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Albany Herald


May 11, 2022
POSITION: Parent Facilitator

LOCATION: Turner Elementary School


To improve the collaboration between parents, school personnel, and community members. To increase parent involvement in the educational process of their children and help close the achievement gap between parents and school personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree required or a PSC determined equivalent; Experience serving as an advocate for children and parents; Understanding of family engagement research and literature; Strong knowledge of computers and fundamental technology (Microsoft Office and Google Suites); Understands and respects the diversity of families’ economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds and situations; General understanding of student data; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent communication and organizational skills; Strong public speaking and presentation skills; Self-motivated individual who can work independently as well as part of a team; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to host parent meetings off school sites and in the local community and/or neighborhoods; Ability to develop collaborative partners and build relationships with constituents in the community; Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures that Title I, Part A parent involvement regulations are met with meaningful and strategic actions to build parent capacity; Works with school administration to create a family-friendly environment; Serves as the liaison between the school and parents; Educates staff on how to communicate and work effectively with parents as equal partners in ensuring the academic achievement of their students; Provides opportunities to develop effective family-school partnerships to support student achievement and school improvement; Helps parents understand the school system so they can become better advocates for their children’s education; Expands opportunities for continued learning, voluntary classroom service, and school participation; Advises and trains parents on how to address issues with teachers and the school leadership staff; Provides referrals for community-based services for families dealing with conditions that impact the academic achievement of students; Develops community collaborations; Promotes sharing power with parents as decision-makers; Maintains a parent resource center; Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

REPORTS TO: Principal

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: A review of applicants will begin on May 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
Dougherty County School System uses the Applitrack system from Frontline to manage employment applications online.

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The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle, and 3 high schools), five learning centers, and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River, and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interest include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note
This document provides descriptive information about the above Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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