Education and Engagement Coordinator

The PEI Home and School Federation (PEIHSF), the umbrella organization representing parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff at English language schools in the province, is seeking an Education and Engagement Coordinator, a part-time, 30 hours per week position responsible for coordinating the federation’s Parent Leadership Grant Program, for spearheading action on the federation’s policy resolutions, and for offering general administrative and operational assistance to the Executive Director.

The PEIHSF is a member-driven volunteer organization rooted in local home and school associations at 53 member schools, from Tignish to Souris. We bring together parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff to promote the total well-being of children and the highest standards of education for each child in the province.

Our Parent Leadership Grant Program offers financial support to local associations to engage on projects that engage parents and guardians in the education of their children and in the life of the school.  The Education and Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for publishing project guidelines, educating local association volunteers about opportunities available, coordinating applications and managing an arm’s length application review process, documenting projects and coordinating payment.

The heart of the PEIHSF policy development process is a yearly consideration of policy resolutions submitted by local associations. These resolutions, which touch on areas of broad provincial concern in education, are the primary tool that PEIHSF uses to shape an influence education policy in the province. The Education and Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that adopted resolutions reach their intended audience, for educating our partners on the substance and intent of the resolutions, and for coordinating the education community toward action on resolutions.

In filling the role of Education and Engagement Coordinator, PEIHSF is looking for a capable communicator skilled in a collaborative approach to problem solving. An understanding of the broad issues in public education, of the mechanisms by which education policy is developed and implemented, and for the role that effective engagement of parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff under the home and school banner can play is vital. The successful candidate will be an effective writer, be comfortable speaking to groups, possess research skills, and will be comfortable with digital technology (word processors, spreadsheets, website content management systems).

The term position runs from September 2015 to June 2016 with the opportunity for renewal if circumstances and funding allow.  Pay is $18/hour, for 30 hours per week, based at the PEIHSF office in Royalty Centre in Charlottetown (next to Charlottetown Rural High School). Occasional work during the evening will be required (speaking to local home and school associations at evening meetings, for example). The position provides no additional employment benefits.

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume by postal mail to:

Att: Hiring Committee
P.O. Box 1012,
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7M4

Applications must be postmarked no later than August 24, 2015.