Senior Associate, Evidence-Based Practice Group
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children, youth and young adults by improving educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children, youth and young adults need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision-makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.
At Casey, you will find a dynamic environment with staff of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share a deep commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission. Casey staff also have flexible schedules, including a hybrid workweek, to support a healthy work-life balance.
The Foundation is seeking a senior-level professional to play a lead role in the Foundation’s application of implementation science strategies and tools to develop and effectively deliver scalable practice models, grounded in evidence, that advance the Foundation’s mission of improving well-being and opportunity for children, youth and communities.
As a senior associate, you will:
- manage the provision of strategic technical assistance to program staff and grantee partners for the utilization of tools, products and protocols developed within the field of implementation science to support adoption and adaptation of proven and promising programs and practices that contribute to building an evidence base for Casey’s work;
- provide content expertise on culturally responsive evidence-based program (EBP) development, implementation, program fidelity monitoring and engagement strategies, with a particular emphasis on achieving positive and equitable outcomes among underserved populations;
- work with the director to refine the implementation science portfolio strategy based on lessons learned, including the identification of new partners and grantees; and
- promote the Foundation’s focus on evidence-based practice and the application of implementation science, communicating information to policymakers, target communities, providers, Foundation staff and the general public.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A master’s degree, at a minimum, in a human services field, public policy, social science or related discipline
- Minimum of five years of experience in a government agency, community-based nonprofit organization, education institution or research and evaluation entity developing, monitoring and/or delivering programs and practices to close racial and ethnic equity gaps in achieving well-being for youth, families and communities
- Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance aimed at strengthening practitioners’ strategy development, stakeholder collaboration and program implementation, and ability to troubleshoot service delivery models and methods to achieve desired results
- Knowledge of implementation science research, tools and strategies and track record in using research, data and evaluation in an equitable manner
- Experience working with target populations that could benefit from evidence-based programs and practices and/or experience with building provider capacity to engage target populations.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing how your background and experience make you a good candidate for this role. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Read the full job description and apply online at www.aecf.org/about/jobs
The Foundation has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment unless they have a medical or religious exemption. If offered the position, you will be required to provide evidence that you are fully vaccinated.