Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

Staff / Full-Time

Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA

Equity and Inclusion Commitment

At Shore…

– We are a safe community that empowers the exploration and expression of our true selves

– We thrive because we confront bias and honor the diverse identities of all people

– We pursue individual and systemic cultural competence in order to model equity

leadership in a complex world

Summary of Role

The Family and Community Engagement Coordinator (FCEC) is a bridge builder. They will be

responsible for strengthening relationships between all constituents in the Shore community. In

particular, the FCEC will collaborate with colleagues in engaging families, volunteers, and other

constituencies. They will also collaborate with the Director of Instruction and Inclusion on

building systems and practices that support the flourishing of every person in the Shore

extended community.

For this role, Shore seeks a person who demonstrates strong intercultural competencies,

professionalism, and outstanding interpersonal skills. The person in this full-time, 12-month,

non-exempt position will report to the Director of Instruction and Inclusion and serve as a

member of the Office of Instruction and Inclusion. They will work closely with this team, the

Institutional Advancement Team, other colleagues, and volunteers.

This is an opportunity to reimagine what a school community of wholeness and wellness could

look like, while working alongside committed mentors and participating in a vibrant school

community at Shore.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following areas (other duties may

be assigned):

● Serve as a primary point-of-contact for all Shore families. Intentionally build

relationships and manage seamless day-to-day communication with Shore families.

● Interface with multiple constituencies to produce the weekly Family Post email

newsletter.

● Continually assess – through the perspective of current families and other constituencies

in the Shore extended community – the effectiveness of school policies, procedures, and

practices in meeting constituency needs. Work with administrators and staff to shape

policies, procedures, and practices to better meet families’ and other constituents’ needs.

● Serve as the primary liaison with the Shore Families Association (SFA). Attend all

meetings and provide support to SFA leadership and committees. All parents and

caregivers are automatically members of the SFA.

● Promote increased family engagement with Shore. This includes assisting with and

coordinating initiatives run by family volunteers to benefit the school.

● Apply an equity and inclusion lens in collaboration with the Institutional Advancement

team and other school offices and departments on building relationships and engaging

constituents.

● Build and sustain authentic, non-transactional relationships with all constituencies in

order to strengthen their engagement with Shore.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

We seek a person of high integrity and a creative and energetic professional who will thrive in a

collaborative environment. They must be able to:

– Demonstrate the ability to effectively interface with all constituents in the school

community including families, students, employees, board members, alumni, and others.

– Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills (in person, phone, virtual), displaying

empathy, humility, and confidence when managing volunteers and interacting with

constituents.

– Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of equity, inclusion, justice, and community

building.

– Demonstrate skill in diplomacy, tact, maturity, discretion and the ability to maintain

confidentiality.

– Demonstrate meticulous organizational, project, and time management skills.

– Navigate multiple communication technologies and channels.

– Work independently and manage their own workflow and tasks, as well as collaborate

effectively.

– Meet deadlines and provide timely response to requests in a fast-paced environment.

– Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

A successful candidate will be able to effectively articulate the school’s mission and equity and

inclusion commitment to constituents. Flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend events is

required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree and at least two to four years of job related experience in family engagement,

equity and inclusion programming, and/or teaching and leading in a school or nonprofit setting.

Demonstrated success engaging, managing and motivating volunteers, staff, and/or other

constituents.

COMPENSATION

Salary and benefits commensurate with the job function and prior experience.

TO APPLY

To apply please use PDF format to send the following to opportunities@shoreschool.org:

– A resumé

– A cover letter describing how you meet the above criteria. Cover letters should be

addressed to Andrew Lee, Director of Instruction and Inclusion.

Candidates of all backgrounds and lived experiences, including candidates of color, members of

the LGBTQ+ community, and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

E.O.E.

Shore Country Day School

Beverly, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender