Careers In


Career Ladder

The out-of-school time (OST) community offers an unlimited variety of exciting and rewarding career choices – particularly if you'd like to help improve and enrich the lives of children and youth. OST career possibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Afterschool Program Coordinator

  • Athletic Instructor

  • Art Instructor

  • Music and Dance Instructor

  • Education Coordinator

  • Reading Literacy Coach

  • Tutor

  • Youth Counselor

OST careers require continuous professional development to maintain quality standards. Through PSAYDN, regional partners and peer networks professionals are provided with training and skill-building workshops to enhance and share professional best practices. 

PSAYDN Professional Development

The PSADYN Event Calendar includes training and professional development opportunities presented by the network and its members. To view the calendar, click here.

Pennsylvania Keys Lattice

The Pennsylvania Keys to Quality Early Learning Career Lattice is a guide to the education levels required for many different positions in the early care and school-age education field. The Career Lattice encourages practitioners to attain credentials and degrees and to plan their educational pathway according to the position that they are interested in attaining.

Regional Training

Philadelphia OST Professional Development Project Professional Development Calendar

Southwestern Pennsylvania Afterschool Training Resource

Statewide Training

National Training

Peer Networks

Greater Pittsburgh Afterschool Peer Network

Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) Peer Network