About the Role
The Director of Research and Evaluation will steward the work of FIRST 5 to effectively and equitably impact the lives of families with young children, prenatal through age five, in Santa Clara County. The Director is responsible for aligning research and evaluation efforts with agency strategic goals, including development of reliable community indicators, alignment of agencywide evaluative approaches, and fulfillment of federal, state, county, and local reporting requirements. The Director collaborates with staff, families we serve, grantees, including county systems and community-based organizations, and our external evaluator as needed.
The Director thinks strategically about research and evaluation, including effective and equity-centered ways to measure and assess progress towards agency strategic goals. The Director is skilled at interacting with financial reports and contracts, database systems and dashboards, creation and analysis of assessments, and producing evaluation reports. The Director has experience partnering with a linguistically, racially, socio-economically and culturally diverse group of staff, institutions, agencies, and community partners, including parents, caregivers, and other beneficiaries of agency efforts, to ensure that evaluative metrics are tied to agency strategic goals, non-duplicative of other county efforts, and informed by those we serve.
Bilingual/bicultural background a plus. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 521.