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ACE Family Engagement Specialist - YES Prep System Office (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

Department: Operations
Location: Houston, TX

POSITION: ACE Family Engagement Specialist

REPORTS TO: ACE Project Director

LOCATION: Houston, Texas


Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 84% of their students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Ninety-seven (97%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at four times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do they do this? Each of YES Prepís 18 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory as a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders and access to excellent educational opportunities.

As the first minority-majority city, Houstonís schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 7,000 families on YES Prepís waitlist. YES Prepís student enrollment is estimated to grow from 12,600 to 17,000, between now and 2023.

YES Prep needs a dynamic and diverse ACE Family Engagement Specialist to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, you will play an integral role in overseeing the implementation and management of YES Prepís Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) family engagement program. This position will be funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (ACE) Grant, Cycle 10, and effective August 1st of 2018 through July 31st of 2020.


We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of students. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility.

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include:

  • Serve as the ACE program family engagement expert, articulating the ACE family engagement vision, mission, and objectives to staff, students, families, service providers, and community members;
  • Create or revise existing family engagement handbook, processes and systems to effectively serve ten schools and coordinate with district stakeholders;
  • Assist schools with planning and implementing ACE family engagement activities;
  • Assist schools with developing ACE marketing and recruitment strategies for family engagement;
  • Coordinate with external partners listed in YES Prep ACE Cycle 10 grant application to ensure successful implementation of stated partnerships;
  • Support ACE Project Director in sustainability planning for afterschool programming after grant ends;
  • Monitor ACE program and budget to ensure compliance with state and federal grant requirements, e.g., conduct site visits, monitor TX21st data including participation and operational hours requirements, coordinate internal data collection, monitor evaluation metrics;
  • Aid ACE Project Director in monthly site coordinator workshops, including creating workshop content and materials;
  • Conduct regular one-on-one check-ins with site coordinators and provide ongoing support;
  • Conduct periodic meetings with site coordinatorsí supervisors and school directors to support campus and program family engagement initiatives;
  • Participate in required external ACE trainings, webinars, and meetings;
  • Support ACE Project Director in annual Key Task Assessment document review audit by external evaluators, including collecting and organizing required family engagement grant documents from ten campuses and site monitoring visit;
  • Monitor progress to goals listed in YES Prep ACE cycle 10 grant application for family engagement activities;
  • Support campus ACE operations as needed;
  • Work closely with Community Engagement and Student Support teams to ensure ongoing communication and collaboration between YES Prep and ACE family services;
  • Support building a strong network of community partnership to provide wraparound services students and families need
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelorís degree required
  • Community and family services experience required
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Groups facilitation and team management experience strongly preferred
  • Spanish fluency required
  • 21st CCLC grant experience preferred
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty, including evenings and weekends


As the ACE Family Engagement Specialist, you will join a warm and welcoming Operations team at the Home Office. YES Prep teams understand they are setting the example for how their students experience their YES Prep education and want to make sure it feels like a second home to them. Teams are obsessed with improving themselves because they know that living the core values translates directly into stronger results and college access for all students.


YES Prep offers a competitive compensation as well as a full benefit plan. We value longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program and opportunities provided for performance increases. YES Prep invests in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development. The strong culture of our campuses are just one of many reasons we were among Houstonís Best Place to work. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well. Travel + Leisure recently named Houston the best city for foodies and, with an affordable cost of living Houstonians enjoy life and all the city has to offer.

For more detail about this opportunity, see our FAQís here.


YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. 97% of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.


If this sounds like your just right job, please apply. If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at

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