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Education Programs Director

Presencial, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Washington, DC


Tipo de Emprego:Tempo Integral
Data de Início:23 de agosto de 2024
Prazo para Inscrições:17 de julho de 2024
Educação:Ensino Superior Requerido
Nível de Experiência:Gerencial
Salário:USD $90.000 - $110.000 / ano



For over 30 years, Beacon House has been a beacon of hope and opportunity in the heart of Washington, DC's Edgewood neighborhood. Our goal is clear: to provide children with a safe haven where they can both learn and grow academically and discover their unique talents to become empowered leaders of tomorrow. Through our out-of-school time education, athletic, mentoring, and youth development programs, Beacon House serves over 300 youth annually. We're more than just an organization; we're a tight-knit community dedicated to bridging the education gap and empowering our youth to reach their greatest potential despite any challenges they may face. 

Beacon House is recognized by Spur Local (formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington) as “One of the Best” nonprofit organizations in the DC region. Beacon House’s students and programs have also been highlighted in recent years by national organizations including the Afterschool Alliance, National Afterschool Association, and Digital Promise.


The Education Program Director is part of Beacon House’s leadership team and reports to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for shaping and implementing the vision and strategy of Beacon House’s Education Program, providing leadership to Beacon House’s afterschool program staff and volunteers, and working toward the broader goal of developing youth in line with our mission and theory of change. The Education Program Director works in close partnership with the Athletics & Mentoring Director to lead the programmatic vision of Beacon House and support kids and families holistically.


Organizational Management and Leadership

  • Participate in the overall management of Beacon House as a member of the leadership team
  • Contribute positively to overall organizational culture and model Beacon House’s values (Community, Flexibility, Saving and Changing Student Lives, Students First, and Trust)
  • Communicate effectively to motivate and develop high-performing teams

Program Development and Management

  • Identify, evaluate, and design new and innovative data-driven Education Program offerings and curricula for Beacon House’s various student groups (elementary/middle/high school)
  • Design, implement and/or oversee current tutoring programs/partnerships and implement strategies to maximize opportunities for students in need of additional support to benefit from these programs
  • Create operational work plans based on program objectives that support established organizational goals for expanding youth educational outcomes
  • Assist with maintaining structure and protocols during after-school hours
  • Interact with students to ensure they are engaged in appropriate activities, and support them in achieving developmental, academic, and personal goals
  • Assist with and organize weekend program activities and coverage when necessary

Staff Management, Training, and Coaching

  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate team of staff members who work directly with youth in our programs, program coordinator, and grow team to support evolving needs over time
  • Train staff to facilitate engaging program activities and discussions
  • Develop robust staff development plan to build on the strengths and skills of staff and support Beacon House’s program quality and impact goals
  • Identify, coordinate, and support staff professional development opportunities
  • Recruit, orient, and manage volunteers to support education programming

Family, School, and Partnership Engagement

  • Build strong relationships with program participants, parents, and community partners
  • Collaborate effectively with staff to resolve problems involving students and parents
  • Initiate and/or coordinate communications and family meetings as needed to inform parents of attendance, behavior, and other program-related issues
  • Build partnerships with schools, teachers, principals, and other administrators to ensure programming is aligned and complementary to school day learning
  • Build and grow programmatic partnerships to fully address Education Program priorities and student needs and to fully leverage the resources and expertise of partner organizations

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Work with staff and Beacon House research partners on the development and administration of measurement and evaluation tools
  • Assess program quality as part of an ongoing process, and make adjustments where necessary
  • Collaborate with Beacon House staff and partner school staff to ensure that Beacon House is gathering, organizing and tracking participant attendance and program data
  • Assess participation and develop interventions as needed for groups and individual youth
  • Monitor participant engagement and learning and adjust program activities accordingly

Budget Management, Grants Management, and Reporting

  • Manage grants and contracts in collaboration with the team
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative reporting on programmatic outcomes and activities for funders
  • Manage and track expenses for programs and grants to stay within budgets


  • Record of success in efforts to improve education outcomes for low-income Black and Brown students; deeply invested in strengthening educational outcomes for youth
  • Demonstrated program and curriculum development/innovation knowledge and experience
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills, with proven ability to navigate multiple opinions, provide cohesion to different perspectives, and collaborate with others to identify and implement effective solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships with diverse people and stakeholder groups
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude
  • Ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and negotiate timelines
  • Experience in community building, mentoring programs and youth development
  • Experience directly managing staff and volunteers successfully
  • Believes that learning can and should be fun
  • Utmost discretion, personal integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Demonstrates warmth and good humor when working with individuals
  • Flexibility, creativity and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment
  • Strong collaborative skills and self-motivation
  • Spanish language proficiency desired


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Education, Social Work, Human Services). Master's degree preferred
  • At least 10+ years of experience and experience in organizational and/or school leadership


Beacon House operates in person at its space in Ward 5, Washington, DC

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Candidates should send resume, cover letter to

Start date for this role is August 2024. Please apply by July 16 for best consideration.

Compensation range: $90,000-$110,000 based on experience and qualifications.


For over 30 years, Beacon House has been a beacon of hope and opportunity in the heart of Washington, DC's Edgewood neighborhood. Our goal is clear: to provide children with a safe haven where they can both learn and grow…


601 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA
Unit 15

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