candidate will enjoy working with a diverse staff team of parents and family members who want all students to achieve student success.
Founded in 2004, Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN) is a social justice organization that develops the leadership and builds the power of parents to transform schools so that all children achieve student success. We train parents and families to believe that their voices matter, while we develop their skills and knowledge that will strengthen their capacity to advocate for their children. We build strong school-based partnerships among families, teachers, staff and principals using transformative family engagement practices that transform schools. We organize a network of parents from different cultures who support each other, create a shared analysis of institutional racism’s impact on students of color, and an understanding of the need for systemic change. We develop parent leaders who build a membership and support base of families, teachers, staff, and principals to organize campaigns that promote change- in values, practices, system design and resources.
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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a part-time (10 hours/week), non-exempt position.
Position will likely increase in hours after 90-day probationary period and/or contingent on fundraising.
The wage range for this position is $20/hr-$25/hr contingent on experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Our staff is focused on making positive change in the world, celebrates diversity and is committed to being intentionally inclusive in all our relationships. PLAN is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and fathers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit the following to the Hiring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 8, 2020:
- Cover letter
- Acceptable formats: doc, docx, pdf
Position Start: September 14, 2020
Position will remain open until filled
We encourage parents to apply! Especially fathers!