Assistant Program Director

Assistant Program Director
Organization Name: 
Kid Power, Inc.
Job Description: 

Who We Are:

Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic achievement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia.

With a 1.7 M budget, we serve over 420 youth daily and reach over 1,000 youth annually with our after-school, summer, in-school programs, and community-based mentoring program. We are a small, passionate, collegial, and collaborative team driven by the work and impact we make every day.

Who You Are:

You have a strong passion for youth development and serving the needs of students, families, and DC communities. You exemplify qualities of a strong leader and inspire confidence with your sound decision-making. You have strong attention to detail and pride yourself on your exceptional organizational and effective communicative skills. You love collaborating with others and working with a team to meet organizational objectives, while simultaneously enjoying strategic thinking and taking initiative to make things happen. You like to juggle multiple projects and have the necessary time management skills to work within a fast-paced environment.


Your Responsibilities:

Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation

  • Support after-school and summer programming logistics (coordination with DCPS administration,  coordinators, and partners).
  • Visit, supervise, and troubleshoot potential challenges at after-school program.
  • Maintain volunteer, student, partner, and volunteer information with organizational database.
  • Support family engagement including organizing and supporting family engagement events, family workshops, and focus groups.
  • Maintain weekly schedule and monthly calendars of program activities for youth, families, and program partners.
  • Facilitate implementation and completion of all student, parent, and teacher surveys, assessments, and evaluations.
  • Support Program Director in the collection and analysis of program performance data and works with the entire  leadership team on adjusting implementation strategies as needed.
  • Practice, institutionalize, and professionalize the language of Youth Development across program, curriculum, and training.

Program Staff Management

  • Manage Federal Work-Study and Summer Youth Employment Program recruitment, onboarding, training, and supervision.
  • Assist with hiring and termination of all program staff and supports Director of Instruction and Curriculum with frontline staff training, onboarding, and ongoing professional development.
  • Oversee and review front-line staff weekly task submissions (weekly reports, parent communication, SCOOPS newsletter, goal tracking, etc.)
  • Lead volunteer recruitment efforts with the support of AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Program Director and AmeriCorps Site Coordinator members by providing logistical support and feedback.

External Partners

  • Communicate regularly with school administration and teachers to monitor student progress, youth registration and attendance, classroom cleanliness, and meal provisions.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all program partners on-site and communicate with Kid Power senior staff whenever any issues arise.
  • In coordination with the Program Director, oversees existing program partnerships to improve program quality and efficiency.
  • Manage Federal Work-Study and Summer Youth Employment Program partnerships.
  • Serve as a key representative of Kid Power to all external schools, programs, and government partners in a way that best reflects the mission, professionalism, and values of the organization.

Youth Issues

  • Provide for the safety and well-being of all youth participants and reports any youth issues, suspensions, and treatment plans to the Program Director.
  • Ensures that each student sets and tracks individual academic and behavioral goals.
  • Immediately reports any child abuse or neglect issues to the Program Director.
  • Adhere to Kid Power's behavior management system and implements consequences accordingly.

General Duties

  • Attendance at occasional special events (parent nights, fundraisers) on nights or weekends.
  • As a member of the senior staff, participate in senior staff meetings and collaborate on larger organizational  management challenges and/or strategic decisions when needed.


  • At least three years of experience in youth development
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to supervise and motivate interns, volunteers, and part-time staff
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills
  • Sound computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and familiarity with Google Drive

Salary: $43,000 - USD $50,000/ year

Travel Reimbursement: Work related mileage (outside of commuting) accrued on a personal vehicle will be reimbursed at $0.56/mile.

English required / Spanish fluency/proficiency is a plus!

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to, Attn: Shana Townes

Full Job Description:

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021