Effective Date
Job Title
To improve student achievement by performing duties involved in planning, developing,
implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating extra curricular and supplemental
activities for bilingual/bicultural students who may need assistance in raising their academic
performance, completing high school and applying to higher education institutions.
Receives direction from an assigned supervisor. Methods of performing tasks may be left to the
judgment of the employee with a supervisor giving instructions, advice, and reviewing work in
progress and/or upon completion.
Exercises functional and technical supervision over assigned clerical personnel and volunteer
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB - May include, but are not limited to, the following:
Operating a resource center for bilingual/bicultural students who need supplemental education
and social services to complete high school or raise their academic performance.
Developing, implementing, and evaluating educational activities and programs for students and
families; developing and monitoring program budgets.
Assisting school staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational
activities and programs, including family literacy programs offered at the school for parents and
other community members.
Assisting families and students with assessment, coordination and planning of supplemental
educational and social services needed; performing home visits as needed.
Serving as a liaison between parents and community members and other agencies and
Recruiting volunteers and coordinating community education and social services staff to provide
one-to-one and group classes, programs and presentations for participants.
Scheduling, coordinating and supervising implementation of all program activities at resource
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Community Resource Specialist (continued)
Communicating with bilingual/bicultural families and students to develop their awareness,
understanding, and appreciation for their role as self advocates.
Promoting projects and programs to the community; developing and distributing program
information; responding to questions regarding programs and the District.
Developing and delivering community presentations and training as necessary.
Serving as interpreter for parents or students at agencies providing needed services and
assisting students’ parents in establishing eligibility for services.
Providing translation to parents during conferences, meetings, parents nights, counseling,
doctor’s or dentist’s appointments.
Communicating with other schools in order to promote and encourage them to develop
programs at their own sites.
Encouraging parents of bilingual/bicultural students to upgrade their skills and knowledge of the
educational process. Attending in-services and workshops as necessary.
Assisting with grant writing and fundraising as necessary.
Preparing correspondence, reports and required documentation in cooperation with clerical
Maintaining regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
Performing related duties consistent with job description and assignment.
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of organization and coordination of school and community programs,
activities and facilities
Principles and practices of planning, needs assessment, management, problem solving,
employee hiring and supervision, group process, and evaluation
Educational programs and community resources
Cultural differences
Woodcock Munoz testing
Ability to:
Plan, monitor, assess and evaluate education programs and services, and adapt service models
to meet individual student needs
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Community Resource Specialist (continued)
Gain the confidence of and work with parents, students, and community agencies
Communicate effectively both in English and a second language. Must be able to speak, read
and write English and a second language fluently for spoken and written translation
Recruit, encourage, and promote citizen participation
Analyze problems and implement developed plans and procedures
Develop and monitor program budgets
Maintain accurate records for program, personnel, and budget
Maintain a flexible work schedule which may necessitate overtime based on work demand
Attend evening meetings/presentations as necessary
Operate a computer and related peripheral equipment and software including MS Word, Excel,
Publisher and SASI
Design, compose and publish a newsletter with information about extra curricular activities and
community resources
Maintain highest level of confidentiality in all matters relating to students and families
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and
abilities is appropriate. A representative way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities
would be:
Three years of progressively responsible cross-cultural community education experience.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with training or course work in community development,
community education, community service, education or a related field; or three additional years
of relevant work experience.
Work Environment:
Climate controlled office settings and occasional home and/or school visits. Exposure to
minimal noise intensity levels.
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Salem-Keizer Public Schools
Community Resource Specialist (continued)
High level of contact with staff and outside agencies/community.
Physical Requirements:
Frequent talking, hearing and sitting for extended periods. Mobility to work in a typical office
setting and use standard office equipment. Hearing and speech to communicate in person or
over the telephone. Vision: Frequent near acuity. Vision to read printed materials, computer
screens and/or other monitoring devices.
Strength: Sedentary-Light – Exert force to 15 pounds occasionally and/or negligible force to lift,
carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Salem-Keizer School District is an equal opportunity employer.
Position: Community Resource Specialist
I am willing and able to perform the duties of this job:
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