Young Storytellers

Program Evaluation Specialist

Employment type
Contracted Part-Time
4 months ago
Los Angeles

Young Storytellers sparks creative self-discovery through storytelling. Our programs highlight young people as the center of their own narratives, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voices as the ones telling them. Young Storytellers works towards a future where young people experience the impact that their thoughts, feelings, and words can have on the world in which they live.

Young Storytellers works with students in elementary, middle, and high school. In elementary school, students write scripts that are completely their own; in middle school, students write monologues about challenges they face; and in high school, students write Public Service Announcements that address important issues in their self-identified communities. Students in each program work with volunteer mentors, and every student gets to see their work performed by professional actors. Young Storytellers programs are designed around Common Core standards, integrate Social and Emotional Learning activities, and include components of Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards.

What Is This Position?
The Program Evaluation Specialist is a seasonal contracted position and provides integral support for the Young Storytellers team. The Program Evaluation Specialist works to ensure data is collected with integrity from our 60+ program sites across several different programs and states. They use the qualitative and quantitative data collected to measure, interpret, and code program outcomes, and returns the data to the programs team as a comprehensive report so that the team can make informed and impactful decisions. The Program Evaluation Specialist works closely with the program team to create surveys for our many constituents and communities, including our students, volunteers, school liaisons and teachers, actors, and families. They work to keep measurement and evaluation goals clear and consistent as they manage the many surveys distributed each year with multiple sources of data. The Program Evaluation Specialist is also willing to work with and educate our eager team on data literacy, analysis, and data best practices.


  • Creates and edits surveys as needed to ensure they are high quality, with the team's needs and feedback in mind;
  • Oversees the administration of all program and volunteer surveys, with the support of staff and interns;
  • Interprets and codes data received from all Young Storytellers surveys, including students, volunteers, school liaisons and teachers, actors, families, and more;
  • Assist with specific data collection and analysis requests by staff, as needed;
  • Creates dashboards and program reports to deliver to the YS team, including program and development teams;
  • Provides communication and training to the YS team as needed on data, survey creation, reports, and dashboards.



  • Experience with data collection and interpretation, especially within the nonprofit and/or education sector;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Proven ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse teams and groups of people;
  • Flexibility and adaptability, especially during a global pandemic;
  • Demonstrated experience with handling sensitive personal information;
  • Interest and experience working within the nonprofit and/or education sectors are preferred;
  • Experience with Google Suite, including Google Data Studio is preferred.


What is My Compensation for This Position?
The Program Evaluation Specialist is a temporary and remote contracted position for the 2020-2021 school year, beginning in October 2020 and ending June 2021, with the possibility of the contract being extended if the right fit for the organization. Hours are flexible and a timeline will be established during the onboarding process, though must be available to review data and produce reports in November/December 2020 and May/June 2021. Pay is $10,000 for the 9-month period.

To apply

The anticipated start date is October 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is full. Please send the following to [email protected] with the subject line, “Program Evaluation Specialist / LAST NAME”: 

  • Resume / CV (as an attachment to the email);
  • In the body of your email, a brief paragraph stating why you are interested in working with Young Storytellers; and
  • A report/data dashboard you created in the course of your career (optional).

Young Storytellers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. That being said, belonging is a core value of the Young Storytellers culture, and our daily practices around equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-bias, antidiscrimination, and antiracism are central to that value. Young Storytellers firmly believes that Black Lives Matter. We encourage womxn and gender diverse people, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, immigrants, and anyone with a disability to apply for this and all our positions. Young Storytellers has designed our interview, onboarding, and ongoing cultural practices to be a welcoming space for everyone. You can read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism on our website.

For any questions or accommodations while applying due to a disability, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 323.962.4500.