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Becoming a member of Playtime Project’s team is a great opportunity to influence the future of a small, growing nonprofit, and positively impact the lives of about 700 children experiencing homelessness in D.C. each year. Playtime is an innovative organization dedicated to providing educational play activities, a therapeutic environment, opportunities to improve academically, access to community resources, and joy to children living in emergency and transitional housing programs.

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Development Director, Full-time

The Development Director will play a key role in growing the organization’s revenue to support upcoming planned growth. Responsibilities will include working closely with the Executive Director and Board-level Development Committee to chart Playtime Project’s growth and strategic response to the changing landscape of homeless services in Washington, D.C. as this relates to Playtime’s programs. Together with the Executive Director, design and execute an annual fundraising strategy to raise a minimum of $1.2 million in annual operating and program support.

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Database and Development Coordinator, Part-time

The Database and Development Coordinator will manage the infrastructure that supports our fundraising and donor outreach efforts to help us achieve our ambitious fundraising goals as we enter a period of program expansion. This position will maintain our Salesforce database by setting standards for data entry and ensuring the integrity and accuracy of all data. In addition to managing the database, they will support the overall activities of the Development Department, including processing gifts, production of timely donor acknowledgements, generating reports, prospect research, communications, stewardship, event coordination, and other tasks as requested. This position reports to the Development Director.

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Preteen Program Manager, Part-time

We’re seeking an energetic, skilled and child-focused leader to join our team as a part-time Preteen Program Manager. This is an amazing opportunity to manage a program, supervise and guide volunteers, nurture community partnerships, and work directly with 8-12-year-old children and their families experiencing homelessness in Washington​,​ D.C.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating two evening programs with the support of a team of dedicated volunteers at an overflow shelter hotel on New York Avenue NE on Tuesday and Thursday evenings,
    Implementing Playtime’s Preteen play-based curriculum nightly to ensure outcomes in goal-setting, social-emotional and problem-solving skills,
  • ​Measuring outcomes and carefully tracking and managing client records, outputs and outcomes using HCPP’s​ Apricot Social Solutions Database,
  • ​Helping to ensure​ that children’s ​educational, social and emotional ​needs are met​ by working with parents and social worker to issue referrals,
  • Empowering volunteers to create a trauma-informed environment where youth are able to learn and heal through play,
  • Maintaining the programs’ norms and expectations, including proactive behavior management with a focus on positive discipline techniques that follow youth development principles,
  • Leading and organizing Playtime Project field trips with volunteers and youth once a month,
  • Consistently recruiting and promoting the program to ensure that new families and preteens are aware of play programming and the resources that Playtime provides.

Successful applicants will possess a range of attributes, including:

  • Demonstrated ability to engage preteen-age youth in community-building and social-emotional learning opportunities,
  • Experience leading and motivating a team, including facilitation skills and the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback with the goal of creating the best environment for youth,
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people,
  • Hard working, mature, efficient, meets deadlines, and is trustworthy,
  • Strong professional, problem-solving, verbal and written communication, and time management skills,
  • Experience with tracking program outcomes, such as collecting observational data and administering surveys,
  • A Bachelor’s degree; at least 3-5 years working in the child development field is required.

At least six hours per week will be spent at the shelter site and the additional time will typically be spent in Playtime Project’s office planning and collaborating with colleagues. Occasional weekend or out-of-office hours may be scheduled for field trips, volunteer training, etc.

Salary: $22-24 hourly, commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: Will offer to pay half of employee’s health insurance, vacation benefits, and the office is closed between Dec. 24-Jan. 1, during which time employees are paid their regular salaries.

Send a cover letter and resume to with “Preteen Program Manager” in the subject line. Please include the date you are available to start, as well as your daytime and evening availability.