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Education Initiatives Coordinator

Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Location: New York, NY US

The Hispanic Federation seeks an Education Coordinator to manage its education focused initiatives, and assist with the development and coordination of programmatic and advocacy efforts that seek to support Latino families. The Education Coordinator will report to the Federation’s Assistant Vice President for Programs and the Senior Education Policy Director to build and expand the organization’s local, state, and national education portfolio.

The Education Coordinator will lead the following efforts:

1. Pathways to Academic Excellence
Pathways to Academic Excellence initiative is focused on early childhood education, college preparation and parental involvement. Pathways is a culturally-competent educational seminar series that enables parents to actively support their children’s education. Specific tasks and goals include, but are not limited to the following:
• Coordinate and facilitate bilingual educational seminars on Early Childhood Literacy activities and College Preparatory skills with Latino parents and families
• Develop collaborative relationships with local schools, community organizations, and civic associations to promote HF education initiatives
• Measure behavioral change through outcomes evaluations and survey tools

2. CREAR Futuros
Hispanic Federation launched the national CREAR Futuros project that aims to significantly improve Latino college success. Specific tasks and goals include, but are not limited to the following:
• Help provide culturally and linguistically competent educational and training workshops to participants, covering issues and topics which encourage college retention and college success
• Provide needed support to CREAR student mentors through ongoing “check-in” sessions
• Coordinate monthly staff meetings with CREAR mentors and provide guidance regarding mentee assistance
• Link CREAR students with HF’s comprehensive network of Latino social service agencies
• Help recruit Latino professionals from nonprofit, government and private sectors to serve as career mentors • Secure summer internships and employment opportunities for participating CREAR students
• Leverage partnerships with community-based organizations, higher education institutions, elected officials, and media to support systemic educational change and Latino student achievement

3. Latino Education Advocacy Directors (LEAD) Coalition and Public Education Campaign
The Hispanic Federation leads a statewide coalition dedicated to closing the Latino achievement gap in New York State. The coalition will develop and implement an advocacy agenda that promotes high quality educational standards and practices that improve long-term success of Latino students as well as launch a public education campaign informing Latino families of the importance of a quality education.
• Coordinate and deliver bilingual educational workshops on parent advocacy across all New York State as well as the five boroughs of New York City
• Build relationships with LEAD Coalition organizations to partner and promote education initiatives
• Help coordinate monthly LEAD Coalition meetings and other related events such as Town Halls, Community Forums, the Hispanic Education Summit, Education Summer Fest and other events
• Support the implementation of an education multi-media campaign by performing outreach and drafting messaging for social media and other outlets

Minimum of a BA/BS degree

At least three years of professional experience, preferably in education program management and a strong knowledge of the City University of New York system.

Candidates must also have a strong ability to deliver bilingual workshops, develop work plans, manage budgets, set deadlines, oversee multiple projects and duties simultaneously, and prioritize assignments. Excellent, well-developed verbal and writing skills are essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills, ability to travel and a demonstrated commitment to Latino community are necessary.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to Jaslyn Jimenez-Peña, HF’s VP for Programs, at jjimenez@hispanicfederation.org.