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Family Engagement Coordinator, Liberty Partnerships Program

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Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Family Engagement Coordinator


Marist Liberty Partnerships Program, Student Affairs

Job Summary:

The Liberty Partnerships Program at Marist College seeks a full-time Family Engagement Coordinator. This is a grant-funded position reporting to the Director of the Liberty Partnerships Program. This position is responsible for providing services to students and families including outreach, planning and implementing activities, and evaluating the needs of students and families.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience required. Knowledge and experience working with students and families required. Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and offer experience working with populations from diverse ethnic, racial, and/or socioeconomic backgrounds preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with the Director, Program Coordinators, students, families, and community partners to achieve program goals.
  • Supervise tutors, volunteers, and interns.
  • Help develop and execute family engagement and recruitment strategies. 
  • Create, coordinate and monitor the effectiveness of the program’s communication, including social media, website, and marketing materials.
  • Provide data and assessments to assure timely compliance with all regulations and program requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who offer a Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, psychology, or a Master’s Degree in a relevant area of study. Excellent written, oral, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, leadership and organizational skills preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department:

Liberty Partnerships Program is a New York State grant-funded program that offers comprehensive pre-collegiate/dropout prevention programs and services to youth in grades 5-12 in the City of Poughkeepsie.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

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Work Schedule:

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (some evening and weekend hours, as required)


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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