Director of Data and Evaluation

Job Application Due Date: 12/01/21
Hiring Company/Organization: University of Maryland School of Social Work

About the University of Maryland School of Social Work

The University of Maryland School of Social Work was created in 1961 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected schools of social work in America. The mission at the University of Maryland School of Social Work is to develop practitioners, leaders, and scholars to advance the well-being of populations and communities and to promote social justice. As national leaders, they create and use knowledge for education, service innovation, and policy development.

Position Description

The University of Maryland School of Social Work is currently seeking a Director of Data and Evaluation to be housed in the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS). SWCOS develops and implements community-based family strengthening services that support vulnerable families in achieving safety and well-being. This full-time, 12-month, open-rank, research faculty position is responsible for leading the data and evaluation team in collecting, analyzing, and using data to inform the development, implementation, and/or continuous improvement of cradle-to-career pathways and targeting interventions and solutions effectively. Programs to be evaluated include early childhood, K-12, college and career, community school, and clinical social work interventions.

An initial focus of the Director of Data and Evaluation will be Promise Heights, a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhood grant-funded initiative, focused on breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty by significantly improving the educational and developmental outcomes and overall life prospects of children and youth in our most distressed communities. The core idea behind the initiative is that providing both effective schools and strong systems of support to children, youth, and their families in poverty and thus meeting their health, social services, and educational needs will offer them the best hope for a better life. The University of Maryland School of Social Work is the lead agency for this Promise Neighborhood grant and is charged with working with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based institutions, and others to build a pipeline of wraparound services for youth and their families. All work is conducted with a sharp focus on anti-racism/anti-oppression, supporting the development of equitable solutions, and power-building for those most impacted by poverty and oppression.

Applications are due December 1, 2o21.