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Deputy Director of Programs

Partnership for After School Education


About PASE 

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 over 30 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 a brighter future for the young people of New York City. 

Position Overview 

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Deputy Director of Programs to join our small, collaborative, team. The Deputy Director of Programs will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality and continuity of PASE programs and the growth of key initiatives.  In collaboration with the Chief Program Officer, the Deputy Director of Programs will coordinate professional development opportunities with a key focus on college access, prep, and success, will evaluate and continuously improve programs, will engage consultants and network partners, and will represent PASE at local and national events.   

What You’ll Gain... 

At PASE, we recognize the importance of focusing on each person as an individual and supporting with personal and professional development. We work towards supporting our professionals by experiencing their roles as positions that are meaningful and value adds to their career path. We support everyone with growing in their career by doing the following: 

  • Growth and investment in your professional development 
  • Providing ongoing feedback about performance and identifying ways to best support you 
  • Opportunities to continue growing on career path 
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities 



  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related professional experience, including management and supervisory experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree in a related field preferred  
  • Strong understanding of adult learning principles, curriculum development, training delivery methodologies 
  • Knowledge of the work and mission of PASE and experience in the afterschool field 
  • Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to engage a diversity of stakeholders.  Comfort with both in-person and virtual facilitation and moderation.   
  • Ability to use data to make decisions and willingness to address challenges with new ideas 
  • Proactive attitude with a willingness to take on new tasks and challenges 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively 
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or equivalent software, Zoom, and familiarity with Salesforce 


  • Own and oversee professional development programs including the college success initiative within our program portfolio, ensuring alignment with needs of the afterschool field and organizational priorities. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement various programs, including cohorts, standalone workshops, and large-scale events, from conceptualization to evaluation. 
  • Built and maintain partnerships with consultants, afterschool professionals, funders, and other key stakeholders to enhance the impact and reach of programming 
  • Evaluate program outcomes and impact through data analysis and participant feedback, making informed decisions to improve program effectiveness. 
  • Work closely with senior leadership to identify and respond to emerging trends, to develop responsive programming, and to support with fundraising proposals and reporting. 
  • Represent PASE at conferences, workshops, and other events and advocate for the importance of afterschool programming and professional development for the workforce. 
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor junior staff, including interns and part time staff. 

How to Apply

PASE is an equal opportunity employer.  Send a cover letter with your resume and salary expectations to Please include “Deputy Director of Programs” in the subject line.  

  • Position is Hybrid: Virtual and In-Person 
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations required. 

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

 What We Offer  

  • Employer paid medical insurance plan 
  • Dental and life/disability insurance offered 
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match 
  • Generous paid time off policy including 15 vacation days that increase after 5+ years of service, sick days, personal days, and wellness days. 
  • Paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day 
  • $500 annually towards Professional Development 


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  • Date Posted

    June 25, 2024

  • Salary

    $80,000-90,000 annually (exempt)

  • Type

  • Location

PASE Impact, FY 2023

PASE Setters Mary Chen 4511


Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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