The Association of Alaska School Boards is looking for a Family Engagement Coordinator that is committed to improving student outcomes through family-school partnerships. This position will work with partners across the state to develop structures, tools, and resources that elevate family voices, link families to learning, and build strong relationships between families and the school.
Position open until filled. Please contact email@example.com for additional information
This is a full-time, grant-funded position (five years).
This Family Engagement Coordinator will be a part of the Conditions for Learning/ Community Engagement (CFL) team and work with the CFL Director to establish a statewide coalition for family-school partnerships.
This position works closely with the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Specialist and the Association of Alaska School Boards team.
Location: Any Alaska location considered
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the AASB and the Alaska Statewide Family Engagement Center Coalition to create structures that improve family-school partnerships. These supports will be provided for school board members, for districts, school staff, and families.
- Create or link resources and training to 1) students and families, 2) school-based coaches throughout Alaska, 3) or partner organizations.
- Coordinate AASB’s Stronger Together Foundations model that enables school staff to develop strong relationships with families, links families to learning and student wellness, and strengthens decision-making structures for families within the schools.
- Cultivate strong coaching skills with school or district-based coaches.
- Work closely with LEAs and community coaches to model evidence-based strategies for family engagement and coordination.
- Serve as the lead staff for family engagement milestone guide coaching, coordinating other coaches.
- Coordinate AASB and State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development and partners as they implement family engagement objectives.
- Link participating school staff to content experts on special education, mental health and family engagement as needed.
- Create opportunities and pathways for underserved families to participate in decision-making.
- Work with team leads to ensure smooth implementation.
- Provide direct coaching on family partnership within a trauma engaged schools framework
- Review coach, student, family and teacher data to understand priority-coaching areas
- Work with LEAs, families and statewide partners to support on cultural adaptations and address barriers to engagement.
- Co-host professional learning on family engagement.
- Schedule events and family engagement capacity-building opportunities.
- Contribute to the development of materials for asynchronous, in-person, and virtual professional learning communities and family engagement materials.
- Work closely with partner organizations such as the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the Department of Health and Social Services, tribal, and nonprofit organizations around the state to coordinate statewide efforts with this specific project
- Bachelor’s in Education, community engagement, or related field
- Experience working in or being a parent of a student within the Alaskan school systems
- Rural Alaska experience (living or working)
- Familiarity with the cultures of Alaska
- Experience managing complex projects with multiple goals
- Excellent relationship-building skills (on the AASB team and with statewide, school, and community partners)
- Excellent communication and consensus-building skills
- Awareness of culturally responsive practices and a deep knowledge of and connection with the school community.
- Strong organizational skills that help to manage and coordinate many projects at one time.
- Strategic thinker that helps make decisions to impact short and long-term outcomes.
- Specific training or experience with family-school partnerships
- Experience offering training and technical assistance to educators
- Graduate level degree in relevant field
- Experience managing projects funded through federal grants
As a membership-based non-profit, AASB represents 52 school boards and districts in the state.
All employees are subject to the AASB policies and terms and conditions of employment.