King County Youth Development Program Quality Coach

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $48,000
Maximum: $57,000
Details: This is a full time exempt position. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.




801 23rd Avenue
Suite A
United States



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.

Position Summary: Coach will 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. Coach 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. Coach 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. 

Reports to: Coaching Services Manager

Location: 801 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, Washington



·       Attend coaching meetings with SOWA staff and/or Hub Leads to report on progress and facilitate when needed;

·       Develop, maintain and distribute timely records of coaching activities with each site, and complete required project paperwork;

·       Use the Coaching Companion, an online tool that directs, guides and coaches, programs, and peer teams to 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:

o  Guide and support site leads in leading the YPQA self-assessment process at their sites;

o  Direct and coach sites on how to use assessment results to identify program improvement and professional development priorities;

o  Facilitate and support development of action plans for quality improvement aligned with improvement goals;

o  Coordinate and deliver training and coaching services to support implementation of action plans;

o  Schedule and travel to on-site appointments with the site leads for coaching;

o  Model interactions with youth that are culturally relevant and cognitively, linguistically, socially, and emotionally appropriate and responsive;

o  Conduct and facilitate YPQA Methods workshops for youth development staff to support their identified goals;

o  Make referrals to community resources as needed.

·       Attend and occasionally co-facilitate quarterly YPQA project Learning Community meetings;

·       Complete documentation and reporting as required by funding sources.

External Assessments

·       Maintain annual reliability as a qualified/certified PQA external assessor;

·       Be available to provide PQA external assessments as assigned in the following areas:

o  Youth or School Age External Assessments;

o  Summer Learning Program Quality External Assessments;

o  STEM Program Quality External Assessments;

o  And other Program Quality External Assessment Areas as needed.

Other Responsibilities

·       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.


·       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 (or available to attend);

·       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);

·       Must be able to independently travel between work-related appointments and 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 King 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, results-oriented, racial equity and social justice advocacy.


Eligible for full employment benefits: including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403-B plan, and Paid Time Off.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Best Consideration Date: September 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT

(Applications will continue to be accepted after the best consideration date. However, preferential consideration is given to those applications submitted by the best consideration date. The announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.)

Interested Candidates should apply through our employment portal at the following link: Apply for this Position

Please upload your resume and cover letter as one document.

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.