Vice President of Engagement - Indiana Afterschool Network
- 04-Jan-2022 to 14-Jan-2022
- - Indiana Afterschool Network
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- $80,000-$94,500, commensurate with experience
- Full Time
- Generous Benefits Available
Indiana Afterschool Network ("IAN") advances opportunities for learning beyond the school day so that all Indiana youth can grow into healthy, thriving adults. IAN serves as a driving force in Indiana and as a national leader in out-of-school learning. We strive to bring together stakeholders, break down long-standing barriers, and build stronger systems of support for youth and families. As a state intermediary, we create expanded-learning systems to unite partners around the shared mission that afterschool plays a vital role in a child's education. We coordinate and maximize school and community resources and drive improvement through community engagement. Together schools, communities, and families can create a seamless, fun, and inspiring day of learning before, during, and after the school bell rings.
- Establish, execute, and evaluate IAN's strategy to strengthen and broaden the afterschool network in all parts of Indiana to include a diverse base of school leaders and personnel, community leaders, government leaders, businesses, and other partnerships in support of youth's needs.
- Establish, execute, and evaluate IAN's strategy to mobilize OST providers to engage with IAN.
- Build relationships with existing partners, especially with leadership at partner agencies. Identify and build new partnerships, especially with leadership, in communities to enhance the impact of IAN.
- Engage communities in conversations focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in afterschool.
- Engage with communities to understand their needs and opportunities and identify how IAN and afterschool can address those needs.
- Establish, execute, and evaluate IAN's advocacy strategy to further IAN's strategic plan and the field of out-of-school time.
- Establish, execute, and evaluate strategic initiatives to help OST providers build their advocacy efforts.
- Develop OST policy and momentum to address the needs, concerns, and issues of schools, the afterschool field, and communities.
- Conduct presentations and other outreach programs to diverse audiences to support the network's priorities and initiatives.
- Identify local, state, and federal policy and legislative opportunities that affect access to and funding for high-quality OST programs.
- Support OST providers in increasing their advocacy efforts.
- Oversee IAN's marketing and communication efforts.
- Participate in lobbying necessary to support the field of afterschool. (Less than 1% of time. Not paid for with grant dollars.)
- Lead IAN in identifying and analyzing data and research to understand the state of afterschool in Indiana.
- Increase IAN's organizational and network capacity for data collection, analysis, and use.
- Must demonstrate ability to work in and promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our providers, partners, and employees in which every individual feels respected and valued.
- Must have excellent oral, written, and technology-based communication skills.
- Ability to partner well with colleagues both inside and outside of the organization.
- Must demonstrate ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and projects required.
- Sound problem solver who can quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply.
- Passion for youth development and understand the connection between in school and out-of-school learning.
- Familiarity with statewide policy and budget development, afterschool programs, grassroots organizing, network theory, and state agency practices.
- Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups, and the public.
- 7+ years experience in policy, advocacy, or engagement, with at least 2 years in leadership.
- CYC-P Credential preferred.
- Postgraduate degree or 5+ years of relevant work experience after earning a bachelors degree required.
Salary and Benefits:
- Salary range: $80,000-$94,500, commensurate with experience
- Generous paid time off
- Health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance. IAN pays 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
- Health Reimbursement Arrangement
- $2000 annual professional development reimbursement
- $75/month cell phone and home internet allowance
- 403(b) plan, including 3% company contribution with no match requirement (after 2 years)
- Flexible hours and work-from-home option, but must live in Indiana
ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
- Describe your ideal work environment. Describe the culture you hope to experience with your next employer.
- Share three words that describe you. Include one or two sentences to share why you chose each word.
- In your opinion and in your own words, why is out-of-school time important?
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume by Jan 14.