Organization: Utah Afterschool Network
Under the direction of the Utah Afterschool Network (UAN) Executive Director and Director of Operations, the Out-of-School Time (OST) Specialist will provide support, technical assistance, coaching, and consultation to afterschool programs throughout Utah.

The OST Specialist will also participate in and support various UAN and community afterschool initiatives related to professional learning and development, statewide technical assistance efforts, policy development, marketing, and public awareness.

UAN works closely with partner agencies: Utah Department of Workforce Services Office of Child Care (DWS-OCC), Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) to increase the quality in afterschool programs which receive state or federal funding.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:
Conduct afterschool program site observations and evaluations, and review data to determine the level of consultation needed for quality improvement.
Educate and support afterschool programs regarding the use of the program quality assessment tools, including Utah Afterschool Program Quality Assessment and Improvement Tool, the Weikart Center’s Program Quality Assessment tools and other tools as implemented.
Meet with afterschool providers to create a quality action plan and set program goals.
Provide ongoing consultation, training, coaching, and technical assistance to identified program DWS-OCC and USBE grantees throughout the year.
Demonstrate an understanding of afterschool program best practices and proficiency in evaluation, theory of change, and consultation processes.
Submit written reports detailing program consultation, notes, grant monitoring and tracking through Salesforce, an online customer management relationship platform.
Travel to and consult with afterschool programs statewide. This position will be required overnight travel at least a couple times a year down to Southeast Utah.
Support professional development initiatives as need is identified through outreach, planning, design, and other duties as assigned.
Work closely with DWS-OCC and USBE representatives to provide ongoing support to all funded programs.

General UAN Duties:
Serve as a resource to organizations and partners to sustain and expand out-of- school time programs statewide.
Utilize data to inform program support, evaluations, and to analyze program and statewide outcomes.
Serve as a resource and partner to the DWS-OCC and USBE.
Become an expert and resource for the Afterschool Professional Development Incentive.
Provide additional organizational support, such as social media, communications efforts, and website maintenance.
Maintain all appropriate budgetary documentation regarding travel and other work- related expenditures.

To Apply
Please send resume to with subject line: OST Specialist Application

Job Details

Open Date: 10-16-2023
Close Date: 11-10-2023
Pay Rate: $20/hour
Job Status: Full Time
PDF of Job Description: Download file


Holly Phillips
Salt Lake City