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Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program (MAAP) — Coach Application
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Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program

Accreditation Coach Position Summary

Coaches play a crucial role in the accreditation process through observing program practices, providing feedback that guides programs toward improvement efforts, and supporting programs toward successful completion of their accreditation journey.

Effective coaches foster and encourage a positive team-driven approach to problem solving and maintaining quality programming.

Coaches are trained and certified by MnSACA, but programs seeking accreditation are responsible for hiring and providing compensation for their own coaches. MnSACA will facilitate connections between coaches and programs.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Attend a mandatory two-day MAAP Coaches Training on September 26 & 28, 2017. This training is part of a professional development package for coaches (see more information below).
  • Assist with the self-study process and establish clear goals based on MAAP standards and indicators for program improvement.
  • Ensure that the program leadership and staff understand the MAAP indicators, expectations, and process.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for program improvement.
  • Guide the program in final steps of gathering and submitting documentation in preparation for the accreditation visit.
  • Attend the Stakeholder Team Meeting the day of the accreditation visit.
  • Maintain communication with the program following the visit until they receive their accreditation decision.
  • Maintain confidentiality with any program information that is shared.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of afterschool programming & youth development.
  • Experience with MAAP or other quality improvement/accreditation systems.
  • Experience in facilitating organizational change and quality improvements.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent observational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel locally and/or regionally.
MAAP Certified Coach Package

We are excited to offer a professional development package for coaches that will provide trainings and networking opportunities all year long. These opportunities will ensure the continuous growth of our certified coaches, allowing them to feel more confident about interpreting MAAP indicators, the accreditation process, and coaching programs through both of these things. The Coach Package fee of $250 will cover the following benefits throughout the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Mandatory two-day Coaches Training on September 26 & 28, 2017 (lunch included)
  • 4 MAAP Foundations training registrations
  • 4 Communities of Practice (COP) for coaches to come together and talk about successes & challenges
  • Ongoing technical assistance
  • MAAP Coach certification

More information about signing up for the Certified Coach Package will come after you are accepted into the program.

Please complete the application below by Friday, September 8, 2017. Contact Sue Kinneberg at or 651-789-3583 with questions.

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