Parent & Community Outreach Manager

Head Start – 52 weeks, 35 hr. per week – Beverly

General Responsibilities:

The Parent and Community Outreach Manager works with parents, children, community members, and staff in a team approach to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards and the written parent/family/community engagement plan. This position also organizes and facilitates the Parent Policy Council and has a commitment to and participates in the goals and philosophy of Head Start to involve families and provide a home to school link.  The Parent and Community Outreach Manager ensures that family connections to the program are based on building strong partnerships with the program which supports family needs, interests, and their child’s school readiness.

Specific Responsibilities (Program):

  • Serves as part of the Head Start Management Team along with the Program Administrators, content area managers and coordinators, and the Head Start/EHS Director
  • Works collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, organizes meetings, workshops and trainings for parents.
  • Helps to organize parent involvement trainings at Pathways centers
  • Responsible for the organization of, collection, and review of parent interest surveys and annual parent satisfaction surveys
  • Collaborates with all component areas to manage, plan, organize, and facilitate parent events and parent groups determined by parent needs, interests, and parent input
  • Organizes, recruits, and trains parents for their service to the Parent Policy Council
  • Ensures the scheduling of monthly Policy Council and parent Center Committees and helps in the facilitation of those meetings.
  • Keeps accurate records of all Policy Council meetings.
  • Works closely with the Head Start Director in the planning of Policy Council meetings.
  • Ensures that all members of the Policy Council understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Oversees parent involvement budgets and ensures that any goals and activities related to funding sources are actualized
  • Provides technical assistance and training around parent involvement issues, policies, and procedures with the outlying managers/coordinators to ensure the Head Start Performance Standards are implemented.
  • Helps to organize and support Head Start student recruitment and enrollment activities throughout the year including parent orientations and the development and distribution of the family handbook.

Specific Responsibilities (Community):

  • Collaborates with community agencies and providers to facilitate an exchange of information relevant to parent identified issues and concerns.
  • Recruits parent and community members for involvement within the program
  • Creates and distributes a parent involvement newsletter that is distributed to both Pathway’s families and community stakeholders
  • Works in conjunction with the Pathways Literacy Task Force to ensure the objectives and goals that support family literacy are met.
  • Oversees collaborative partnerships with community agencies that support our children and families
  • Coordinates parent volunteer involvement, their application process, training, and participation within all 3 Pathway’s centers

Specific Responsibilities (Supervision):

  • Provides guidance, direction, and oversight to community volunteers who work with the program
  • Directly supervises and provides support to the Parent Activities Coordinator
  • Responsible for the monitoring of all governance activities related to the Parent Policy Council

Qualifications: Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Child Development, Social Work, or related field with at least 5 years of experience in a human services program (Head Start experience preferred) (Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred)

Other Requirements:

  • Successfully complete an employment physical (pre-employment physical must be within one year of hiring date)
  • Pass CORI, SORI, DCF, and fingerprint clearance
  • Possess valid MA driver’s license and proof of auto insurance and acceptable driving record
  • Ability and willingness to travel between centers located in Salem, Beverly and Gloucester

Excellent benefits:  Health, Dental, Short-Term Disability and Life insurances. 401(k) and Roth retirement plans. Earned Time Off (sick, vacation and personal), Paid Holidays.

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