The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was
created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the
social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and
families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or
other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should
reflect the communities we serve and are actively searching for
candidates that reflect that diversity.
We're looking for a Preschool Development Grant (PDG)
Evaluator to join our team conducting program review and
evaluation of Early Learning activities funded by the Preschool
Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal. If you have
experience in data analysis and in working with families or with
family programs, and you want to join an organization that is
working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth
outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity, apply today! Our
vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe
and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally,
nurtured by family and community."
The primary objective of this position is to implement the
planned program performance evaluation of PDG B-5 Renewal
activities. Washington's PDG B-5 Renewal is a three-year
initiative, begun in 2020, that aims to substantially reduce
disparities in early learning outcomes for children across the
state and to improve equity in Washington's early learning system
through collaboration and service coordination. This position is
currently funded through 2022.
As a PDG Evaluator, you will be the third member of the PDG
Evaluation team, which is part of the larger Research and
Evaluation team within the DCYF Office of Innovation, Alignment,
and Accountability (OIAA). Working as a team, you will help
evaluate a dozen, equity-focused PDG activities, and projects. You
will develop relationships with each project team in order to
measure the outcomes of their programs and to support continuous
This position is eligible to continue to work remotely, but
in-person presence will be periodically required once we return to
the workplace (after Labor Day, at the earliest). Washington State
offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and
life insurance, retirement, and an optional deferred compensation
program. See the "Benefits" tab for more information.
Some of what you will get to do:
- Create surveys and qualitative data collection tools
- Analyze qualitative and quantitative data
- Actively contribute to OIAA's antiracist and other equity
- Collaborate with program staff to support continuous quality
- Develop infographics and data visualizations
- Summarize data and write program evaluation reports
- Present evaluation research findings to stakeholders
- Maintain relationships with program staff through regular
- Update the evaluation plan as research progresses
- Submit evaluation information for federal reporting
- Create and update logic models
What we are looking for:
- Master's degree in public administration, public health, or
- Four or more years of progressive experience in data analysis,
use of external data sources, and program evaluation.
- Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative data
- Experience working with families or with programs that provide
services to families
- Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
- Dedication to antiracism and equity leadership
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal
applicant will also have some or all of the following:
- Experience with statistical, data visualization, or data
collection software (e.g., Stata, Tableau, SurveyMonkey)
- Advanced Excel proficiency
- Professional experience in Early Learning
- Experience developing surveys
- Experience developing logic models and theories of change
How do I apply?
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DD-214, member 4 long-form, or your NGB-22. Please black out
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diversity, inclusion, and respect.
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