Prevention and Empowerment Evaluator

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Position Description: Prevention and Empowerment Evaluator

I. Overview of Typical Duties:

MCEDSV has worked for over 15 years with the CDC to identify and impact social norms and determinants of health to prevent and address domestic violence. Over the next five years, MCEDSV will be implementing DELTA Impact, which will focus on Wayne County and Northern Michigan. The key activities and objectives include changing physical spaces, bystander engagement, and economic justice. The Empowerment Evaluator will be an essential part of the time and must be professional with a master’s degree in community psychology or equivalent field and at least a foundational understanding of domestic and sexual violence. The Empowerment Evaluator will develop and implement an evaluation plan for DELTA Impact at the national, state, organizational and local level by 1) conducting evaluations of state and local prevention efforts; 2) assisting the state and local DELTA Impact partners in developing Action Plans based on the needs, assets, and challenges identified; 3) Work with the Prevention Coordinator, local community partners and leadership team to develop and implement an Empowerment Evaluation Plan to assess DELTA Impact grant project goals and objectives. Successful candidates must have an understanding of the root causes of violence against women and oppressed groups.

II. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s Degree in Community Psychology or equivalent field.
  • Provide significant leadership within and outside MCEDSV in the implementation of the overall agency mission to achieve lasting social change to prevent sexual and domestic violence in Michigan. Provide transformational programs and develop and distribute tools that support and advance that goal. Provide leadership within MCEDSV on prevention and social change components of the MCEDSV strategic plan, assisting with the development and implementation of MCEDSV prevention related projects.
  • Serve as leader in the prevention and evaluation arena to provide collaborative leadership to the internal MCEDSV Prevention Team and external prevention stakeholders, working collaboratively and providing leadership on translating the State Action Plan (SAP) for Michigan and local Community Action Plans into tangible activities and participate in their implementation in sub-grantee communities and other communities of practice.
  • Serve as faculty and facilitator for meetings and subcommittees related to implementing prevention deliverables in grants. Coordinate and support meetings, trainings and conferences for work groups convened to guide the development and implementation of special projects.
  • Develop and disseminate prevention related content, information and evidenced based educational materials for MCEDSV constituents. Ensure prevention related content for social marketing and web site as well as other agency documents. This may include collecting relevant and timely information on domestic and sexual violence prevention best practice messages and writing content, seeking approvals from appropriate supervisors and posting daily updates. In collaboration with the Communication Coordinator (CC) to ensure tasks, related to social marketing sites are covered in any absence of the CC.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the public health model, comprehensive primary prevention strategies, the social and structural determinants of health and policy change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the evidence-base for intimate partner violence prevention and strategies to develop practice-based evidence.
  • Coursework in statistics and research analysis, and proficiency in using statistical database software.
  • Proficiency with qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques including surveys, interviews, observations and focus groups.
  • Experience in participatory or community-based evaluation.
  • Ability to demonstrate foundational understanding of domestic and sexual violence-related issues, including but not limited to the ability to implement comprehensive programming, promote healthy relationships and healthy sexuality, and knowledge of frameworks utilized in conceptualizing violence.
  • Ability to make connections between anti-oppression work and domestic and sexual violence prevention while also promoting accessible prevention in the community.
  • Ability to identify and implement foundational elements of program development, evaluation, and data analysis.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively about issues pertaining to the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Commitment to collaboration and trust in community partners to organize and sustain domestic and sexual violence prevention efforts.
  • Commitment to working as part of team within in a shared leadership structure that includes diverse partners.

III. Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in fully participatory or empowerment-based evaluation approaches.
  • Minimum: Master’s Degree in Community Psychology, or equivalent field such as Public Health Evaluation, etc.
  • A minimum of 5 years (additional years preferred) of community-level and/or programmatic evaluation experience.
  • Experience working with intimate partner and sexual violence organizations, culturally specific communities, organizations focused on prevention, community coalitions or collaborative social change initiatives, and/or rural organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience and specialized knowledge of domestic and/or sexual violence or related prevention strategies, social change principles, systems change work, community engagement and commitment to ending violence against women. Understanding of a public health approach to domestic violence/intimate partner violence prevention planning and evaluation is preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of both social norms theory and the public health approach.
  • A desire to grow professionally through collaborative work, as well as independent research. Additionally, a desire to support the growth and development of other staff, partners, and broader communities through collaborative work and the production of accessible tools.
  • Course work and demonstrated skill in statistics and research methods and proficiency in using statistical database for advanced statistical analysis, as well as common database and office software.
  • Knowledge of assessment techniques including survey, interview, observations and focus groups.
  • Highly personable and able to form strong working relationships with multiple and diverse groups utilizing a culturally and linguistically relevant approach.
  • Ability to travel up to a week per quarter both in state and nationally.

 

IV. Core Competencies of Domestic and Sexual Violence

  • Ability to demonstrate foundational understanding of domestic and sexual violence-related issues, including but not limited to the ability to implement comprehensive programming,  promote healthy relationships and healthy sexuality, and possess knowledge of frameworks utilized in conceptualizing violence.
  • Understanding of systemic barriers based  on intersectional identities and ability to work as a part of a time to develop and promote accessible, community-focused prevention efforts that are informed by these systemic barriers
  • Ability to identify and implement foundational elements of program development, evaluation, and data analysis.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively about issues pertaining to the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Commitment to collaboration and trust in community partners to organize and sustain domestic and sexual violence prevention efforts.
  • Personal attributes and characteristics of individuals that include passion and commitment to social justice and the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Community mobilization skills, including crisis intervention and systems advocacy.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to adapt to various learning styles while addressing training      goals and objectives.

V. Please send CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..'; document.getElementById('cloak318').innerHTML += ''+addy_text318+'<\/a>'; //-->  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Salary is $75,000 DOE along with a benefits package.

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