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If you are interested in working with School’s Out Washington in any position, please apply to: info@schoolsoutwashington.org and include the FULL POSITION TITLE in the email subject line. If you would like to be considered for more than one position, please apply individually to each position with a separate email with the specific title(s) in the subject line(s). 

Currently Open Positions


Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

School’s Out Washington (SOWA) seeks our next Chief Executive Officer to shape, inspire, and lead the organization's future in collaboration with a talented team, a committed and engaged Board of Directors, and a set of community partners across the State of Washington.

The SOWA CEO is responsible for providing direction and strategic guidance to SOWA ena-bling the organization to fulfill its mission, vision and goals. The CEO works in collaboration with the board of directors and leadership team to ensure high quality programming and support for our network across Washington State and national leadership in the arena of Expanded Learning Opportunities. The CEO provides administrative oversight to SOAR and Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC), two community coalitions hosted and fiscally sponsored by SOWA.

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ELO Quality Director

The School’s Out Washington ELO Quality Director (ELOQD) will lead local and statewide efforts in coordination with the Chief Program Quality Officer (CPQO) to build a system that promotes a common vision for quality Expanded Learning Opportunities.  Working with public and private partners, the ELOQD will advance a movement to ensure that all young people have equitable access to high-quality Expanded Learning Opportunities beyond the school day and year. The ELOQD will work to increase the use of quality assessment and improvement processes in ELO programs; provide support for the Registry and Sparkwind Movement; develop and oversee the implementation of local and state infrastructure that facilitates sustained quality improvement for youth agencies; and, create continuing demand for high quality ELO programs. The ELOQD will serve on the Leadership Team.

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Pierce County Quality Manager

The Pierce County Quality Program Manager works in coordination with the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Quality Director to increase the use of quality assessment and improvement processes and, develop systems and tools to sustain quality improvement in Pierce County. The Pierce County Quality Program Manager serves as the Pierce County Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Lead.

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Youth Program Quality Coach - (Ongoing Recruitment)

School’s Out Washington is currently seeking professionals to serve as part-time youth development program quality coaches. Coaches will be on-call part-time employees of SOWA.

Coaches will provide on-site coaching and technical assistance to assigned youth development and afterschool programs in one of three geographic regions: King County, Pierce County, or eastern Washington (including Spokane and Walla Walla) for the purpose of enhancing the quality of services to youth.

Coaches will deliver focused on-site coaching and technical assistance for programs on how to complete an assessment process using the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) tool, how to use the results to develop an action plan for quality improvement, how to carry out the plan, and how to measure success.

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Youth/School-Age/Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment External Assessor

 School’s Out Washington is currently seeking professionals to serve as contracted Youth, School-Age, and/or Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment external assessors. Each external assessor will be contracted as Independent Contractors for School’s Out Washington.

External Assessors will conduct on-site observations using the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), School-Age PQA, and/or Summer Learning PQA tools in a variety of afterschool and youth development programs in Washington State.

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