Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
FAMILY PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a community of high-performing public schools that utilizes a comprehensive approach to prepare students from preschool through high school for success in college and in life. We integrate academic rigor, community, family, and wellness to empower students to thrive in a culturally connected and changing world. Founded in 2000, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy students represent the neighborhood of MacArthur Park west of downtown Los Angeles, a community that is one of the most under-resourced and densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Currently, CNCA has eight campuses that serve over 3,500 students from pre-K through 12th grade.
We believe that every individual who works at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy must embody key mindsets.
· Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision
· Belief in and embodiment of the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
· Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
· Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
· Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
· Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
· Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect
· Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
· EXCELLENCE: We take responsibility for our students and staff achieving consistently outstanding results.
· EQUITY: We recognize and value the individuality and experiences of all students and respond to their unique academic, emotional, psychological, and social needs.
· COMMUNITY: We are rooted in our community's richness and in the cultural and environmental context where our students and families live.
· INNOVATION: We continuously learn, are curious, and implement new ideas, perspectives, and evidence-based methods in our work.
· JOY: We build and maintain positive relationships that foster happiness and fulfillment among students, staff and families.
Under the supervision of the School Programs Dean, the Family Program Assistant will provide an essential role of building a “Families as Partners” culture. This role will involve the execution and facilitation of the family program, including overseeing school-site committees, meaningful parent engagement activities, and maintaining community partnerships. The Family Services Assistant will act as member of the School Programs Team and is responsible for the execution of a robust plan to engage families as partners.
• Support in implementing the school’s Families as Partners work to support student achievement on an ongoing basis
• Assist in the execution of a comprehensive parent education program that includes opportunities to engage in workshops on college knowledge/college readiness, academics, physical health, mental health, and social service issues such as finances, immigration, and housing
• In partnership with teachers and instructional leaders, coordinate workshops that engage parents in the school’s academic expectations for students
• Support the implementation and the recruitment of parents for the following compliance committees: Site Based Council, ELAC and Wellness Committee
• With the support of the SFSC and/or Dean of Programs, plan and implement ongoing engagement meetings for parents and School Leadership Team, including monthly parent coffees, academic parent workshops and other capacity building opportunities
• Support planning and implementation of opportunities for parent participation in school wide events on campus such as: Open House, Back to School Night, Math Night, Books and Pajamas, and Parent-Teacher Conferences
• Serve as the Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison for the site
• With the support of the SFSC/Dean of Programs assist in facilitating trainings for school staff, teachers and leaders during professional development days and/or team meetings to share best practices and updates related to effective parent engagement
• Collaborate with office staff, teachers and school leaders to foster a welcoming environment for all families
• Generate and follow-up on family contracts/Family Review Form through tracking volunteer hours, attendance to parent conferences and participation in school events
• Serve as the main point of contact for issues related to families including but not limited to parent complaints, social services referrals, etc.
• Serve as a facilitator for parent and school community concerns and issues and report these back to School Leadership Team in a timely, solutions-oriented manner, and to HSO as needed
• Coordinate communication with families including publishing a parent bulletin/newsletter, School Messenger messages, Facebook, site website/parent calendar of events and other forms of communication
• Elevate challenges that arise within family program and work with School Programs Dean and Home Support Office to inform and improve work
• Prepare and present regular status reports related to office operations for School Programs Team meetings as needed.
• Model respectful, professional relationships and promote collegial school climate
• Contribute to positive school culture by developing strong relationships with CNCA students, families and staff
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Attend and actively participate in school site meetings and special events
• Build relationships with the community and motivate families to engage with and/or join CNCA
• Embrace the responsibility of ensuring that students from our low-income, primarily immigrant, linguistically diverse community can succeed
• Establish and maintain opportunities to empower families to be leaders at the school and in the community, such as family ambassadors program, boosters clubs, culture committee, etc.
• Support with oral and written translation, including translation of quarterly curricular updates, family meetings, etc.
• Support the programs team in engaging families in school fundraising
• Associate Degree or two years of higher education coursework preferred
• 1-2 years experience working in urban schools or in organizational operations
• Spanish and English fluency required
• Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment required
• Prior experience working with students in an academic or recreational setting preferred
• Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Positive energy and the ability to be a strong role model for students
• Ability to exemplify the respect and humility required to work effectively with all stakeholders, including families and members of the community
• Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and all staff members
• Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with all school community stakeholders
• Ability to define and articulate a school philosophy aligned to the CNCA vision
• Ability to manage various tasks while being highly organized and outcome oriented
• Ability to demonstrate leadership and project management skills needed to facilitate a group or project
• Ability to prioritize mission critical tasks based on school performance goals
• Ability to work fluidly with Word, Excel (e.g. mail merging), and basic website software
To apply please send resume and letter of interest to: https://careers-caminonuevo.icims.com
If you would like to be part of our applicant pool without applying for a specific position, please visit our online career center at https://careers-caminonuevo.icims.com.
We will keep your resume on file for one year for our review as positions become available.
For more information visit us at www.caminonuevo.org
* Camino Nuevo Charter Academy intends that all qualified persons shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion. *
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo at (213) 417-3410 or 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA