ICIC Job Opportunity

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education program manger


Organization Mission Statement:

Dumbarton Concerts/Inner City-Inner Child (DC/ICIC) presents programs of artistic and educational excellence throughout many communities of Washington, D.C. DC/ICIC showcases a diverse selection of established and emerging musicians in the intimate and acoustically rich Dumbarton Church for listeners of all ages. For the youngest students living in poverty, our education program improves academic achievement, uplifts, and inspires using the transformative power of the arts.


Job Description:

Dumbarton Concerts/Inner City–Inner Child seeks a Program Manager to support our venerable education program, Inner City–Inner Child (ICIC). ICIC’s mission is to place low-income pre-school children on the road to literacy and future success by empowering their educators to use the arts to teach academic and social-emotional skills.

The ideal candidate is an advocate for equal access to education and desires working toward the ideal that all children in Washington, DC have the right to receive high quality, early childhood education; s/he believes in the power of the arts to transform individuals. S/he must be a creative spirit, have a compassionate heart, and  strong interpersonal skills. Problem solving, critical thinking, and experience with program systems development are essential to this work

S/he thrives in a collaborative, supportive, fun environment while valuing hard work and achievement of results. A passion for education, social change, and the arts is a must.

This position is part of a small but efficient team. The job requires both time in the office assisting with program administration and time off-site managing programs and getting to know the children, teachers, and families ICIC serves.



  • Administration of Inner City- Inner Child’s three core education programs:
    • Dancing With Books: Classroom residency program for 0 to 5 year old children and their teachers, conducted in child development centers, DC pubic school (DCPS) and charter school classrooms by teaching artists trained in the field of early childhood education. 
    • Naptime U.:  Professional development workshops for early childhood teachers and administrators, certified by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
    • Read with Me: Family workshops that encourage parents to engage in early literacy activities with their children at home. 
  • Manage program logistics including: scheduling, contracts, enrollment, database and assessments.
  • Cultivate partnerships with schools, other non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Develop and maintain relationships with teachers, directors and families served by ICIC programs.
  • Collaborate with teaching artists to develop education materials and curriculum for residencies and workshops.
  • Coordinate event management logistics for workshops, including room set-up, catering, artist logistics, and production.
  • Promote ICIC programs to the community and media, through social media, blog posts, and press releases.
  • Stay current on the latest research/news on early childhood education policy, early childhood education in the District, arts and literacy education, and issues of education equity/access for low-income children and families.
  • Attend continuing education professional development workshops.
  • Identify ways to further develop, streamline, and enhance program systems.
  • Ensure programs stay in compliance with the requirements of key partners and funders.
  • Collaborate with the ICIC team to support the organization’s fund development, community outreach, and partnership initiatives.
  • Report to the ICIC Executive Director.


Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of experience in non-profit sector.
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and arts integration
  • Desire to work in Washington, DC’s underserved neighborhoods, getting to know and developing relationships with the individuals ICIC serves
  • Ability to connect with community, center directors, teachers, teaching artists, children, and families impacted by ICIC’s programs.
  • Strong people skills and cultural competence
  • Event management experience
  • Project management skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (strong verbal abilities)
  • Team oriented, creative, and collaborative
  • Good sense of humor, cooperative, and  flexible
  • Strong computer and software skills (e.g., some or all of the following: Word, Sharepoint, Excel, Power Point, graphic design, GoogleDrive, Google Sheets, video editing, social media, digital photography, MailChimp, and Squarespace)
  • Preference for small organization work setting
  • Ability to self-start projects and work independently until completion
  • Willing to work remotely, carefully tracking hours on time sheet
  • Access to a reliable car


Benefits and Compensation:

  • Salary is based upon experience
  • We offer a flexible, family-friendly work environment in a historic building in the heart of charming Georgetown
  • Dumbarton Concerts/Inner City–Inner Child is centered on the philosophy that we value people first and foremost
  • Retirement plan available after one year of employment
  • Generous vacation, especially during summer months


Posting Expiration Date: February 28th 2018

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and a thoughtfully-written cover letter to Ingrid@innercity-innerchild.org. Applicants should include the words “Program Manager” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

Dumbarton Concerts/Inner City-Inner Child provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation gender identity or expression, veteran status or disability.