MIgrant Education Graduation / Parent Involvement Specialist

General Information
Closing Date: 
7/28/2017
Licensure, Certifications Required : 
MA or equivilent experience
District Information
District: 
InterMountain ESD
Address: 
2001 SW Nye Ave
City: 
Pendleton
State: 
OR
Zip Code: 
97801
County: 
Umatilla
Contact Name: 
Charlene Surber
Contact Phone: 
541-966-3224
Contact Title: 
HR Specialist
Additional Information
Special Instructions to the Applicant: 
Please submit the following to the Human Resources Department in order to be considered (Application materials will be accepted through USPS mail, fax, email and hand delivery): • IMESD Employment Application • Letter of interest • Resume • 3 Letters of Recommendation

SUMMARY: 

The Graduation/Parent Involvement Specialist (GPIS) will act as an advisor, liaison, and facilitator for migrant students in order to help them complete high school and pursue post-secondary opportunities.  The GPIS will work primarily with a caseload of Priority for Service (PFS) and non-PFS migrant students. All GPIS services will focus on the unique and supplemental needs of the mobile migrant student and will not supplant those activities conducted by other building staff such as counselors, home visitors, and teachers.   

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to prioritize efforts and direct focus to issues most critical while maintaining momentum and remaining optimistic and positive with team members.

  • Persistent, even in adversity; open to change and new information; able to adapt behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

  • Model effective integration of experiences, errors, and discoveries to drive organizational improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Empower students to be self-directed and advocate for their own needs

  • Build positive relationships with students in order to prevent them from dropping out and recover those who have already dropped out

  • Build positive relationships with families, educators, and community organizations in order to support migrant student success

  • Facilitate access to existing services or programs for migrant students, including:

  • Tutorial and credit recovery support

  • Study and test taking skills development

  • Leadership skills development iv. Career and post-secondary planning

  • College admission preparation

  • Scholarships Assistance

  • Supplemental academic advising.

  • Work with students in multiple settings, such as office visits, home visits, classroom observations, attendance at extracurricular events, etc.

  • Work as a team member with the school staff to improve the delivery of supplemental services to migrant students, including but not limited to regular communication with the Migrant Home Visitor and Records Clerk.

  • Network with existing school services and programs, to ensure migrant student and family access and involvement.

  • Support counselors in investigating, documenting, and combining partial coursework to meet requirements.

Parent Involvement and Support 

  • Keep migrant parents updated on their secondary school aged students’ progress.

  • Empower parents to effectively engage in the education of their secondary level student and support of postsecondary education through PAC meetings, parent conferences, and other venues.

  • Network with community agencies that can help migrant students and families

  • Coordinate programs with participating local districts, other IMESD’s and other migrant education programs.

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local mandates and guidelines.

  • Conduct or attend meetings and trainings as appropriate to the project.

  • Represent the IMESD and the migrant education program at the local, state and federal levels.

  • Cooperate and collaborate with business, civic and other organizations to provide services and support for program activities and student needs.

  • Perform other reasonable duties that from time to time may be assigned to meet the usual and unusual demands placed on the organization.

  • Comply with IMESD Performance Standards.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual will hold a valid drivers license and have reliable, insured transportation for required travel throughout UM-ESD area.

  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience and knowledge working with diverse cultures and English Language Learners.

  • Oral and written bilingual skills preferred (English/Spanish).

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to effectively complete a multitude of tasks within a closely defined timeframe.

  • Strong positive team attitude, exhibiting high ethical standards and integrity.

  • Flexible and able to adapt to change, willing to take risk and willing to recognize own strengths and weaknesses.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Coordinator of Migrant may potentially be required to travel for extended periods on overnight assignments.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Frequently involves sitting:  the worker may need to stretch and move around during designated break periods to prevent potential injuries.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:                   

Employee will work on a 190 day annual contract. Any changes in contract days will be stipulated in each individual contract. Salary and benefits to be established by the IMESD Administrative Association in accordance with negotiated agreement with the IMESD Board of Directors. Schedule and assignments to be established by Department Director.

 


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