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City Year
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Published 4 days ago

City Year Dallas is seeking a creative, collaborative, and results-oriented individual to serve as a Learning and Evaluation Director. Reporting to the Managing Director of Impact, this position is responsible for developing and implementing trainings for AmeriCorps members and overseeing data evaluation efforts. The Learning and Evaluation Director will work closely with City Year program staff to create differentiated instruction and trainings for AmeriCorps members to ensure the facilitation of high-quality service. In addition, this position will create processes to enter, track and analyze data for internal and external audiences.Job Description

Responsibilities

The Learning and Evaluation Director oversees service delivery trainings for AmeriCorps while managing all data evaluation efforts:

Corps Member Development

  • Execute all training for AmeriCorps members, including events such as Pre-Service Training (3 weeks in July-August), a Mid-Year Summit (January) and ongoing trainings year-round (weekly - September, 2 days per month – October-May).
  • Work with the Impact staff to develop a comprehensive learning and development program for AmeriCorps members that varies for high school and college graduates.
  • Provide targeted trainings to support AmeriCorps members in their implementation of whole school supports and individual student academic interventions.
  • Work with Impact staff to identify training needs for AmeriCorps members and assess needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Coordinate Senior AmeriCorps Member leadership development training (July).
  • Serve as site point for the Leadership After City (LACY) program. Includes Career Affinity Groups, a Mentoring program, plus other workshops designed to support the professional development of AmeriCorps Members.
  • Utilize feedback gained in coaching sessions by Impact staff to improve supports and training for AmeriCorps members.
  • Serve as site point and ensure the successful implementation of the Idealist Journey (a civic reflection program for AmeriCorps members) and Justice Talking.

Analyzing and Evaluating Data

  • Lead the site’s evaluation efforts, overseeing all evaluation tools and resources.
  • Ensure all deadlines for data collection and analysis are met.
  • Facilitate the data collection process at the individual schools and with Dallas ISD
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of all data required by stakeholders, including City Year, AmeriCorps, school district and funders.
  • Distribute and collect start of year, mid-year, and end of year surveys to AmeriCorps members, teachers, principals, and school liaisons.
  • Analyze student-level data and various survey data to assess the impact of specific programming.
  • Manage and monitor cyschoolhouse (City Year’s internal online database), including data entry, as well as train and support staff and AmeriCorps members on its use.
  • Create a data-driven culture and decision-making environment that helps improve real-time service delivery and identify best practices.
  • Serve as site evaluation point to our national Impact Team and participate in regular national conference calls with other site representatives.
  • Use data strategically to help inform service delivery, learning, and development to ensure corps members are committed to student success and equipped to meet City Year standards as practitioners in schools.

Program and Service Operations

  • Assist with all AmeriCorps member operational aspects of the Impact department.
  • Work with City Year Headquarters to share best practices in training and to continue to develop the Learning and Development program
  • Coordinate training needs with City Year Dallas Impact Team to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Support and facilitate staff professional development and training opportunities in partnership with the Managing Director of Impact and Chief of Staff.

Manage External Speakers and Develop Relationships

  • Identify key people in the Dallas area who can support the Learning and Development program and provide high-quality learning and trainings to AmeriCorps members.
  • Develop and manage external relationships with trainers across the DFW area.
  • Identify, screen, and secure all external and internal trainers.

Participate in Organizational Initiatives

  • Devote up to ten (10) days a year to corps member recruitment interviews.
  • Attend and help mobilize team for whole site events like Opening Day, MLK Day, Annual Fundraiser Gala, Graduation, and other site-wide designated events.
  • Participate in relevant network-wide meetings and calls providing insight, feedback, and collective problem-solving.

Qualifications

In order to succeed in the Learning and Evaluation Director role, a candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas:

Team Leadership and Collaboration

  • Leverages diverse strengths of team members to achieve desired results
  • Coaches and empowers others to lead
  • Addresses and resolves team conflict swiftly and effectively

Problem Solving and Decision-Making

  • Links problems and symptoms to identify underlying issues and focuses on addressing most critical, high-impact issues
  • Organizes appropriate information, expertise, and diverse perspectives for self and others to develop optimal solutions and manage decision-making

Communication

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong group facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to break down large concepts into teachable bits that others can internalize easily

Executes to Results

  • Strong attention to detail and proven organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to manage self and others

 

Additional Required Experience and Qualities Needed

  • BA/BS required in Education, Social Work, Urban Studies, Youth Work, or other related field; Master’s degree a plus
  • 4+ years of experience working with or for an urban school district
  • Knowledge of Dallas ISD schools preferred
  • AmeriCorps/City Year experience a plus
  • Proficient in data management and data analysis techniques (experience managing large databases preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and inspire a diverse team in educational, community service, or youth development organization
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data to inform programmatic changes and improvements
  • Strong group facilitation and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of standards-based curriculum and instruction
  • Strong commitment to and experience developing a diverse and inclusive workforce and working effectively with people with different work styles and backgrounds
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with and interact with multiple, diverse stakeholders
  • Able to execute on goals within flexible and changing environments
  • Willingness to powerfully represent City Year, including wearing the City Year uniform, and upholding all City Year professional standards

City Year Dallas is seeking a creative, collaborative, and results-oriented individual to serve as a Learning and Evaluation Director. Reporting to the Managing Director of Impact, this position is responsible for developing and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. For more information, click here.

City Year’s core values include advancing diversity, social justice for all, and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. We aspire to become an antiracist organization, to support the holistic growth and development of our AmeriCorps members, and to promote educational equity for all students. We work each day, in partnership with schools and communities, to ensure that people of all identities feel welcome, valued, empowered and engaged.

As an equal opportunity employer, City Year is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

City Year encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year…

Location

On-site
Dallas, TX, USA

How to Apply

Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page. Internal applicants should apply through cyresource.

Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page. Internal applicants should apply through…

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