The following job opportunity is available at Dallas Afterschool:
Manager of Quality Assistance
Reports to: VP of Program Services
Employment Status: Full-time
Manages Others: Yes
If you are prepared and poised to take the next step in your career where you can help drive quality improvement in afterschool and summer programs, we want to talk to you!
As the Manager of Afterschool Quality Assistance you will work within our Program Quality Initiative (PQI) team which is responsible for improving the quality of afterschool and summer programs in Dallas County. You will own work streams including,
- Organizational quality assessment,
- Quality assessment analysis,
- Quality improvement planning,
- Executive and program director professional development, and
- Certified partner services and resources.
Key responsibilities include:
- Coordinating and problem solving with other internal teams to achieve the organization’s mission and goals
- Implementing and refining new processes and tools to increase team productivity and effectiveness
- Monitoring and communicating quality improvement goals and results
- Counseling and managing the quality advisor team to performance goals and Dallas Afterschool policies and procedures
- Evaluating each quality advisor’s ability to effectively coach and train partner staff, incorporating new trends in youth development and education
- Developing unique services and resources for our Certified partners
- Organizing relevant partner executive and program director learning opportunities
- Building relationships with program partners at all levels of their organization
- Facilitating and actively participating in regular team meetings
- Bachelors Degree, ideally in applied learning and development, child development or educational psychology, social work or related field
- 4+ years of professional experience in education or youth development
- 2+ years leading and managing teams of 2 or more
- Proven ability to create and adjust processes and standards to meet goals and work on several projects in parallel
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience conducting adult training sessions, a plus
- Fluent in Spanish, a plus
- Strong results-oriented mindset and commitment to excellence
- High degree of ownership, organization, self-initiative and follow-through
- Love for learning and self-development
- Strong problem solving, and analytical skills with the ability to interpret multi-variable data
- Enjoys developing solutions through team collaboration, but is comfortable making decisions independently
Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].
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Y Counselor | YMCA Summer Day Camp
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. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Attend all scheduled training sessions, staff meetings, and any other meetings deemed necessary by the Director.
- Keep an accurate daily count of the children in the group each day and follow the field trip procedure set at staff training.
- Ability to quickly move to attend to an injured or ill child (be able to lift or carry if necessary) and initiate first aid procedures.
Hours: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM (minimum 4 hour shifts during these hours)
- 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 able to be in the pool on swim days with their group of children.
Please submit your application by visiting: www.ymcadallas.org/workwithkids
PART-TIME LIFE AND EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATOR POSITION | Dallas Arboretum Education Department
Join an exciting team of educators in providing life and earth science education to K-8 students here at the Dallas Arboretum. Our part-time educators work both on- and off-site in delivering TEKS aligned programming to area students and schools. Teachers have a strong background in science content and work primarily with K-8 grade levels. Potential work hours are 20-32 hours/week at $17 per hour. Position starts ASAP.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
- As assigned, develop, modify and teach education programs both at the Arboretum and at partner sites
- Assist in the development of new programming as needed
- Promote and facilitate Arboretum field trips, outreach programs and after school programs, to include check-ins and bus parking
- Assist Program Specialist in the selection and development of materials and supplies related to programs assigned to teach and/or manage
- Assist Program Specialist in writing curriculum as requested
- Maintain attendance, ethnicity and testing records for programs taught and/or managed. Report numbers and results in an accurate and timely manner.
- Train and supervise volunteers assisting with educational programs for which he/she is responsible as needed
- Distribute and process program evaluations for all applicable programs; review and discuss with supervisor modifications for improvement
- Assist in developing and implementing educational activities for major events at the Arboretum as needed
- Supervise and teach spring and summer camps as assigned; assist in developing and modifying current programs as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences
- Two years teaching experience in formal classroom and/or informal science institution
- Proficiency in use of computer software
- Clear written and oral communication of science literacy
Submit resume to: [email protected]