Quality Advisor

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/19/2018

Start Date

10/01/2018

Address

3900 Willow Street
Dallas
Texas
75226
United States

Description

Dallas Afterschool

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 technical assistance and 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

The Quality Advisor’s primary mission is facilitating continuous quality improvement at their assigned partner afterschool program sites by maintaining effective relationships with partner staff and coaching and training on afterschool and educational best practices. 


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide on-site consultation and technical assistance to afterschool and summer programs participating in the PQI
  • Manage a portfolio of sites, including developing and maintaining trust with site staff and executing strength-based coaching
  • Co-create a program improvement plan with partner program sites based on their quality assessment results and maintain documentation of the progress toward set goals
  • Serve as problem-solving resource to assigned partner programs
  • Develop and lead training sessions that support knowledge and implementation of afterschool and summer programming best practices
  • Support program staff in the implementation of skills and strategies acquired through trainings
  • Collaborate with fellow Quality Advisors to assist programs in achieving goals specified in program improvement plans
  • Participate in annual review of quality improvement process and associated tools


Requirements

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong results-oriented mindset and commitment to excellence
  • High degree of ownership, organization, self-initiative and follow-through
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Love for learning and self-development
  • Capacity to manage multiple timelines and meet project deadlines
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Enjoys developing solutions through team collaboration, but is comfortable making decisions independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Reliable transportation required


Technical Requirements:

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel & Power Point)
  • Knowledge of best practices in out-of-school time programming
  • Fluency in Spanish, a plus


Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, education-related or youth development preferred
  • Three or more years of experience in afterschool or summer program setting
  • One or more years of experience developing nonprofit staff and delivering formal training


Benefits

Dallas Afterschool offers a comprehensive benefits package which presently includes health, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, long term disability coverage, optional retirement savings program (401k), paid time off, and holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish is a plus. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@dallasafterschool.org
http://dallasafterschool.org

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@dallasafterschool.org and include Quality Advisor in subject line



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