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Parent to Parent Educator - Panhandle, Florida

Reports To:  Parent Programs Manager
FLSA Status:  Part-Time

I. Position Overview
The Parent to Parent Educator is responsible for providing workshops to Military Parents in the communities to which they are assigned as part of a Parent to Parent community-based team as directed by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Supervisor or Parent Initiative Program Manager.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Parent to Parent Educator will serve as a collaborative, responsible and contributing team member of a local community–based team, conducting a number of parent workshops in the community, utilizing and following the MCEC Curriculum, and providing a variation in scheduled time and location to accommodate the participant needs. The number is to be consistent with the minimum determined/assigned by the Client supervising staff.

PARENT TO PARENT Educator EXPECTATIONS

  • The expectation for each Parent to Parent Educator is participation in training 90 parents a month, conducting 9 workshops per month and working a minimum of 40 hours per month. Participation in workshops includes giving the presentation or serving in a support role for the presentation. Individuals are to continue to be involved in planning, development of additional workshop materials, and marketing.
  •  Newly trained team members who join an existing team will attend workshops through the first pay cycle following hire date and will study workshop outlines and materials to gain a comfort level with teaching and answering questions  related to the workshop topic.
  •  All Parent to Parent Educators will participate in team meetings, which will take place a minimum of two times a month.
  • Team members will participate in supervisory conference calls which will take place two to four times per month.
  • Marketing workshop opportunities is a large part of the monthly expectations.  Parent to Parent Educators should be comfortable contacting organizations and individuals who have parent clientele/memberships and would benefit from the programming available.  All members of the team are expected to contribute to the marketing effort on an ongoing basis.
  • Educators will attend MCEC training institutes and workshops and other similar events that are in the local community or other locations as requested by the Parent Initiative Program Manager if it does not conflict with previously scheduled Parent to Parent workshops.

Additional
Performs other duties, as assigned.

III. Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities
This position reports to the Parent to Parent Team Lead who will provide work guidance and assignments, set performance standards and goals, and review/approve work.

IV. Position Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as the Senior Management may find appropriate and acceptable. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A minimum of:

  • Military Parent/Spouse preferred, branch of service immaterial.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University preferred (may be waived based on experience as a trainer)
  • Teaching, training or counseling experience preferred
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and large and small group facilitation in collaborative, interactive institutes.
  • Must have experience in change of duty station transitions, i.e. PCS moves wherein children have had to change schools, etc.

Desired experience/training/knowledge/skills/abilities

  •     Leadership/Management.
  •     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •     Ability to utilize technology in developing presentations, analyzing information, and communicating.
  •     Must have enough technological expertise to work with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This is a remote-worker position.  The employee will not have an office in the local area.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common trade journals, reports, and documents. Ability to effectively and accurately communicate verbally and in writing to community members.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER
Occasional travel as directed.

V. SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, and a Parent to Parent Program Application which can be downloaded hereSubmission of the MCEC Parent to Parent Application is required for further consideration and no interviews will be scheduled until the application is submitted.

Based on the review by the selection committee, a number of qualified candidates will be invited to a telephonic or in-person interview. In addition to providing resumes, references and proof of academic credentials, applicants must also submit to extensive background checks and possible fingerprinting.

VI. SELECTION TIMELINE
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The desired start date is immediate.

VII. CONTACT INFORMATION
More information about this position can be found at http://www.militarychild.org/parents-and-students/programs/parent-to-parent  
Direct questions regarding this position may be sent to Judy.Glennon@MilitaryChild.org