Job Listing: King County Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) System Director
School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is an independent 501c3 organization providing services and guidance for organizations to ensure all young people have safe places to learn and grow when not in school. School’s Out Washington is dedicated to building community systems to support quality afterschool, youth development and summer programs for Washington’s children and youth ages 5 to young adulthood.
The King County ELO System Director will provide high-level project management, administration, oversight and planning for the King County Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Out-of-School Time (OST) strategy, the Request For Proposal (RFP) process and grant making for the BSK OST funds. The King County ELO System Director will work in coordination with the CEO to direct the planning and implementation of the BSK OST Strategy to meet the deliverables of the King County BSK OST contract, including engaging and developing strong partnerships with community stakeholders to design the program approach and the RFP process, working with King County BSK staff to develop rigorous evaluation and data collection plans, and contracting BSK OST funds to and supporting community partners to meet BSK OST outcomes.
Reports to: School’s Out Washington CEO
Location: 801 - 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144
Project Development and Management
- Direct the activities associated with the BSK OST strategy;
- Partner with King County BSK staff to develop collaborative process for planning and implementation of strategy, including evaluation;
- Lead and direct an in-depth planning process for the BSK OST strategy, including engaging community partners and stakeholders in developing the BSK OST program strategy and RFP processes for awarding grants to community partners;
- Identify and engage community partners and stakeholders for the planning process;
- Oversee the development of a theory of change and a programmatic approach for the BSK OST strategy;
- Develop RFPs and Selection Rubrics;
- Work with King County BSK staff to develop an evaluation plan and data collection tools;
- Develop and implement systems to manage BSK OST data from funded programs;
- Oversee comprehensive RFP process, including: develop review process, recruit and train reviewers, oversee review and selection process;
- Develop contracts for awarding BSK OST funds to community partners;
- Oversee grant orientation and technical assistance for funded programs and conduct site visits as necessary;
- Identify and resolve compliance issues to support funded programs in meeting contracting requirements;
- Present the BSK OST strategy at community convenings;
- Serve as the point of contact for communications with the community about the BSK OST strategy;
- Participate in King County BSK Initiative work groups, teams, and committees where appropriate;
- Cultivate additional resources to support gaps or expansion of BSK OST efforts;
- Connect with SOWA Quality Intervention team to ensure that Quality Implementation meets contract requirements.
- Ensure deliverables and services meet requirements and deadlines of the BSK OST contract;
- Prepare reports to meet the requirements of King County BSK OST contract;
- Design communication tools and develop content to share information from BSK OST program with community partners, providers, policy makers and others. Tools may include newsletter articles, fact sheets, website postings and brochures;
- Develop and facilitate presentations at local conferences or community gatherings to disseminate lessons learned;
- Strategize ways to implement new trends within the context of current and future work;
- Develop and monitor grant budget to ensure compliance and accountability.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with local and state education leaders, afterschool professionals and key stakeholders around the importance of supporting youth, with an emphasis on 5-24 year olds, to improve the health and well-being of youth;
- Serve as a member of related boards, task forces and coalitions related to out-of-school time system building;
- Build and maintain relationships with existing and potential system partners.
- Provide supervision and support up to 3 direct reports ranging in administrative to management levels;
- Perform recruiting, hiring and on-going staffing duties as necessary to meet contract requirements and deliverables;
- Coach and mentor direct reports to provide culturally responsive conflict resolution and problem solving strategies;
- Ensure that volunteers, interns, and On-Call Employees are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, or socioeconomic background.
- Address racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices;
- Work toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism and support ongoing organizational cultural competency;
- Participate in related project meetings and weekly staff meetings;
- Serve as an ambassador of the organization at all times both formally and informally;
- Answer telephone, respond to requests for information and resources, and make referrals to outside resources;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred, in social service, public administration, education, child development, recreation, or related field;
- Deep knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place-, race- and policy & systems-based inequities on marginalized communities;
- Demonstrated experience working in the area of 5 - 24 youth development and/or juvenile justice sectors in King County and Washington State;
- Working knowledge of school-age/youth development, center-based programs, and culturally relevant services;
- Experience supporting implementation of large initiatives and/or complex programs;
- Demonstrated experience in strategy development and implementation;
- Demonstrated knowledge of project and resource management techniques and principles, analysis, planning, and organization;
- Experience working across sectors to increase opportunities and improve results;
- Ability to adjust course of direction based on evaluation data or emerging project themes;
- Demonstrated experience facilitating and working with diverse groups;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation;
- Ability to plan and direct the work of others – Previous supervisory experience preferred;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team;
- Strong computer literacy skills, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database systems;
- Must be able to independently travel between work-related appointments;
- Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends;
- Competencies: analytical thinking, decision making, collaboration/partnership, influence, achieving measureable results, and racial equity and social justice advocacy.
Hours and Benefits
This is a full time exempt position.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt
Salary: $65,000 – 78,000, Annually. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Eligible for full employment benefits: including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403-B plan, and Paid Time Off.
Best Consideration Date: April 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PST
(Resumes will continue to be accepted after the best consideration date. However, preferential consideration is given to those resumes submitted by the best consideration date. The announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.)
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com with "King County ELO System Director" in the subject line or send to:
King County ELO System Director
School's Out Washington
801 - 23rd Avenue S., Suite A
Seattle, WA 98144
School’s Out Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. School’s Out Washington has a commitment to addressing racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices and a commitment to working toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism. Women, People of Color, people living with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.