Parent Engagement Person

Reports to: 
Program Coordinator
Position Hours: 
Full Time
Expected Schedule: 
Full-Time Weekdays, includes some flexible weekend and evening hours
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Functional Definition: 

Family Foundations Early Head Start (FF) within Community Human Services (CHS) is looking for a Parent Engagement Person (PEP) to build relationships with children and families in low-income neighborhoods within the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. The Parent Engagement Person recruits and maintains enrollment and a waiting list for all sites. The Parent Engagement Person collaborates and builds relationships with community agencies in recruiting families. The ideal candidate will have experience recruiting and will demonstrate a positive role in connecting with families in the community. Full time employment benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Generous PTO and Holidays. Life insurance/STD/LTD, and 401(k).

Responsibilities and Duties: 
  1. Recruiting families for all sites to ensure full enrollment and waiting list
  2. Collaborating with site team to design and implement strategies to support compliance with EHS performance standards.
  3. Support efforts/incentives that promote community collaboration
  4. Collaborate with agencies in recruiting families
  5. Support parents in activities and engagement in all aspects of the entire program
  6. Prepare and make arrangements for parent meetings and policy council meetings
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Associates Degree in human service or related field and 3 years’ experience recruiting, enrolling, and working with families and communities.
  • Must possess ability to express sensitivity and respect to families while maintaining personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple job responsibilities efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Agency approval of Act 33 and 34 Criminal Clearance, FBI and Megan’s Law reports