Training and Evaluation Specialist

Job Title: Training & Evaluation Specialist (6257U) - #26415

Job ID: 26415

Location: Main Campus-Berkeley

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Department: Dept of Social Welfare

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 1, 2019

Departmental Overview

Created in 1990, CalSWEC is a consortium of the state’s 21 accredited social work graduate schools, all 58 county departments of social service and local mental health departments, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the County Welfare Directors  Association (CWDA) of California, the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA), and foundations.  It is the nation’s largest coalition of its kind working together to provide professional education, student support, in-service training, and workforce evaluation research—all directed toward developing effective, culturally competent public service delivery to the people of California.

Under the direction of the Evaluation & Research Director, with support from the In-Service Training Director, Executive Director and the Executive Team, the incumbent develops and implements an applied evaluation agenda that focuses on the evaluation of CalSWEC projects, most specifically the In-Service Training sessions.

This work involves gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety of data, which may include selecting data samples, preparing questionnaires, and analyzing collected information according to established statistical methods. Prepares reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids. This work involves leadership of collaborative processes with multiple partners to formulate and implement strategic plans for evaluation of large projects.

Responsibilities

• Plans long-term statistical studies, including the preparation of proposals, design of survey instruments, and determining sampling procedures. 
• Performs complex research and studies. Coordinates the identification and planning for the implementation of CalSWEC’s research and evaluation projects, including the preparation of proposals and strategic plans. 
• Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes the collection of information and data; recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources and uses. 
• Collaborates with coordinating partner agency staff to coordinate and oversee the development, revision, and implementation of evaluation instruments to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of training and educational curricula.  
• Facilitates, leads, convenes, and serves on statewide and local work groups, task forces and committees focused on training evaluation, composed of representatives of CalSWEC’s coordinating partners.  
• Coordinates the development of tracking systems that provide data on training delivery throughout the state.
• Oversees the collection of and analysis of evaluation data related to statewide training and curricula; recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources and uses; performs data analysis. Interprets and translates evaluation data; prepares reports and presentations related to CalSWEC’s evaluation efforts.
• Prepares data for presentation. Identifies multivariate strategies.
• Oversees the collection of and analysis of evaluation data related to statewide training and curricula; recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources and uses; performs data analysis including the following:
• Develops systems for organizing data to analyze, identify and report trends. 
• Analyzes the interrelationships of data and defines logical aspects of data sets.
• Prepares reports of studies for internal validation and cross validation studies.
• Manages database of research data for projects. Reviews new software instruments and potential effects on statistical testing. May make programming modifications. 
• Supervise data entry, database management and research analysis of students, support staff and/or lower level analysts. 
• Supervises graduate student researchers and serves as work lead for data specialist as needed.
• Implements related business processes and participates in other CalSWEC activities as requested.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Thorough knowledge of research function as related to training evaluation.
• Thorough knowledge of evaluation and research methods.
• Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming, including use of statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, etc.
• Thorough skills in analysis and consultation. 
• Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
• Skills in project management and strategic planning.
• Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.
• Supervisory skills to assist data specialist and graduate students in managing workload.
• Attentiveness to administrative and research detail.
• Thorough knowledge in the applicable campus (Office for the Protection of Human Subjects) and US DHHS compliance requirements related to research, evaluation, financial conflict of interest, and research ethics.
• Computer skills in word processing, database, and presentation software.
• Working knowledge of training and workforce development, including knowledge of training evaluation methods and frameworks.
• Ability to lead collaborative strategic planning processes focused on evaluation and research

Education/Training:
• Master's of Public Policy, Social Work, or Evaluation, or degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. preferred (or equivalent degree)

Salary & Benefits

Salary range: $76,000 - $81,000, annually, commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: 
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time, contract position with an approximate end date of June 30, 2020 that will be eligible for full UC Benefits. Contract can be renewable dependent upon funding.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.    The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Open until: 
Friday, March 22, 2019