Promise Neighborhood Parent Coordinator

Deadline July 31, 2020

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the
education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work
springs from the core belief in Latino community self- determination—that is, the ability of community
members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their
families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality,
culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and
community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as
influence policy.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, mission driven and service mindset individual with bi-cultural
familiarity to provide HR and office administrative support, coordination, and exceptional customer
service. The person filling this role will have daily opportunities to serve the mission by welcoming
and positively impacting the experience of guests, visitors, and both current and potential future
agency personnel to Latino Network.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Albina Rockwood Promise Neighborhood Initiative aims to drive equity through integrated
evidence-based, culturally specific and responsive services to empower historically underserved
students and families to achieve academic and economic success. To meet this goal, the Promise
Neighborhood Parent Coordinator is responsible for implementing culturally specific programming
and providing case management to parents and caregivers to assist parents in effectively supporting
their child’s academic pursuits. The Parent Coordinator will empower families to achieve their
professional and economic goals by leading dynamic workshops and providing case management.
The Parent Coordinator works closely with their counterpart, the In-School Coordinator, whose focus
is to work with students. Collaboration also involves schools and community agencies, with the
expected result being that more Latino/a students thrive in their school district. The Parent
Coordinator is responsible for documenting all measurable family outcomes, contributing to a
collegial and productive work environment, and promoting the organization’s vision and mission.
This position requires excellent follow through; high attention to detail; professional writing skills; and
excellent communication through one on one meetings, phone, e-mail, and group communication
with Latino Network community partners, staff, and program participants. The Parent Coordinator
must have facilitation experience and be able to guide conversations clearly and fluently in both
English and Spanish.

Requirements
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Provides information, education, resources and tools for parents to support their children in
areas of development and culture, promoting respect and analysis of traditions, customs and
cultural heritage
 Establishes and maintains trusting relationships with parents to increase their engagement
with schools and support their child’s learning at home and school
 Implements Colegio de Padres at each school site
 Develops plans to increase family engagement, advocacy, and leadership
 Serves as liaison between students, homes and schools to improve family access to schools
and educators
 Establishes and maintains trusting relationships with parents to increase their engagement
with schools and support their child’s learning at home and school
 Maintains communication with families through phone calls and in person home visits to
inform parents of meetings, classes and special events
 Connects families to resources that meet their needs (e.g., housing, career preparation,
medical)
 Maintains accurate records of service provided and outcomes in ETO as required by funders
while ensuring confidentiality
 Develops and maintains strong working relationships with participants, school teachers,
counselors, community partners and stakeholders
 Promotes the program through participation in meetings and conferences involving the
school community and other community events
 Designs programming in accordance with approved budget and maintain accurate records of
program spending
 Participates in mandatory all-staff team meetings and trainings
 Provides necessary referrals to participants
 Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
 Other duties as assigned by supervisor
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, sociology, psychology or related field, or 4 years
of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
 Experience in implementing programs that educate and empower Latino youth and families
 Knowledge and experience navigating educational institutions, resources, programs, social
services and government agencies
 Knowledge of cultural customs, attitudes, and activities of Latinos residing in urban
neighborhood impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity
 Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
schools, students, families, and community support systems
 Strong organizational, time management, data collection, and interpersonal skills
 Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
 Demonstrated consistency in following instructions and implementing strategies
 Ability to be flexible and adaptive to successfully achieve the functions of the position as
described in the job responsibilities
 Experience addressing mental health issues and referring to appropriate levels of care
 Knowledge of or willingness to learn about culturally based world view, adaptive reasoning,
and problem solving practices of Latino individuals, families, and community living in urban
neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity
 Knowledge of or willingness to learn about trauma informed care and strengths-based
practices
 Knowledge of or willingness to learn about youth who may be involved in gangs or impacted
by them
 Evening and weekend availability is required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate
program implementation; long hours during peak periods
 Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English
 Reliable transportation required. Automobile, driver’s license, and automobile liability
insurance preferred; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s
Commercial Auto Liability

BENEFITS
Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes;
 15 days of paid vacation,
 12 days of paid sick leave,
 10 paid holidays,
 Employer-paid health coverage,
 401(K) and life insurance to eligible employees.
TO APPLY:
Application review begins immediately. Open until filled. Submit your application, resume and cover
letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network, Successful
completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal
background and vehicle record as required.

For more information about Latino Network visit www.latnet.org or on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/latnet.

Latino Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More Info
https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/6d37f9de-299c-4d37-a8dd-72b75d848703/Latino-Network

Location
Portland