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Coordinator, Division of Family and Community Partnerships

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0660 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Division of Family and Community Partnerships GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, coordinates and provides leadership for countywide family outreach programs and services that build the capacity of schools to support student learning and academic achievement. Provides leadership and staff development training for administrators, specialists, school staff, and parent community and service workers. Collaborates with other departments and offices in the design of parent materials, workshops, and presentations to support the Pre-K-12 curriculum and instructional program. Communicates with school personnel, parents, and community leaders to present information regarding the curriculum and instructional programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of current research and the principles, practices, and procedures of various family outreach program models. Ability to work collaboratively with school system staff, county staff, Parent Teacher Association groups, business, and community groups focused on student learning and academic achievement. Extensive knowledge of training and staff development strategies and of varied programs models; extensive knowledge of the curriculum and instructional programs; infuse technology to support parent outreach and use computer applications as office tools; thorough knowledge of local policies and procedures, MCPS and MSDE testing procedures, state and federal laws related to schools. Ability to support the preparation of papers and presentations for the superintendent and Board of Education. Ability to assess program needs and plan program implementation. Excellent planning, organization, management, written and oral communication, and human relation skills required.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in education, curriculum, school administration, or related field. Three years outstanding classroom experience required; administrative or supervisory experiences desirable. Demonstrated leadership and broad experience in developing parent outreach programs; and experience working effectively with diverse staff, students, parents, and community groups. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position, may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Must meet Maryland Certification requirements for supervisors and principals or Administrator 1 (or Administrative/Supervisor coursework leading to Administrator 1 certification with time determined by MSDE guidelines) and in the assigned discipline.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Frequent extended day work required. Attendance at evening Board of Education meetings, as well as meetings with community groups and PTA groups.


Coordinates family and community partnership programs and activities to promote improved student learning and academic achievement.

Develops structures that link and focus efforts of school system offices, schools, business and community organizations to build capacity of families to support their children.

Ensures alignment with specific countywide programs and activities such as National Network of Partnership Schools, Comer Process Model, and other related responsibilities.

Organizes the design, planning, and implementation of parent outreach projects related to promote achievement of local priorities and state mandates.

Collaborates with other departments and offices in the development of curriculum and instructional program resources for parents and the community.

Plans and leads staff development activities for professional and support staff.

Collects data and prepares written and oral responses to requests for information about program and special projects; interprets information to the Board of Education, staff, parents, and the community.

Keeps abreast of current literature, research, developments, techniques related to family outreach.

Prepares required reports, correspondence, and annual budget requests and recommends allocation of funds to support the work of the unit.

Supervises and evaluates family and community partnerships staff.

Collaborates with business leaders and community groups to build partnerships with schools.

Represents family and community partnerships on task forces and committees.

Class Established: 4/04
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This description may be changed at any time.

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