Job Listing: SEL Program Manager
School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is an independent 501c3 organization serving the field of Afterschool and Youth Development (AYD) throughout Washington State. School’s Out Washington is dedicated to building community systems to support quality afterschool, youth development and summer programs for Washington’s children and youth ages 5 to young adulthood.
The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program Manager will lead SOWA’s SEL Work with a focus on King & Pierce Counties. This position will work closely with Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) to elevate and increase out-of-school-time programming in the region (whole day) and supporting social emotional learning (whole child) systems and collaboration. YDEKC is a key partner in the Road Map Project focused on educational success and racial equity in South Seattle and South King County. The SEL Program Manager will collaborate with Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) and Districts to develop and implement SEL tools, trainings, and strategies.
Reports to: Chief Program Quality Officer
Location: 801 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, Washington
Social Emotional Learning Quality Improvement Initiatives
- Promote usage of the Washington State Quality Standards for Afterschool & Youth Development Programs and the Washington State Core Competencies for Child and Youth Development Professionals;
- Provide SEL content development and support for the Bridge Conference;
- Serve as a member of SOWA’s Program Quality Team to integrate SEL supports;
- Work with partners to advance SEL supports to ELOs in Washington State;
- Develop and implement SEL tools, trainings, and strategies to ELOs, with intentional focus on racial equity and culturally relevant practice;
- Maintain annual reliability as an external assessor;
- Serve as SOWA’s Weikart Field Consultant and facilitate CYPQ trainings as appropriate;
- Support programs to use the Youth Program Registry.
- Promote the Sparkwind Movement through participation and support of the Statewide ELO Coalition and promoting the PQI;
- Work in concert with YDEKC SEL Strategy Senior Manager to align strategy with implementation;
- Serve as a member of related boards, task forces and professional organizations related to the ELO and education fields;
- Represent SOWA at meetings, conferences and other community events and provide support as needed;
- Build and maintain relationships with funders/ system partners and seek to establish relationships with potential new partners.
- Address racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices;
- Work toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism and support ongoing organizational cultural competency;
- Assure that volunteers/interns are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background. Incorporate volunteers, where applicable, into program operations.
- Develop project content and materials for website and other communications.
- Develop draft reports and invoices for review and submission;
- Participate in related project meetings and weekly staff meetings;
- Serve as an ambassador for the organization at all times both formally and informally;
- Complete documentation and reporting as required by funding sources;
- Answer telephone, respond to requests for information and resources and make referrals to outside resources;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Bachelor’s degree preferred, in social service, public administration, education, child and youth development, recreation, or related field;
- Three to five years of work experience in a related field, additional years may be substituted for higher education;
- Experience in training and facilitation;
- Experience in social emotional learning and positive youth development;
- Knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place-, race- and policy & systems-based inequities on marginalized communities;
- Strong facilitation and planning skills;
- Demonstrated understanding of or familiarity with program quality and assessment tools;
- Completion of YPQA Basics full-day training within past three years;
- Completion and endorsement as a reliable Youth or School-Age PQA External Assessor within the past 12 months (or be available to attend a 2-day training in King County to achieve reliability;
- Successful completion of Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers course within the past three years (or be available to attend 4-week online course and 3-day live training in Seattle);
- Experience structuring one’s work to meet grant requirements;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to grasp new knowledge and approaches and to quickly become an expert in new skills;
- Excellent communication skills and positive customer service abilities;
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel (other software as needed);
- Must be able to independently travel between work-related appointments;
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend work;
- Competencies: Adaptability, attention to detail, flexibility, open communication, initiative, analytical thinking, decision making, collaboration/partnership, achieving measureable results, racial equity and social justice advocacy.
Hours and Employment Status
This is a full time exempt position.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt
Annual Salary: $53,000 – 61,000, to be determined by experience and qualifications
Eligible for full employment Benefits: including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403-B plan, and Paid Time Off
How to Apply
Best Consideration Date: October 12, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PDT
(Resumes will continue to be accepted after the best consideration date. However, preferential consideration is given to those resumes submitted by the best consideration date. The announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.)
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “SEL Program Manager” in the subject line or send to:
SEL Program Manager
School’s Out Washington
801- 23rd Avenue S., Suite A
Seattle, WA 98144
School’s Out Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. School’s Out Washington has a commitment to addressing racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices and a commitment to working toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism. Women, People of Color, people living with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.