Los Dichos Lead Parent

San Jose, CA
Network Support – Coaching and Curriculum /
Part-time /
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential and it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

In all Rocketship schools we aim to build strong relationships with families and cultivate inclusive communities. Los Dichos is a multilingual and multicultural reading experience that bridges the home and school. The Los Dichos Lead Parent supports the program by connecting families with the program, preparing for onsite events, and ensuring that partnership hours are honored. This role also provides an opportunity for parent leadership on each campus.  This position is for the current academic year.

This role is roughly 16 hours a month.

This position is contingent on term-limited supplemental funding and will be reassessed annually.

Essential Functions

    • Commit to being at the school site two full school days per month. 
    • Facilitate or co-facilitate 4-8 Parent Trainings over the two day period that Los Dichos is running at the school site each month (majority half hour sessions). 
    • Material preparation. Prepare all Los Dichos materials prior to each reading (photocopies, cutting, sorting, and more) and reset the reading/activity materials in between each reading session.
    • Data entry. Record and highlight the names of the volunteer readers into a tracker on the computer. 
    • Serve as a positive role model within the school community (abide by school policies, treat members of the school community with respect, answer questions about Los Dichos when asked).


    • Strongly preferred: Parent or family member of a current Rocketeer
    • Passion for working with children.
    • Previous experience or training working with youth
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members
    • Ability to learn laws, rules, practices and procedures related to public education and specific to Rocketship Education  
    • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
    • At least High School diploma or equivalent. 
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and wellness benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

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