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P-3 Program Associate

El Programa Hispano Católico, Gresham, OR.

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 08/13/2018

El Programa Hispano Catolico: SUN Community Schools Program

P-3 Program Associate

(16 Hours a Week, .4FTE) Non-exempt

Reports to: SUN Community Schools P-3 Coordinator


The P-3 Program Associate will work closely with the P-3 Coordinator to increase and deepen diverse parent-centered family engagement and leadership at the school. This work will focus on parents with infants through children in third grade. P-3 Coordinators and associates will foster collaboration with early learning partners and projects and build support in the school and community for the school as a hub for early learning.


Cultivate and provide opportunities for culturally-diverse parent leaders at the school and those about to enter the school.
Gather information from parents, both informally and formally, about their interests, strengths and needed support.
Be present and visible in the school building.
Look for opportunities, such as daily school drop-off, events at the school and events in the community, to greet and get to know families, which includes being present in parent group meetings.
Utilize popular education methods and provide opportunities for families to share their knowledge and experience in culturally relevant ways.
Lead and co-facilitate diverse parent leadership groups for project planning and action; Family Leadership Team, CAFES parents group or a separate group.
Co-coordinate and deliver Abriendo Puertas
Support coordination of the Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program, including co-facilitating the EKT parent component.
Help the school develop a family-friendly climate, with a special focus on supporting families of color and families who speak languages other than English.
Support Kindergarten Teacher Family Visits through data collection, communication with families and accompanying teachers on home visits.
Support P-3 Coordinator with conducting home visits to remove barriers and to develop relationships.
Support transition of parent leadership from Head Start to school.
Connect with early childhood and community partners, including Community Education Workers, DHS and local childcare providers and build links between partners and the school.
Maintain clear communication with SUN Site Manager, SUN Early Learning Coordinator and Principal to keep them informed of successes and challenges.
Join and participate fully on relevant school teams, such as the attendance and family engagement teams.
Attend regular meetings and trainings coordinated by the SUN Early Learning Team.
Collect, enter and report on data on a regular basis, this will include utilizing ServicePoint and conducting parent surveys.
Adhere to El Programa Hispano Catolico policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Minimum of 1 year of informal or formal community organizing.
Experience with working in a public school setting is preferred.
Knowledge of the community and an ability to authentically connect with families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Experience and knowledge working with a broad range of issues affecting Latinos/Communities of Color in the community.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
Strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics within a fast paced environment.
Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time management, problem prevention, and problem solving skills.
Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Availability to work a flexible schedule that could include some evenings and weekends as needed.
Must have a valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage at 100/300/100 levels.
Successful completion of civil, criminal and/or motor vehicle background checks.

COMPENSATION: The hourly pay range is $16.00 per hour.

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