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Senior Parent Engagement Manager

Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Location: Delano
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionWonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve almost 400 students in grades K-9 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next four years.Our fully equipped science labs and makers spaces ensure students engage in hands-on learning with access to state-of-the-art technology. Our comprehensive art, music and athletic programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue passions outside of academics, and we prioritize health and wellness as a critical life skill from outdoor classes in learning gardens and our farm-to-table cafeterias, to our on-campus student health centers. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.Job DescriptionThe role: The Senior Parent Engagement Manager, will develop, implement, and monitor CCSPP grant services and programs, approves CCSPP grant expenditures, and ensures compliance with all CCSPP grant reporting requirements.Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, implement, and coordinate all student, family, and community services developed under the CCSPP grant for WCPA.
  • Approves expenditures and monitors budgets to ensure that approved expenses are in compliance with grant funding requirements and local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Plan and lead stakeholder meetings with internal and external personnel, including other administrators, auditors, public agencies, and community stakeholders for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining grant and program services for WCPA students, parents, and the community.
  • Prepare and deliver audit and monitoring reports to ensure reporting compliance as required by grant providers, and local and state regulations.
  • Collaborate with WCPA senior leadership to plan, design, implement, and manage programs for all students and families.
  • Coordinate activities with a variety of outside services agencies, school sites, etc. for the purpose of providing referrals and supports for WCPA families and/or students.
  • Design and implement learning opportunities for parents and staff for the purpose of enhancing home-school communication and collaboration.
  • Serve on a variety of internal and external committees for the purpose of assisting and/or presenting up-to-date information regarding student support and family involvement Programs for WCPA students, families, and the community.
  • Compile and analyzes community demographic data for the purpose of developing programs based off of community needs
  • Compile with financial, legal, and/or administrative requirements, and recommends program enhancements and changes to improve student outcomes and opportunities.
  • Lead team operations, and performs personnel functions (e.g., interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel, and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Participate in and/or facilitates meetings, workshops, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information, identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as the organization representative.
  • Research and responds to all inquiries for the purpose of providing information on student support and family involvement services for WCPA students.
  • Train support staff on programs, services, technology, and proper procedures for the purpose of managing and improving individual student learning plans and family involvementQualificationsJob Requirements-Qualifications: Certifications:
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in community relations/public affairs, program development, project management, community organizing, civic engagement or related field.
    • Knowledge of community outreach and organizing strategies
    • Familiarity with the Central Valley region and existing relationships within the community (e.g., civic leaders,
    • Community leaders/influencers, program partners) desired.
    • Fluency in Spanish required
    • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.Skills, Knowledge:
      • Excellent written communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills
      • Strong computer skills, including the ability to create dynamic master schedules
      • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
      • Capable of handling multiple tasks and multiple stakeholders simultaneously while meeting deadlines
      • A deep personal commitment to education, civic leadership and community engagement
      • Ability to see the big picture with willingness to "roll up sleeves" and do whatever it takes
      • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, and travel regularly (primarily day trips)
      • Manage personnel and programs
      • Problem solve; make independent judgments
      • Keep and maintain accurate records, meet deadlines, communicate in oral and written form.
      • Other duties as assignedWorking Conditions:
        • Environment: Office environment; fast paced work, constant interruptions.
        • Physical requirements: Hearing and speaking to exchange information, make presentations and communicate over the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents and view computer monitors; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, to retrieve and store files and supplies; lifting light objects; ability to go to sites apart from primary office to conduct busines.Additional InformationWonderful's dedication to you:
          • Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
          • Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
          • Company paid health/vision/dental for self
          • Voluntary 403b with company match
          • Most positions are bonus eligible
          • Subsidized preschool and college scholarships for your childrenQuality of Life in the Central Valley:Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.EEO is the law

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