Job ID: 195427

Program Evaluation Specialist (4959U) - 43211

University of California, Berkeley

  • Sep. 26, 2022
  • Program Evaluation Specialist (4959U) - 43211
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work
    Social Sciences - General

Program Evaluation Specialist (4959U) - 43211

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.

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Departmental Overview

The California Social Welfare Education Center (CalSWEC) is a training and evaluation unit of the University of California at Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. As the nation's largest statewide consortium of social work educators and practitioners, 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. CalSWEC's work includes pre-service social work education, training, and student support projects, professional in-service training projects, and workforce development-related program evaluation and applied research projects in the arenas of child welfare, behavioral health, and services for aging and vulnerable adults.

The CalSWEC Title IV-E Program operates at 20 schools of social work and provides specialized professional education and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare.

The goals of the CalSWEC Title IV-E Program are:

  • To increase the number of public child welfare (PCW) workers in California with BASW and MSW degrees.
  • To prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff.
  • To prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California's child welfare population.
  • To provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students.
  • To provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 10/10/2022.


  • Conducts on-going analyses of data sources and data sets.
  • Writes queries, develops report templates, and dashboards for annual reports to funder and partner schools.
  • Consults with internal and external partners to gather and clarify data and reporting needs for the program.
  • Mines data to quantify relationships and identify issues warranting further analysis.
  • Produces reports for partner schools' program implementation fidelity, effectiveness.
  • Presents recommendations to key stakeholders.
  • Reviews annual reports with schools to ensure program implementation fidelity and effectiveness.
  • Conducts industry benchmarking analysis as needed for program development justifications.
  • Reviews and reports on CalSWEC Central data gathering operations.
  • Works with the team to develop and apply functional solutions and/or conducting specific training as needed.
  • Identifies issues and collaborates on developing solution to data management challenges.
  • Serves on internal committees and participates on cross-functional teams to solve business, process, service and/systems issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of advanced evaluation and research methods and functions.
  • Ability to plan, design, and manage complex evaluation projects at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.
  • Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis.
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and follow-through.
  • Ability to assume leadership of assigned projects and tasks and function autonomously.
  • Strong time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Thorough skills in relevant computer applications such as SPSS, Excel, Salesforce, Google Sheets, and word processing and presentation software.
  • Strong presentation skills and comfort with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated experience respectfully, collaboratively, and effectively working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Comfort with learning new skills, including new technologies.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge in the applicable campus (Office for the protection of Human Subjects) and US DHHS compliance requirements related to research, evaluation, financial conflict of interest and research ethics.
  • PhD degree or Master's degree in related area with equivalent experience.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract Appointment, eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension. This position is exempt which is paid monthly and annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $90,000.00 to $95,000.00.

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 in the Resume section of your application.

Other Information

This position is eligible for 100% remote work.

This is not a visa opportunity.

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.

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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