DREAM is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as a Family and Community Engagement Coordinator in our Out of School Time (OST) Program. The Family and Community Engagement Coordinator will be a member of DREAM’s Family and Community Engagement team, which works with DREAM staff, families, and the larger community to establish open lines of communication, build trusting relationships, and engage families and the larger community in reaching positive youth outcomes. The Family and Community Engagement Coordinator’s primary focus will be to be the face of DREAM in the community, collaborate with staff to fully engage families and the larger community into our everyday programming, and connect families to community resources. The Coordinator will also manage teams of parents who engage in activities that promote parent involvement, volunteering, and positive youth outcomes. Strong candidates will have experience in community organizing, group facilitation and managing teams toward set goals.
The ideal candidate should be a motivated individual who has experience and interest in the importance of family involvement in afterschool programs and its influence on youth success. Candidates must also understand and value DREAM’s comprehensive approach to youth development including the role of team sports and after-school education.
Like all DREAM employees, the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator should demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAM and should have substantial expertise in all areas of responsibility. The Family and Community Engagement Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Family/Community Engagement and Government Affairs.
Come join an organization that was recently recognized as one of the “50 Best Non-Profits to Work For” in the United States by The Nonprofit Times.
Role and Responsibilities:
Represent DREAM at family and community facing events including community board meetings, community alliance meetings, Exhibition nights, family days, and community fairs;
Partner with DREAM program staff to conduct annual family needs assessments and family satisfaction surveys throughout after school and summer programming to identify family interests and base Family Programming on families’ unique needs;
Manage the growth and development of DREAM’s Family and Community Engagement Program including the Family Action Council;
Partner with DREAM program staff to develop and coordinate family and community workshops and events;
Engage families and the community to support DREAM recruitment efforts;
Engage families to participate in delegations to elected officials and other community advocacy efforts as needed;
Serve as a liaison between program, families, and the community to help trouble shoot the needs of the organization and the needs of the families (i.e. scheduling multiple events);
Meet with families in need to connect them to larger community resources;
Conduct 1:1’s with strategic community partners;
Maintain community and government contact information in the Salesforce Database.
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Health Education or related field preferred (community organizing focus a plus);
Proven ability to organize, manage and support volunteers towards goals;
Strong group facilitation skills;
Experience and cultural competency in working with black and Latino teens and parents;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Event planning skills;
Bilingual (Spanish speaker) required;
Must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment.
Full-time with some evenings required, travel and occasional weekend hours.
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403(B) retirement account, life insurance, twenty days paid vacation per year and access to a full range of social services through our Employee Assistance Program.