Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Uplift Elevate Preparatory
Date Posted: 9/6/2023

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.
Primary Purpose:
The Family Engagement Coordinator is the face of Uplift’s engagement and retention program at the campus level. The goal of the Family Engagement Coordinator is to implement network best practices for engagement and retention by leading campus events, communications, and parent volunteer programs in collaboration with the campus academic staff and campus leadership team.

  • Executes alongside school leadership, campus events and initiatives logistics for current and potential Uplift families and scholars, with goal of achieving First Day of School enrollment and retention goals
  • Execute and plan alongside school team school-based programming for family and scholar onboarding, engagement, retention, social and cultural activities/events for campus and network and parent volunteer organization
    • Creating yearly family engagement and retention calendars alongside school teams
    • Work with families and scholars to facilitate understanding of the School/Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Policy
    • Support school team with conducting Title I Annual Meeting with families
    • Train school staff in strategies for Family Engagement
  • Serves as family representative at events and in day-to-day school environment, interacting actively and often with families and scholars to foster as positive experience
    • Conduct school tours
    • Carline presence
    • P/T conference attendance and support
  • Alongside school administration, review any family feedback made and work with school administration to resolve and clear all issues and misconceptions
  • Develop knowledge around campus resources, events, and staff to answer scholar and family questions to improve family satisfaction and understanding
  • Monitor campus culture and engagement levels, and actively communicate and/or escalate to Academic Director and Regional Manager (as needed) and participate in solution ideation
  • In collaboration with school leadership team, Engagement Coordinator develops campus communication materials for scholars and families, such as monthly newsletters, event flyers, and emails with updates on enrollment deadlines. The Engagement Coordinator serves as one point of contact for school communication and assists with execution of school communication, family training, and parent complaint to resolution processes in coordination with procedures set by school administration and the Family and Scholar Engagement Regional Manager
  • Collaborates with community organizations and oversees parent volunteer organization and volunteer opportunities on campus through VOLY, and work to recruit new families to participate with a desired outcome of increasing family engagement
  • Track and input family/scholar data, as directed by Family and Scholar Engagement Regional Manager
  • Regularly attends PK-12 meetings and any meeting needed to support families by providing enrollment, engagement, and retention updates, ideas, progress tracking and follow-up actions in partnership with the Family and Scholar Engagement Regional Manager
  • Support recruitment team with recruitment efforts with on-campus initiatives and some community recruiting efforts, identified by Family and Scholar Engagement Regional Managers, by enlisting volunteers and attending family events as needed to ensure a strong presence
  • May be assigned duties that align with department and network priorities and goals
  • Personable, empathetic, and approachable; can form connections with families and scholars from various backgrounds with ease
  • Positive and energetic attitude that generates excitement and belonging to create a positive and fun school culture for all scholars and families
  • Flexible, organized, diligent, and responsible, and can be entrusted to enter scholar/family tracking data with accurate and timeliness
  • Has, or is willing to develop, knowledge and familiarity with local community to help identify successful strategies to execute events, communication, and other engagement initiatives
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required; Relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
  • Experience Requirements: Previous Uplift campus experience, or familiarity with local Dallas/Fort Worth communities is preferred
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Adaptable and excellent communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; comfort with and ability to conduct training and informational sessions for internal and public audience is required.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Bilingual Skills: Spanish and English preferred
  • Technology/Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment and manage social media platforms
  • Event Planning: To create project and work plans for events
  • Customer Service: Ability to provide appropriate verbal and nonverbal responses to families in all situations and always make families feel a sense of belonging
  • Travel: This job requires may require some driving to various campuses/events located across DFW; candidates must have access to reliable, personal transportation and a valid Texas driver’s license.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is moderate and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

Starting Salary: $50,000

Application Procedure:
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.  

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