Under the direction of the Principal, the Bi-Lingual CharacterEducation Support Coordinator is responsible for coordinating programoperations associated with various student support programs. The candidate mustbe bi-literate and demonstrate the ability to communicate and work with allfamilies in their primary language. Work involves researching, enhancing andexpanding the current range of services to students and families.
This is a full time 12-month position within the ACE-AFSCME, Local 2250 Bargaining Unit
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Executing and coordinating Family Life program operations in adherence with the Bi-Lingual Character Education School program;
- Serving as primary liaison for specific Character Education Support programs, PGCPS, and the community at large;
- Work in collaboration with parents, teachers and members of the community to develop and support positive character development for students;
- Developing and implementing a uniform referral process for accessing needs of the parents and students;
- Developing and maintaining database of all students and families being serviced at the program center;
- Working in concert and collaboration with all partners in the delivery of services to students and families in support of school readiness;
- Working to expand the current range of parenting training and service available for the families with children at Bi-lingual Character Education Support programs;
- Seeking out additional funding through partnership building to continue the enhancement and expansion of the Bi-lingual Character Education Support program;
- Communicating and disseminating information about the Character Education with all partners, public and private entities,media, state officials, etc.;
- Conducting community outreach to expand services to students and families monthly and completing quarterly reports and all evaluations as required;
- Monitoring and coordinating all Character Education program activities on site;
- Serving as a resource to parents for community linkage;
- Organize, facilitate, and participate in family weekends and retreats in order to implement the school's philosophy,principles, commitment to the school, and their children;
- Maintaining communication to parents to continue to promote the Parent Partnership Agreement via email, telephone, monthly parent bulletins, and quarterly newsletters;
- Assisting with the orientation of new parents to Character Education, and parent obligations through our family renewal program;
- Researching and providing ongoing Character Education training to the parent's students and staff;
- Providing school-wide effective incentives and opportunities to develop and demonstrate character throughout the school/community;
- Helping to infuse the Character Education program (Fostering family renewal);
- Organizing and facilitating monthly parent meetings to teach the necessary tools that will enable them to foster their own growth in creating a character culture in the home; and
- Performing related work as required.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
- Demonstrated fluency in bilingual reading,writing and speaking skills in English and another high-need language based onproficiency testing in both English and the high need language;
- Ability to research and desegregate student data and make strategic decisions on the analysis of the data;
- Demonstrated leadership in working with students, staff, parents, and the general public;
- Ability to establish rapport with families from diverse cultures and backgrounds;
- Computer literacy to include the use of Microsoft Word applications;
- Experience in Family Life integration activities, professional development, or structured programs preferred;
- Knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning process;
- Experience with and the use of technology;
- Experience working with families collaboratively and/or community agencies in outreach activities;
- Experience working with diverse populations;
- Demonstrated organizational and management skills;
- Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; and
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Administration or related field preferred; Character Education training, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
No direct supervisory responsibilities.
The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee isfrequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools orcontrols. The employee is occasionallyrequired to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by thisjob include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, theability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionallypush or lift up to 25 lbs. Additional Details
Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.
Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment
Closing Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
Salare range is $18.62 to $34.55
The salary offer and range for external applicants cannot be beyond Step 6.
Prince George's County Public Schools - 21 months ago