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Position: PACER Center Project Associate

PACER Center has an opening for a Project Associate in PACER’s Minnesota Statewide Family Engagement Center (MNSFEC). This is an exempt, 80-100% time position.

MNSFEC aims to increase students’ academic achievement by supporting families, educators and communities in regular education.  MNSFEC provides a variety of free services, such as workshops, webinars, professional development, and presentations. MNSFEC works to increase family engagement for all families across Minnesota, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of families from low-income and diverse communities.


  • Researches and summarizes current information and trends in family engagement and student achievement for all children
  • Writes print, online, and video content for parents, educators and others
  • Assists in writing curriculum for parent and professional trainings
  • Responds to email and phone requests and inquiries
  • Assists with presentations to organizations and professional groups
  • Maintains records
  • Assists with development of project reports, including surveys and data evaluation
  • Assists with review and update of website information
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to relate to diverse groups
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community partners
  • Ability to keep good records and collect data for evaluation
  • Background in community, human, or social services or general education
  • Own transportation and flexibility for occasional in-state travel

Parents of children with disabilities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, anticipated hiring range is $40-$45,000.

Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom.

TO APPLY: Submit resume with cover letter and writing sample to:

Recruitment Director | [email protected] | PACER Center | 8161 Normandale Boulevard | Minneapolis, MN 55437

Posted February 2021