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The following job opportunity is available at Dallas Afterschool: 

Interested applicants should email [email protected]

Job Title: VP of Program Services 

Reports to: CEO

Employment Status: Full-Time

Manages Others: Yes

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the CEO, the Vice President (VP) of Program Services drives the overall strategic and operational responsibility for all programs in the quality improvement area. The position will be a part of the senior management team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents Dallas Afterschool on the local, regional and national basis. This person will work closely with the CEO, Board and the leadership team of the agency. With a program budget of $1 million and a staff of 8 full time employees and three contractors, the VP will focus on the following three areas: program leadership and management, relationships and people management, and knowledge management.

Key Responsibilities include:

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT:

  • Manage all aspects of Dallas Afterschool’s quality improvement programs. This includes managing:

    • Quality Assistance – continuous improvement planning and coaching for quality improvement

    • Wonder Kits – afterschool curriculum that we provide to our partners and sell for earned income

    • Assessment and Monitoring – quality and safety assessments of partners and monitoring of the impact that our interventions have

    • Training – workshops and seminars for partners and community organizations  

  • Enhance and implement organizational vision as established in Dallas Afterschool’s Strategic Plan, especially around the goals of expansion and accelerating our partners’ quality improvement.

  • Demonstrate consistent quality of programs, communications and systems; manage operations to budget; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the program goals.

  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.

RELATIONSHIPS AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT:

  • Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, scope, and performance.

  • Manage relationships with partner organizations including our clients and those agencies and municipal/government organizations that we work with to deliver services.

  • Develop relationships with national and state organizations such as National Afterschool Alliance, Afterschool Association, and the Texas Partnership for Out of School Time. Represent Dallas Afterschool to Every Hour Counts.

  • Support fundraising activities as requested by CEO and VP of Development.

  • Represent Dallas Afterschool with the utmost integrity and professionalism.

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT:

  • Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge that is generated by the programs.

  • Ensure that key project outcomes are evaluated and leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact.

  • Work collaboratively with the leadership team to integrate cross program activities and functions.

Qualifications and Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of management experience, managing a diverse team and projects that involve many partners. A Bachelor’s Degree in business, public administration, education, communications or a related field is required; MBA or MPA preferred.   

Specific requirements include:

  • Program Leadership and Management:  The ideal candidate will have a track record of effectively leading a performance-based and outcome-based program and staff.

  • Team Building and Development: The successful candidate will have recruited, managed, and developed a strong team of staff, program/project managers, and development professionals. Candidates should also have shown the ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

  • Communication and Influencing Skills:  She or he will be a persuasive, credible, and polished communicator with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Business Skills: The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills and experience with continuous improvement systems.

  • Attitude: The ideal candidate will exhibit integrity, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to be self-directed, and a strong commitment to the mission of improving quality out of school time for underserved children.

The following opportunities are available at other organizations:

Job Title: School Age Services - Day Camp Counselor

Hours: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM (minimum 4 hour shifts during these hours)

Job Description: 

The main objective for this role is to provide a safe environment while supervising and managing the well-being of a group of 10-15 children you are placed in charge of. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Attend all scheduled training sessions, staff meetings, and any other meetings deemed necessary by the Director.

  • Ability to quickly move to attend to injured or ill child (be able to lift or carry if necessary) and initiate first aid procedures.

  • Keep an accurate daily count of the children in the group each day, and follow the field trip procedure set at staff training.

  • Report any illness or injury of a child or staff to the Director immediately following any incident and will report suspected child abuse to supervisor and fill out all documentation.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum age:18 years of age with High School graduate or equivalent.  

  • Must be able to be outside for 80-90% of the day with the ability to work outdoors and lead activities.

  • Must be willing/able to be in the pool on swim days.

Effective 05/17

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Dallas Afterschool
2902 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
214-306-8400