CUNY is seeking a Family Engagement Specialist!

Family Engagement Specialist:

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The Family Engagement Specialist will be responsible for engaging families and establishing and overseeing the implementation of a Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to advise the Early Childhood Advisory Council and others. The position also will be responsible for organizing an annual statewide Parent Leadership Conference to provide an opportunity to create and sustain peer-to-peer networks that support information exchange and the development of leadership and advocacy skills among families, with an emphasis on reaching vulnerable populations, including families with English as a second language and families with children with disabilities. Follow-up with parents who attend the conference will also be required. In addition, the Specialist will attend local implicit bias and culture and equity trainings and focus on helping identify parents across geographic regions and culturally and linguistically diverse communities to participate on the PAC and to build a peer-to-peer network to support parent and family engagement.

The position will be located in Rensselaer (near Albany) at the New York State Council on Children and Families. The position will involve frequent written and oral communications with a wide variety of people, including the co-chairs of the Early Childhood Advisory Council, executive and management staff, co-workers, program and administrative staff, representatives of businesses and organizations, elected and appointed officials and their staff, and the general public. Periodic travel to NYC and throughout the rest of the state is required.

This is a federally-funded grant position through December 2022. This position will report to the co-chairs of the New York Early Childhood Advisory Council.