Job Title: Centro Rendu - Vroom Family and Community Outreach Coordinator
Department: Centro Rendu Prepared by: Human Resources
Reports To: Centro Rendu and Family Engagement Coordinator
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt, full-time Prepared date: December 16, 2019
Summary: This job description is for a temporary, grant-funded position (9-month assignment which may be extended based on funding) that directly supports the outreach and implementation of the Vroom app among Latino parents and families in South King County. The position will support the goals of the Best Starts for Kids grant as well as other Centro Rendu activities and initiatives that engage families with children from prenatal-to-age five with early learning resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Outreach and collaborate with Latino families who are raising children from prenatal-to-age five in South King County.
- Collaborate with other Centro Rendu initiatives in developing and implementing Latino family engagement programs.
- Facilitate meetings and workshops with families to ensure they understand and participate in the Vroom program.
- Conduct home visits as needed to address family's barriers.
- Develop and build partnerships with other organizations.
- Communicate effectively with families, providers, and funder.
- Monitor the effectiveness of the Vroom program.
- Research and engage with “Help Me Grow”, King County strategies to help build a strong foundation for the Vroom program implementation within a broader set of goals for developing and expanding early learning programming for Centro Rendu families.
- Attend meetings related to program planning and implementation, learning circles, community meetings and networking opportunities as assigned by the Program Evaluation and Data Manager.
- Select books, instructional materials, and supplies; maintain required inventory and record of materials.
- Participate actively in family engagement activities in schools and communities where Centro Rendu has access, primarily in South King County. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, Orientation Nights, weekly reports to parents, parent meeting/conferences, etc.
- Collect data for reporting, analysis and program evaluation.
- Support further development of Centro Rendu’s Hispanic Advisory Team.
- Help implement a communication plan for Centro Rendu using blog, social media, newsletter, etc.
- Send out client requests via fax and/or by conveying requests via telephone, to the volunteer group (Vincentians), as directed by the manager.
- Work with an attitude that exemplifies the Society’s Statement of Values.
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, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associate degree or higher is desired, with courses in program development, education or related field. Knowledge about Social Emotional Learning and early childhood development desired, or willingness to learn. Experience with event planning and execution, community outreach and engagement is preferred.
Must have the ability to communicate with others using both English and Spanish. Must be bilingual in Spanish and English (reading, writing, and speaking). Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Use compassionate, reflective listening strategies to engage families of low-income backgrounds.
Ability to do basic arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply and divide), have a sense of scale (e.g. to know that 12000s block is 30 blocks north of the 9000s block), and know odd and even numbers. Ability to handle numbers accurately without transposing digits.
Ability to handle incomplete or unreliable information (e.g. addresses, phone numbers) and ask appropriate questions or look up maps or other references to get accurate information. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook email, Google Maps and internet searches required.
Certificates and Licenses
This job has no supervisory responsibilities of staff—some supervision of volunteers may be required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is in a standard office environment with desktop business equipment and frequent telephone calls. Noise level is moderate.
The physical demands described here 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 job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time. The employee must constantly reach with hands and fingers. Employee must be able to work in close contact with small and large groups. Frequent hearing and talking is required. Extensive keyboard typing is required.