Job Title – Evaluation and Research Coordinator
Reports to – Director of Evaluation and Research
CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The organization envisions a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. CASA of Los Angeles is on a path over the next five years to expand services to children in LA County’s child welfare system so that it provides services to a meaningful number of children in the dependency court system every year.
Under the direction of the Director of Evaluation and Research, the Evaluation and Research Coordinator assist in planning and managing assigned evaluation and research projects.
The individual must possess working knowledge of social science research and evaluation methods, statistics, and data processing techniques. Ability to communicate, both in writing and orally, technical information in a way that is understandable to people without technical training. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff across departments. Knowledge of quality management and systems thinking are highly desirable. The individual must also possess a positive, kind demeanor necessary to building positive interpersonal relationships with CASA volunteers, staff, and stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in the review, design and consolidation (as needed) of all current data collection tools and practices for measuring impact to ensure cohesive, consistent, high quality data collection and analysis
- Contribute to strong evaluation and impact planning processes
- Assist in maintaining data sharing systems
- Assist with synthesizing learnings and insights from research and evaluation
- Assist with creating story and data-driven reports that integrate impact evaluation and illuminate key findings to power communications and improve program design
- Assist with monitoring Effort to Outcomes to assure alignment with organizational needs, and functioning effectively
- Work with IT Specialist to assure advocacy systems are aligned with organizational needs and performing optimally
- Assist in monitoring the quality of data entered into Efforts to Outcomes by CASA staff and volunteers
- Other tasks may be assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences field such as Psychology, Sociology or a related field
- 2+ years in program evaluation and research work including experience and working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection, quality control and analysis
- Experience with data visualization methods and practices
- Skilled in report writing and oral communication, including public speaking
- Strong interpersonal skills required.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and Survey Monkey
- Experience with graphic design software a plus
- Experience with Efforts to Outcomes or other data management systems a plus
- Nonprofit, child welfare experience a plus
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
- The CASA office is an open office layout. Candidates will be working in a shared space with varying levels of noise and foot traffic.
- Office environment consists of moderate fluctuations in air temperature.
- Physical requirements include standing, bending, reaching, sitting, grasping, fingering, repetitive motion both hands/feet, and walking. Lifting requirement is up to 20 lbs.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only applicants whose resumes are selected for an interview will be contacted.
CASA of Los Angeles promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.