Post Date:  May 11, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Family and Community Liaison - Non Public Staff  and Requisition ID number: 100904

Close Date: Open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Non-Public Staff (10001050) 

Site:  Citywide School Support (0002) 

FTE .80 FTE; 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.




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



  • Provides potential connection to resources for families as needed, including being a linkage between the school and community resources such as childcare, education, employment, housing and other family needs.
  • Provides potential connections, in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, for families to mental, dental and medical health services and as a MNSure Navigator to assist families in applying for appropriate health coverage programs
  • Works with individual and small groups of families to address specific needs.
  • Coordinates and maintains resource and volunteer programs for families and community members.
  • Supports recruitment, support and evaluation of community resource partners at the school site.
  • Assists in promoting the school and/or program by providing information to parents, visitors, and volunteers.
  • 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).
  • Supports families to visit school during the day; one-on-one supports, and encouraging positive family/staff relationships




Education, Training and Experience Guidelines High School Diploma or equivalent; AND two (2) years of academics support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. 


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.
  • 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.




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: | 12:01 AM On | Non-Public Staff (10001050) | Citywide School Support (0002) | Paraprofessional 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis