Evaluation Specialist

Evaluation Specialist, Collective Roots, East Palo Alto, CA

Position Summary: During the 2012/2013 school year, Collective Roots will implement a multi-county health and nutrition initiative funded by the California Department of Public Health. This program aims to reach 4,500 youth and adults. The Evaluation Specialist plays a central role in evaluating the programs funded by this grant. The Evaluation Specialist will be an active member of a fast paced, team based non-profit organization. We seek a dynamic leader and innovator. This position will report to the Director of Garden and Nutrition Education and Director of Programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Evaluation Specialist will contribute to the Collective Roots goal to effectively monitor, assess, and refine its work through the consistent collection and analysis of multiple sources of data. This position will be working exclusively with our health and nutrition program funded through the California Department of Public Health. This is a half time position funded for 12 months. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the design of data collection instruments
  • Abstracting and manipulating data from a variety of sources
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Co-moderating focus groups and interview
  • Documenting quantitative and qualitative findings
  • Communicating data results to Collective Roots staff.
  • Assisting with writing year end reports to California Department of Public Health.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a minimum of 1 –year experience evaluating Public Health projects. The evaluation specialist must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree although a MPH is preferred.

We are looking for an individual who exhibits maturity, integrity, discretion, a positive attitude and grace under pressure. The newest member of our team is a self-starter, has the ability to summarize information, work with sensitive data, pay attention to detail, complete assignments on time and is 100% reliable.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience

Equal Opportunity Employer
Collective Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such we value diversity and actively solicit qualified applicants from all ethnic and racial backgrounds. Our board-adopted policy prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Application Information
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@collectiveroots.org with subject line “Evaluation Specialist”.  Please, no phone calls.