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Function/ Position Summary

To help facilitate the work of the Family Welcome Center that is part of the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department. This position is intended to provide guidance, support, and essential information to MMED families regarding their role in the educational system and support them to transition successfully into our district. Additionally this position plays a key role in the administration of the high volume of non-English background students’ language screening that is guided by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, developing and delivering meetings and workshops for parents to enhance MMED parental involvement and knowledge on instructional practices, program initiatives to support MME student achievement
  • Coordinate and deliver program-specific parent informational meetings at district office, ELL school buildings and the community as needed.
  • Keep accurate records and data related to presentations, including attendance and any other required documentation to ensure that outcome based services are provided.
  • Develop and update in English and Spanish instructional and informational resources such as, program brochures, handbooks, power point presentations, flyers, posters, etc.
  • Promote the MMED programs offered in U-46 and parental involvement initiatives by publicizing, sharing information, cultivating and maintaining relationships with the community and U-46 stakeholders.
  • Support Coordinator of MMED Family Welcome Center with the Bilingual Parent Advisory Group (BPAC) by attending BPAC meetings, preparing materials needed and interpreting during the sessions.
  • Able to provide training as needed to building principals, teachers and other staff on conducting effective ELL parental involvement activities.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and Spanish (e.g. phone conversations and emails) with parents and U-46 stakeholders.
  • Use technology and other necessary resources to enhance effectiveness, accuracy and a timely delivery of communication to MMED Families (i.e. Updating FWC website, Google Drive to communicate with school buildings, etc.).
  • Responsible for the administration of language screening districtwide for Non-English Background (NEB) students that is guided by the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Keep current on federal, state and district regulations, procedures and policies in the identification, assessment and placement of students to ensure that parents are well informed of instructional programs options.
  • Facilitate and implement procedures related to identification, assessment, and placement of incoming Dual Language, ESL, and Transition Bilingual students.
  • Make well-informed placement recommendations to families of students identified as English Learners. This includes providing the proper program information for families as needed.
  • Conducts Private School Consultation meetings required by ISBE to help determine the number of students that require language screening.
  • Keep current on research in the areas of second language acquisition and instructional programs for Multilingual Learners.
  • Support the District’s educational mission and MMED mission and vision as well for all students and implement all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Establish a cooperative working relationship with the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department, school administrators, teachers, and District staff
  • Actively engage in meetings with the MME Department, coaches, and/or other Teaching and Learning groups as deemed appropriate for supporting the job responsibilities within this role.
  • Maintain and respect confidentiality.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the MMED Director and/or Coordinator of MMED Family Welcome Center. 



  • Professional Educator License (PEL) with Bilingual and ESL endorsement required.
  • Knowledge of ISBE’s regulation of identification, assessment and placement of EL students.
  • Present a high level of professionalism and effective oral and written communication in both English and Spanish.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

 Experience / Knowledge

  • Minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience in the grades to be served.
  • Experience in working with persons with diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively present information in English and Spanish and respond to question from groups and individuals.
  • Ability to write clearly; keep detailed records; effectively produce reports, letters, and to carry out complex tasks.
  • Displays quality work through accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates technology skills as required by job responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform duties in full compliance with district requirements and School Board Policies.



  • Placement on the salary schedule is dependent on education and years of experience

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