The Parent Leadership Training Institute enables parents to become leading advocates for children. Parents' opinions are often unheard. They lack advocacy skills, but not the motivation or will to change their children's lives. The PLTI teaches parents, whom wish to improve the lifelong health, safety, and learning of children, how to become practiced change agents for the next generation.

Parents defined the curriculum and participate in its evaluation and outcomes. Each class of parents mentors the next class, creating a cascade of community caring and developing a coalition of parent leaders.

The Parent Leadership Training Institute strives to:

  • Help parent become the leaders they would like to be for children;

  • Expand the capacity of parents as change agents for children;

  • Facilitate parents’ learning of the tenets of democracy and their rights and responsibilities to utilize the civic process optimally;

  • Develop communities of parents that will support one another in both their skills development and successful parent action for children;

  • Develop communities of parents within child-focused institutions such as early care and education, schools, and Title V programs;

  • Facilitate parents' capacity to offer input into community efforts on the school, neighborhood, regional and state level;

  • Facilitate systems change for parental involvement with increased utilization of parents in policy and process decisions.

PLTI Responsibilities

  • Deliver a 20 session curriculum

  • Attend an informational session about the PLTI  

  • Participate in weekly conference call with local organizer and national PLTI team

  • Participate in an all-day or 2 half day weekend retreat.

  • Participate in a mandatory 4 day all-expense paid training (Thursday July 20th – Sunday July 23rd) in Denver Colorado.

  • Provide outreach and support to maximize parent’s participation in all PLTI sessions, retreats, graduation and celebrations.

  • Identify emerging needs, issues and trends among low-and moderate-income Chelsea residents that will impact

Required Qualifications

  • Experienced and trained facilitator.

  • Strong facilitation and Conflict resolution skills

  • Genuine enthusiasm for meeting, motivating, and involving people in community activities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Skillful organizer with demonstrated problem-solving initiative

  • Strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to social justice

  • Demonstrated aptitude and interest in relationship building, outreach/organizing, neighborhood planning, and community development

  • Responsible, self-motivated, and able to carry out and prioritize multiple ongoing projects

  • Computer skills required (MS Office products proficiency helpful)

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Recommended Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual English-Spanish (both written and spoken)

  • College graduate or equivalent experience in community outreach/organizing

  • At least 2-3 years of work in community outreach, engagement, or organizing.

  • Experience with Chelsea’s culture.

Please note that this position will be a short-term, temporary, part-time grant funded contractual consulting position running from July 2017 to December 2019, and does not include benefits.

To apply, please fill out the form below

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