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East Bay Family Engagement Specialist

Company: Rocketship Public Schools
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Position

The East Bay Family Engagement Specialist is a part-time non-exempt position on Rocketship's Regional Team. This role is responsible for leading new family recruitment efforts for 3 schools across the Bay Area (2 in the East Bay Peninsula and one in Redwood City), supporting our school teams with new family enrollment, and creating a welcoming and seamless transition for families to our schools. The East Bay Family Recruitment Specialist will be a member of the Bay Area Family Recruitment team and will report to the functional leader for Bay Area Family Recruitment.

This position executes on recruitment strategies, including canvassing, community organizing, and directly engaging with families. The East Bay Family Recruitment Specialist must execute their responsibilities with passion, professionalism and a high degree of customer service. This position requires flexibility of schedule, including willingness to occasionally work weekend and evening hours as events demand.

Essential Functions:

  • Family Recruitment (80%)
  • Canvassing within recruitment areas specified by the recruitment plan you are helping to execute. Canvassing includes but is not limited to knocking on doors, tabling at local stores and events, and passing out flyers in high-traffic areas.
  • Coordinate a support team from schools in canvassing and tabling across school neighborhoods
  • Engage external stakeholders with a focus on developing existing relationships and building new partnerships that will help support the work of communicating educational options to families in the communities we serve;
  • Foster relationships and develop champions with community based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic and community leaders that lead to positive engagement of the community and neighborhoods where Rocketship has and will have a presence; this includes but is not limited to church, preschool and or small businesses outreach
  • Maintain, organize, and manage recruitment communications with interested families and applicants, including email, voicemail, Rocketship's website, and social media
  • Coordinate student application data entry and support of central efforts to ensure lottery system data integrity

  • School Engagement (20%)
  • Support school leadership in developing plans for ongoing family engagement and events for building school community
  • Lead school tours for prospective families, in partnership with school Office Managers and Principals
    Qualifications:
    • A passion for Rocketship's mission to eliminate the achievement gap and a belief that all families deserve high quality educational options
    • High School Diploma required
    • Genuine enjoyment of "on the ground" work, combining people and project management with direct execution of detailed processes.
    • Absolute professionalism and customer service under all circumstances; ability to maintain strict confidentiality where required and discretion when involved in sensitive conversations
    • Ability to work through ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
    • Strong computer skills (especially with Google Suite), and ability to learn new computer programs quickly
    • Ability to work in a team as well as follow through independently to complete tasks as required
    • Fluency in Spanish is required
      Work Location:
      • The role requires travel to and work across the Bay Area, primarily across Redwood City, Concord, Antioch, and occasionally San Jose.
        Physical Demands:

        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

        Compensation:

        Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

        Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

        Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our and here for our . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

Keywords: Rocketship Public Schools, Redwood City , East Bay Family Engagement Specialist, Other , Redwood City, California

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