The Evaluation and Learning Manager for First 5 Monterey County (F5MC) leads the Commission in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) efforts for Commission programs and services, and is a strategic thought leader in the county. Under the general direction of the Commission’s Executive Director, and in coordination with the Program Managers, the Evaluation and Learning Manager is responsible for the design of MEAL strategy and methods, management of implementation, and dissemination and use of trends and lessons learned to guide organizational and program improvements. A key function is to engage F5MC and its funded partners in continuous quality improvement such that findings from MEAL activities are incorporated in ongoing program implementation, inform future strategic direction, and enhance F5MC’s role as a catalyst and advocate for children and their families.
The Evaluation and Learning Manager at F5MC is recognized as the leader in the county for data, evaluation, and research related to children from the prenatal stage through age 5. As such, the Evaluation and Learning Manager participates in county-wide initiatives and county, regional and state meetings, and responds to community data enquiries. The Evaluation and Learning Manager seeks opportunities to disseminate and facilitate reflective discussions on evidence that may lead to improved outcomes for children and families.

Qualification include:

Skills and Ability to:
• Effectively manage a team of staff and external consultants on multiple, simultaneous projects to produce timely, high quality products.
• Analyze complex administrative, budgetary, program, and/or organizational problems.
• Synthesize knowledge from multiple sources coherently.
• Select, conduct, and interpret the results of statistical analyses.
• Conduct research and organize information.
• Evaluate programs and systems that involve multiple stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on equity and inclusion.
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in order to provide training and present reports and recommendations to individuals, groups, and public bodies that do not have experience in data or statistics.
• Develop and manage contracts, informed consent, data sharing agreements, and data management systems.
• Work with diverse populations from various ethnic/cultural groups.

Knowledge of:
• Results-based accountability.
• Community-based program development including collective impact.
• Participatory, Collaborative, Empowerment, and/or Developmental approaches to research, program monitoring, and evaluation.
• Techniques of negotiating, contracting, administration, monitoring, evaluation, budgetary analysis, and resource allocation.
• Legal and ethical issues related to data sharing, privacy, and security; and how and when to establish data sharing agreements and obtain IRB review and approval.
• Computer applications (i.e. Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook, and statistical analysis and reporting programs, database management); SAS, R, and/or ArcGIS, preferred.

Experience, Education and Training:
Any combination of work experience, education, and training that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities listed previously. This may include:
• A Master’s Degree in the human services field, public health, business or public administration;
• A minimum of five years’ experience in evaluating social science programs in a public or private agency (experience monitoring and evaluating child development programs is preferred); and
• A minimum of three years’ experience managing a team of staff and/or consultants.

First 5 Monterey County offers a competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, vision care, company paid life insurance, vacation, and a retirement plan that includes an employer contribution.  For more information and to apply online, visit our website https://www.first5monterey.org/