District of Columbia
Position: Assessment Specialist
Organization: After-School All-Stars
Reports to: Research & Evaluation Director
Location: Washington, DC (Flexible)
Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars is a national non-profit organization which provides free, daily afterschool programs to nearly 75,000 children in need on over 350 school sites in 19 chapters across the U.S. Our goals for our All Stars are the same we have for our own children: to be healthy and active, to graduate high school and go on to college, to find a job that they love and to give back to their communities. We achieve this by identifying and fueling our students' individual passions, tying their interests to tailored academic support, enrichment and health and fitness programming. After-School All-Stars gives its students a safe-haven during the hours of 3pm-6pm—the time of day when youth violence, drug use and other delinquent behaviors are most likely to occur. By creating caring youth adult relationships and incorporating service learning into all that we do, we help our All-Stars gain the confidence, skills and role models they need to become leaders in their community.
A Unique Opportunity
After-School All-Stars is currently seeking an Assessment Specialist to build out assessment tools and systems to drive rapid cycle program improvement. As ASAS looks to launch a wide range of curriculum, content, and staffing pilots, the Assessment Specialist will be in a unique position to inform how ASAS scales multi-faceted innovation nationwide.
• Develop youth knowledge, skill, and behavioral assessments across content areas
• Collaborate with curriculum and training staff members to ensure alignment of training, content, and assessments
• Build frameworks for rapid cycle improvement around program and staffing pilots
• Interpret assessment and rapid cycle improvement data and communicate lessons learned to chapters and across departments
• Train and coach staff around interpreting assessment data for program improvement
• Capture learning and develop recommendations around the scaling and adaptation of pilot interventions
• Ensure rigor and quality of assessment data
• Occasional travel to sites for observation and/or trainings
• Engage in other evaluation tasks as needed
Who should apply?
The Assessment Specialist will embody ASAS’s core values: entrepreneurial, collaborative, transparent, accountable, and proactive. The successful candidate should have a minimum of two years experience in research, evaluation, and/or assessment. Previous nonprofit, education, and/or teaching experience are preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred.
The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience of the individual candidate. ASAS offers competitive benefits including, but not limited to health, dental, vision, and an employer match for our 403(b) plan.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format via e-mail to: email@example.com.
Your cover letter should indicate how your experience is in direct alignment with the mission and vision of After-School All-Stars.
Please put “Assessment Specialist” and your last name in the subject heading.
To learn more about ASAS, please visit our website: www.as-as.org