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Evaluation and Applied Research Lead (6257U) - 7169
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2020
Title Evaluation and Applied Research Lead (6257U) - 7169
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Social Work

Evaluation and Applied Research Lead (6257U) - 7169

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 9, 2020

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 researchall directed toward developing effective, culturally competent public service delivery to the people of California.

Under the direction of the In-Service Training Director, the Team Lead develops and implements an applied evaluation agenda that focuses on the evaluation of In-Service Training projects. The Evaluation Team Lead's work involves gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety of data, which may include selecting data samples, preparing surveys / questionnaires, and analyzing collected information according to established statistical methods with oversight from the In-Service Training Director. The Evaluation Team Lead will prepare reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids and provide support / leadership (as assigned by the Child Welfare In-Service Training Director) on collaborative processes with multiple partners to formulate /implement large scale evaluation projects.


Oversees the evaluation of In-Service Training Program's associated evaluation and research projects through team leadership of multiple evaluation and applied research projects, the appropriate assignment of resources and outcome monitoring. In this capacity:
  • Conceptualizes and plans short and long-term evaluation and applied research projects, identifying logic models, designing survey instruments, developing recruitment and sampling procedures.
  • Identifies multivariate strategies.
  • Oversees complex evaluation and research studies.
  • Oversees the design and execution of data collection and data management plans, including the management of all required IRB processes and procedures.
  • Leads the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of data, guiding the selection of statistical analysis approaches, and the identification of benchmarks and trends in the relevant literature.
  • Interprets and translates evaluation data; prepares reports and presentations related to evaluation efforts.
  • Oversee coordination and identification / planning activities for the implementation of evaluation and research projects, including the preparation of evaluation and research proposals and strategic plans.
  • Articulates key findings of evaluation and applied research projects and identifies their implications for the In-Service Training Program and its statewide training projects.

Oversees the collection of and analysis of evaluation data related to statewide training and curricula; 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.
  • Oversees the dissemination processes for written products from evaluation and research projects and develops and updates dissemination strategies.
  • Generates and contributes to formal summaries and reports of evaluation findings as required for reports to state, federal, and private program funders.
  • Facilitates, leads, convenes, and serves on statewide and local work groups, task forces and committees focused on training evaluation, composed of representatives and coordinating partners.
  • 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.
  • Prepares data for presentation.
  • Oversees the design and execution of data collection and data management plans, including the management of all required IRB processes and procedures.
  • Leads the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of data, guiding the selection of statistical analysis approaches, and the identification of benchmarks and trends in the relevant literature.
  • Articulates key findings of projects and identifies their implications for training.
  • Generates and contributes to formal summaries and reports of evaluation findings as required for reports to state and federal funders.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of data security policies and procedures.
  • Serves as work lead for all members of the Evaluation and Research under direction of the Child Welfare In-Service Training Director.
  • Supervise data entry and research analysis of students, support staff and/or lower level analysts. Oversee evaluation subcontractors.
  • Implements related business processes and participates in other CalSWEC activities as requested
  • Coordinates with CalSWEC's Advisory Board, Evaluation & Research committee, and other stakeholders to identify additional evaluation and research needs.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated mastery of processes and procedures associated with program evaluation and applied research, ideally in the evaluation of training and workforce development programs.
  • Strong skills in statistical analysis and the use of software such as SPSS, SAS and/or STATA.
  • Knowledge of applicable research ethics standards and procedures associated with both campus (Office for the protection of Human Subjects) and US DHHS compliance requirements.
  • Ability to engage in meaningful consultation about evaluation and research issues, evaluate alternate solutions to challenges presented, and develop solid recommendations for next steps.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely to audiences with varying levels of research training.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet all relevant deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively serve as work lead for an Evaluation and Research team under direction of the IST Director.
  • Strong attention to detail in the execution of both administrative and research procedures.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and slide presentation software.
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, or closely related field, and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with social work practice, especially within public human services systems.
  • Master's or PhD degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, or a closely related field and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

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

Other Information

This is a full-time (40-hours per week), Contract (temporary) appointment with an anticipation duration through June 2021.

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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