Title: Program Evaluator for The Other Side Academy
Preferred Major: Social Work, Public Administration, or Journalism, Counseling
Location: Salt Lake City, UT; Work-From-Home
Start Date: Flexible, but beginning in June; 8 weeks long
Organization: The Other Side Academy (Salt Lake City) is a nonprofit residence-based therapeutic community for ex-inmates, substance abusers, and homeless men and women (https://www.theothersideacademy.com). The objective of the two-year intensive program is to help these individuals learn pro-social, vocational, and life skills that allow them to emerge with a healthy life on “the other side.” The Academy is self-sustaining because of the income generated by its various vocational training schools, which include The Other Side Movers and The Other Side Thrift Boutique.
Position Overview: The summer internship is as a Program Evaluator. Being able to evaluate a program is critical for professionals in Social Work and Public Administration or in Investigative Journalism. It involves developing the skills to define and evaluate the success of the program to determine improvements. As a program evaluator with The Other Side Academy (TOSA), you will be involved conducting secondary research developing empirical reports that help explain how different aspects of TOSA work compared to alternatives. These will be used by the Governor’s office, by journalists, by parole officers, and by similar programs around the country.
Responsibilities and Learning Objectives:
Given the coronavirus, this position has been designed to be a work-from-home position with a M-W-F web-based meeting with the mentor and evaluation supervisor, Dr. Wansink, and occasionally with other team members. There may be a need for travel to TOSA in Salt Lake City or to the library and or court house for various data. The learning objectives involve: Learning how to conduct evaluation research with secondary sources, how to conduct comparative program analyses, learning effective report writing, and creating outreach packages.
• Help develop a project that will be provided to the Governor’s Office, to journalists, and to similar therapeutic communities being created across the US
• Reference and recommendation letters to future employers or graduate schools
• A small stipend of $1200 to help contribute to living expenses and to help pay for any transportation expenses or other expenses one might incur.
Requirements: Be a current graduate student or undergraduate student in Social Work, Public Administration, Journalism or Counseling and with an interest in developing program evaluation experience. Good writing skills and library research skills are key. This is an eight-week summer program with a flexible start date in June.
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter that highlights any differentiating skills or interests in this or related areas. This can be done through JoinHandshake.com https://app.joinhandshake.com/employers/542497, or they These can be emailed to CEO Tim Stay at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the volunteer evaluation supervisor Brian Wansink at Wansink@mac.com. Deadline June 12.