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The Partnership is hiring!

posted May 11, 2015, 3:24 AM by Ashley Mark   [ updated May 11, 2015, 3:31 AM ]
Parent and Community Coordinator

The Gill Montague Community School Partnership (Partnership) Parent and Community Coordinator (PCC) will support The Partnership to achieve its mission including the goals and objectives of the Drug Free Communities Support grant. The PCC is responsible for supporting on-going capacity building efforts including expanding infrastructure and funding that will support growth and sustainability into the future. The Parent and Community Coordinator also coordinates activities and efforts to engage parents in the Partnership’s mission.  The PCC works with the Communication Specialist to insure efficient and effective information sharing between and among Partners, parents and the Executive Council. In collaboration with other Partnership staff and coalition Partners, the PCC is responsible for carrying out, monitoring and evaluating the annual Strategic Action Plan.  Accountable to Executive Council.


●      Play key role in coordinating, augmenting and evaluating strategies to increase community collaboration
●      Build and maintain Executive Council (EC) capacity.
●      In collaboration with Project Director, advise Communication Specialist on creating and implementing annual communication plan, updating, disseminating and evaluating Partnership messages, outreach and PR materials.
●      Establish and foster relationships with key sector leaders and community members to enhance Partnership capacity (including engaging under-represented sectors and populations), and to support the goals of the Strategic Action Plan.
●      In collaboration with Project Director, plan, prepare, facilitate and follow-up on monthly   EC and bi-monthly Partnership meetings including capturing and disseminating minutes
●      Research funding and fundraising opportunities. Primary responsibility for grant writing and fundraising efforts.
●      Insure evaluation and tracking of Strategic Action Plan, especially the Parent an Community pieces of the plan.
●       Create annual report in collaboration with the Project Director, other Partnership staff and EC.
●      Lead Parent Workgroup.  Recruit members, conduct focus groups on local parents’ needs and attitudes toward risky behaviors.  Create collaborative action plan, coordinate implementation, track and report challenges and progress.
●      In collaboration with other staff, meet reporting requirements for funders, local, state and federal agencies.
●      Play a key role in organizing coalition-wide community building and prevention events in collaboration with other Partnership staff, parents and coalition partners.
●      Keep EC, staff members and parents aware of emerging issues, activities, opportunities, information and challenges relevant to Partnership goals.
●      Provide some staff or volunteer supervision as appropriate.

BA in relevant field.  Demonstrated administrative, organizing, collaboration and managerial and  skills.   Excellent written and speaking skills. Documented facilitation and grant-writing experience. Conflict resolution experience strongly preferred.  Organized, flexible, able to work well with diverse populations including parents, community collaborators and funders. Experience in strategic planning, working in coalitions, event planning helpful. Bi-lingual a plus.

Position requires computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office. Sitting at a desk, talking on the phone, leading large groups, some car, plane or train travel required including annual trip to Washington DC. Some evening hours.

$22 - $25/hr.   22-25 hrs. /week    46 weeks per year. Benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Kara McLaughlin
e-mail to (preferred)
or GMRSD, 35 Crocker Ave
Turners Falls MA 01376