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2024 Family League -Youth Program Quality Initiative
Family League of Baltimore seeks a dedicated VISTA member to join our Youth Development Team. This exciting opportunity focuses on enhancing the quality and impact of Out-of-School Time (OST) programs across Baltimore City. As a VISTA member, you will be crucial in developing systems, procedures, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality's Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI). Your key responsibilities will include: # Conducting a comprehensive analysis of current YPQI practices. #Developing and documenting SOPs for Youth PQA and School-Age PQA. #Creating and facilitating training materials and sessions for site staff. # Supporting sites through external assessments and self-assessments. # Assisting in the development of Program Improvement Plan Goals. # Integrating additional Weikart Center tools, such as SEL PQA, Health & Wellness PQA, Arts PQA, STEM PQA, and Summer Learning PQA. # Creating an advisory committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented strategies and refining processes based on feedback. Throughout your service, you will collaborate closely with our advisory committee and other community organizations to ensure that our OST programs create safe, supportive, interactive, and engaging environments that meet the needs of Baltimore’s youth. This project will expand our reach, aiming to support all 155 schools in the city, up from the current 55, by adding new sites each year. This role provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the systemic improvement of OST programs, directly impacting the lives of Baltimore's thousands of children and youth. Join us in our mission to dismantle systemic barriers and create a supportive environment for Baltimore’s children, families, and communities to thrive.
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Member Duties : 1. Conduct thorough research and analysis of current YPQI practices, leading to the development of comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Youth PQA and School-Age PQA processes. 2. Create engaging training materials and guides for site staff on YPQI basics, facilitate training sessions on Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Basics, and establish ongoing support systems for technical assistance and coaching. 3. Coordinate external assessments for OST sites, guide self assessment processes, and assist in creating and implementing Program Improvement Plan Goals based on assessment results. 4. Develop a detailed plan for scaling YPQI implementation to all 155 Baltimore City Public Schools, including resource allocation and scalability strategies. 5. Identify and implement creative ways to use Weikart Center's tools, establish feedback loops for continuous improvement, and engage with an advisory committee to gather insights and recommendations.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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2024 Family League -Youth Program Quality Initiative

Program Start/End Date
08/12/2024  -   08/12/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2024  To  07/29/2024 

Contact Deyara Morris Burns
2305 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
410) 662-5520

Listing ID 123076


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