Black Family Liaison
Start: December 1, 2020
ABOUT THE POSITION
Bay Area PLAN is hiring for a Black Family Liaison. Reporting to the Leadership Development Coordinator and working with the Leadership Development Team, the primary responsibility of the Black Family Liaison is to develop the leadership of Black, Immigrant and Undocumented parent leaders whose children attend public schools. The Black Family Liaison develops the leadership of PLAN Interns, Fellows and parent leaders in Bay Area communities whose children attend public schools to increase their skills and analysis to build unity among diverse families in their schools and neighborhoods who believe children deserve education justice.
The Black Family Liaison is a positive, energetic, self-motivated individual with a “can-do” attitude when coaching families, conducting workshops and developing new partnership for PLAN’s Leadership Development Program. The Black Family Liaison will effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while remaining committed to PLAN’s principles of social justice. Additionally, the Black Family Liaison 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 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Bay Area PLAN has worked over several years to improve our leadership development 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 partner to understand a complex, evolving system of public education and the public safety net we all depend on. Most importantly, we remind parents that they are #StrongParents and that without them, there cannot be #StrongPublicSchools. Our Leadership Development Program is a coaching-based program that develops a family’s ability to invest in their own and their children’s social, emotional, physical and academic development. We are working together with hundreds of parent leaders to ensure that we #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 wants to help others with understanding the public education system and public safety net. 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 new workshops and experiment with new software to keep our network connected and partnering with local, state and national organizations. 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 full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt position.
The wage range for this position is $25/hr-$30/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 November 24, 2020:
- Cover letter
- Acceptable formats: doc, docx, pdf
Position Start: December 1, 2020
Position will remain open until filled
We encourage parents to apply! Especially fathers!