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The following job opportunities are available at Dallas Afterschool: 

Job Title: Research Associate

Report to: Research and Evaluation Manager

Employment Status: Full-time

Manages Others: No

The Research and Evaluation team at Dallas Afterschool implements program evaluation at the student,
program, and community levels. The team monitors student academic and social-emotional outcomes,
assesses the effectiveness of the Program Quality Initiative, and tracks community-level changes in the Out
of School Time field. Major questions to be answered include how effective is the program quality
improvement process, are students receiving the expected benefits from afterschool programming, and how can Dallas Afterschool better support its afterschool program partners and the Dallas community?

The Evaluation Assistant will work under the direction of the research manager. This person is accountable
for data collection, administrative tasks, and may be asked to create reports from database exports and
basic analysis. He or she will utilize very strong organizational skills to complete tasks both independently
and collaboratively. He or she will also utilize clear communication and positive relationship skills to collect
data from partner programs.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support partner onboarding into the Student Outcomes Project (SOP)
  • Collecting, entering, and managing raw data
  • Administering surveys
  • Facilitating student social-emotional assessments with afterschool program staff
  • Guide program staff in accessing and interpreting social-emotional assessment data
  • Ensure security of student data, especially Personally Identifiable information.
  • Schedule and coordinate site quality assessments with partner sites and assessment team
  • Analyze and report on internal quality data collection to assist the PQI team in decision making or
  • assessing progress to goals
  • Disseminate assessment data to program sites/organizations
  • Support the creation and improvement of internal processes as a part of the Research and Evaluation
  • team
  • Other duties as assigned

Functional/Technical Qualifications

  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Experience with Access and SPSS a plus.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple timelines and meet project deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • Has reliable transportation.

Professional Qualifications

  • Associate degree and one year of work experience OR three years of administrative/clerical experience.
  • Passion for the importance of quality afterschool and summer programs.

To apply:

Please send resume to [email protected]. Include “Research Associate” 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: Community Engagement Specialist

Report to: VP of Development

Employment Status: Full-time

Manages Others: No

The Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for raising awareness and support for Dallas Afterschool. This individual will help create and strengthen organizational relationships with key stakeholders through the effective delivery of Dallas Afterschool’s communications plan, fundraising efforts, and key events.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide event coordination and support for all Dallas Afterschool fundraising and awareness events.
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers.
  • Represent Dallas Afterschool and its initiative to stakeholders and interested parties, as appropriate.
  • Assist the VP of Development in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and sponsors.
  • Create tailored communications (printed and digital) for all stakeholder groups, including donors, partners, volunteers, and the public at large.
  • Maintain a communications calendar to assist in overall strategic planning for the agency
  • Work with the VP of Development to create marketing collateral – brochures, annual reports, event programs, etc.
  • Support the management of content and appearance of the Dallas Afterschool website to ensure current, engaging materials at all times.
  • Manage social media communications and campaigns, expanding our reach online.
  • Collect client impact stories and testimonials of the value of Dallas Afterschool and quality out-of-school time programming.
  • Seek out and arrange media opportunities and event coverage.
  • Assist VP of Development in creation of a donor society and other planned recognition strategies.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. Track record of building authentic, constructive relationships with others.
  • Excellent ability to communicate tone through the written word.
  • Strong project management skills, analytical skills, creativity and resourcefulness in formation of approaches to increased brand awareness and appreciation.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, various content management systems, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Working knowledge of best practices in fundraising and nonprofit management.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or related field (equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree).
  • Minimum of one year professional experience in communications and/or fundraising.
  • Passion for the importance of quality afterschool and summer programs.

To apply:

  • Please send resume to [email protected]. Include “Community Engagement Specialist” 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: 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!



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.


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


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


  • 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.


  • 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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