Bloom Academy Charter School exists to provide a high quality, rigorous, and joyful educational experience to students in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. We are a new and independent school seeking to add deeply mission aligned, smart, hardworking, and emotionally intelligent people to our founding staff. We opened August 2019 with a cohort of kindergarten and first graders, and will now serve scholars in grades K-5 the 23-24 school year.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Bloom Academy we provide a safe, joyful, inclusive, and challenging learning environment for all students. This includes children with special needs. This includes children from low-income households. This includes children who have been historically marginalized. We believe that all children can learn at high levels. We believe that all children are extraordinary. We believe that children can only be as great as the adults in front of them. We believe that excellent teaching requires planning, coaching, constructive feedback and reflection. We believe that teaching is one of the greatest and hardest responsibilities in the world. We treat each other with respect and value the talent each person adds to our organization no matter their position on our organizational chart. We believe families are our greatest assets as we set their children on the path to college. The Founding Family Resources Coordinator will play an integral role in ensuring our scholars and their families are seen, loved, heard, and successful.
We exist to change the narrative about what children from low-income neighborhoods are capable of achieving both academic and personally. We exist to change the narrative about what Black and Brown children are capable of achieving both academically and personally. We are unapologetic about our philosophy. All applicants must share this mindset – no exceptions.
The Bloom Academy Founding Family Resources Liaison
Driven by our mission to ensure every child succeeds, the Founding Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) will work to strengthen the connection between our school and our scholar’s homes. The FRC takes an asset-based approach to building strong relationships with our families and meeting them where they are. The Founding FRC will have the following key responsibilities:
- Actively develops and maintains relationships with families, school staff, and community partners
- Develops a plan to address scholar chronic absenteeism that centers families as partners
- Provides direct intervention for families who are experiencing issues with tardiness, absenteeism, food & housing insecurity, etc.
- Works cross functionally with teachers and administrators to develop plans of support for families experiencing challenges
- Conducts home visits for newly enrolled families to build relationships and acclimate scholars to the Bloom Academy culture
- Develops and oversees a two-way communication plan
- Provide coaching and professional development for Bloom Academy team members focused on best practices to support our scholars during team training camp and throughout the school year.
- Collaborate with the Operations team to plan summer family orientation; and meetings with new scholars and their families throughout the school year.
- Create schoolwide culture goals including but not limited to: parent engagement, scholar attendance, and scholar retention.
- Monitor progress toward schoolwide culture goals and create incentives and celebrations aligned to progress.
- Serves as a role model to scholars. Provide support to all staff in a team-first, mission-oriented environment focused on scholar achievement.
- Coordinate with families to identify, tour, find, and enroll scholars in an appropriate middle school suitable for the family’s and scholar’s needs.
- Engage in bi-weekly progress meetings with the Head of School and Operations team, and weekly check-in meetings with the DESC and school social worker.
- Coordinate individual meetings with newly enrolled families to take place over the summer.
- Coordinate university nights and other family events, such as our Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month programs, small business week, etc.
- Develop relationships and partnerships with local non-profit organizations and community organizations that support our scholars and their families.
- Work with the DESC and school social worker to create and manage a list of organizations that are designed to address the various needs of our families included but not limited to: mental health organizations, food and housing security, job opportunities for families, etc.
- Facilitate making connections between families and local support organizations.
- Assist in truancy meetings with families whose scholars have excessive absences and or tardies and make plans for support.
Disclaimer: This job description provides the general nature and level of work to be performed by individuals hired for this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Bloom Academy Charter School reserves the right to change any or all content of this job description based on the school’s needs. If applicable, the incumbent will be notified of any changes before they take effect.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Deep alignment with the school's mission and core values.
- Experience in an urban school setting, preferred.
- A staunch belief that all scholars regardless of race or socio-economic status can achieve at high levels and be positive contributors to their communities is required.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with all school stakeholders.
- Can-do, team first, “glass half full” attitude. Innovative, thoughtful, question-asking intellect. Always looking for ways to do things better, faster, in a more user-friendly fashion. Eager to contribute to an intellectual environment in which the best idea always wins.
- Must be available some nights.
- Knowledge of office equipment and services including computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, phones, and software.
- Open and receptive to feedback about performance and self-reflective about ways to improve.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and social media platforms (Instagram, ClassDojo & Facebook).
Bloom as you are.
Bloom Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all adults and children who enter our doors.