Posted on August 13, 2012
Horton's Kids - Program Director
Horton’s Kids, a 23-year-old DC educational nonprofit and the 2011 winner of the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, is seeking a mature and innovative Program Director to manage our comprehensive programming for inner-city children. Our services include tutoring, family empowerment activities, summer literacy programming, health and basic needs support, educational advocacy, and enrichment activities.
The Program Director is a senior-level management position with a great deal of autonomy, reporting to the Executive Director. With the help of a full-time Education Manager, and a full-time Youth Development Manager, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, part-time Program Assistants, volunteers, and interns, the Program Director oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations of the tutoring, educational advocacy, summer literacy, and older youth programs. The Program Director guides the success of this programming, and works side-by-side with a second, part-time Community Empowerment Director who oversees the health and basic needs support and enrichment programming.
This position requires a nontraditional and varied schedule since many Horton’s Kids programs run on evenings and weekends. Because of this, there is flexibility in daytime office hours. The Program Director’s time will be spent working at several different locations throughout DC, including our Capitol Hill office, our Community Resource Center in Anacostia, and donated program space.
Working Here, What Impact Will You Have?
- Horton’s Kids’ program goals will be met because of your ability to impact outcomes through excellent program management and innovation
- Your thoughtful management and exceptional organizational skills will result in more efficient delivery of a high quality program to the children, allowing Horton’s Kids to expand
- You will help Horton’s Kids uphold the trust of the community by acting with integrity and modeling our organizational values—kids first, hard work, team work
- Participant attendance will be high because of your keen attention to the children’s needs and your adaptability
- The Horton’s Kids team of front-line staff and volunteers will be stronger because of your outstanding leadership
- Manages program staff, including two program managers, to oversee the delivery of services to more than 500 children and their families
- Oversees participation of more than 500 volunteers
- Guides program model; makes thoughtful adaptations based on the children’s evolving needs and program evaluations to increase efficiency, capacity, and effectiveness
- Develops and monitors key program performance indicators and outcomes
- Manages program participation
- Establishes and maintains relationships with participants and their families
- Oversees communications with participants and their families
- Monitors participant attendance
- Monitors participant behavior
- Performs home visits as necessary
- Identifies evolving needs of participants
- Ensures program integrity
- Manages program logistics
- Ensures that program leads have established appropriate curriculum and activities to deliver program outcomes
- Ensures integrity and completeness of program participant files
- Works with Operations Director to determine and monitor program capacity
- Works with Operations Director to determine and monitor program quality
- Serves as Horton’s Kids’ liaison with program partners such as congress, the U.S. Department of Education, DCPS, KIPP DC, and more; develops new partnerships based on evolving program needs
- Supports the Board of Directors by providing performance data necessary for the board to monitor program outcomes
Essential Experience and Competencies
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience and competencies:
- Impeccable integrity and judgment
- Creativity, self-confidence, and maturity
- The ability to effectively manage and prioritize a wide breadth of responsibilities
- Strong management skills and the ability to motivate staff and volunteers
- A proven record of being an excellent team player
- Willingness to work approximately 8 nights per month, and 1-3 weekend days per month
- Understanding of outcome measures and basic statistics
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- A contagious positive attitude and strong leadership skills
- Willingness to learn new things and seek opportunities
- Experience with different out-of-school-time program models
- Willingness to work on the front lines at programs, including putting on a bathing suit and splashing around in a pool with the kids
- The ability to prioritize and shift between big picture and detail-oriented responsibilities
The successful candidate will have the following:
- A degree from a four-year college or university required, relevant Master’s degree preferred
- A minimum of five years management experience in a related field
Additional Helpful Experience and Competencies
- Proficiency in Salesforce.com or other information technology systems
- Proficiency in MS Office
- A clean driving record and a vehicle with adequate insurance (eligible for mileage reimbursement)
$40,000 - $60,000 commensurate with experience
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary history to: Horton’s Kids, ATTN: Kavya George, 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 207, Washington, DC 20002 or to Kavya@hortonskids.org with subject line “Program Director”. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
Application deadline 8/31/12.
Applicants will be required to undergo a standard police background check, and must be at least 18-years old. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.