• Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 2:03 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Development, Evaluation, and Strategic Initiatives
  • Overview

    The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation is to oversee program assessment and evaluation practice with a focus on program quality and improvement. The ideal candidate will have: strong leadership, relational, and communication skills; a high level of organizational and analytical/data management skills; the ability to prioritize and balance several long-term projects; and the ability to be a positive, collaborative member of the program’s leadership team. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community


    • Develop and manage systems to measure and communicate program outcomes and model fidelity
    • Design and implement new evaluation approaches to meet the evolving needs of an innovative program
    • Develop and manage data collection processes to support program evaluation and assessment practice
    • Collaborate with program leadership to design and implement tools to help staff use data to drive their decisions about student services and to tell the stories of the schools, youth, and families they serve
    • Produce reports and program evaluations for internal and external stakeholders including philanthropic partners; local, state and federal governments; and other key partners and allies
    • Support the design and implementation of strategies to communicate the vision and achievements of the program and agency
    • Support the research, development, and writing of grant proposals (in response to requests for proposals) and advocacy efforts for education and mental health policy change at the local, county, and state levels


    • Master’s degree in education, public policy, social work, or related field.
    • Experience and knowledge of children’s service programs and policies.
    • Experience with program evaluation and assessment, preferably in the field of education, mental health, or other social services.
    • Excellent data organization, analysis, and reporting skills (e.g. Excel, databases, Tableau or Power BI).
    • Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams and facilitate collaborative processes.
    • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements.


    • Full-time


    • Competitive Salary
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
    • 5 weeks of paid time off
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
    • 403b Retirement Plan
    • Scholarship opportunities and training and professional development opportunities

    Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration. 

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