Invest in Kids
Job posted on:
13 Jun 2016
Job starts on:
01 Aug 2016
1775 Sherman St, Suite 2075, Denver, Colorado 80203
Desired Skills & Experience:
A Master’s degree in a behavioral health, program evaluation, research methods, social science statistics or related field. A
Bachelor’s Degree and experience with evaluation methods and analysis may be substituted for a Master’s degree.
Demonstrated evaluation skills, including quantitative data analysis and data management.
Intermediate skills in statistical methods (t-tests, correlational analyses, and other basic applied statistical methods as needed).
Experience using statistical software packages, such as SPSS.
Experience communicating about evaluation findings and data with a variety of audiences.
Ability to prepare complex written reports.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Self-directed and highly organized, with demonstrated analytical skills, and the ability to efficiently handle multiple priorities and tasks under tight time-frames.
Program evaluation experience and knowledge of social emotional programs for young children.
Knowledge of early childhood education systems in Colorado.
Knowledge of Implementation Science.
Understanding of intervention fidelity and measurement of fidelity.
Competence in use of Apricot database software.
Familiarity with SmartSheet web-based software.
Competence in qualitative data collection and analysis.
Knowledge of survey design and psychometric analysis.
General Job Description:
Job Description: Incredible Years® Data and Evaluation Coordinator
Every day, we prove that the smartest investments are made in children. At Invest in Kids, we bring research-based, proven programs into communities across Colorado. Our efforts focus on the specific needs of children in low-income families, with the hope of seeing every child in Colorado thrive. We partner with community leaders, care providers, and donors to work toward this goal. Only those programs able to demonstrate the highest level of standards, a research-proven track record of success, and a promise of significant impact become Invest in Kids’ programs.
The Incredible Years® Programs improve school performance through promotion of social, emotional, and academic competencies, reduce child behavior problems at home and school, and promote positive discipline. The series has three distinct programs that work together to achieve outstanding outcomes:
• Skill Building for Children: Circle time with the entire classroom and small group activities provide children with special attention and tools to help build skills in anger management, problem-solving, emotional competence, empathy and developing friendships.
• Skill Building for Parents: Facilitated, multi-faceted weekly group sessions offer parents strategies, activities and support to strengthen positive and reduce negative parenting skills. In addition to strategies designed to promote positive child behavior, sessions focus on the parent-child relationship, strategies to increase family support networks, and foster collaboration between home and school.
• Skill Building for Teachers: Video-based training, modeling and guided practice provide teachers with proven classroom management strategies, including the effective use of teacher attention, praise and encouragement that promote academic success in the classroom.
IIK seeks a Data and Evaluation Coordinator to conduct the annual evaluation of The Incredible Years® (IY) program and to ensure data are collected on 8,000+ young children and families across Colorado receiving one of the three IY prevention programs. Under the supervision of the Director of Implementation Science, the Data and Evaluation Coordinator will have a strong focus on quality improvement, execute special projects to improve measurement and implementation, respond to internal data requests, develop and disseminate data reports in a meaningful way to site-level partners, as well as engage in annual reporting to broader community stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities / Functions:
a. Data Collection and Analysis
o Oversees and manages the comprehensive data collection
system and processes to collect program data on 8,000+
children in schools and community sites across Colorado,
utilizing current Survey Monkey surveying and Apricot
o Oversees and manages all planning, timelines, and
execution of data collection.
o Works with the IY Program Manager to ensure an accurate
list of sites and implementers for the current year.
o In collaboration with the IY Program Manager, tracks
progress of data collection, contacts IY implementers to
boost completion rate, and provides interim reports to IY
Program Staff in order to ensure data is gathered in a timely
Data Cleaning and Analysis
o Conducts data entry and analyses, including all aspects of
data management, merging of databases, and data cleaning.
o Engages in descriptive and basic inferential analyses
(correlational analysis, and t-tests are most commonly used)
as well as time-series analysis.
b. Data Reporting
• Fulfills internal and external data requests in a timely
• Creates user-friendly state, district, site, and location-level
reports to be shared externally with implementing entities on
an annual basis (approximately 60 total reports).
Reports include analyses on fidelity, outcomes, and
implementer-specific items among others.
• Creates internal reports that are action-oriented, and that
give IIK staff a high ¬level of visibility into data collection and
Includes, for example, preparation of data presentations
for key IIK Board members, or other stakeholder
• Presents internal reports to IY Program Staff two to four
times annually to include, but not limited to:
pre-test results only for school-implementation data,
pre and post-test results for school implementation
pre and post-test results for Parent Group
results of surveys filled out by implementers post-
• Works with the Director of Community Relations and Grants
Management to develop data tables and other descriptive
reports for grant proposals, grant reporting, and external
• Plans, coordinates, and manages work across multiple
projects, activities and functions within IIK.
• Works collaboratively with the IY Program Manager to
monitor data collection, and distribute annual reports.
• Attends and contributes to IY bi-weekly team meetings.
• Establishes project specific plans and priorities, monitors
project progress and coordinates with staff/consultants to
carry out project activities as required.
• Ensures that all deadlines are met related to projects
• Communicates the evaluation plan and its details to
community stakeholders when necessary.
d. Supporting Implementation and Quality Improvement
• Creates training materials and conducts trainings on data
collection procedures for implementing sites (via online
methods) and for internal IY Program Staff (in person).
• Collaborates with IY Program Staff to support schools and
community sites across Colorado to understand and interpret
data results and to build site capacity for using data for
• Supports the continuous improvement of the comprehensive
data collection system and processes to collect program data
on 8,000+ children in schools and community sites across
Colorado, establishing and refining data collection systems
• Continuously improves upon current fidelity measures and
other data collection instruments.
• Works with the Director of Implementation Science to create
internal reports on specific variables in order to improve the
implementation of The Incredible Years®.
Position Start Date: August 1st, 2016
FTE: Full (exempt)
Salary: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health, Life, Dental, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, 401K, Paid vacation, sick and personal time.
Applications will be accepted until July 1st, 2016.
Please direct all questions regarding this position to Amanda Fixsen, Director of Implementation Science (email@example.com, 303.839.1808 ext. 107).
Cover letter and resume should be sent to: Invest in Kids, 1775 Sherman Street, Suite 2075, Denver, CO 80203 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the policy of IIK to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation, or disability.
For more information about Invest in Kids and our programs, please visit www.iik.org.