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Karen Family Liaison - Full Time - Community School of Excellence

Posted on 2024-06-11 7:58:22 AM

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Karenni Karen Family Liaison ________________________________ Grade Level PreK-12 School Year 2024-2025 Time Full-Time Duration 12 Month Type Exempt Other Non-Union Eligible Reports To Chief Operations Officer Salary Discuss On Employment ________________________________ Organizational Description Community School of Excellence (CSE) is a Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade Hmong Language and Culture Charter school that is a family. Our schools offer an environment where students feel safe, welcomed, and cared for while learning and preparing for their future. We believe in academic success for all students. We are a PBIS school that focuses on positivity. We continuously learn about and celebrate each other&#8217;s cultures, languages, and achievements while providing a world-class education through a safe and innovative environment that fosters inquiring, critical thinking, knowledgeable, and compassionate students who embrace the Hmong culture and celebrate intercultural understanding and respect. Culture of Learning CSE believes that every scholar has the right to learn, be engaged, and grow in a healthy school environment. We embrace every scholar&#8217;s strengths and explore ways to strengthen our relationships with our scholars and their families. CSE is committed to building collaborative leadership and effective capacity between and among staff, parents, and scholars. All CSE employees must share, understand, and implement a culture of learning at all levels of the organization. Our consistent focus on a culture of learning is paramount to the growth and success of our students. CSE seeks individuals who will optimistically and confidently abide by this culture of learning. The core values that drive this new culture of learning are: 1. Aiming for High Academic Achievement 2. Embracing Cultural Pride and Identity 3. Modeling the Excellent Way of respect, responsibility, and reflection. 4. Implementing Data Driven Decisions 5. Having High Expectations 6. Creating a safe Social-Emotional Learning Environment Job Summary The Karenni Family Liaison will serve as a resource to the school and community in Karenni/Karen language and culture. This position will be responsible for ensuring effective communication between the Karenni/Karen community, students, parents and CSE staff. This position will also support the Family and Community Engagement Manager in creating and implementing outreach and recruitment efforts for CSE. This position will report directly to the Chief Operations Director. Responsibilities Communication and Outreach (50%) * Serve as a liaison between the school and the Karenni/Karen parents/families. * Build relationships with the Karenni/Karen parent community through ongoing personal contact * Communicate details regarding CSE meetings, school events and emergencies. * Contact parents to encourage parental involvement and maintain records of parent participation in school events. * Coordinate transportation for students and parents for meetings, school events or as needed. * Attend and assist with school and community events as needed. * Work with prospective parents to enroll new students. * Assist in recruiting Karenni/Karen speaking event staff or as needed. * Support new students and high school students as needed. * Assist and/or refer families to relevant agencies with social services to assist families and students. * Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor Academic (25%) * Observe and evaluate Karenni/Karen student&#8217;s to determine student progress and/or to make suggestions for improvement. * Provide feedback to Karenni/Karen parents on a student&#8217;s progress at conferences and other meetings * Participates in home visits to students as needed. * Provide Academic support for students as needed * Provide feedback and suggestions to teachers regarding students&#8217; learning when needed. Administrative (25%) * Interpret and translate for parents and CSE staff. * Answers routine telephone inquiries regarding department programs and procedures. * Maintain student records as needed. * Respond to general inquiries and requests from Karenni/ Karen speaking families Position Specifications Skills, Knowledge and Abilities * Bilingual in English, and Karen or Karenni preferred * Experience and aptitude working with young children * High level of patience and ability to calmly and clearly redirect and guide young children * Demonstrated multi-cultural experience and ability to communicate with limited-English speakers * Demonstrates superior judgment in all aspects of work. * Ability to meet deadlines and hold oneself accountable to meeting deadlines. * Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while also being a strong team player. * Familiarity and comfort with electronic forms of communication, including ready access and responsiveness to e-mail correspondence. Qualifications * AA degree; preferred BA degree * Minimum of 2 year experience, especially with office administration work * Ability to multi-task and handle high volume of interruptions * Ability to speak conversational Karenni, preferably read and write in Karenni * Must have a valid driver&#8217;s license and at least three years of driving experience with a clean driving record. * Knowledge of Karenni/Karen culture and issues facing Southeast Asian communities, especially Karenni/Karen families. Commitment to building the strengths of immigrant/refugee families. -- Community School of Excellence School District #4181, 270 Larpenteur Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55113 Please submit the following: 1. Letter of interest 2. Current Resume 3. 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Karenni Karen Family Liaison


Grade Level


PreK-12

School Year


2024-2025

Time


Full-Time

Duration


12 Month

Type


Exempt

Other


Non-Union Eligible

Reports To


Chief Operations Officer

Salary


Discuss On Employment



Organizational Description

Community School of Excellence (CSE) is a Pre-Kindergarten to 12th  grade Hmong Language and Culture Charter school that is a family. Our schools offer an environment where students feel safe, welcomed, and cared for while learning and preparing for their future. We believe in academic success for all students. We are a PBIS school that focuses on positivity. We continuously learn about and celebrate each other’s cultures, languages, and achievements while providing a world-class education through a safe and innovative environment that fosters inquiring, critical thinking, knowledgeable, and compassionate students who embrace the Hmong culture and celebrate intercultural understanding and respect.


Culture of Learning

CSE believes that every scholar has the right to learn, be engaged, and grow in a healthy school environment. We embrace every scholar’s strengths and explore ways to strengthen our relationships with our scholars and their families. CSE is committed to building collaborative leadership and effective capacity between and among staff, parents, and scholars. All CSE employees must share, understand, and implement a culture of learning at all levels of the organization. Our consistent focus on a culture of learning is paramount to the growth and success of our students. CSE seeks individuals who will optimistically and confidently abide by this culture of learning. 


The core values that drive this new culture of learning are:

  1. Aiming for High Academic Achievement

  2. Embracing Cultural Pride and Identity

  3. Modeling the Excellent Way of respect, responsibility, and reflection. 

  4. Implementing Data Driven Decisions

  5. Having High Expectations

  6. Creating a safe Social-Emotional Learning Environment



Job Summary

The Karenni Family Liaison will serve as a resource to the school and community in Karenni/Karen language and culture.  This position will be responsible for ensuring effective communication between the Karenni/Karen community, students, parents and CSE staff.  This position will also support the Family and Community Engagement Manager in creating and implementing outreach and recruitment efforts for CSE.  This position will report directly to the Chief Operations Director.


Responsibilities

Communication and Outreach (50%)

  • Serve as a liaison between the school and the Karenni/Karen parents/families.

  • Build relationships with the Karenni/Karen parent community through ongoing personal contact

  • Communicate details regarding CSE meetings, school events and emergencies.

  • Contact parents to encourage parental involvement and maintain records of parent participation in school events.

  • Coordinate transportation for students and parents for meetings, school events or as needed.

  • Attend and assist with school and community events as needed.

  • Work with prospective parents to enroll new students.

  • Assist in recruiting Karenni/Karen speaking event staff or as needed.

  • Support new students and high school students as needed.

  • Assist and/or refer families to relevant agencies with social services to assist families and students.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


Academic (25%)

  • Observe and evaluate Karenni/Karen student’s to determine student progress and/or to make suggestions for improvement.

  • Provide feedback to Karenni/Karen parents on a student’s progress at conferences and other meetings

  • Participates in home visits to students as needed.

  • Provide Academic support for students as needed

  • Provide feedback and suggestions to teachers regarding students’ learning when needed.


Administrative (25%)

  • Interpret and translate for parents and CSE staff.

  • Answers routine telephone inquiries regarding department programs and procedures.

  • Maintain student records as needed.

  • Respond to general inquiries and requests from Karenni/ Karen  speaking families



Position Specifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Bilingual in English, and Karen or Karenni preferred

  • Experience and aptitude working with young children

  • High level of patience and ability to calmly and clearly redirect and guide young children

  • Demonstrated multi-cultural experience and ability to communicate with limited-English speakers

  • Demonstrates superior judgment in all aspects of work.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and hold oneself accountable to meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while also being a strong team player.

  • Familiarity and comfort with electronic forms of communication, including ready access and responsiveness to e-mail correspondence.


Qualifications

  • AA degree; preferred BA degree

  • Minimum of 2 year experience, especially with office administration work

  • Ability to multi-task and handle high volume of interruptions

  • Ability to speak conversational Karenni, preferably read and write in Karenni

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and at least three years of driving experience with a clean driving record.

  • Knowledge of Karenni/Karen culture and issues facing Southeast Asian communities, especially Karenni/Karen families. Commitment to building the strengths of immigrant/refugee families.


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Community School of Excellence School

District #4181, 270 Larpenteur Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55113


Please submit the following:

1. Letter of interest 

2. Current Resume

3. Completed CSE Application  

    www.csemn.org/employment