Program Associate/Specialist


Are you passionate about social equity and justice? Are you ready to work for change? At Evident Change, we believe our social systems should help people reach their greatest potential, not create barriers to their success. That’s why we partner with systems professionals
and communities to get to the root of their biggest challenges, and we give them the tools and knowledge to achieve better outcomes for everyone involved. Because when we join forces with those who work in our systems and the people they serve, we make those systems— and our society—more equitable from the inside out. Read about what it’s like to work at Evident Change and get a peek inside here.


The Evident Change Social Service Practice team seeks child welfare and adult protection practitioners, researchers, consultants, trainers, and those with lived experience and firsthand knowledge of these systems. Self-motivated collaborative thinkers will thrive in our environment. Our work requires attention to detail, problem solving and facilitation skills, and a commitment to addressing complex social challenges for more effective and equitable systems for everyone.

We are looking for a variety of people with unique experiences and skill sets: (1) generalists early in their career who will work across all our child welfare, Team Decision MakingTM, or adult protective services project areas; and (2) specialists who have and are developing deep expertise in one or more of those areas.


Get ready to:

  • Engage daily with our client social service agencies around the world;
  • Travel (when it’s safe!) to our client sites (US and international);
  • Collaborate as a team across disciplines to help systems improve;
  • Facilitate and lead meetings, trainings, and workgroups;
  • Develop training materials and curricula;
  • Write reports, newsletter articles, blog posts, etc.; and
  • Manage projects.


We are committed to expanding diversity, cultural and lived experience, and expertise on our team. Qualifications include:

  • A background in adult protection, child welfare, or Team Decision Making;
  • Experience in practice, research, training, consulting, and/or lived experience in one of thosesocial service systems;
  • Aptitude for problem solving, critical thinking, and adapting to evolving work;
  • Commitment to equity, social justice, and personal and professional development in these areas;
  • Comfort working with a variety of people and perspectives;
  • Basic knowledge of social service systems, their strengths, and their limitations; and
  • Basic knowledge of implementation science.Additional assets include:
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, social science, public policy, or law preferred; other areas of study considered and/or lived experience working in or being a client of a social service system (e.g., child welfare, foster care, juvenile justice);
  • Knowledge of the Structured Decision Making® system and/or safety-organized practice;
  • Experience making effective presentations and facilitating group discussions; and

History of efforts to address racism and enhance equity in previous employment or schooling.Do you have other attributes that we should consider? Tell us! We want to hear about them.


We are a team with a variety of backgrounds. Many of us have practiced social work; a few have research and analytics experience; and others have backgrounds in public health, psychology,
or sociology. What we share is a commitment to our mission. We want people who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds, cultures, and lived experiences to the work we do. Diversity helps make our system improvement efforts more informed and effective.


We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, national ancestry, age, religion, sex, ability, skin color, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. We strive to be welcoming to all applicants. Diversity is more than a legal requirement for us; it is one of our core values that we center in our work and our culture.


If you are passionate about social issues and ready to work for change, and if our mission and values resonate with you, consider applying whatever your level of education or background. Email with your resume and cover letter and reference “Program Associate/Specialist” in the subject line and let us know where you saw this posting. If you need assistance with an accommodation due to a disability, please email or call (800) 306-6223.

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