Evaluation Specialist

Primary Purpose of Position: 

To design, plan, and conduct evaluations of key federally-funded agency initiatives (NC Youth Connected and Every Teen Counts) may include needs assessments, pre/post intervention outcomes, monitoring and process assessment, compiling data to inform intervention plans, etc. Evaluation Specialist should have strong statistical, project management, writing, and analytical skills. Position will work both directly and collaboratively to collect data, analyze data and report on data to internal and external stakeholders. 

Responsible for conducting qualitative and qualitative evaluations including: 

  • Gathering external and internal stakeholder input to inform the development and implementation of all stages of the evaluation. 
  • Developing or updating evaluation tools and protocols. 
  • Monitoring data collection. 
  • Collecting data through various means such as classroom observations, survey instruments, focus groups, and other methods. 
  • Providing oversight for data collection, including training and technical assistance for practitioners who perform data collection duties; ensuring accuracy and completeness of data and reporting performance measurement data in required format. 
  • Analyzing data collected (both qualitative and quantitative) as part of program evaluations and developing high-quality reports, including recommendations for program improvement. 
  • Collaborating with Project Directors and Communications Team to create high-quality dissemination products for mixed audiences, including community, funders, professional journals, practitioners, and project staff. 
  • Responding to requests for data or information from staff and internal and external partners. 
  • Collaborating with multiple project teams to develop evaluation plans. 
  • Coordinating with funders, contractors and project partners to ensure seamless collaboration around evaluation activities.  

Knowledge and Skill: 

  • Experience with evaluating human service initiatives, with a preference for experience with adolescent public health evaluations. 
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of program evaluation practices. 
  • Experience with quantitative analysis software (SPSS, SAS, STATA, etc.), qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVIVO or Atlas.ti), and online survey tools (such as Survey Monkey). 
  • Experience with the design, validity, and reliability of instruments. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to communicate ideas and evaluation processes and findings with strong written and oral skills in an easily-understood manner to multiple audiences. 
  • Experience with visual representation of data. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Project Directors, staff and internal/external stakeholders. 
  • Relevant experience in social science, community-level, empowerment evaluation. 
  • Master’s degree preferred. 


Project Duration: This project is grant-funded through June 2020 and the position is entirely contingent on continued funding for each of those years. 

Deadline for Application Submission: June 1, 2017 

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume, a cover letter detailing your unique qualifications and interest in the position, and a writing sample related to evaluation by email to: No phone calls or inquiries please. 

About SHIFT NC: SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens) - formerly the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina - is leading North Carolina to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health. After 30 years of success in adolescent pregnancy prevention, we've expanded our scope to include adolescent pregnancy, HIV and STIs, sexuality, healthy development, relationships, and access to care. 

SHIFT NC offers equal opportunity to and prohibits the discrimination against or harassment of anyone based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, handicapping condition, or other reasons prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination and opportunity policy extends to employment, membership, board service and leadership, volunteerism, and participation in any of the organizations programs or services.