Program Evaluator

STATUS:       Non-Exempt, Full-Time 40 hours


Currently working from home and onsite temporarily due to Covid, however employees will be expected to work at their assigned worksite in Ventura County as needed or when we are able to return to offices.


This position reports to the Evaluation Director and participates as part of the Evaluation Team.  The Evaluator will play a pivotal role in the design, coordination, and monitoring of program and organizational performance measures and evaluation outcomes for all projects, including continuous quality improvement training and technical assistance activities.  The development of data-driven reports for submission to funders and grant writing is required. The Evaluator will oversee action-research projects including monitoring data collection, coordinating data analysis, convening research advisory teams, and participating in research outcome reports.   The Evaluator will assist with the development of evidence-based practice fidelity guides.  Fidelity monitoring of community-based agencies and coaching to improve fidelity and client outcomes will also be a part of the duties. Presentations to community leaders as well as practice providers will be an ongoing part of the required duties. Consultation and direction of consulting statisticians and supervision of complex data collection procedures is required. The Evaluator will serve as project lead for leadership-level workgroups and must have the ability to develop and utilize content expertise on implementation science and a wide variety of social service projects.


  • Create detailed evaluation plans with guidance from Evaluation Director, and Department Directors, maintain timelines, and coordinate work efforts with other program staff.
  • Coordinate and monitor data collection and analysis for all agency projects, including the development and monitoring of project performance measures, under the direction of the Evaluation Director
  • Provide consultation to Interface program staff in evaluation protocols, and facilitate technical assistance projects, particularly those that involve data-collection procedures, evaluation design, and outcomes monitoring.
  • Compile routine evaluation reports and infographics for agency leadership, community members and partners, and funders. Support Directors and Evaluation Director in the dissemination of findings in outreach and marketing material.
  • Assist with writing articles for journals and policy briefs.
  • Convene and work collaboratively with researchers, community advisors, and teams.
  • Using implementation science principles, design fidelity monitoring guides, and tracking systems for evidence-based practices.
  • Coordinate action research projects including monitoring data collections, coordinating data analysis, convening research advisory teams, and participating in research outcome reports.
  • Maintain subject matter expertise in emerging evaluation strategies; contribute subject matter expertise to all department projects.
  • Support Interface in the design and implementation of a population health management system strategy inclusive of data collection from multiple sources, applying analytics to the data, and providing recommendations for program design and implementation.
  • Collaborate with program directors in continuous quality improvement of programs using evaluation findings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum education level is a Masters Level Degree with academic training in project evaluation and/or evidence-based practices and a minimum of 4 years of related social service experience. Ph.D. preferred. Strong organization skills are essential, to include the ability to handle complex tasks and assist others to organize complex tasks. Coaching and/or technical assistance experience is preferred. Expertise in project evaluation and performance measure development is required. Subject matter expertise in areas related to implementation science, reduction of recidivism, child abuse prevention, and/or community organization is preferred.  Strong communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to work well with others is required.  Ability to travel extensively is required. Successful background and criminal clearance required and maintained, including but not limited to California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, Child Abuse Index and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Proof of a valid California Driver’s License, reliable transportation, proof of automobile insurance (listed as covered), pass and maintain driving approval as required by our insurer.


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