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FHI360 Family Engagement Specialist in Salem, Oregon

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position Family Engagement Specialist.

Project Description:

The Office of Head Start Region XI Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) network provides local grantees with high-quality, sustained, and intensive training and technical assistance. T/TA is provided to individual grantees, to clusters of grantees with similar interests, and at state and regional events. Region XI includes American Indian/Alaska Native grantees in 26 states across the country.

Position Description:

The Family Engagement Specialist will provide technical assistance related to the selection and implementation of an age, developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate strategies for support and engagement of families and parents inclusive of the requirements of the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, the Head Start Program Performance Standards and other regulations across the birth to five spectrum.


  • Serve as a liaison between the OHS and the National Center responsible for parent, family and community engagement.

  • Provide subject matter expertise, strategies, and resources to Regional Office and TTA staff on comprehensive parent, family, and community engagement, including strategies for engaging families.

  • Serve as a member of a national peer group of Family Engagement Specialist from each of the twelve regions.

  • Develop and implement strategies for connecting with grantee PFCE managers and/or coordinator in the Region.

  • Aggregate, analyze, and disseminate regional and grantee data from existing government systems to identify emerging trends impacting Head Start grantees.

  • Develop and provide presentations and training on topics related to family engagement.

  • Provide training to groups of grantees at regional and state events, as directed by the Regional Office.

  • Provide direct service to individual grantees, at the direct of the Regional Office.

  • Support emerging OHS initiatives and priorities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited universities in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or any other related field.

  • Typically requires a minimum of 3+ years of experience providing training and technical assistance to management teams and program staff related to parent, family and community engagement.

  • Experience working within programs and services for families with children birth to five.

  • Experience analyzing data and helping programs make data driven decisions related to providing services to families with young children

  • Experience facilitating group discussion and presenting to range of audiences

  • Experience working with diverse children, families, staff and communities and training and facilitating groups of learners

  • Experience communicating, both orally and in writing, to various audiences.

  • Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations a plus.

  • Birth to five experience is required

  • Must have experience and/or expertise in working with diverse populations and issues (e.g. homeless, foster care, substance abuse, mental health, challenging behaviors, domestic violence, dual language learners)

  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  • Position will require at least 50% of travel.

  • Offer will be contingent on award of proposal and approval of funder.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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