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Lighthouse Academies

Family Coordinator

Indianapolis, IN

The Family Coordinator works to create and enhance a culture of achievement and respect where high expectations and results are the norm. The Family Coordinator's actions must always be aligned with our mission, vision, and core values. The essential functions for the Family Coordinator's are as follows:


  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians remaining sensitive to different families' cultures, values and needs and help school staff do the same.
  • Communicate with parents about high academic and behavioral expectations for students, as well as the school's policies and programs.
  • Assist the school with achieving high student attendance (attendance data tracking, parent phone calls, home visits, working with attendance/truancy officers).
  • Initiate and maintain timely communication with all parents/guardians (notes home, phone calls, in-person meetings) concerning school events and opportunities.
  • Organize parent workshops that support the school's vision, mission and goals.
  • Develop and manage programs that increase parent involvement in their child's education program, including the development and maintenance of a parent resource center.
  • Work with the school leadership and staff to create a wide variety of parent volunteer opportunities; coordinate all aspects of the parent volunteer program.
  • Serve as the school's liaison with homeless families ensuring homeless children are receiving necessary education and related services.
  • Convey parent/guardian concerns to the school administration and staff.
  • Update and maintain school's webpage on a regular basis including the calendar and newsletters.
  • Complete any related clerical/administrative support duties as required by the principal and LHA regional staff, including state, district and network reports.

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  • Serve as a liaison with the community to identify and recruit students; actively market the school in the community through flyer distribution, oral presentations, home visits.
  • Manage and track recruitment activities with student marketing work plan.
  • Work collaboratively with families and community members to bring in volunteers and additional resources that support the school's goals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with outside agencies and community-based organizations to further the mission of the school; execute outreach programs.

  • Collaborate with colleagues (school-wide meetings, office manager calls, professional development days) to continuously improve personal practice and to support the achievement of the overall goals and mission of the school and the network.
  • Access meaningful learning experiences (professional development opportunities, ideas from colleagues and supervisors) and exercise judgment in accepting findings as valid for application in practice and improvement.
  • Reflect critically upon experience and practice; identify areas for further professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to professional growth and school/network level goals; access meaningful learning experiences; listen thoughtfully to other viewpoints and responds constructively to suggestions and criticisms.
  • Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally and thoroughly.

Education & Experience:
  • Experience with community outreach and organization, in immediate and surrounding community preferred
  • Two to three years administrative experience in a school environment or teaching experience in a school environment
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree preferred, with coursework in relevant areas

Core Competencies:
  • Mission Focused
  • Driven towards Excellence
  • Influential
  • Relationship Builder
  • Organized & Planned
  • Constant Learner

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Effective interpersonal skills to provide high quality customer service
  • Excellent organization skills; demonstrated decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to school's student population
  • Engaging and informative presentation style
  • Working knowledge of school administrative systems and student information systems
  • Data managements tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Client-provided location(s): Indianapolis, IN, USA
Job ID: Lighthouse-586939
Employment Type: Other