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Program Quality Assessor

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This position is grant-funded from June – September 2022

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) has an immediate opening for a seasonal full-time 

Program Quality Assessor to conduct research observations throughout the summer 

portfolio of programs.

The Program Quality Assessor will implement the WRS2022 observation and reporting 

strategy. The Program Quality Assessor will observe and assess programs using the Weikart 

Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), an evidence-based assessment tool that 

focuses on four key areas of positive youth development: safe environment, supportive 

environment, peer interaction, and youth engagement. YPQ assessments are a part of a 

continuous improvement process WorkReady uses to ensure programs implement best 

practices needed to build high-quality programs. All assessors will receive supplemental 

training to properly utilize the tool for data collection and scoring. The Program Quality 

Assessor will support the Lead Program Quality Assessor to summarize all findings and 

document findings in preparation for sharing with PYN and preparing for next year.


Candidate selected must participate in a 3-day in person Weikart External Assessor 

training. This occurs prior to moving to Phase Two (Full-Time employment) which is 

contingent on passing the reliability test at the end of the training.


Primary responsibilities include:

• Review WRS22 programs to understand basic program information, location and 

contacts. With support from the Lead Program Quality Assessor, develop a 

timeline and plan for observation and evaluation.

• Work collaboratively with coaches to establish clear and effective 

communication with providers. Initial communication will center around providing 

the purpose of the Weikart Assessment and scheduling/logistics. Ongoing 

communication will focus on implementation and follow-up to the assessment.

• Conduct four assessments per week of WRS22. This includes preparation, travel 

and assessment time.

• Enter scores and anecdotal information into scores reporter to generate reports. 

Share reports with providers 

• Store Scores Reporter information with fidelity to protocol

• Compile individual and aggregate reports for WRS22 using Scores Reporter

• Offer and conduct follow-up and debrief sessions

Position requirements:

• High school diploma or GED

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to engage with both youths and young adults

• Solution Oriented skills and mindsets

• Ability to see tasks and projects through to completion within deadlines

• Strong observational skills

• Well developed knowledge of program evaluation

• Strong organizational, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

• Detail orientated with a high level of accuracy

• Weikart Youth Program Quality experience preferred

• Prior knowledge of Weikart Program Quality Assessment preferred

• Program Evaluation experience preferred

• Positive Youth Development and Program Quality training experience preferred

• Successfully pass background checks (PA state Criminal, Department of Public 

Welfare Child Abuse and F.B.I. fingerprinting)

Please note, this role will be hybrid. Depending on the days/hours worked, applicants may be 

asked to come into the office for some of their hours, to work on collaborative tasks.

This position is grant-funded from June – September 2022

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) has an immediate opening for a seasonal full-time 

Program Quality Assessor to conduct research observations throughout the summer 

portfolio of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary

Location

On-site
Philadelphia, PA, USA

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to jobopps@pyninc.org and please indicate Program Quality Assessor in the subject line.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to jobopps@pyninc.org and please indicate Program Quality Assessor in the subject line.

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