Job Classification: Program Specialists


Job Title: Program Specialist – Migrant Recruiter



The job of Program Specialist – Migrant Recruiter is to identify and recruit migrant children by visiting farms and community organizations; enlisting migrant parental involvement in students’ educational programs and school site activities; providing translations or written materials and verbal exchanges to migrant families; providing support services to migrant families; and facilitating positive migrant parent, school and student relationships. This position does not supervise any employees. This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent or designee.







EducationHigh School diploma or equivalent required; 72 quarter hours of accredited college or equivalent education preferred.


ExperiencePrior job related experiences with migrant families or at risk populations; paid or volunteer.


SkillsBilingual in English and Spanish languages. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and able to communicate with parents, students, staff and community. Use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling, and perform basic clerical functions and arithmetic calculations. Excellent organization skills. Able to operate a computer, office machines, telephone and other technology equipment. Excellent computer skills, including use of Office Programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google programs.


KnowledgeKnowledge of variances in hispanic cultures.


AbilitiesWork harmoniously with others. Work and communicate effectively with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish, or other languages related to the job. Work independently without supervision, and with minimum oral/written instructions. Ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods, understand and carry out oral and written instructions, maintain confidentiality of all family interactions and student records, meet schedules and deadlines, read/interpret/apply rules, regulations and  policies. Ability to problem solve. Significant physical abilities include lifting/reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity, moving to various locations within the classroom and school. Ability to drive a personal motor vehicle.


Continuing Education/Training ClearancesPre-employment criminal justice fingerprint clearance and criminal background check. Valid Oregon Driver’s License.




  1. In an eight-hour day employee may:


  1. Employee may use hands for repetitive:


  1. Employee may use feet for repetitive movement as in operating foot controls:


  1. Employee may need to:


  1. Lifting:

The Forest Grove School District is an equal opportunity employer and provides services to the public on an equal opportunity basis and does not discriminate in employment or the provision of public services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, citizenship or marital status.


Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the Forest Grove School District, 503-359-2414.