Parent Liaison

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support




Job Description

Job Title: Parent Liaison      9 Month Position / 8 hours per day

Job Code: 8030

Department: Improvement & Innovation

Supervisor: Principal and Executive Director of I & I

Date: 03/16/2018

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Assist in the coordination and technical assistance necessary to support a Title I School in planning and implementing effective parent engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Work to strengthen the role of parents by increasing opportunities for meaningful engagement in the education of their children. Work with community partners to refine existing and foster new collaborative relationships with outside organizations to enhance student learning and provide growth opportunities for students in the Title I school.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance is an essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

1. Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board’s strategic plan.

2. Carries out such additional duties as required or as conditions necessitate.

3. Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

4. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

5. Collaborate with personnel in the District’s Family and Community Engagement department to develop strategies, activities, and resources in concert with District goals and plans.

6. Use personal vehicle to conduct business as necessary.

7. Maintain security of confidential information.

8. Prioritize, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.

9. Present and facilitate meetings attended by diverse groups of stakeholders within the Title I school.

10. Communicate with tact, patience, and courtesy.

11. Build the school’s capacity for parent and community engagement.

12. Promote the importance of parent engagement with school personnel (e.g. principal, teachers, and building staff) for the purpose of providing effective methods and tools for working with parents as effective partners.

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13. Communicate district resources (Parent Portal, Let’s Talk, Peachjar and other resources) to parents to improve student successes.

14. Identify, initiate, establish and maintain effective relationships.

15. Suggest, schedule, and implement new community-based programs, partnerships, and other engagement initiatives to parents and school personnel.

16. Create and maintain database of community organizations, businesses, and volunteers in support of parent and community engagement.

17. Create opportunities for parent and community collaboration.

18. Collaborate with principal and PTO to develop initiatives that foster family-friendly school climates and help promote family events in schools or other district initiatives that benefit students.

19. Provide reports and logs on activities to include but not limited to parent and community contacts, DPAC meetings, parent focus groups, visits to schools.

20. Maintain and collect accurate records and documentation such as fliers, newsletters, postcards, agendas, meeting minutes, sign-up sheets of all activities conducted by the Title I school.


Associate’s Degree or High School Diploma with experience in public relations, education, or social work and two years’ experience in community outreach, parent education, and event organization preferred.


1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills.

2. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality on sensitive issues.

3. Ability to interact effectively with management, and adapt to changes in organizational responsibilities.

4. Knowledge of how to access district and community resources.

5. Ability to work successfully with diverse parents and parent groups.

6. Maintain high energy level and demonstrate positive outlook.

7. Demonstrate solid understanding of and experience with diverse populations.

8. Self-starter and team builder and player.

9. Well-versed in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

10. Must have valid Illinois driver’s license.


Moderate in-district travel as well as intermittent in-state and out-of-state travel. Intermittent prolonged and irregular hours of work.


Demonstrate continuous improvement in key Title I school and Improvement and Innovation Department measures and as determined by the Principal and Executive Director of Improvement and Innovation (ED role is within the confines of state and federal statue and regulations).

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This job description describes duties and responsibilities which are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the position. The identified duties and responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the school district and employee and is subject to change by the school district as the needs of the school district and requirements of the job change.

Physical Aspects of the Position (Check all that apply) 1.

Climbing – Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.



Balancing – Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.



Stooping – Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.



Kneeling – Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.



Crouching – Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.


Crawling – Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.



Reaching – Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.



Standing – Particularly for sustained periods of time.



Walking – Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.


Pushing – using upper extremities to press against something with steady force order to thrust forward, downward or outward.


Pulling – Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.


Lifting – Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and required the substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.



Finger use – Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with the fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.



Grasping – Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm.



Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which you must convey detailed or spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.



Hearing – Perceiving the nature of sounds. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds such as when making fine adjustments on machinery.


Repetitive Motions – Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.

Posted By

Rockford Public School District 205

501 Seventh Street , Rockford, IL 61104

At the following locations

Jefferson High School

501 Seventh Street , Rockford, IL 61104

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246