Family Engagement Manager, Brooklyn, New York
In-Person Work Required
WHO WE ARE
Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers. As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.
WHO YOU ARE
You are a self-Starter and team player eager to build relationships with various stakeholders in pursuit of developing community connections. You are ready to leverage a variety of tactics to establish community presence. You have demonstrated that you are a reflective practitioner and prioritize the needs of your students first and are committed to supporting programming and initiatives aligned to our organization’s goal to educate the whole child. You possess the following qualities:
- Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
- Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
- Exceptional level of patience and focus to overcome challenges, and achieve results
Exceptional communication skills to share engage community partners, families and various community stakeholders in information sessions, partnerships meetings and other activities
- Detail-oriented, and highly organized
Experience preparing written and oral information to share diverse types of information to various stakeholders
- A Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years professional experience, including experience with managing projects
WHAT YOU’LL DO
The Family Engagement Manager is a critical member of the network Student Recruitment Team, who will partner with the team on planning and coordinating network driven initiatives that will build awareness about our schools and impact, in hopes of garnering the interest of prospective families. You will develop and manage a robust plan to support awareness and family engagement in service of student recruitment and enrollment. You will build relationships with families, community partners and other stakeholders to establish a rapport and develop partnerships that allow regular sharing of information. You will coordinate and manage opportunities for families to learn about our schools, and represent Explore Schools at recruitment events across Brooklyn. Your work will also strengthen family partnerships and elevate family participation and voice in our school programs. The Family Engagement Manager will be expected to manage the following daily:
Help build new partnerships with external partners and community-based organizations to support our network’s student recruitment efforts and that can help to ensure the holistic needs of our students and families are being met
Provide support to our student health and family wellness initiative, by supporting the research of the staff-led committee and helping to identify and vet potential partnerships
Help coordinate family scholarships to be dispersed across our school community to support summer enrichment activities
Coordinate community canvassing efforts for student recruitment for our network’s eight schools
Create materials and resources for schools that will help with student attendance and data knowledge management
Assist with Chronic Absenteeism Intervention Monitoring across our eight schools
Knowledge Management for Family Engagement & Student Services
- Coordinate translation efforts of family-facing materials and communications
Serve as the lead for coordination of temporary staff, immunizations, vision screening, school nurse, transportation/OPT, school foods
Identify and curate fieldtrip opportunities for schools
Provide afterschool programming support to schools, as needed
Develop and coordinate family workshop opportunities across our eight schools
Data, Reporting & Compliance
Track and share out data insights around our community engagement across the communication platform Parent Square
Support with synthesizing recruitment & retention data for across our schools
Student Recruitment, Enrollment & Retention
- Support Senior Director of Family and Community Partnerships with the development and execution of a networkwide student recruitment and enrollment plan
Monitor school level retention and withdrawal information across schools and help to develop action plans to address trends.
Support w/ student lottery management
Assist with management of student recruitment, student retention and other data collected through PowerSchool.
Provide on-site school and event coverage, as needed
Help manage and develop communications to be sent out to Parents via ParentSquare
Support with student recruitment and enrollment management through SchoolMint
BENEFITS AND PERKS
Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:
- Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
- Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, team cohesion, and shared responsibility for decision-making, development, and team-wide priorities
- Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment
Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Our schools have returned to a fully in-person model. For this specific role, in-person work is required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.