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Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program (MAAP) - Assessors
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Become a certified MAAP assessor!

~Enhance your resume
~Take on a new leadership role
~Build observational skills, knowledge of high-quality programs, and more
~Visit high-quality programs and gather ideas for your own setting
~Learn about MAAP accreditation from a new perspective
~Get paid!


Cost: $200


  • 16 hours of training
  • Assessor certification (after completing an assessor-in-training program - see below)
  • Exclusive ability to conduct MAAP assessment visits
  • Ongoing technical support from MnSACA
MAAP Assessor Position Summary

MAAP assessors perform visits of programs that serve school-age youth and are pursuing accreditation. During the visit, assessors represent MnSACA in a professional manner while observing and rating a program's practices against MAAP Indicators of Quality.

To be fully certified, individuals must attend required MAAP assessor trainings and complete an assessor-in-training program. Certified assessors will be compensated via a $300 stipend after an assessment visit is complete.


After attending the assessor trainings, individuals are considered assessors-in-training. To become fully certified as a MAAP assessor, assessors-in-training must successfully shadow a currently certified assessor during an assessment visit. The certified assessor will evaluate the experience and either recommend the assessor-in-training to be certified or that they continue improving their assessment skills. The decision to grant certification is at the discretion of MnSACA staff.

MAAP assessor duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Attend MAAP assessor training dates (attendance is required):
  • Complete the assessor-in-training program prior to becoming a certified assessor
  • Maintain a professional disposition at all times that is consistent with policies, procedures, expectations, and values of MAAP and MnSACA
  • Perform approximately 2-4 assessment visits per visit period (April-May & November-December) based on the number of assessors available and the number of sites requesting a visit (at least one visit per calendar year is required in order to maintain assessor certification)
  • Rate a program's practices against MAAP Indicators of Quality
  • Review program documentation and materials
  • Conduct a program observation
  • Interview the site director to learn more about quality Indicators that may not have been clearly observable, those that are positively met, and those that need improvement
  • Verify that all MAAP assessment visit procedures have been followed and submit necessary documentation to MnSACA within the required timeline
  • Be available following the visit for questions from the Review Panel
  • Maintain confidentiality with any program information that is shared
  • Attend an annual assessor update meeting (with fee attached) in order to maintain assessor certification
  • Attend the full MAAP assessor training every three years in order to maintain assessor certification
Desired Qualifications
  • Education related to child/youth development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of school-age programming & youth development
  • Experience with MAAP or other quality improvement/accreditation systems
  • Excellent observational skills
  • Ability to observe objectively, openly, and without bias or judgement
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of email systems, MS Office, and Google Drive
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, establish priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to travel locally and/or regionally

More information about registering for the assessor training dates will come after you are accepted into the program.

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