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Job Title: Director of Innovation

Report to: VP of Program Services

Employment Status: Full-time

Manages Others: Yes

Do you have a passion for quality education and youth development? Are you intellectually curious, avidly following new and promising practices? Do you think broadly before layering-on constraints?

Dallas Afterschool is looking for a Director of Innovation who will research, evaluate, shape and implement (or out-source) new training topics, resources, activities and vendors that will continue to improve the value of our offerings to our program partners.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Research prevailing and advanced training topics, resources, activities (e.g. Wonder Kits) and vendors in and out of school time and other relevant areas
  • Develop rubric(s) in-line with Dallas Afterschool’s mission, values and goals and partner needs to evaluate and prioritize researched and recommended offering(s)
  • Adjust resources, activities, etc. to the unique space of out of school time
  • Pilot offerings with appropriate partner programs and iterate based on feedback
  • Implement (e.g. developing or coordinating outsourcing, marketing, measuring success) refined offerings including, but not limited to,
    • Training calendar
    • External trainings
    • New Wonder Kits  
    • On-line resource database
  • Over-see Wonder Kit development, sales and check-out
  • Coordinate with the Research and Evaluation and Quality Assistance teams to gather feedback and data to understand what offerings are improving quality
  • Partner with the Development team to secure funding and gather appropriate metrics
  • Actively engage with industry (i.e. education, youth development, out-of-school-time) counterparts to stay current with best practices and latest developments

Functional/Technical Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing innovative solutions
  • 3+ years of professional or volunteer experience in education or youth development
  • 2+ years leading and managing teams of 2 or more
  • Experience using surveys, interviews and/or focus-groups to gain and incorporate feedback
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Technologically proficient, particularly with Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of the key principles and differences of teaching children versus adults, a plus
  • Experience developing and/or writing curriculum, a plus
  • Background in human centered design, a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
  • Enjoys developing solutions through team collaboration, but is comfortable making decisions independently
  • Able to bring ideas with no limitations or boundaries to life with practical application and measurement
  • Strong results-oriented mindset and commitment to excellence
  • High degree of ownership, organization, self-initiative and follow-through
  • Love for learning and self-development
  • Passion for empowering others for success by fostering positive and productive relationships

Hiring Process:

  1. Resume & Cover Letter
  • You must submit both a resume and a cover letter to [email protected] be considered.
  • Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Please do not contact staff directly regarding your application status. Thank you.
  1. Phone Interview

 

  • Two to three Dallas Afterschool staff will conduct thirty-minute phone interviews beginning October 22nd.
  1. First In-office Interview
  • The first in-person interview will begin in late October or early November and take one and a half hours.
  • If you are invited for this interview, you will be asked to produce a work product.
  • The details of that assignment will be provided seven days prior to your interview.
  1. Final In-office Interview
  • Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour behavioral interview with a panel of Dallas Afterschool staff.
  • The final fifteen minutes will be with the organization’s CEO.
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start in late November or early December.

 

 

Job Title: Quality Advisor

Report to: Quality Assistance Manager

Employment Status: Full-time

Manages Others: No

A Quality Advisor has the primary responsibility for growing quality in afterschool sites by maintaining effective relationships and implementing the coaching cycle with Dallas Afterschool client staff and ensuring the implementation of best practices in client agencies.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a portfolio of client sites, including develop trusted and engaging working relationships with client staff, execute coaching process, and suggest/implement Dallas Afterschool resources to improve quality.
  • Communicate client needs internally and collaborate for effective and efficient placement of Dallas Afterschool resources.
  • Communicate progress of client sites on path of quality growth internally and externally.
  • Collect examples of high-quality programming and communicate examples to provide models for others.
  • Represent Dallas Afterschool and its initiative to stakeholders and interested parties, as appropriate.
  • Maintain data around and communicate progress of client sites on path of quality internally and externally.
  • Participate in annual reviews of quality tools and quality improvement process.
  • Instruct and lead training events that support knowledge and implementation of afterschool/summer best practices.
  • Serve as subject matter expert or technical consultant for Dallas Afterschool clients, for publications, and for educational or training events.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills to professionally, tactfully, and effectively promote quality improvement.
  • Outcomes-focused while attending to details.
  • Detailed knowledge of best practices in out-of-school time programming.
  • Working knowledge of best practices in nonprofit management.
  • Detailed ability to identify covert and overt best practices within a program.
  • Ability to influence a change in behavior.
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills.
  • General knowledge of Dallas as a city and the cultures and needs inherent in urban out-of-school time programming.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum 3 years of experience as staff or supervisor of afterschool/summer programs
  • Experience with data management/report generation
  • Additional experience with the Program Quality Initiative, degree in an education field, experience in staff development, training, and/or evaluation a plus
  • Passion for the importance of quality afterschool and summer programs.

To apply:

Please send resume to [email protected]. Include “Quality Advisor” in subject line. Due to the volume of applicants, you will only be contacted if our selection committee chooses to schedule an interview with you. No phone calls please!

 

Job Title: Assessor

Report to: Research and Evaluation Manager

Employment Status: Part-time

Manages Others: No

Dallas Afterschool Assessors conduct safety and quality assessments of Dallas Afterschool partner
programs using the Afterschool Quality Advancement (AQuA) assessment tool and a safety checklist.
Each Assessor conducts two to three on-site assessments per week. To conduct the assessment, the
Assessor travels to the afterschool program site to conduct an in-person interview with the site lead
and documents, in detail, their observations of the areas that impact afterschool quality. The following
day, utilizing their detailed notes and recorded interview, the Assessor scores the assessment. To
ensure consistency, Assessors conduct weekly peer reviews of each other’s assessments. Finally, the
Assessor reviews the assessment results with the site’s assigned Quality Advisor (QA).
The position requires 20 to 25 hours per week, 2:00pm to 6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday during the
operating school year. The compensation rate is $20 to $22 per hour depending on experience and mileage
is reimbursed at the IRS rate.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting un-biased quality assessments at Dallas Afterschool supported sites through the Dallas area

  • Accurately scoring, including detailed notes, the site assessment within Salesforce

  • Communicating clear, accurate, and useful feedback, both written and verbal, to QAs to assist them in
    the coaching process

Education &/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year of experience in education, afterschool, and/orsummer programs, OR
  • Associate degree (or pursuing a degree) with a minimum of two years of experience in education afterschool and/or summer programs
  • Experience as an in-school or afterschool program evaluator (e.g. CLASS, TEI, Weikart), a plus

Knowledge &  Skills

  • Knowledge of best practices in educational or youth development programming
  • Ability to conduct one-on-one interviews and observations objectively and without bias
  • Access to a reliable automobile between the hours of 2pm and 6pm, Monday thru Friday

 Personal Attributes

  • Strong work ethic (i.e. punctual, reliable, pays attention to detail and positive attitude)
  • High degree of self-initiative, organization, prioritization and follow-through
  • Adaptable and flexible, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and
  • organizations

Hiring Process

Resume &  Cover Letter

  • You must submit a resume to [email protected] to be considered.
  • Please put Assessor in the subject line.
  • Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Please do not contact staff directly regarding your application status. Thank you.

Phone Interview

  • Two Dallas Afterschool staff will conduct a thirty-minute phone interviews beginning October 22 nd .

3. In-office &  Site Interview

  • This two-part interview will begin in late October or early November and take two and a half hours one afternoon.
  • First you will participate in a thirty to forty-five-minute behavioral interview with two to three Dallas Afterschool staff and spend fifteen minutes meeting our CEO.
  • If you do not have prior experience as an in-school or afterschool evaluator, you will observe and provide feedback on an afterschool program site.
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start in late November or early December.

The following opportunities are available at other organizations:

Title:  Director of Program and Operations                                                

Job Summary:

Established in 2000, Heart House provides safety, education, and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children in the Vickery Meadow neighborhoods to move students from a mindset of chaos to calm.

The Director of Program and Operations works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Director of External Affairs, Program Committee and other staff and volunteers the ensure the development and administration of the Head, Heart and Hands (H3) program, including training, supervising and evaluating project staff, fiscal management, project development and management, and liaison to the target community.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees the implementation of the Head, Heart and Hands (H3) program strategy; refines, monitors and evaluates program results.
  • Build and maintain a high-functioning, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative Program team.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate corporate culture built on Heart House’s core values, leading by example in the demonstration of Heart House’s core values.
  • Performance management of direct reports including coaching, mentoring and managing delivery of critical milestones on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversee and collaborate with the CEO on financial and operational performance reports, ensuring the offices are efficient, effective, and meet the overall objectives of the organization in finance, administration and HR practices, and are in line with Heart House’s organizational standard operating procedures.
  • Provide effective program operations management, managing human and financial resources to effectively reach program and project objectives.
  • Work closely with External Affairs to communicate program and project status, outcomes, successes, challenges, timelines, finances and direction.
  • Ensure that organizational deliverable benchmarks are monitored in a timely manner and that project expenses are within budget.

Click here to see the full job description. Interested applicants should send their resumes and cover letters to [email protected].

 

On-Site Kids-U Manager (OKM) | Kids-U

 

The OKM manages the day-to-day operations and serves as the supervisor for one Kids-U program site. The OKM must be committed to the goals of the program, willing to work collaboratively with all program constituents (students, tutors, Kids-U administrative and managerial staff, volunteers, community leaders and donors), and be familiar with the culture and dynamics of the community. OKMs are expected to work Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 2:30PM-6:00PM, and 1:00PM-6:00PM on Wednesdays.
 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Associate degree or High school diploma with at least 3 years of experience with children acceptable
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student

Experience:

  • Prefer one year or more experience in working with children ages 5-12
  • Basic Computer Skills: Microsoft Word/Excel/Power Point
  • Basic Research Skills

Responsibilities:

  • Work to recruit children
  • Work to train, coach, and manage Academic Coaches
  • Ensure proper implementation of the Kids-U program by managing daily site activities
  • Attend all trainings
  • Serve in a supervisory capacity and as the primary contact for the Academic Coaches
  • Coordinate activities, trips, family/community engagement initiatives and volunteer responsibilities.
  • Ensure Academic Coaches have the necessary materials and supplies for daily activities.
  • Observe Academic Coaches facilitating Pathways curriculum lesson and provide constructive feedback frequently.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records for each child.
  • Ensure all reports (attendance, food and timesheets) are updated daily and turned in on time.
  • Maintain regular communication with Director of Operations.
  • Model and monitor the implementation of all policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that site is clean, organized and well maintained
  • Notify apartment management and maintenance staff regarding any concerns to the site
  • Create an environment of teamwork
  • Make all visitors to the site feel welcome 
  • Ensure Pathways curriculum & additional programming is implemented (Character Cures, GS & BS Troops) is followed and implemented daily.

Salary:

  • Hourly rate: $14/hour; 16-20 hours per week

If interested, please email your resume to Courtney Taylor-El at [email protected].

 

 

 

Updated 08/12/2018

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