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Training & Evaluation Specialist (6257U) 23363
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2021
Title Training & Evaluation Specialist (6257U) 23363
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work
    Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Psychology - General

Training & Evaluation Specialist (6257U) 23363

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: September 17, 2021

Departmental Overview

CalSWEC facilitates and supports statewide partnerships for the education and training of social workers to ensure culturally responsive, effective, and high-quality health and social service delivery to the people of California.

In support of its Mission, CalSWEC's Goals are to:
  • Prepare a diverse group of social workers for careers in human services, with special emphasis in the fields of child welfare, integrated behavioral health, and aging
  • Define and operationalize a continuum of social work education and training
  • Engage in evaluation, research, and dissemination of best practices in social work
  • Created in 1990 through a partnership of social work educators and practitioners, CalSWEC is dedicated to developing a professional social service workforce to effectively serve California's diverse population.

The focus of CalSWEC, hosted by the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, is on public child welfare, integrated behavioral health, and aging.

  • Assists in identifying and addressing evaluation & workforce development needs, including conducting needs assessments, conceptualizing and preparing proposals, designing research & evaluation studies, instruments, and survey items, and determining sampling procedures.
  • Analyzes, prepares and summarizes the collection of information and data; recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources and use patterns. Analyzes the interrelationships of data and defines logical aspects of data sets. Performs advanced data analysis using sophisticated statistical methods and approaches. Synthesizes and summarizes results of data collection and analysis.
  • Manages all processes of evaluation and research for assigned projects, including existing and new studies on Regional Training Academy Coordination program effectiveness.
  • Provides technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders. Coordinates complex projects with multiple stakeholders. Facilitate statewide committee meetings with stakeholders, colleagues, and other state personnel.
  • Other duties as requested.
  • Prepares short and long reports, publications, and other written reports. Prepares and gives presentations on study findings.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough understanding of and experience using advanced program evaluation and research methods and functions.
  • Strong skills with quantitative statistical analysis; knowledge of qualitative data gathering and analysis.
  • Experience with small and large data sets in Social Work, Social Welfare and/or related fields and in managing and using relational data sets.
  • Thorough knowledge of and fluency with data analysis software such as SPSS.
  • Knowledge of CWS/CMS data.
  • Solid consultation and project management skills, including attention to administrative and research details, managing stakeholder communications, and evaluating alternate solutions and developing recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of, or can quickly learn, applicable campus (Office for the Protection of Human Subjects) and US DHHS compliance requirements related to research, evaluation, financial conflicts of interest and research ethics.
  • Fluency with word processing and presentation software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others.
  • Strong time management skills; must be able to meet a variety of evaluation, implementation, and reporting deadlines in a timely fashion
  • Desire to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
  • Master's degree in Social Work or Social Welfare, Psychology, Statistics, Education, IT, or a closely related field and equivalent work experience or training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of social work
  • Ph.D. degree in Social Work or Social Welfare, Psychology, Statistics, Education, IT and/or and Master's degree with equivalent experience.

Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience within the range of $85,000 - $90,000.

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 contract position that may be eligible for renewal with continued 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.

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:
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