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Director of Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC)

The Director of Statewide Family Engagement Center manages the day to day operations and oversight of all SFEC project activities to ensure completion of project goals, objectives and activities. Interacts and supports communication and collaboration with SFEC partners. Provides project leadership, financial and administrative oversight, technical assistance and training to staff to ensure high quality service and the achievement of all project goals. S/He will report to the Executive Director.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the SFEC project. Implement SFEC project goals, objectives and activities related to organizational responsibilities.
  • Compile and submit all required SFEC programmatic and annual reports, as well as, any other report or documentation, as requested. Review and analyze data to ensure goals are being met.
  • Build relationships and serve as primary liaison with funders, SFEC partners, key groups and collaborative agencies.
  • Oversee the work of the SFEC partners, the project evaluators, and participating schools to ensure that goals and objectives are being met.
  • Oversee financial aspects of the project. Work with Executive Director and Director of Finance on project budget, oversee project expenditures, approve expense requests, monitor budget activity and report discrepancies to the Director of Finance.
  • Promote SFEC and its services through a variety of public awareness activities, including: contact with media outlets; represent SFEC at meetings, conferences or other events.
  • Provide general oversight and quality control of all SFEC training to ensure high quality training and support to SFEC staff.
  • In collaboration with family and community engagement staff, coordinate trainings for families, professional development and webinars related to family engagement.
  • Recruit, hire and supervise SFEC staff; coordinate professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Ensure that staff working with SFEC is knowledgeable of and complies with all applicable state and federal educational laws and regulations.
  • Maintain regular communication with US Department of Education program contact.
  • Serve on organizational leadership team.
  • Provide training and support to other staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree required.
  • A minimum of five years successful programmatic and management experience.
  • Experience in administration of federal and state funded projects/programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of family engagement practices; extensive experience working with families, including diverse families.
  • 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 are 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.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and be able to travel throughout the state, as required.

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

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!

Please Note: This is a full-time or part-time 30 hour per week position that is eligible for employee benefits, as determined by organizational policies.