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RICADV Job Descriptions

Evaluator Position Available

Evaluator: Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance


The evaluator will help carry out multiple process and outcome evaluation projects related to domestic violence prevention and will provide technical assistance and training to community-based advocates who are engaged in domestic violence prevention activities, using an empowerment evaluation approach. This position is funded by the DELTA FOCUS initiative of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funding is from 2014-2018. This is a full-time position, with the option to negotiate for part-time based on prior experience and credentials. Salary range of $45,000 - $55,000 is commensurate with experience.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Provide training and technical assistance on program evaluation, prevention work, and public health concepts (such as the social-ecological model or collective efficacy) to a state-level committee of prevention workers with moderate prior knowledge of program evaluation.

2. Implement aspects of process and outcome evaluations that have already been planned; this work may include conducting key informant interviews or focus groups, designing online surveys, collecting primary data via paper-based surveys, or analyzing large datasets.

3. Liaison with the CDC; represent the RICADV on national-level conference calls and state-specific calls; author and collaborate on all products required by the CDC, including periodic and annual progress reports and evaluation reports.

4. Receive evaluation-related supervision and collaborate closely with the senior evaluator on a weekly and/or periodic basis, including in-person and telephone meetings. The senior evaluator is Emily F. Rothman, ScD who works at the Boston University School of Public Health.

5. Work closely with RICADV Director of Prevention to advance the prevention work of the RICADV and to teach aspects of program evaluation to all members of the RICADV agency.

6. Other duties as required, which may include: attending meetings of RICADV staff or member agencies; contributing to projects that further the work of the RICADV or its member agencies as needed.


The evaluator will report to the Director of Prevention at the RICADV, Ms. Lucy Rios. In addition, the evaluator will receive support and guidance from the senior evaluator (Dr. Rothman) on matters pertaining to the logistics of carrying out specific activities related to the conduct of evaluation.


Travel to national-level meetings in Atlanta, GA may be required up to 2 times per year. Travel to Warwick, RI is required on a daily basis unless otherwise negotiated. Travel to Cranston and Newport, RI anticipated up to 1 time per week. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate or master's degree in public health or a related field (e.g., social work, sociology, psychology). Flexibility, prior experience "translating" research to practice, and prior experience teaching or training is required. Three or more years of prior work in the field of violence prevention would be beneficial. Candidates are asked to submit an evaluation report that they have authored or co-authored along with their CV.

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