Out-of-School-Time Program Liaison

Posted by Public Health Management Corporation on March 9, 2021

This position is embedded within the City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families. The Philadelphia Office of Children and Families (OCF) funds Out-of-School Time for approximately 6,500 youth in grades K-12 through more than 150 year-round school based, community-based sites and Parks and Recreation Centers based OST programs. OCF demands high quality OST programming that improves life skills, increases academic engagement and prepares youth for higher education and employment.

The Program Liaison, under the direction of the OST Manager for either Elementary or Middle & High School, is responsible for ensuring the success of OST programs as it relates to OCF’s goals and provision of high quality afterschool programming to youth in the City of Philadelphia. The Program Liaison is an employee of the PHMC but sits at OCF along with the OCF OST program team. The Program Liaison acts as the primary contact for a caseload of key providers across the city, and draws on knowledge and insights gained during provider visits to map and initiate strategic partnerships and relationships with businesses, individuals, schools or other organizations interested in supporting the OST system. The Program Liaison will deliver OCF required trainings, conduct on-site evaluation of programs and activities; determine progress toward stated objectives and standards; and identify problem areas in the delivery of services. The Program Liaison will also provide coaching, resources, and technical assistance and support to OST programs to help programs deliver high quality programming to youth in the City of Philadelphia.  This position interfaces regularly with leadership in order to identify and achieve systems change needed.

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