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Job Opening Information Project Aide-Parent Liaison

Position Title
Project Aide-Parent Liaison
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
$17.50 per hour
Job Description

Full and Part-time positions available


This position reports to the Pupil Personnel Services of a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Project Aide-Parent Liaison will establish culturally responsive protocols that create a bridge between home, school and the community. The Project Aide-Parent Liaison will ensure that the relationship between home, school and the community informs district decision-making and leads to equitable outcomes. Most importantly the Project Aide-Parent Liaison will leverage the racial, cultural and linguistic experiences of families when using interventions and best practices to meet the needs of our diverse Schenectady community. This position requires a high degree of cultural competency, compassion and community responsiveness.


  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to provide needed professional development for families, educators and community members on resources; Identifying and integrating resources and services from the community to support students and families;

    • Work with families to identify culturally responsive approaches, with great attention to the language and culture of families, in order to resolve any issues that may be having an impact their child’s success in school;

    • Tracking, collecting and reporting family needs, concerns and what recommendations they have for the school;

    • Administering surveys that provide district with critical feedback on family involvement, engagement and partnerships.

    · Willing and able to value and engage with the native and dialect languages, as well as, the formal and informal forms of communication used within the rich Schenectady City Community


  • Interest in increasing family engagement and involvement;

    • Good listening, communication and written skills;

    • Be able to develop quality relationships with families from all backgrounds living in the Schenectady community;

    • Be compassionate, kind and respectful of others and their lived experiences;

    • Ability to work collaboratively with others;

    • Use an anti-racist and trauma sensitive lens when working with families

    • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality;

Work Year: 10 Months

Civil Service Title
Project Aide
Job Qualifications
  • Connections with the school community preferred;

• Must be able to work a schedule with flexible hours. Schedule is generally during school hours; however, a home visit or meeting may be required on occasion after school hours;

• High School Diploma or GED required;

• Bilingual and Multilingual speakers a plus;

• District employees cannot perform these responsibilities during their scheduled work day.


Application Procedure

Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application. In addition, all applicants are requested to submit a current resume.  This is a competitive Schenectady County Civil Service position. Candidates must meet civil service requirements for appointment. Candidates must currently hold this title or be reachable on the civil service list when available. If a list is not available, this will be a provisional appointment and the successful candidate must take the appropriate civil service examination and be reachable. 

The Schenectady City School District (SCSD) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. A significant level of local, state, and federal attention and investment in the Schenectady City Schools has characterized the last few years providing an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career. Currently, the Schenectady City School District is seeking highly competent, motivated, dedicated and fully engaged individuals to accept leadership roles throughout the district's schools and Central Office to serve the academic, emotional and physical needs of approximately 10,000 students through the essential elements of the district’s Strategic Plan. The Superintendent is leading a talented and committed leadership team with the aim of moving SCSD toward world class status and preparing all students for success.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of the protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the Schenectady City School District recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Office of Human Resources. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with the Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and Bylaws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

Job Category
Parent Liaison
Job Location

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