Post Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

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Job Title: Family & Community Liaison - (2024-2025) Franklin Middle, Spanish  and Requisition ID number: 101394

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Franklin Middle (10000030) 

Site:  Franklin (0306) 

FTE .8FTE; 32hours/week; 41 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  ESP(28) 

Functional Area:  Paraprofessional 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Bilingual Spanish



Under general supervision, acts as a liaison between the schools, families, and communities; coordinates volunteer and family programs.




  • Coordinates and maintains resource and volunteer programs for families and community members as an integral part of the school program.
  • Provides recruitment, orientation, training, placement, supervision, support and evaluation of volunteers at the school site.
  • Provides potential connection to resources for families as needed, including being a linkage between the school and neighborhood services, civic services, senior citizen groups, church groups, day care centers, and businesses.
  • Assists in promoting the school or program by providing information to parents, visitors, and volunteers.
  • Assists the administration and school leadership council in coordinating and maintaining communication with families and the community, including preparing documents, reports, and written materials.
  • Communicates with families on a regular basis to establish a positive relationship with the school staff and culture.
  • Assists with involvement of families to attend school functions, including conferences and Parent Academy (CPEO).
  • Works with small groups of families to address specific needs.
  • Supports families to visit school during the day; assists with transportation needs, one-on-one supports, and encouraging positive family/staff relationships



High School Diploma or equivalent


2 years of academic support experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. Family and Community Liaison


Knowledge of:

· Methods and techniques for working with students and families.

· Principles and practices of conflict resolution and negotiation strategies.

· Principles of record keeping and records management.

· Specialized MPS and state agency software applications and procedures.

· Local community resources and regional community services programs.

· Personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software.


Skill in:

· Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions.

· Working with staff, students and families in a large urban school system that deals with complex student issues and economic and cultural diversity.

· Working effectively with persons of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

· Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

· Perceiving the needs and concerns of others, interacting in a tactful manner, resolving conflicts, mediating disputes, and building personal skills.

· Maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions.

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.

· Effective verbal and written communication.



Valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.



Work is performed in a classroom and a general office environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Jobs in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, long periods of working with computers, and working with children.




Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Franklin Middle (10000030)  | Franklin (0306)  | Paraprofessional

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis