PBS SoCal Parent Facilitator

Supervisor: Early Learning Manager
Department: Education
Status: Temporary, Part-Time (5 Week Assignment)
Location: Los Angeles and Orange County


PBS SoCal KOCE is home to PBS for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California. The organization delivers its mission to foster a love of learning, culture and community through distinctive PBS programming available on four broadcast channels and online, as we as person-to-person experiences in the classroom and the community.


The Ready To Learn Parent Academy program is a five-week series of once a week parent trainings which address parent engagement in the digital age using PBS KIDS STEM resources. The Parent Facilitator will deliver these trainings using PBS SoCal’s Parent Academy curriculum, and materials already developed by PBS SoCal.

The primary responsibilities of the Parent Workshop Facilitator are:

  • Understand the philosophy, approach, and curriculum of PBS SoCal’s Parent Academies
  • Be comfortable teaching and integrating digital media/technology into the Parent Academies
  • Attend an orientation training and regular facilitator meeting
  • Facilitate PBS SoCal’s Parent Academy 1 ½ hour session once a week for a total of 5 weeks
  • Organize, prepare materials and arrive punctually to workshop sites, perform setup and
    registration duties as needed
  • Ensure that PBS SoCal’s Parent Academies are delivered professionally and effectively
  • Establish a safe and engaging environment during the workshop for parents
  • Provide guidance to the parents based on PBS SoCal’s Parent Academy curriculum
  • Implement PBS SoCal’s early childhood learning Mobile Lab during academies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience leading or teaching groups; experience facilitating parent engagement
  • Demonstrate strong time and classroom management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong desire to work with parents to improve the academic success of all students
  • General knowledge of the school system
  • Strong desire to work with parents to improve the academic success of all students
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable on current educational technology practices
  • Bilingual in Spanish required
  • Valid CA Driver’s License; dependable transportation to workshop locations
  • Must be available evenings and weekends
  • Pass a fingerprint and background check


  • To Be Determined; Commensurate with experience

To apply, please forward resume to sgrimm@pbssocal