To be considered for this position, candidates must apply to the Family Liaison [Candidate Pool Posting] (SY21-22) and be screened through the Central Office screening process.

 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School operates within the Boston Public Schools as a Horace Mann “in-district” charter school. We opened our doors in 2012, and now serve over 300 students in grades PreK-5. Founded by the Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE) and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), we work with local partners to ensure all children in the Dudley neighborhood have access to a high-quality education.

Dudley Street School is a BPE Teaching Academy, part of a PreK-12 neighborhood school pathway that includes Dearborn STEM Academy (G6-12). Modeled after teaching hospitals, teaching academies serve as training sites for aspiring teachers participating in the Boston Teacher Residency program. All staff at Dudley Street School work collaboratively to enact ambitious teaching and learning in service of student achievement goals.

 

Family Liaison

 

The BPS vision for family and student engagement is that every school will welcome every family and every student, and actively engage them in student learning and school improvement. Families and communities are integral partners with schools in the educational and life success of our students. The Boston Public Schools is seeking entrepreneurial and persistent influencers to serve alongside dedicated educators and administrators working to deliver on the promise of excellent public school education.

 

The Family Liaison will play a key role in building the capacity of educators and families to collaborate around student success and connecting students and families to opportunities and resources.

                                                           

General Summary:

The Family Liaison is a school-based position responsible for building the capacity of schools to authentically engage families. The Liaison’s primary role is to develop family engagement systems and activities that create strong partnerships to support teaching, learning, student achievement and school improvement. This position will work in conjunction with the principal and school staff to create a welcoming environment that values parents/guardians as full partners in the education and development of their children. The Liaison will serve as a bridge between school and home in ways that build trustful relationships, foster understanding, and relays of the needs of the one to the other. As a member of the school staff, the Family Liaison will be responsible for achieving a set of benchmarks annually.

 

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Terms: BTU, Paraprofessional Unit, Family Liaison, 223 days per year, 40 hours per week (The 223 workyear is July 1st to June 30th and shall include 180 days in which school is in session and 43 days outside of the school year; the 43 workdays outside of the school year shall be assigned as determined by the School Principal/Head of School in partnership and agreement with the Office of Student, Family, and Community Advancement)

 

THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS NONDISCRIMINATION POLICIES, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN ITS PROGRAMS, FACILITIES, OR EMPLOYMENT OR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, AGE, CRIMINAL RECORD (INQUIRIES ONLY), DISABILITY, HOMELESSNESS, SEX/GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETICS OR MILITARY STATUS, AND DOES NOT TOLERATE ANY FORM OF RETALIATION, OR BIAS-BASED INTIMIDATION, THREAT OR HARASSMENT THAT DEMEANS INDIVIDUALS’ DIGNITY OR INTERFERES WITH THEIR ABILITY TO LEARN OR WORK.