Bilingual Manager of Family, Community and Health Partnerships

The Primary School - Hayward, California - Full time


The Primary School is creating a new school model that brings together all of the adults in a child’s life, including parents, educators, and medical and mental health providers, starting from a very early age. We recognize the entrenched racism that exists within our public systems and the unjust impact this has had on families of color. Our aim is that children and families most impacted by systemic poverty and racism receive the multidisciplinary support they deserve to be well, learn, and thrive.

Long-term, we hope to create a game-changing school model that can be replicated across the country. As we continue to learn and grow, we plan to share what we’ve learned and pursue policy and systems change on a local, state, and national level. We are proud to receive funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.

Our approach has three defining characteristics:

  • We start early. We start working with children as young as 8 months and provide full-time school starting in preschool to reach them at a critical stage in development.
  • We partner with parents. We believe that when parents thrive, children thrive, so we support the wellness and growth of parents alongside the growth of their children.
  • We integrate services. Our unique model unites health care and education, building a multi-disciplinary team and holistic system of care around a child’s full needs.

In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, and in 2019, we started partnering with Kaiser Permanente to launch our second site in Hayward, California. In 2020, we began offering parent wellness, health, and at-home learning programming in Hayward. In 2021, we will open our preschool to our first cohort of four-year olds. Now is an exciting time to join the team!


The Manager of Family, Community and Health Partnerships is responsible for three interrelated components of our program: community engagement and partnerships, health partnerships implementation, and stewarding Primary Parents, our parent advisory group. The Manager plays a unique role in bringing together resources, programming and community/family voice, to ensure our model is implemented with fidelity and integrity to our values. The Manager of Family, Community and Health Partnerships reports to the Managing Director of School & Programs.


Lead community engagement efforts in Hayward (30%)

  • Cultivate positive relationships with core community stakeholders (community leaders, politicians, parents leaders, philanthropic community, etc.) in order to drive high-impact community engagement
  • Support local and regional advocacy work
  • Represent the school at community events and meetings
  • Support staff in understanding local community needs and strengths
  • Create resource database/cheat sheets with local service providers and build partnerships/ relationships to give families access to wraparound services
  • Identify opportunities for partnerships with other schools and organizations for broader community benefit
  • Help set, deliver, and monitor goals for community engagement and impact

Lead Health Program Implementation (40%)

  • Build relationships with the dental and medical homes attended by children in our program to facilitate communication, trust, and integrated services
  • Collaborate with the team at the Kaiser Permanente Sleepy Hollow clinic to create and implement health programs and services for families at The Primary School, in classrooms, through parent programming or virtually; support families in understanding how to navigate services offered by KP
  • Provide care coordination for families with children seeking developmental or mental health services through their medical homes, the school district, or early intervention providers; bring together staff from The Primary School and medical or other support providers to facilitate communication, alignment and delivery of services

Facilitate Family Engagement (30%)

  • Lead family recruitment for new cohorts of children at The Primary School (introduce prospective families to the model, encourage them to apply, and encourage them to enroll if admitted)
  • Manage administrative and operational aspects of recruitment and support with the operations of enrollment (family onboarding, family intake process and data collection, development and tracking of family/student database)
  • Ensure the school is a welcoming place for parents; with school team, plan family and community events
  • Oversee the parent advisory group (“Primary Parents”) to facilitate the inclusion of parent voice in the design and implementation of site programming; cultivate community among Primary Parents and support their leadership and development


  • You are a fluent Spanish speaker
  • You understand the social and political dynamics of Hayward
  • You have 3-5 years of experience working with families, parents, or in community advocacy; you deeply understand the experiences of parents in the Hayward community
  • You excel at building relationships grounded in trust, compassion, and clarity
  • You embody empathy and embrace cultural differences; you recognize and know how to navigate groups and individuals representing a range of needs, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • You are an effective communicator both orally and in written form; you feel comfortable with public speaking and confidence in sharing the work of The Primary School with external audiences to build partnerships and recruit new families
  • You are a highly collaborative team player - you actively seeks input from others and willingly jumps in to support teammates in achieving the goals of all our programs
  • You have enthusiasm for supporting equitable access to health services, knowledge and activities
  • You are able to balance multiple priorities - meeting with community leaders, supporting a family in accessing a resource, preparing for a health event, entering data - gracefully and with practiced personal organization and time management.
  • You recognize that working with families and community partners may require some work on evenings and weekends.
  • You have a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • You are able to navigate ambiguity and problem solve for results
  • You believe in the mission of The Primary School and that all children and families are capable of extraordinary things.


Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health benefits, 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), dependent care FSA, and generous paid time off, including a competitive paid parental leave benefit.

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The Primary School

The Primary School is creating a new school model that brings together all of the adults in a child’s life, including parents, educators, and medical and mental health providers, starting from a very early age.
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