Position: Bilingual Outreach CoordinatorReports to: Director of AdvocacyLocation: Central Office
Salary Range: $40,000-$55,000
To build authentic relationships with families across our 10 schools and to co-create engaging programming and opportunities for staff, families and students to build collective voice and power for their schools and wider community.
OVERVIEW OF ROLE
STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of 10 public charter schools that challenges each of our scholars to learn to change the world. STRIVE Prep believes in authentic, transformative partnership with families in order to eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.
STRIVE Together focuses on engaging families in their students' academics and in advocacy opportunities and leverages meetings to empower families, work on school based advocacy issues and increase a sense of community within their child's school. In this role, you could dedicate yourself to serving STRIVE Prep’s students, families, and staff to ensure the educational success of all students.
THE MUST HAVES
Do the following must haves resonate with how you are wired and demonstrable in your unique talents and experiences? If so, we invite you to apply and can’t wait to learn more about you!
- You have the spirit of an ORGANIZER: You excel at bringing people together around a common issue and taking action. You are a self starter, who thrives on reaching your goals. You love to help others step into their power to create real change in their communities by providing trainings & access to resources.
- You are a RELATIONSHIP BUILDER: You have strong interpersonal skills and can demonstrate passion, humility, integrity, and a positive attitude through clear written and spoken communication.
- You are DRIVEN: You are passionate about ensuring all students receive the best education possible. To that end, you are diligent in meeting deadlines, goals, and targets that will help us support our community. You are detail oriented and have the ability to manage multiple priorities.
- You believe in educational equity and social justice: As an organization, STRIVE Prep centers itself around three core beliefs: Achievement, Justice and Perseverance. It is our belief in Justice which anchors our work, and our responsibility, to disrupt systems of oppression in our schools. You have a passion for social justice and educational equity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSSchool Based Organizing & Advocacy
- Work closely with the Director of Advocacy in creating and implementing advocacy strategies for the network
- Parent organizing, including one on one parent meetings across all 10 schools in order to build authentic leadership and identify parents interested in leading advocacy efforts
- Work closely with Director of Advocacy in building regional family leadership teams, connecting families to each other and supporting them as they grow their leadership
- Ensure the school based teams you organized and built, feel supported, connected and and are making headway on issues that matter for their children like access to equitable resources and community improvements including, but not limited to:
- Conduct monthly coaching calls/meetings
- Organize and execute specific campaigns with specific goals
- Effectively work across our 10 schools to support their efforts to involve and engage students, families, and staff in advocacy efforts
- Identify community/school based advocacy efforts of interest to families through parent meetings
- Logistical planning for events & trainings such as STRIVE Prep in the Know, Family Forums, annual events to celebrate families
- Maintain strong relationships and communication with school based staff in order to be successful in on the ground organizing and advocacy
- Use data to drive decision making to shape strategy, improve efficiency, and achieve success
- Research topics and community based organizations that would be of interest to our families for events and trainings
- Identify and maintain relationship with community based organizations and building partnerships with city based organizations and programs
- Maintain updated resource lists for families
- Launch a STRIVE Prep monthly advocacy/family engagement newsletter, that includes resources, stories, and important upcoming dates
- Maintain the family engagement calendar
- Update and maintain the advocacy/family engagement content on the website with the assistance of the communications team
- Create a system for tracking family engagement and maintain up to date
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (OR PREFERENCES WHERE NOTED)
- Fluently speaks, reads and writes in Spanish
- Holds a high school diploma or GED (required) and/or an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (preferred).
- Experience in education or political, community, or volunteer organizing with clear goals and metrics. (preferred)
- Attends occasional evening and weekend meetings
- Access to reliable transportation daily