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


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. School’s Out is dedicated to building community systems to support quality afterschool and youth development programs for Washington’s 5-18 year olds through training, advocacy, and leadership. 

Position Summary

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. External assessors’ rate for spring (Y&SAPQA) programs is $150.00 per assessment.

Y & SA PQA External Assessor Responsibilities:

1. External assessors will need to complete a series of training activities, and pass reliability tests in each tool prior to being scheduled for assessments. External Assessors are required to:
Attend a 2-day live Youth or School-Age External Assessor Reliability Training on March 16th & 17th;
Attend a Youth or School-Age External Assessor Distance Reliability Training webinar;
Maintain reliability annually through online refresher webinars.
2. Travel to youth program location, observe, and take notes.
3. Complete a Youth or School-Age PQA-Form A (2-3 hours of in-person observation, 1-2 hours of scoring and entering data in Scores Reporter).
4. Mail Youth or School-Age PQA back to School’s Out Washington in a pre-paid envelope.
5. Schedule all assessments through School’s Out Washington.
6. Submit a criminal background check and obtain a UBI # from the State of Washington


1. Bachelor’s Degree in education, human development, social work, counseling, recreation preferred; will consider candidates who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree.
2. Demonstrated familiarity with educational, enrichment and/or afterschool programming for youth.
3. Familiarity with youth program quality assessment desired.
4. Spoken and written English fluency is required.
5. Access to transportation.

Submission Procedure:

All interested persons should email a resume and cover letter detailing interest and qualifications to Lauren Leary, at lleary@schoolsoutwashington.org, no later than Wednesday, March 8th. Further information may be obtained by calling Lauren Leary at (206) 336-6904.

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