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23 Jun 2021

Freelance Bilingual Family Engagement Specialists

powermylearning – Posted by powermylearning Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

Position: Family Engagement Specialist – Bilingual (Spanish)

Job Type: Hourly Contractor (weeknights and some Saturdays during the school year)

Location: Remote

 

ABOUT PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a nonprofit that advances educational equity and accelerates student success. Our programs promote culturally relevant teaching practices, foster social-emotional learning, and help students reach rigorous learning standards. We offer school- and district-level packages that include professional development for teachers and capacity-building workshops for families. We also offer an award-winning innovation, Family Playlists. What sets us apart from other organizations is our focus on activating the power of collaboration between students, teachers, and families. Now more than ever, our collective efforts to accelerate learning recovery must address the needs of the whole child and include families so we can reverse the systematic denial of educational opportunity based on race, class, language, and learning differences.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PowerMyLearning’s Family Engagement Specialists are responsible for facilitating Online Family Workshops (OFW). The focus of the workshops is to build families’ capacity to support their child’s academic and social-emotional learning. Family Engagement Specialists provide 60-minute workshop on a variety of topics related to learning and strengthening relationships for up to 100 families. PowerMyLearning provides new Family Engagement Specialists with in-depth training prior to leading a workshop. Family Engagement Specialists also receive ongoing coaching and feedback from PowerMyLearning staff and their peers in order to ensure high-quality training at all times.

Family Engagement Specialists should be able to commit to working at least one evening each week (between 5:00 and 8:00 local time) and be available for 1 hour of training each month during evening hours. The time commitment for each workshop is approximately 2 hours, including prep time and facilitation time. Family Engagement Specialists are compensated for time spent preparing for workshops.

PowerMyLearning partners with schools nationwide; all services are delivered remotely. Family Engagement Specialists may be asked to deliver services in a different time zone than the one in which they live. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Professional Learning (SMPL) on the National Professional Learning team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Becoming well-versed in all of the PowerMyLearning OFWs
  • Providing engaging facilitation of OFWs in English and Spanish
  • Following pacing and guidelines as outlined in each OFW’s facilitation guide
  • Maintaining control and flow of the workshop at all times
  • Creating a safe, inviting and motivating workshop environment
  • Representing PowerMyLearning in a professional manner at all times
  • Working with PowerMyLearning staff to continuously improve OFWs
  • Coordinate with the SMPL and other Family Engagement Specialists to ensure successful workshop delivery
  • Encouraging families to complete a workshop survey, and regularly reviewing and reflecting on survey data
  • Ensuring that families leave the workshop with new tools and strategies to support their child
  • Attending all training sessions as needed
  • Performing other duties as necessary

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Passion for PowerMyLearning’s mission
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Experience training, teaching, or presenting in some capacity
  • Ability to embrace and embody PowerMyLearning’s core values, including advancing equity for the families we serve
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and high levels of confidence as a public speaker/presenter
  • Strong relationship or “people” skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills & extremely flexible
  • Proficiency and comfort using basic computer functions, including Zoom, MS Office applications, and collaborative online tools (e.g., Google Suite)

Preferred:

  • Experience at building family capacity through meeting facilitation and/or training
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with public schools and/or districts
  • Experience using Salesforce

 

COMPENSATION

  • This role is paid at a competitive hourly rate $25 per hour for implementation and training

 

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates can apply by visiting https://powermylearning.applicantpro.com/jobs/. You will need to submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter (outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and how you heard about this opportunity).

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

PowerMyLearning is committed to building a diverse team of staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1850537-465272

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1850537-465272

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Freelance. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 53 days.

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