Director of Research & Evaluation

Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas

  • Salary: $90,000 negotiable
  • Location: Austin, Texas (applicants outside of Austin will be considered - travel to Austin approx 1-2x month is expected)
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

 About CACTX: 

In the last twenty-five years, CACTX has become the national leader in providing best-practice, evidence-based services to children impacted by abuse, serving nearly 1 million children statewide, through a statewide network of children’s advocacy centers. We have recently scaled our vision to eradicate child sexual abuse and have constructed a theory of change and strategy map and now need to identify high impact activities to support our organization’s multi-year, multi-generational journey into this work. CACTX is a fast-paced, change-oriented, and optimistic organization that tackles complex social issues with high-impact, nuanced, and systems-level strategies. Our strategies are only successful through strong collaboration with partners. 

About the Director of Research and Evaluation Role: 

As a collaborative member of the Strategy Development and Evaluation team, the Director of Research and Evaluation is responsible for leading efforts to monitor and measure progress toward the organization’s vision of eradicating child sexual abuse in Texas. To achieve this outcome, the Director will design, develop, and implement evaluation goals, strategies, and activities to assess the impact of the work of CACTX and local children’s advocacy centers (CACs). In the initial stage of development and planning, the Director will lead efforts to determine how CACTX will measure progress toward its vision, including the identification of metrics and methodologies, and will develop and refine CACTX’s Theory of Change, along with logic models that support the organization’s programs and strategies. 

This position is based in Austin, Texas. Applicants outside of Austin will be considered. Travel to Austin approximately 1-2 times per month is expected.  

This position requires a doctoral degree.  

You can view the full Director of Research and Evaluation job description here.

Skills: 

  • Research

  • Program Evaluation 

  • Strategy  

  • Project Management  

  • Program Development  

  • Communication

  • Authenticity  

  • Agility   

 Expectations: 

  • Lead efforts to determine how CACTX will measure progress toward the organization’s vision of eradicating child sexual abuse in Texas, including the identification of metrics and methodologies. 

  • Design, develop, and implement evaluation goals, strategies, and activities to assess the impact of the work of CACTX and local children’s CACs, including individual program performance as well as long-term organizational and systemic impacts.   

  • Develop and optimize infrastructure for data collection and analysis that anchors a culture of learning and supports CACTX and partner agencies in generating knowledge and insights to refine strategies in furtherance of the vision.  

  • Partner with, advise, and support department leads across the organization in the design, planning, and execution of program evaluation activities and in ensuring that learning and evaluation results are considered and integrated into ongoing efforts as well as future strategy and planning. 

Benefits: 

  • Generous paid time off 

  • Flexible remote work philosophy 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/AD&D/Short-term Disability/Long-term Disability 

  • Medical Flexible Savings Account/Dependent Care Reimbursements/Cafeteria Plan 

  • 401(k); Eligible after completing 1,000 hours of employment. CACTX matches 50% of any employee contribution up to 3% of salary. 

 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Start your de-biased application

x

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Start your de-biased application