Parent Resource Coordinator – Job Announcement

Are you passionate about supporting parents and families? Do you have excellent communication and organizational skills? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to make a meaningful impact as a full-time/40 hours/week Parent Resource Coordinator at PAVE.

PAVE’s mission is to provide support, training, information, and resources to empower and give voice to individuals, youth and families impacted by disabilities. As a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering families and strengthening communities.  The programs of PAVE provide a range of services to fulfill the mission and vision.

As a Parent Resource Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in supporting parents, youth, caregivers, and families with children in the special education system to grow their knowledge and skills. Your primary responsibility will be to develop and coordinate parent resource programs and services as it relates to children with disabilities to include Early intervention, ensuring that they align with the needs of the community. You will provide one-to-one support, collaborate with community organizations, schools, and other stakeholders to enhance the reach and impact of PAVEs parent resource initiatives.  This position does include in-state, national, and overseas travel to provide in-seat training.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Provide presentations and workshops in-person, via webinars and/or low-tech conference calls for parents, youth, and other professionals. 
  • Provide support and assistance so that parents, caregivers, youth, and family members learn, grow, and develop skills to effectively advocate for their educational needs. 
  • Attend and/or coordinate resource fairs with local partners. 
  • Provide virtual and in-seat workshops for the Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP).  This includes travel in the US and overseas, some evenings and weekend days to arrive/return from workshops. When traveling, STOMP Instructors typically provide two 2-Day workshops in a week and an average of one weeklong trip per month. 
  • Write/design training materials as requested.  
  • Effectively utilize technology daily to perform all job duties and PAVE’s data management tool.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires high school diploma or GED and one year of direct work experience in providing support, training, information, and resources.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated data entry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds.
  • Valid Washington Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
  • Pass a Background Check (DSHS/DDA Secretary’s List)
  • Demonstrated training or presentation experience for large and small groups.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Must have valid identification to travel in the United States, a Military ID, State issued driver’s license and the ability to travel outside the state and or country.*
  • Flexibility and reliability to meet the contract’s travel to provide trainings.
  • Proven facilitation abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AA Degree and two or more years of direct work experience in providing support, training, information, and resources in the disability community.
  • Experience and/or employment with a trauma informed lens as it relates to support and training of adult learners.
  • Reside in WA, CA, VA, DC, MD, CO, TX, or IL
  • Understanding of special education laws for both Department of Education (DOE) systems and Department of Defense (DOD) Systems
  • Knowledge of military systems, TRICARE and DODEA.
  • Personal experience within the military system with your child who has a disability.
  • Understanding of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) for the different Branches of the Service.

*NOTE: All costs to travel are paid by PAVE (e.g. airfare, accommodations, car rental, per diem for meals while working, etc.).

To Apply:
Fill out our online PAVE application and include a cover letter and resume as attachments. If you are having trouble with this format, please email Only qualified applicants who submit all three elements will be considered for an interview. Open until filled.

Read the Parent Resource Coordinator Job Announcement.

Read the full Parent Resource Coordinator Job Description.

Please email PAVE for any application questions

Salary Range: DOE

Parents of children with special needs and/or healthcare needs, individuals with disabilities, individuals who are bilingual and/or from underserved communities are encouraged to apply.

PAVE is an EEO employer. PAVE values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The organization encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including parents of individuals with disabilities, people who are bilingual, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

It is the policy of PAVE that all of the programs, employment practices, and activities of the organization or any of its contractors, vendors, grantees, or volunteers will be conducted without regard to any person’s race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, or any other protected class.