BRICK Education Network

Family and Community Engagement Specialist

3+ months agoBuffalo, NY
The BRICK Education Network’s (BEN) mission is to relentlessly knock down all barriers to students’ academic success. Our innovative model aligns an individualized excellent education with the necessary family supports to make sure each and every child can succeed. It’s our vision that each and every child will have an unimpeded path to unlocking their limitless potential.   
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BRICK currently has schools in Newark, the South Bronx, and Buffalo. 
Buffalo is the beacon of Western New York State and is the largest city in the state outside of New York City. BRICK Buffalo Academy will build innovators from kindergarten through eighth grade who will be college ready and able to solve the world’s next set of challenges.

Joining the BRICK Education Network is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting entrepreneurial organization. BEN’s unique approach to transforming public education puts successful students and world-class schools at the center of vibrant communities. Powered by diverse leaders and a commitment to fighting the status quo, the BRICK Education Network is building resilient, intelligent, creative kids by equipping them with a high-quality, nurturing education and thriving, engaged families to support their success from cradle to career. 

BRICK Buffalo Academy is seeking a Family and Community Engagement Specialist (FACE) to empower families and other community stakeholders with information and resources necessary to ensure that students are college, career, and life ready. The FACE will lead the following functions at their designated campus: student recruitment, family engagement and advocacy.

Essential Functions

  • Achieve 100% campus enrollment by October 1st of the school year
  • Execute BEN marketing, branding and recruitment strategy at designated campus
  • Attends blitz days, community and church events, neighborhood outreach, and informational fairs to inform eligible families and promote BEN schools
  • Lead student recruitment presentations to daycares, community centers, and other potential candidates
  • Coordinate Information sessions and Open houses
  • Execute family on-boarding plan ensuring new students register and returning students are verified by Newark Enrollment deadline at designated campus
  • Assists in the development of network-wide community and family engagement strategy
  • Execute BEN engagement strategy in designated school
  • Create a welcoming school environment for families and students
  • Conduct outreach to engage parents in their children’s education
  • Facilitate meetings, workshops, and discussions with parents and community partners
  • Strengthen parent involvement in the school and community
  • Develops strong relationships with community partners for the enhancement of student and parent experience
  • Execute BEN advocacy strategy at designated school
  • Identify key parents to participate in a network-wide parent advocacy group
  • Coordinate parent advocacy workshops and trainings at designated campus


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work comfortably with parents, school staff, and community leaders
  • Ability to effectively present information in an engaging way to a variety of families/groups.
  • Effective program development and project management skills.
  • Ability to work some late nights and weekends.
  • An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them.
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Competent and able to plan and coordinate a variety of operational activities

Salary and Employment Period

  • Salary Range:  Based Upon Experience / Performance Contract              
  • Employment Period: Twelve Months
  • Retirement and Health Benefits are included with full-time employment

BRICK Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
Client-provided location(s): Buffalo, NY, USA
Job ID: 83a301ea-2a43-43e6-bdd1-49e8bcc9bfdf