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FACET Project Director

Family and Community Engagement Team (FACET)

Mission: The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Position Summary: Manages the day to day operations and oversight of all FACET project activities to ensure completion of project goals, objectives and activities that include; project leadership, financial and administrative oversight, marketing and outreach, technical assistance and training with Federation staff to ensure high quality service and the achievement of all project goals. S/He will report to the Federation’s Executive Director.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the FACET project. Assist in the maintenance of FACET website, implement project goals, work plans, as well as, develop all required programmatic and annual reports, or other reports or documentation, as requested.
  • Build relationships and serve as primary liaison with funders, key groups and collaborative agencies to encourage public awareness of the work of FACET and issues affecting families of children with disabilities.
  • Oversee financial aspects of the project. Work with Director of Finance on project budget, oversees project expenditures, approve expense requests, monitor budget activity and report discrepancies to the Director of Finance.
  • Promote FACET and its services through a variety of public awareness activities, including; contact with media outlets, represent FACET at meetings, conferences, school open houses or other events.
  • Create partnership agreements for the provision of technical assistance and support to help school districts implement family engagement policies and activities; collaborate with staff and other partners to provide agreed upon technical assistance and complete required documentation of TA activities to school districts. Work with staff to develop marketing materials to promote FACET services to public schools.
  • Conduct outreach, technical assistance and resources to early childhood programs in Massachusetts and to families, parent leaders and community organizations with a focus on racially and ethnically diverse families. Collaborate with other organizations, agencies and networks in Massachusetts around serving young children and their families.
  • Provide workshops for families of young children around parental involvement-related topic and, in collaboration with Director of Professional Development, may provide training and professional development activities.
  • Ensure FACET program is knowledgeable of and complies with all applicable state and federal educational laws and regulations or programs and policies that affect students, families, educators, schools, early childhood programs and districts.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s preferred.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience providing presentations and trainings to adults, as well as, working with families, early childhood programs and schools on parental involvement and family engagement activities.
  • Knowledge of state and federal educational laws and regulations, programs and policies that affect students, families, educators, schools, early childhood programs and districts.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, as well as, strong interpersonal skills is required. Ability to; facilitate group interactions, meet designated deadlines and, work independently or as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other office computer skills, including use of email and internet.
  • Bilingual skills are desirable (Spanish, Haitian Creole or languages of other populations served)
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license, dependable transportation and be able to travel throughout the state, as required.
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Human Resources by email to hr@fcsn.org or by mail to Federation for Children with Special Needs, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129.

Please Note: This position is part-time, 25 hours per week and is eligible for employee benefits, as determined by FCSN policies.

The Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) embraces the diversity of our staff and is committed to increasing the diversity of our organization. As an EEO employer, FCSN is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status or designation. Also, we welcome parents of children with special needs or those with a disability to apply!