Student and Family Coordinator

POSITION: Student and Family Coordinator / Support and assist students/families


      A Bachelor's degree required.

      Master’s degree required.

      School Social Work/Social Work/Counseling background required.

      Supervisor Certification as issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.

      The ability to create and maintain a climate of respect and fairness for all students.

      Must possess strong communication, managerial and leadership skills.

      Must possess a strong commitment to equity and be able to communicate this commitment in clear, direct and actionable language.

      Ability to effectively motivate and assess students academically and socially.

      Understanding of the laws that govern students' state and federal rights.

      Strong understanding of power arrangements within systems, cultural proficiency, equity, opportunity and access required.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum, and Instruction

JOB GOAL: To provide guidance and advocacy for students and/or parents/guardians to address individual or systematic systems that underserve traditionally marginalized students.  To support the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum, and Instruction in the following:

      collecting data, researching, and addressing issues of equity, linking students and their families to school and community resources; and

      reviewing attendance and discipline communicating with administration, counselors, students, and families and address questions, concerns and/or misinformation.


  1. Assists in the collection of data relating to inequitable accounts of services, resources and/or treatment.
  2. Communicates accurately and timely with students and their families to ensure a continuous school-family partnership exists.
  3. Reviews student and parent issues and presents findings to the  Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum, and Instruction.
  4. Assists with evaluating student progress including attendance, academic, and behavioral data.
  5. Coordinates with community partners and works with the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum, and Instruction to build resources that directly address the achievement gap (parent communication, early childhood learning, use of assessment data, etc.).
  6. Maintains a robust resource portal for students and parents.
  7. When appropriate, makes home visits to obtain information about students, parents and/or families.
  8. Maintains accurate records of student, parent, staff, and community contacts.
  9. Assists with and / or presents publicly on issues related to student equity.
  10. Participates in stakeholder conferences to develop student action plans.
  11. Supports a positive school climate while interacting with students, families, staff, and community members.
  12. Maintains confidentiality when dealing with students, families, staff, and community members.
  13. Supports programs to facilitate student social and emotional growth.
  14. Identifies additional "gap closing" services and programming based on the experience of traditionally marginalized students.
  15. Assists in regular community conversations regarding how students can best access resources within the school district.
  16. Participates in staff meetings at both site and district levels.
  17. Participates frequently in trainings, workshops and/or conferences relating to cultural diversity, equity and access, systems of privilege, and anti-racist efforts.
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12-month stipend position; Stipend commensurate with qualifications and experience.

EVALUATION: Performance on this job will be evaluated annually by the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum, and Instruction.

The Montclair Public School District encourages qualified existing employees to apply.   Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

Established: July 2016
BOE Approved: November 20, 2017

Revised & Board Approved: February 7, 2018

Revised & Board Approved October 7, 2020

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