Director

Director of Evaluation and Research at Judi's House/JAG Institute

Organization: 
Judi's House/JAG Institute
Location: 
Denver, Colorado
Summary: 

Judi’s House is a community-based, nonprofit bereavement center for children and families located in Denver, Colorado. Cofounded
by former NFL quarterback Brian Griese, who lost his own mother to cancer when he was 12, and his wife, Dr. Brook
Griese, a child clinical psychologist, the vision of Judi’s House is a world where no child has to feel alone in grief.
In order to achieve this vision, Judi’s House is committed to providing comprehensive, innovative services for bereaved youth
and families at Judi’s House as well as in school- and community-based bereavement groups throughout metro-Denver and
beyond. Judi’s House is also committed to contributing scholarly knowledge about the diverse needs of the bereaved and the
impact of varied grief support services through an ongoing, collaborative research initiative with the University of Colorado.
By integrating practice, research and community, Judi’s House is in a unique position to create social change around the issue
of childhood bereavement and serve as a national leader in the effort to increase access to effective, individualized care for the
bereaved. Towards this effort, Judi’s House has recently established the JAG Institute, a center of learning focused on
expanding the evaluation, research, training and technology initiatives necessary to successfully disseminate trauma-informed
bereavement programs.


POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Evaluation and Research will support Judi’s House in evaluating the
overall effectiveness of its interventions and programs while monitoring individual differences in the development of grieving
youth and families. This position requires in-depth knowledge of program evaluation, research methods, intervention design
and evaluation in a community-based participatory research setting. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of
Evaluation and Research will guide strategic planning for evaluation and research of Judi’s House programs, determine future
evaluation and research initiatives, and collaborate in disseminating programs through the JAG Institute. The position involves
close collaboration with clinical staff from Judi’s House and academic faculty and staff from both the University of Colorado
Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate would have specific experience with program evaluation of non-profit organizations, collaborative
evaluation projects, and intervention and outcomes evaluations for preventative programs. Background in evaluation and
research in the areas of grief, bereavement, trauma, child development and/or at-risk youth and families is preferred.


JUDI’S HOUSE ATTRIBUTES & COMPETENCIES
Judi’s House expects to achieve its vision by adhering to 3 core values: RESPECT, ACCOUNTABILITY, and COMPASSION. Nothing
is more important than having a team of people that incorporate these values and hold each other accountable for living this
culture every day at Judi’s House:
Respect – For each member of the Judi’s House team, all Judi’s House constituents, and their personal role in the organization.
Accountability – Effective members of the Judi’s House team are hard working, dependable, and willing to make appropriate
sacrifices to meet team goals.
Compassion – For the children and families who seek our help. A good fit for Judi’s House is someone who is passionate about
giving back in ways that are meaningful and measurable.
Integrity – Does not cut corners ethically, ever. Earns trust and maintains confidences.
Positive Attitude – High energy and enthusiasm for the work they do. There is nothing this person cannot accomplish with
adequate time and resources.
Intelligence – Demonstrates an ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing environments.
Organized and Efficient– Ability to focus on key priorities and produce results with minimal wasted effort.
Persistence – Demonstrates tenacity & willingness to tackle difficult situations head on.
Communication Skills – Demonstrates high oral and written communication skills in multiple settings. Ability to listen and
understand varying viewpoints.
Humility – A requisite attribute to be a part of creating positive social change.
 

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
Doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, community or school psychology; social work; public health or related field
preferred.
Evidence of scholarship including publications, presentations, and training activities.
Minimum of 5 years of program evaluation and/or research experience.
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES SOUGHT
At least 5 years engaging in program evaluation, data analysis, and research, with experience in all aspects of the
evaluation process, including:

  • Developing research and evaluation questions,
  • Designing evaluation plans
  • Managing data acquisition efforts including collection, entry, cleaning, and production,
  • Database/spreadsheet management,
  • Overseeing data cleaning, recoding, and manipulation
  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Compiling and summarizing results for a variety of audiences.
  • Authorships on scholarly products including research reports, white papers, and training syllabi.
  • Personnel management experience including hiring and supervising direct reports (research assistants, students).Strong knowledge of statistics, program assessment, and outcome/impact analysis (statistical software package –
    SPSS).


Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Access preferred.
Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, with proven ability to communicate information
diplomatically, concisely and professionally with internal and external audiences.
Ability to present complicated data and ideas to multiple audiences in creative, understandable, and easily
consumable ways.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
EVALUATION AND RESEARCH

Work with the Judi’s House Leadership Team and Principal Investigator of the CU Research Initiative to:

  • Develop and implement program evaluation and research studies that examine implementation, effectiveness, and efficiency of various interventions and other programs provided at Judi’s House.
  • Work collaboratively to develop evaluation strategies, ensuring each intervention incorporates outcome measures
    and standardized metrics.
  • Manage data acquisition efforts including data collection, entry, transformation, and cleaning.
  • Ensure that all evaluation and research work is conducted in accordance with documented systems and processes and within professional bounds.
    Participate in data analysis, synthesis, preparation and presentation.
  • Work collaboratively on the preparation and dissemination of scholarly products and training efforts.
  • Complete special evaluation/research projects as needed.


ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Manage department budget and annual evaluation and research plan.
  • Document, implement and innovate systems and processes for successful operation of all aspects of evaluation and
    research.
  • Oversee the management of staffing (including paid, volunteer and interns) to meet daily needs of the evaluation and
    research department.
  • Provide regular evaluation and research reports to ED to provide information for grant development and reporting
    and for general accountability.
     

SUPERVISORY

  • Supervise evaluation and research team.
  • Responsible for ongoing staff development, annual performance evaluations, hiring & termination of staff.
  • Ensure that evaluation and research meetings address issues in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee staff time sheets and leave documents and submit them on a monthly basis.


OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and participate in team and organizational meetings.
  • Collaborate with Judi’s House staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by ED.
     

 

Contact: 

Please send Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to HR@judishouse.org. Reference “Director of Evaluation and Research” in subject line.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We are an organization where everyone pitches in to get done what needs to be done. It is the policy of Judi’s House 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.

Executive Director

Organization: 
Montefiore Medical Center- J.E and Z.B Child Advocacy Center
Location: 
Bronx, NY
Summary: 

Currently we are seeking an Executive Director to lead the J.E. and Z.B Butler Child Advocacy Center, a program of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore. The Butler Center is a Tier I certified hospital based child abuse evaluation and treatment program that provides forensic interviews, medical assessment and mental health treatment to children and families when child abuse is suspected. The position affords an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to expand his or her horizon to strengthen a world class multidisciplinary child abuse evaluation and treatment program in the Bronx. The appropriate candidate will have broad experience that encompasses research development, high level agency and personnel management, and integration of program operations with outside partner agencies. Candidates with an MD degree and academic pediatrics experience are preferred but others with appropriate expertise and experience will be considered. The CAC is seeking an individual with an understanding of the field of child abuse and neglect who is dedicated to leading the program in a new direction. Charismatic interpersonal and leadership skills and a track record in program development, research development, and fundraising are critically important to the position.

Contact: 

Interested applicants should submit a CV via email to:
Marino Jimenez, Sr. Recruiter
majimene@montefiore.org

Clinical Director for Residential Care (bilingual)

Organization: 
Board of Child Care
Location: 
Baltimore County, Eastern Shore
Summary: 

The Board of Child Care is seeking a LCSW-C who is a Board approved supervisor to be our Clinical Director for our residential group homes.  The applicant must have a license to practice in Maryland and 5 years post graduate experience in a residential or clinical setting working with adolescents and families. 


We have two positions, one in Baltimore County and the other on the Eastern Shore.
 

Qualifications: 

Essential functions for qualified candidates include but are not limited to:

•    Provide professional and clinical supervision to LGSW and LCSW-C staff,
•    Recommend, interview new hires and terminations in the Clinical Department to the President and CEO,
•    Serve as the primary liaison with referral sources and community agencies to ensure effective communication regarding prompt service delivery and coordination of treatment and discharge planning,
•    provide training and consultation to residential staff,
•    collaborate with other senior managers on program development, quality improvement and marketing efforts and activities,
•    Provide oversight of client files to ensure COMAR regulations and accreditation standards are met. 
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Maryland licensure as LCSW-C
  • Clinical experience with children, youth and families
  • Experience using trauma informed care
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities for assignments, meet deadlines, and enthusiastically participate as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Highly motivated to learn new skills and work in a stimulating and busy clinical environment
  • Knowledge of Scyfis and CANS
  • Bilingual
Contact: 

Clientele includes children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, early childhood trauma, and children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  Successful candidates must demonstrate clinical experience with adolescents and families. 


The Board of Child Care offers a competitive salary and benefit package.  We are a trauma informed agency and train staff and clinicians and support staff on trauma using the several resources. The Board of Child Care is a private, nonprofit community agency that provides comprehensive mental health care to children, adolescents and their families. We have a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each youth and family, including Group Home, Treatment Foster Care, Outpatient, School individual, group and family therapy.


Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and copy of their resume to Monte Ephraim at mephraim@boardofchildcare.org
This position is open until filled.

 

Executive Director

Organization: 
KIDSAFE
Location: 
Vernon, Conn.
Summary: 

Established in 1981, KIDSAFE CT (KIDSAFE) based in Vernon, Conn.,  is a private nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.  KIDSAFE’s mission is to develop and provide programs that address the early intervention, prevention and the treatment of child abuse and neglect.

The organization is governed by a dedicated and diverse group of 12 board members and has an operating budget of just under $900,000.  Fourteen full- and seven part-time employees provide a variety of services to almost 800 families annually.  KIDSAFE is among the ten largest Exchange Club child abuse prevention centers in the country and one of the oldest. Current services include Family Enrichment Services, Mentoring, Counseling, Vernon Juvenile Review Board (JRB), Community Support for Families (CSF), Youth drop in center and outreach programs, Supervised visitation, Parenting education, Vernon Community Plan.

The current executive director, Angela Atwater, is retiring after more than 15 years of service. Under her leadership, KIDSAFE has become a highly regarded children and family services nonprofit that is known for quality programs and acclaimed for its willingness to collaborate with other organizations for the benefit of clients and the greater community good. At the same time, as is true for many nonprofits, KIDSAFE has struggled to maintain adequate funding levels to support programs. Its major funder, DCF, cut funding several years ago after the economic downturn, causing KIDSAFE to downsize. Since then, KIDSAFE has rebounded remarkably, initiating new services and leading a successful effort to fund implementation of the Vernon Community Plan.

After completing an organizational assessment, KIDSAFE leaders anticipate organizational priorities for the new executive director will include:
•    Strategic planning and visioning
•    Operational planning
•    Diversified fundraising
•    Strategic leadership and governance
•    Staff  leadership
•    Ensuring that KIDSAFE continues to be an effective and highly regarded community collaborator and partner.


 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

The Ideal Candidate

KIDSAFE’s new executive director will be a proven leader and a seasoned nonprofit generalist with outstanding relationship-building and fundraising skills. Demonstrated success supporting boards to govern strategically and a strong background in staff leadership are essential. He or she should enjoy developing relationships and partnerships, facilitating projects and programs that build organizational as well as community capacity. The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate for KIDSAFE’s mission, a strategic thinker and planner, able to inspire board, staff and stakeholders to develop a vision for KIDSAFE’s future while leading the ongoing work of the organization.  Master’s degree in related field required; equivalent education and experience will be considered.

Contact: 

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Janna Pedersen. For complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/kidsafe.  

KIDSAFE CT, an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and encourages those under-represented in nonprofit leadership to apply.
 

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