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Dallas Afterschool Published: May 15, 2018
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Dallas Afterschool, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was formed in 2007 with a mission to improve the quality of afterschool and summer programs in our community. Dallas Afterschool acts as an intermediary for these agencies, providing professional development for program staff based on national best practice standards for quality. Working with 700 staff members at 180 sites throughout Dallas County, we inform, train, support and assess programs collectively impacting 14,000 underserved K-12 grade students. We define quality through the Afterschool Quality Assessment tool (AQuA) and its ten essential elements, all of which come from evidence-based practice.

Job Description:

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 report to the VP of Program Services, working within our Program Quality Initiative (PQI) team which is responsible for improving the quality of afterschool and summer programs in Dallas County. You will manage the team of Quality Advisors and 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

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

Functional Requirements

  • 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

Personal Characteristics

  • 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

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@dallasafterschool.org.

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