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R20S - Family Liaison - Spanish - Mission Education Center

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 55,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives., SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025. 

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission, steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning. 

Position Description: Under the direction of the Student, Family and Community Support Department, the Family Liaison supports and advocates for families by enlisting family engagement in student academic success; by working with families in identifying and achieving academic goals; by accessing support services; by developing training opportunities and facilitating positive family, school and SFUSD relationships and communication. The Family Liaison creates authentic and diverse involvement opportunities for all families to contribute to their school community. 

Schedule: There are part-time positions (20 hours) and full-time positions (40 hours). Please note that some evenings and weekend work may be required to support family workshops, school wide activities or district events. 

Supervisor: The Family Liaison Program Manager will provide ongoing support in conjunction with Principals or Assistant Principals.

Abilities:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff and community in a multi-ethnic educational environment.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with school staff, parents and the general public.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy. Prepare accurate, concise data and materials.
  • Read, understand and apply a variety of district policies, rules and regulations.
  • Act quickly and with mature judgement.
  • De-escalate conflict amongst students, staff and families.
  • Meet deadlines of work assignment schedules.
  • Interact daily with members of school staff and parents and possess comfortable interpersonal skills and cooperative attitudes.
  • Consistent attendance is required.
  • Convey an understanding, patient attitude toward other staff, students and parents.
  • Maintain the privacy of confidential information. 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Four (4) years of college-level coursework. (30 semester units or 45 quarter units equal one year); 
  2. Two (2) years of verifiable experience (one year = 285 hours) of paid or volunteer work in the community with culturally, ethnically and socio-economically diverse population of parents of public school students. Such experience should include programing or activities planning and coordination and parent education
  3. Please note that Family Liaison replaces the position formerly known as Parent Liaison 

Substitutions: Additional qualifying work experience i.e. working with students at school sites, may be used to substitute for up to two years of qualifying education on a year-for-year basis. (30 semester units or 45-quarter units equal one year). 

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual & bi-literate in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog or Samoan 
  • College level education or equivalent work experience 

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

  • Visit http://careers.sfusd.edu/ and create a new administrator account to begin your application. 
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, references, and administrative credentials/licenses.  
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.sfusd.edu. For other questions, contact us at paraeducators@sfusd.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to the San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.


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