Project Specialist, Family, Youth and Community Engagement
Office of Superintendent
Other - Position - Non-Certified
Job Number 4600145465
Start Date
Open Date 10/06/2017
Closing Date
Reports To Coordinator, Family, Youth, & Community Engagement
Support Exempt Salary Schedule, Level 1(Starting at $51, 418)

Work Year: 12 Months
- Bachelor's degree required in education, social work or related field and three years of relevant service
- Experience working in an urban school setting preferred
- Prior experience implementing successful parent leadership initiatives
- Prior exposure to leadership development organizations (e.g., CORO, Leadership Pittsburgh) is preferred
- Demonstrated strong planning and analytical skills
- Proven capacity to be innovate and solve problems
- Ability to work cross-functionally across a number of departments and engage multiple stakeholders in working toward a common goal
- Ability to navigate technology to access data and generate reports
- Experience analyzing data and creating an action plan geared towards a goal preferred
- Must possess effective communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Able to work a non-traditional schedule that will include evenings and occasional weekends for work meetings and events and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Residency Requirements City of Pittsburgh Residency Required
Essential Job Functions
- Support the Coordinator, Family, Youth and Community Engagement in developing, coordinating and implementing the identified initiatives outlined in the District's Family, Youth and Community Engagement strategy and other initiatives in the Office of the Superintendent.
- Coordinate and facilitate the District's Parent Advisory Council, working with school and district staff to carry out key priorities and tasks, including planning and helping facilitate the monthly evening meetings, ensuring consistent representation from each school, developing innovate ways to engage and utilize this leadership group, and composing and sending meeting summaries and follow-up information.
- Assist with supporting the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Coordinators in every school, including conducting monthly audits and maintaining records of requirements, assisting with keeping websites updated, and communicating with each school accordingly.
- Ensure fidelity of implementation, analysis and use of the data of the annual Parent Survey each Spring.
- Lead the execution of the annual Take A Father To School Day (TAFTSD) by liaising with the TAFTSD Leadership Committee, Office of Communications, the Office of School Performance and any community partners to plan the events leading up to TAFTSD, to create the directory of activities in each school and to assist with implementation on TAFTSD.
- Coordinate the annual review of the Parent & Family Involvement Policy and any necessary revisions, including working with a parent subcommittee, the Legal Department and the Board through the review process.
- Support the customer service and call resolution aspects of the Parent Hotline, including staff and school support, advanced problem solving, parent outreach, regular reporting and ongoing monitoring.
- Assist with implementing the research-based model for School Family Community Partnerships outlined by the National Network of Partnership Schools, including supporting district- and school-based Action Teams for Partnership (ATPs).
- Attend the monthly Public Hearings and facilitate follow-up with constituents as directed.
- Coordinate and facilitate community meetings as necessary.
- Responsible for organizing stakeholder meetings, including but not limited to creating agendas, sending out invitations, taking meeting notes and coordinating necessary materials.
- Research and suggest engagement strategies.
- Assist with regular communication with Pittsburgh Public School staff, families and youth.
- Disseminate best practices and successes with all reasonable stakeholders.
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Additional Job Information
ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodation in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Yvonne Mathis, Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).