The Grove Park Foundation is seeking a motivated individual for a Community Liaison position to interface with caregivers/parents, students, residents, and community partners in the Grove Park neighborhood and the Woodson Park Academy school attendance zone.
The Community Liaison will work closely with all partners of Woodson Park Academy: Atlanta Public Schools (APS), YMCA of Metro Atlanta (YMCA) and KIPP Metro Atlanta (KIPP). In addition to these partners, the Liaison will engage the joint communications committee of the Woodson Park Academy campus project, Grove Park neighborhood and community leadership, caregivers/parents of school age children in the Grove Park neighborhood, and community services partner organizations.
The Community Liaison is a part-time position (30 hours/week). The position will primarily work in the context of the foundation’s community organizing model to share information and promote a relational culture that engages all community members around the Woodson Park Academy campus project, and the opportunity and change that it promises.
The Community Liaison will:
Work with all partners of the Woodson Park Academy campus project to develop and coordinate community engagement and communication.
Build and support relationships with community stakeholders to support equitable community revitalization including around awareness of and access to supportive services for:
Support the foundation’s work with KIPP, APS, YMCA and other partners to be the catalyst for creating and/or promoting a variety of entry points for parents and children to Woodson Park Academy
Complete successful community engagement around the 2 key deadlines of:
August 2019: KIPP begins in Woodson Park Academy as the contract operator of the school
Fall 2020: Opening of the new Woodson Park Academy campus in Grove Park
A successful candidate will demonstrate:
Effective relationship building skills with caregivers/parents, community stakeholders, school leadership, and community partners experience
Strong communication skills with individuals of various educational levels