FACT Oregon has an exciting opportunity for someone energized to make a difference in the lives of Spanish-speaking families who experience disability and the partners who serve them by delivering support and trainings in Spanish, removing participation barriers, respecting cultural differences, and expanding outreach as we work to change the face of disability for all families across Oregon!
Status: Regular, full-time (there is flexibility for the right candidate if fewer hours are desired)
Reports to: Director of Oporations
Organizational Overview: FACT Oregon’s mission is to empower Oregon families experiencing disability in pursuit of whole lives in their community. Through services created “by families for families,” we have helped thousands of families each year navigate barriers, create a culture of inclusion, and demonstrate that a whole life is possible. We will strive to ensure that families, volunteers, parent leaders, sponsors, community partners and collaborators are from diverse communities, including those that are traditionally underserved or marginalized. This includes making concerted efforts to remove as many participation barriers as possible, respect cultural difference and expand outreach. The outcome of our work is engaged, equipped families who hold high expectations for their children, have a vision for the future, and that value self-determination; in other words, families who dream big dreams as they raise children experiencing disability and prepare them for whole, full adult lives!
The Bilingual Program Coordinator is committed to FACT Oregon’s values, mission, and vision, and promotes the organization. A vital member of the program coordination and family support teams, The Bilingual Program Coordinator develops and implements initiatives that connect and support Spanish-speaking families experiencing disability and provides programming and support that empowers, engages and equips families to navigate special education and disability services and pursue whole lives in community.
The Bilingual Program Coordinator:
- Initiates and implements programs and supports for Spanish-speaking families:
- Provides direct assistance to families through the FACT Oregon support line by phone, email, text, video conferencing, and 1:1 and is the main contact for Spanish-speaking families
- Engages collaboratively with the Program Coordination team to plan and coordinate programs and activities
- Conducts trainings, outreach, and educational or informational presentations in English and Spanish
- Initiates outreach and relationship-building via phone, email, video conferencing, and community visits
- Implements strategies to reduce participation barriers for underserved communities
- Pursues, generates, and maintains partnerships with families, community partners, stakeholders, and state and local education agencies
- Provides resources and referrals to community partners, families, and stakeholders
- Represents and/or coordinates representation by FACT Oregon at resource and information fairs, conferences, and partner events
- Serves on national/state/local committees and stakeholder groups as assigned/approved by DOO
- Adheres to, promotes, and ensures accurate and complete data collection and event-creation and data entry processes
- Participates in staff meetings and events as assigned
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required Include:
- Ability to speak and write in English and Spanish fluently
- Knowledge and understanding of disability-related systems (i.e. special education, developmental disability services, mental health)
- Community organizing experience working in collaboration with partners and stakeholders
- Organizational and interpersonal skills to handle complex assignments, prioritize needs, meet deadlines, and maintain positive relationships while under pressure
- Experience providing strength-based, best-practice, person-centered family support
- Initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively and to build consensus
- Cultural competency in supporting and working with families and community partners from diverse communities, including those that speak a language other than English or are historically underserved
- Demonstrated written, oral, and group presentation skills; comfort presenting to diverse audiences
- Ease with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, template-based flyer creation, web-based platforms such as Zoom, and data entry and/or the willingness to prioritize training to become proficient
- Training and event coordination experience
- Experience with disability (e.g. parent, family member of a child experiencing disability; person experiencing disability)
- For this role, lived experience as a member of the Latino/a/x community is particularly of interest.
Working at FACT Oregon:
At FACT Oregon, we share a passionate commitment to empowering families experiencing disability to pursue whole lives in community and change the face of disability. We ask every staff member to center and model FACT Oregon’s mission, vision, and values. We believe strongly that disability is natural and in core values of high expectations, family and individual self-determination, and respect for cultural and linguistic differences.
Employees expectations are:
- Use technology and supports to facilitate engagement in collaborative processes and efficient workflow plans
- Show initiative, be solution-oriented and participate fully in meetings
- Be able to work both independently and collaboratively
- Take advantage of professional training opportunities
- Work occasional weekends or weeknights as needed
Compensation: The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and aligned to FACT Oregon’s 1-3 grade level system. For this position, we anticipate hiring at Grade 1-2 though exceptions can be made for Grade 3 for the right candidate.
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Travel: Travel may be required for this position when safe to do so, and advanced notice is given.
Hours: The preference is to have the position filled full-time, and there is flexibility for the right candidate if fewer hours are preferred.
- Benefits package available for eligible employees (Medical/Dental/Vision/Short-term disability/Small group Life insurance)
- Paid holidays, sick and vacation time
- Growth opportunities and professional development
- Flexible scheduling/remote work with approval. All FACT Oregon staff are temporarily working from home; some work remotely around the year. For this position, temporary work from home applies during COVID-19; we will consider full remote for the right candidate, however.
Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Accessibility: FACT Oregon believes that the strength and growth of our organization reflects its talented and hard-working staff. We also believe that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity. We follow state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Hiring and all other employment decisions are made based on the individual’s qualifications, abilities, and contributions to FACT Oregon.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, FACT Oregon will provide reasonable accommodation to support a qualified applicant or employee with a disability.
At-Will Employment: Unless otherwise specified in a formally executed written contract, signed by the Executive Director, employment is voluntary or “at-will.”
To Apply: To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected], with the subject line of “Bilingual Program Coordinator – Your Name”. No phone calls please. The position will remain open until filled and we will contact you if you’re selected for an interview.
Candidates who have a lived experience of disability, are family members of people with disabilities, and/or are Black, Indigenous and People of Color are especially encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.