The Applicant MUST reside within Colorado Springs military community.
The Military Parent Advocate Coordinator is responsible for providing workshops to Military Parents in the Colorado Springs military community and surrounding communities to which they are assigned as part of a Parent Support Community-based MPAC, directed by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Support Supervisors.
The Military Parent Advocate Coordinator will be selected by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Support Supervisors, and Director of Human Resources. This position is located in the Colorado Springs military community.
The Military Parent Advocate Coordinator will:
Develop and Lead parent workshops in the community.
Communicate and market available district, school, and community resources, installation programs, and events to families. Work to connect the military-connected students and parents with the community (military and civilian) through programs and services.
Coordinate with and work to enhance the services provided by the installation School Liaison Officer and/or other child and youth programs.
Stay abreast of, support, and promote the MCEC and installation children and youth programs by disseminating the information to parents.
Support a positive relationship between school district and military community.
Follow all procedures, policies in the agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the school district or military installation and the MCEC.
Workshop presentations may be in-person or virtual and include marketing available workshops to organizations that have a significant military member base. MPACs target organizations include (but are not limited to) schools (both on and off the military installation), Libraries, Boys and Girls Clubs, etc. PPEs will focus on school-aged content, i.e. K-12+ and should limit early child-focused workshops to MCEC Tell Me A Story family literacy events.
All MPACs will participate in supervisory conference calls a minimum of one time per month.
Marketing is a significant component of the PPE duties and thorough discussion and review of individual marketing efforts will be addressed regularly to aid in outreach and connections with local organizations.
MPACs will follow established monthly reporting guidelines and requirements for reports and data collection.
MPACs will work synchronously with other MCEC staff in the local community, coordinating joint activities, sharing connections and brainstorming ideas to resolve challenges for military-connected children in the local area.
MPACs will participate in MCEC Professional Development Institutes and other similar events that are in the local community. There MAY be opportunities to travel outside their local geographical area to attend or support MCEC events.
The MCEC Parent Programs Supervisors may ask MPACs to attend or support events as MCEC representatives.
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must be committed to the core values of the MCEC mission.
Education and Experience
Must be a Military Parent/Spouse, branch of service immaterial.
Bachelors Degree from an accredited College or University (may be waived based on experience as an Educator).
Teaching, training or counseling experience is preferred.
Must have personal transition experience between military duty stations involving changing schools for minor children.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to utilize technology in developing presentations, analyzing information,
Must be comfortable with public speaking and large and small group facilitation in collaborative, interactive institutes.
Must have enough technological expertise to work with PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Publisher.
Our selection process will be conducted in phases.
Phase One: Submission of cover letter and resume
Phase Two: Qualified candidates may be invited to submit further documentation prior to the telephone interview process. These individuals will also be expected to submit the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references.
Phase Three: Based on the telephonic interview results, a select number of candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview with the MCEC selection team.
In addition to providing resumes, references and proof of academic credentials, applicants must also submit to extensive background checks and possible fingerprinting.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The desired start date is immediate.
Letters of interest, applications, resumes, and questionnaire answers will be held in the strictest confidence. Please email your application packet to Parent Support Supervisors at Parents@MilitaryChild.org.