Family Community Engagement Coordinator

Para Los Ninos - Los Angeles, CA

Under the oversight of the FCEPM, the Family Community Engagement Coordinator (FCEC) will coordinate and promote family services, including (but not limited to) specialized social services under the Head Start Preschool Program; Tier 1 Monitoring, prepare compliance reports, provide technical direction to Family Service Specialists (FSS) regarding Family Services, and oversee the activities and responsibilities of the Parent Committee (PC). Under the oversight of the FCEPM, the Family Community Engagement Coordinator will support ERSEA requirements as needed.



Guiding Philosophy

  • Carries out the Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/CEO and Board of Directors of Para Los Niños.
  • Carries out Head Start Performance Standards, requirements of the Head Start Act, and the requirements of the LACOE contract.
  • Adheres to professional conduct at all times (e.g., proper tone and language use in the classrooms/site, respectful, proper for children, parents, and peers at all times.
  • Attends/participates in: 1) Professional Development Activities, 2) Supervision, and 3) Individualized Professional Development Goals/Activities.


Planning and Program Implementation

  • Conducts annual federally mandated program assessments and community assessments;
  • Maintains oversight of PC and Bylaws
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data related to the annual refunding application;
  • Participates in community boards, councils, and advisory groups in representing the agency as well as other outreach programs, activities and events.
  • Establishes and supervises community partnership programs and actively coordinates outreach activities;
  • Serves as a liaison between other public and private agencies;
  • Develops Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with community agencies;
  • Oversees Tier 1 Monitoring for Family and Community engagement activities.
  • Supports activities related to non-federal in-kind contributions.
  • Coordinates calendar of parent events, including the monthly parent calendar and annual parent handbook, and trains parent volunteers.
  • Conducts parent workshops.
  • Monitors center-based meetings and elections.
  • Trains, and supports the work of Family Service Specialists related to family and community engagement activities.
  • Acts as major contributor on interdisciplinary and advisory teams involving program management, teaching staff, agency personnel, and families.


Expectations for All Para Los Niños Staff

Candidates for employment at a Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
  • Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and families
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
  • Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
  • Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance.


Three years of experience in child development, community involvement, and related family services with a recognized social services agency family outreach services is required, including performance reporting practices, and assisting the parents of young children in advocating and decision-making for their families.


Skills and Abilities

Expertise in management and oversight of family services. Strong communication skills and knowledge of family engagement strategies, case management principles and community resources.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Social Work, Child Development, Human Development, Family Services, Sociology, or a related field is desirable. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Bilingual preferable


License/Special Requirements

  • Valid Class C California driver’s license
  • DOJ Clearance
  • Tuberculosis clearance
  • State required immunizations (measles, pertussis, influenza)

It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Contact Info

Maria Elena Cortez

Job Details

Category: Family Services

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: March 12th, 2018

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