Family Engagement Coordinator

Job Title: 
Family Engagement Coordinator
Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: 
Vice President of Programs

Position Summary:

The Family Engagement Coordinator will work closely with human service agencies serving families of high needs to support the goals and objectives of the SPARK Early Childhood Collaboration.  His/her role will be to assess the early childhood needs of children birth to five within human service programs and ensure that they are connected and have access to resources and services that will support the well-being of children and families.

The Family Engagement  Coordinator will serve as the connector for agencies and families to ensure a seamless pipeline of services is accessible for families and their children.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential functions of the job)

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all program requirements and goals, including eligibility requirements for the following:
  1. Child Care Assistance Program
  2. Preschool for All, Head Start
  3. DCFS child care licensing and ExceleRate IL
  4. Home Visiting & Parents as Teachers program
  5. Early Intervention screening and referral process
  6. Health & Social services – All Kids, WIC, TANF, LINK, SSI
  7. Public Housing Assistance
  • Work closely with human service agency coordinators for the purpose of identifying eligible families and maximizing resources and opportunities for the families
  • Develop and implement strategies for educating and connecting families to vital resources that support the child and family’s overall needs
  • Identify barriers for children and family to access and use resources
  • Build and maintain relationships with programs and government agencies and other key programs serving low-income Aurora families
  • Participate in seminars and workgroups that focus on reaching low-income and at-risk families. Work to share learning and best practices. Identify opportunities to bring additional resources to Aurora
  • Self-directed, able to meet program deadlines for reporting and evaluation
  • Maintain and manage Bright by Text* messaging program
  • Assist in planning and facilitating parent-child engagement activities, parent workshops


To perform this job successfully, the incumbent should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Self-directed
  • Must be able to use MS software, Smartsheet program
  • Familiar using Canva program           


Incumbent must have a passion for working in a mission driven organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Social Services or Human Service field
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish –required         


Three years minimum experience working with children from low-income and priority populations (vulnerable populations), demonstrating a deep understanding of institutional poverty and the cultural framework of the Aurora, IL community         

Flexibility to work occasional night and weekend hours may be required for successful completion of FVUW activities

SPARK – Is an Early Childhood Collaboration Initiative of Fox Valley United Way


This job description is intended to convey the essential functions of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

To Apply: Please submit resume to – No phone calls please