(2022-2023) Family Engagement Manager

DREAM Charter School - New York, New York - Full time

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org. 

Reporting to the Dean of Programs and the Senior Director of Family and Community Engagement, the Family Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing, promoting, and maintaining the Family Engagement Program at DREAM's East Harlem Elementary School. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about creating authentic partnerships with families and the community in order to drive DREAM's mission forward. 


  • Engage families in the school community and ensure partnership throughout the school year
  • Build and maintain positive trust-based relationships with all stakeholders (families, students, staff, school leaders)
  • Create and maintain systems to support staff and school leadership in engaging families through regular check-ins, committee meetings, data sharing, and professional development opportunities;
  • Develop, promote, implement, and track DREAM Charter School Family Engagement programming in cooperation with DREAM families, staff, and leaders;
  • Design, implement, and evaluate Family Engagement activities and events including Family Visits, Family Cafés, Family Conferences, special events, and more;
  • Partner with school staff and outside organizations to organize family workshops based on areas of interest identified by DREAM families
  • Schedule, implement, and track completion of Family Visits for all DREAM scholars;
  • Oversee the management of Classroom Captains, Family Volunteers, Family Ambassadors, and other family committees;
  • Collect, analyze, and share family data including DREAM and DOE family satisfaction surveys, family participation rates, and the ways in which this data affects youth achievement;
  • Drive production of DREAM family communication including the DREAM Family Guide and family facing fliers, emails, texts, robo calls, letters, and handouts;
  • Manage and support the growth and development of the DREAM Family Action Council (DFAC);
  • Collect information about recreational and educational opportunities for DREAM families and students and publicize them to families.


  • Master's degree in Social Work, community organizing, or education preferred;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission, goals, educational philosophy and activities of DREAM Charter School, as described in the school's charter;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Outcome-Orientation and track record of driving results with families
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills;
  • Ability to develop outreach materials to engage and connect with families;
  • Ability to develop and organize large events;
  • Ability to organize and support volunteers;
  • Strong relationship skills required;
  • 3+ years of experience with project and people management, event planning, and group facilitation;
  • Direct service experience with youth and families in a diverse, low-income community;
  • Fire in your belly for educational justice and social change;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.


DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law. 


At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission. 

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality. 

Come dream with us. 


All Kids Can. This Kid Can. 

DREAM is Family. 

Fun is a Serious Value. 

Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work. 

Fail. Persist. Exceed. 


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K12 School Operations

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Mid Level

DREAM Charter School

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs.
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