Job Listing: Youth Development Program Quality Coach
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.
Coaches provide on-site coaching and technical assistance to assigned youth development and afterschool programs primarily in King County 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. 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. SOWA seeks to match coaches to sites based on location and in response to the specific needs and characteristics of each program. This position will work 30-40 hours per week.
Reports to: School’s Out Washington Quality Field Services Manager
Location: 801 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, Washington
- Attend quarterly YPQA project Learning Community meetings;
- Attend coaching meetings with SOWA staff and/or Hub Leads to report on progress;
- Maintain timely records of coaching activities with each site, and complete required project paperwork;
- Use the Coaching Companion, an online tool that helps coaches, programs, and peer teams work together. It is meant to bridge the gap between coach visits as well as distances.
- Using on-site delivery and the Coaching Companion, support sites with the following activities:
- Support site leads in leading the YPQA self-assessment process at their sites;
- Coach sites to use assessment results to identify program improvement and professional development priorities;
- Support development of action plans for quality improvement aligned with improvement goals;
- Coordinate and deliver training and coaching services to support implementation of action plans;
- Schedule and travel to on-site appointments with the site leads for coaching;
- Model interactions with youth that are culturally relevant and cognitively, linguistically, socially, and emotionally appropriate and responsive;
- Conduct YPQA Methods workshops for youth development staff to support their identified goals;
- Make referrals to community resources as needed.
- Complete the University of Washington Certificate in Practice Based Coaching, Required Availability: October 27 & 28
- Complete documentation and reporting as required by funding sources.
- Maintain annual reliability as a PQA external assessor;
- Be available to provide PQA external assessments as assigned in the following areas:
- Youth or School Age External Assessments;
- Summer Learning Program Quality External Assessments;
- STEM Program Quality External Assessments;
- And other Program Quality External Assessment Areas as needed.
- Address racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices;
- Work toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism and support ongoing organizational cultural competency;
- Serve as an ambassador of the organization at all times both formally and informally;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in education, human development, social work, counseling, recreation or other related course work required;
- At least three years of experience with middle/high school youth as a director of a youth development program, classroom teacher or other youth work experience;
- Experience delivering coaching or technical assistance to youth-serving agencies;
- 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);
- Ability to travel to program sites primarily in King County;
- Deep 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;
- Demonstrated experience working in the area of 5 - 24 youth development and/or juvenile justice sectors in Spokane County and Washington State;
- Demonstrated experience and ability to work with diverse populations;
- Possess working knowledge of child, adolescent and adult learning theory and experience programming for diverse populations and learning styles;
- Familiar with Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
- Familiar with and comfortable using online cloud services, including Google Apps;
- Competencies: Adaptability, attention to detail, open communication, initiative, analytical thinking, decision making, collaboration/partnership, achieving measurable results, racial equity and social justice advocacy.
Hours and Benefits
This is a part time, regular employment hire. Range is flexible from 30-40 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $22-25, DOE
Generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, retirement, and Paid Time Off (prorated for agreed average/target hours/wk)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
How to Apply
Best Consideration Date: October 2, 2017, 8:00 a.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: email@example.com with "King County Coach" in the subject line or send to:
King County 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, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.
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