Out of School Time Program Director

Out of School Time Program Director
Job Description

About Us:

The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) is a newly formed non-profit organization with the mission to increase the number of children who complete their education from cradle to college, and enter adulthood as productive participants in the 21st Century economy and in the civic life of their communities. Through the collaboration of unique partnerships among a public charter school, DC Public schools, private corporations, community residents, service providers, and community based organizations we are seeking to build a pipeline of services and supports for the children and parents living in the Kenilworth-Parkside community, using a two-generation model.

DCPNI was recently awarded a five year, $25M Promise Neighborhood Implementation Grant from the Department of Education. We are currently seeking to fill mission critical roles with individuals who have a commitment to addressing the socio-economic disparities and challenges affecting underserved communities. The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoy building something from the ground up, approach every issue from a strategic perspective and bring astute analytical skills to help connect the pieces to our intricate puzzle.

About The Position:

DCPNI’s Out of School Time Program Director will work with the schools, out of school time,college & career, and mentoring providers in the DCPNI footprint to support high levels of achievement and outstanding results for every child in Kenilworth-Parkside. The PD will focus primarily on those youth residents in the DCPNI community who attend schools outside of Kenilworth Parkside. S/he will serve as DCPNI’s primary liaison with the youth programming at our local community centers and will be accountable for building strong relationships with all youth-serving DCPNI partners. The PD will facilitate communication between DCPNI, out of school time partners, community residents, education experts and other thought leaders, and coordinate the resources to support students as they leave the community to attend schools throughout the District and surrounding area.

Responsibilities Include:

• Coordinate and manage DCPNI partners to support robust Out of School Time activities and supports within the Kenilworth Parkside community that are targeted toward those children who leave the Kenilworth Parkside neighborhood for school each day;
• Collaborate with the DCPNI Director of Educational Strategy, the Academic Service (K-8) Program Director, the College & Career Readiness Program Director, and DCPNI Partners in the development and implementation of a cradle to career pipeline to serve those children who leave the Kenilworth Parkside neighborhood for school each day, including:
– The management of DCPNI out of school time programming for K-12 students and the successful implementation of partner out of school time programming;
– The development of a strategy to support students transitioning between schools (Pre-K to Kindergarten, 5th grade to 6th grade, 8th grade to 9th grade, and into college);
– The development of a strategy to support college awareness beginning in elementary and middle school;
-The development of effective linkages between students, out of school time resources and community social services;and
-The alignment of community partners with the DCPNI’s intended outcomes for students in the Kenilworth Parkside community.

• Support outreach to students, families, and academic stakeholders about DCPNI programming and partner programming with the goal of increasing participation rates, with a primary focus on those Kenilworth-Parkside students who do not attend school within the community;
• Coordinate with the Director of Educational Strategy, Director of Community Engagement and the schools on the development of a strategy for engaging parents of those students in student learning and achievement.

• Work with Director of Educational Strategy and Director of Data to develop a system to identify individual student needs in key academic and non-academic areas, and link them with necessary services and supports;
• In collaboration with the Director of Educational Strategy, monitor and conduct quarterly reviews of student Individual Success Plans to assess the need for changes in the supports linked to student need for the purpose of accelerating student achievement;
• Recommend improvements to District policies and school practices to ensure the effective removal of barriers to learning;
• Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders;
• Monitor and implement components, indicators, and measures of the school accountability plan relevant to wraparound services supporting school and student success.

• Coordinate training and professional development relevant to wraparound support school and community stakeholders;
• Staff DCPNI K-12 Results Area Innovation Group made up of DCPNI partner providers;
• Staff the DCPNI Principals Council;
• Report directly to the Director of Educational Strategy.

• A Master’s in education, school counseling, social work or a related field preferred;
• Teaching or educational leadership experience strongly preferred;
• Passion for DCPNI mission and vision required;
• Understanding of the DC Public School system required;
• Prior experience managing student supports across the continuum of prevention & enrichment services, early intervention services, and intensive / crisis intervention services;
• Prior experience creating partnerships between schools and community organizations;
• Demonstrated ability in working with cross-functional teams;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with school administrators with regard to program implementation;
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategic plans and coordinate their implementation;
• The ability to work flexibly in a rapid changing environment;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Proficient in use of computer technology primarily Microsoft Office and Social Media;
• Experience working in Ward 7 schools or schools East of the River is highly preferred.

To Apply:

Candidates interested in this position should submit a 1.) cover letter, 2.) resume, 3.) references, and 4.) salary history to Human Resources, at [email protected]. Please label the email subject Out of School Time Program Director with your first name _last name. No phone calls, please or direct emails to staff. This position closes at 5PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Only those candidates who are self-motivated, forward-thinking, innovative and committed to social change need apply.
DCPNI offers a competitive compensation package and serves as an equal opportunity employer.
Residents from the Kenilworth-Parkside community or greater Ward 7 are strongly encouraged to apply.