Chief Program Officer

Partnership for After School Education, Inc.

Posted: 10/29/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Youth Development

City: New York

Postal code: 10271

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) is a child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs, particularly those serving young people from underserved communities.

Position Details:

Job Description:


The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) is a child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs, particularly those serving young people from underserved communities. We do so by working with the adults in children’s lives, ensuring they are prepared, trained, and capable of providing high-quality services.

For 25 years, PASE has helped the dedicated individuals who work in afterschool programs gain and develop the skills they need to provide high-quality, content-rich programmatic experiences to youth in out-of-school time, building a stronger and more resilient afterschool field. As a network leader, PASE collaborates with hundreds of community-based organizations, corporate partners, and higher education, governmental, and philanthropic institutions. Through these partnerships, PASE is able to provide the more than 1,600 community-based organizations in our network with the support they need to provide the 500,000 young people in New York City’s afterschool programs with the opportunities they deserve.

Afterschool transforms young people’s lives. PASE transforms afterschool. Consider joining a team committed to building brighter future for the young people of New York City.

Position Overview

PASE seeks to hire a full-time Chief Program Officer (CPO) to develop a vision for and oversee our Programs Department, serving as a visionary yet hands-on leader within our collaborative, nimble organization. In collaboration with the CEO and Board of Directors, the CPO will develop and implement a strategic plan for PASE’s programmatic initiatives, which include building the capacity of afterschool professionals and organizations broadly and through strategic initiatives (e.g., STEM, global learning).  The CPO will liaise with our network of partners across New York City and represent PASE at local and, occasionally, national events, serving as a thought leader in the afterschool and youth development field.

PASE provides a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, generous vacation and sick time, 10 paid holidays, opportunities for professional development, and a 403(b) savings plan.

Primary Responsibilities

 Collaboratively develop PASE’s programmatic strategy and measure progress against goals, continuously analyzing data and implementing course corrections as needed to ensure success

 Oversee large scale annual events, including a conference and college fair

Supervise, coach, and mentor both senior and junior staff on the Programs team, including 2-4 direct reports, cultivating a high-performing team culture

 Serve as primary point of contact and support for the Programs Committee of the Board of Directors

 Represent and speak on behalf of PASE at meetings and conferences

 Cultivate and maintain a diverse, high-quality pool of consultants who deliver trainings and services on behalf of PASE

 With Program staff, develop and test strategies to expand fee-for-service professional development and other revenue-generating programs

 Monitor departmental budget and liaise with fiscal team to ensure proper tracking of income and expenses

 Support fundraising efforts, as needed, through participation in funder meetings, contributing to grant proposals and reports, and arranging occasional program visits

 Apply an equity and inclusion lens to all PASE work, identifying and filling gaps in our own capacity as needed

 Stay in tune with emerging research, thought leaders, and key resources in the afterschool and youth development field to ensure PASE’s work reflects up-to-date data and practices

 Serve on the PASE leadership team, supporting a positive team culture and contributing to key decisions across the organization

 Other duties as assigned

PASE is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented.


· Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in a related field preferred

· Minimum of 10 years of related professional experience, including management experience

· Track record of strong leadership, including evidence of ability to collaborate, take initiative, think critically, apply judgment, and support a team

· Ability to both serve as a systems thinker and apply keen attention to detail

· Ability to use data to make decisions and willingness to address challenges with new ideas

· Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances, expectations, and priorities

· Excellent written and verbal communications skills to effectively and positively interact with diverse constituents

· Knowledge of and commitment to the work and mission of PASE


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

PASE is an equal opportunity employer.  Send a cover letter with your salary expectations and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Chief Program Officer” in the subject line. 


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