LAPPS (Latino Association for Parents of Public Schools) mission is to empower parents to be fundamental & active participants in their children’s education. Our vision is the collaboration between parents, schools & communities to promote success through equity & access in education.
LAPPS leads advocacy efforts for Latinos by recently collaborating with the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Board of Education to pass the first language access policy in the state of Georgia. Also, through the creation and authoring of its APS Equity Report-State of Atlanta Public Schools is prime example of seeking greater levels of accountability and urgency toward systemic change within our own community.
LAPPS is at an inflection point and ready for our 1st full-time hire(s). The organization has successfully positioned itself as the go-to parent educational Latino organization & thought-leader in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system. Our advocacy effort, mindset and passion... come together to identify and empower our community to positively impact broader systemic change within public schools systems.
Reporting to organization’s President - acting Executive Director, the Equity Program Director (EPD) is a key management leader of LAPPS responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides LAPPS mission & objectives. The EPD will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for its programs and expansion. Will oversee, actively participate and implement the organization’s equity-advocacy empowerment programming efforts within the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system. Develop and maintain strong relationships with advocacy, civic and policy organizations/partners. The EPD is responsible for managing our in-school direct-services Equity Angeles, empowerment training, parent-member direct services, partner development, strategic analysis and development, community outreach and empowerment of our Equity Community Manager (ECM).
Candidate-Qualifier Mission Statement
YOU, the candidate have a commitment to developing leaders, coalition-building and cross-functional collaboration towards a common goal. A team player first, positive attitude and mission driven: you have a mentality that nothing is given and everything is earned through work and effort. You are action-oriented, entrepreneurial and adapt: you are ready to roll your sleeves up. Transparent and high-integrity leadership is part of your DNA. You are passionate; you have a strong commitment to social advocacy & a systemic-change agent through individual and community empowerment with our public school educational system as the core. You are at ease with conflict-resolution and eager to find proper solutions. You are confident with a strong voice and comfortable in the role of a spokesperson. You embrace the responsibility and power that it comes with. You empower your community with it, you don’t abuse it. Above all, you are a steward of the organization’s mission and community’s values.
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