We are seeking an Education Equity Advocate to brainstorm, plan, and manage activities to help the Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN) execute events (including programming) to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.
Formed in 2016, the Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN) is a diverse group of passionate community advocates from the district, charter, parochial, and METCO schools in the city of Boston and gateway cities of Massachusetts working across all sectors to revive educational activism initiated and led by parents. CPLAN’s parent engagement uses a dual-capacity model to address educational inequities and ensure a high quality, whole child educational experience for all learners. CPLAN parent leaders are provided with personal and professional coaching to build the skills needed to successfully engage with schools, policy-makers, and other stakeholders. Together with the power of lived experience, CPLAN parent leaders inform, influence and advocate for practices and policies to improve educational outcomes for today’s most vulnerable students.At the school level, CPLAN parent leaders work with personnel in each sector to equip schools with the skills needed to move away from family involvement which only refers to activities that occur primarily in the home and move toward a model of family engagement true, meaningful educational partnerships that provide every child with a well-rounded, culturally responsive education. At the state level, CPLAN engages policy-makers and DESE officials on systemic change.
CPLAN’s core values include:
- Parents and students are leaders: CPLAN provides opportunities, guidance, and the support that parents and students need to use their voices and power as leaders in their communities.
- Relationships are essential: CPLAN facilitates authentic, powerful, and mutually-beneficial relationships between CPLAN parents and students and state and local education decision-makers. CPLAN members leverage those relationships to advance important education and community issues.
- Empowered voices make change: CPLAN encourages, supports, and empowers parents and students to tell their own stories and speak truth to power to advance a shared, specific set of goals and objectives. CPLAN’s success is dependent upon empowering parents and students to be the voices of change and then working together around a shared agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities:
With the direction of the Director and their direct supervisor, the Education Equity Advocate will support the goals of the organization through community organizing, raising community awareness of inequities in education, and build their capacity on how to advocate for equity. The Education Equity Advocate will develop strong relationships with education stakeholders (families, community leaders, partnered organizations, legislators, and media) to ensure the organization produces meaningful impact and maintains a positive image to increase family engagement and parent leadership in education advocacy.
How to Apply:
HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally specific services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.
HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.
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