Organization: The National Campaign
Deadline for application is March 23, 2012
About the Campaign
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (“The National Campaign”) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1996 to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families, and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into families committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. Our specific strategy for achieving this goal is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. To accomplish this mission, we support a combination of responsible behavior by both men and women and responsible policies in both the public and private sectors.
The National Campaign has an opening for an experienced professional to serve as Research and Evaluation Manager. The Manager will help support the Campaign’s strong commitment to ensuring that our efforts are grounded in empirical research and to assessing our impact and effectiveness. She/he will be responsible for supporting an array of research and evaluation efforts at the Campaign. The individual in this position will gather, interpret, and present findings on outcomes of interest and provide support in managing research grantees.
The Manager will work on two Campaign efforts in particular. First she/he will work closely with the Senior Evaluation Manager to undertake numerous activities to better understand whether our efforts make a difference. This will typically include both process and outcome evaluation, and basic measures of change based on pre-post or matched-group comparisons, rather than more rigorous experimental designs. Responsibilities will include evaluating the technical assistance we provide to state and local grantees under a CDC-funded project promoting community-based initiatives to prevent teen pregnancy, and providing technical assistance for our external partners in the field. The Manager will also assist with the evaluation of our digital media activities, including the Bedsider and Stay Teen websites.
Second, the Manager will work closely with the Senior Director of Research on a variety of data-driven research projects. Responsibilities will include producing statistical analyses of existing data and drafting research briefs/reports, as well as providing the day-to-day management of major research activities, such as national surveys, that we award externally to contractors or grantees.
The Manager of Research and Evaluation must have a Master’s degree in a social science or public health discipline that included methodological and statistical training. The Manager must also have at least two or three years of experience in a research and/or evaluation position, must be familiar with evaluation research design, and must be functional in a data analysis program such as SPSS or STATA. Familiarity with data sets related to reproductive health such as the National Survey of Family Growth, Vital Statistics, or the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey is a plus, as is familiarity with the reproductive health field and teen pregnancy prevention in particular. He/she must be able to work collaboratively, work on multiple tasks concurrently and complete projects on schedule, possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and work effectively on long-term as well as short-term projects. The Manager must also be able to comfortably embrace a “big tent,” nonpartisan approach to teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy prevention.
Salary and benefits:
This is an exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience and The National Campaign has an excellent benefits package. The National Campaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Evaluation Manager Search
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