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Parent Liaison

Nature of Work

Under general supervision, serves as the school liaison between parents, teachers, and school personnel. The parent liaison implements and manages school-wide parenting initiatives and activities to empower parents to become positive active participants in the education of their children. Supports the principal and Title 1 chairperson in organization and documentation of parental involvement.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist and build the capacity of the school in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.
Promote strategies to support successful school and family interactions.
Promote the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis through avenues such as parent-teacher conferences, reports to parents on their children's progress, and volunteer opportunities in a language the family can understand.
Provide assistance to parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding academic standards and how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of a high school diploma. Additional college coursework preferred. Experience coordinating activities and events preferred.

Essential Job Functions

Serves as the liaison between parents, teachers, and school personnel.
Coordinates parenting sessions and activities.
Communicates issues of interest to parents through various formats.
Provides information to families regarding public and private resources available. 
Assist staff with follow-up of core parent issues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be proficient in verbal and written communication. Must be able to learn and proficiently use various technology platforms used for school-to-home communication. 
Must have adequate computer skills and must be able to easily adapt to various computer software such as Microsoft Publisher, Excel, Word, etc.
Reports to:  Principal
FSLA Status:  Non-Exempt
Disclaimer:  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.