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Job Listing: Youth Development Program Quality Coach

The mission of School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is to provide services and guidance for organizations to ensure all young people have safe places to learn and grow when not in school. SOWA is dedicated to building community systems to support quality afterschool, youth development and summer programs for Washington’s children and youth ages 5 through young adulthood. 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 Program Quality Assessment (YPQA/SAPQA/SLPQA) tools, how to use the results to develop an action plan for quality improvement, how to carry out the plan, and how to measure success. Coaches will support the designated agency lead in managing the year-long assessment and intervention cycle, maintaining the focus on strengthening staff performances with youth at the point of service and supporting strategies that promote sustainable change in youth worker performance. School’s Out seeks to match coaches to sites based on location and in response to the specific needs and characteristics of each program.

On-call coaching rate is $35.25 per hour. Coaching hours may vary based on the details of different initiatives throughout each region. Initial coaching assignments may be implemented early September.


On-Call Employee Responsibilities

  1. Attend quarterly PQA project Learning Community meetings;
  2. Attend coaching meetings with SOWA staff and/or Hub Leads to report on progress;
  3. Maintain timely records of coaching activities with each site, and complete evaluation and required project paperwork;
  4. Support the designated site lead in navigating/leading the PQA self-assessment process at their sites;
  5. Provide suggestions/feedback to sites in using the assessment results to identify program improvement and professional development priorities;
  6. Support development of a specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) action plan for quality improvement aligned with improvement goals;
  7. Deliver and/or coordinate training and technical assistance services to support implementation of the quality action plan;
  8. Schedule and travel to on-site appointments with the site leads to review training plans and accomplishments;
  9. Model interactions with youth that are culturally relevant and cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally appropriate; and group management techniques for meeting the diverse needs of youth;
  10. Conduct YPQA Methods workshops for youth development staff to support their identified goals;
  11. Make referrals to community resources as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Submission Procedure

Best Consideration Date:  July 11, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PST

(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: info@schoolsoutwashington.org  with "SOWA Coach" and your preferred region in the subject line or send to:

SOWA Coach
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.

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