Fw: Position in Sacramento, CA (fwd)
larsson at u.washington.edu
Wed Mar 20 09:12:12 PST 2002
I'm posting a position announcement from sunny California for your
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Health Services, University of Washington
larsson at u.washington.edu
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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 22:08:07 -0800
From: Sharon Sugerman <ssugerman at jps.net>
To: larsson at u.washington.edu, eversb at cfs.purdue.edu
Subject: Fw: Position in Sacramento, CA
We have a position available for an evaluation specialist, and I've included an announcement. We're looking for someone who has had good experience evaluating different types of public health programs focused on behavior change, especially in nutrition. Please post on the University of WA's Public Health Nutrition Discussion Group and the Purdue Univ's Food and Nutrition Specialists Listserve. Thank you.
Come to California and join the dynamic team that originated the 5 a Day Campaign! We have an opening for an individual who is experienced in evaluating public health programs in nutrition and/or related areas. Sacramento is a fine place to live - affordable, close to skiing in Lake Tahoe, sophistication in San Francisco, and wine in the Napa Valley. The position description follows; feel free to share it with others. If you would like to know more, please give me a call or e-mail me at ssugerma at dhs.ca.gov. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible.
Sharon B. Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA
Research Scientist I
Research and Evaluation Unit
Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section
PO Box 942732, MS-662
Sacramento, CA 94234-7320
ssugerma at dhs.ca.gov
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Evaluation Specialist II
The Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section of the California Department of Health Services has a full-time position for a highly energetic team player for the California 5 a Day Campaign and the California Nutrition Network. The position is based in Sacramento. The Evaluation Specialist II is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of activities related to evaluating a multi-program, multi-site statewide nutrition social marketing campaign, including implementing an evaluation plan of CPNS activities; training staff and contractors on evaluation theory, criteria and expectations; analyzing evaluation data; and documenting evaluation results. The Evaluation Specialist II works as part of the research team, and specifically collaborates with the CPNS Chief, Research and Evaluation Unit Lead, and half-time Evaluation Specialist to maintain theoretical consistency between statewide evaluation design and program implementation. This position will work with program managers and external advisors to: lead in the development of a Social Marketing Evaluation and Planning Manual; determine training and technical assistance needs of local grantees and assist them to develop and refine their nutrition education intervention and evaluation strategies; develop and conduct training and technical assistance for grantees on assessment and self-reflection for quality improvement and program implementation; refine and coordinate data tracking systems, databases, data collection, and data analysis for on-going feedback from multiple grantee sites; review and synthesize key themes, outcomes, and lessons from evaluation and project activities; provide analysis for quality improvement of Partnership technical assistance and grantee support; develop written analyses, resource documents, case studies, reports and literature reviews; and work in concert with program directors and staff on cross-disciplinary activities and events.
Requirements: Masters, ABD, DrPH, or Ph.D. in public health, psychology, social science, nutrition, public policy or related discipline. Need experience working with diverse community-based groups and institutions in participatory models of evaluation. Applicant should possess demonstrated knowledge of models of behavior change and of evaluating systems change and capacity-building initiatives. Experience in: evaluation design and implementation; consultation and technical assistance; and developing and managing processes and systems for evaluation and assessment. Must have exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and the proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences in a multi-culturally competent manner. Starting salary is $52,344-57,578 per annum with excellent benefits. A writing sample that demonstrates experience in program evaluation will be requested.
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