Position: Program Associate, Temporary – Learning and Evaluation, Los Angeles

This is a full­time, benefitted, project based (Affordable Care Act) position expected to conclude around March 2020. This is a project specific, at­will position, based in Los Angeles. If hired, the applicant will remain in this project based role and be ineligible to apply for other internal job openings until either the completion of the original assignment or until an earlier date deemed appropriate by Human Resources and management.


Position Summary:

The Program Associate will support Learning and Evaluation Program Managers primarily in the evaluation of The California Endowment’s (TCE) strategic investments supporting the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other prevention-oriented learning priorities.  This position will support learning and evaluation activities including health coverage outreach and enrollment, health workforce, the Health4All campaign and innovative models of care.

The successful candidate should be a creative and analytical thinker, innovative and pragmatic with a high degree of receptivity to other fields and new ideas.  The candidate should have the ability to understand data, synthesize and communicate information to various audiences on evaluation related topics. Responsibilities include: coordination and management of large-scale evaluation projects, developing ongoing reports on The Endowment’s investments, participating in relevant meetings and other internal committees and taskforces, managing databases, taking notes and minutes, and facilitating discussion groups.  Additional activities include, but are not limited to, grant­making, grant monitoring, assisting grantees, consultants and community partners, analytical and research support, assisting with the development and dissemination of evaluation products, and providing consultation, technical assistance, information and other support to strengthen local, regional and statewide capacity in the areas of learning and evaluation.

This position will require the candidate to think and react strategically in response to continually evolving organizational priorities and opportunities. The candidate will be action oriented and highly motivated by The California Endowment’s commitment to health and justice for all, and exhibit respect towards others.  The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment that involves relationship building with diverse constituencies and in a team environment.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Assists Learning and Evaluation Manager with coordination of grant and contract activities connected to ACA and core L&E evaluation efforts.
  • Analyzes solicited grant proposals with Program Manager and conducts necessary due diligence.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with evaluation and learning grantees, consultants and community partners for projects through emails, phone calls, meetings and convenings.
  • Creates, manages and disseminates learning and evaluation briefs, reports, and other products.
  • Collects and tracks data, and provide analytical support as requested.
  • Monitors the designs, implementation, analyses and /or interpretations of evaluation consultants.
  • Shares learning and evaluation products with others at TCE and facilitate dissemination of products through the website and social media.
  • Coordinates learning and evaluation projects across the Prevention, Schools, Neighborhoods, Sons and Brothers and Youth statewide teams.
  • Works in conjunction with Learning and Evaluation Program Managers and grant applicants to develop and submit grant proposals and assist with due diligence.
  • Tracks and manage grant budgets and budget narratives as requested by Program Manager
  • Reviews, analyzes and prepares grantee progress reports and payments, including invoices, for L & E Program Manager approval, to ensure timely approvals, and sponsorships.
  • Participate in meetings with or in lieu of Program Manager and record minutes as needed.
  • Prepares and submits small grants and sponsorships with Program Manager’s approval.
  • Organizes and coordinates learning and evaluation meetings, convenings, SLIMs and events.
  • Supports the effective and timely delivery of information and technical assistance to grantees and other key partners.
  • Provide administrative support for travel expense reports and booking as needed.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.



  • Knowledge and direct experience with applied evaluations, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Familiarity with participatory, developmental and other empowerment models of evaluation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing with diverse populations.
  • Strong organization and multi­tasking skills, experience balancing and adhering to deadlines.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, as well as the ability to synthesize information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience working with GIFTS software a plus.
  • Some knowledge and experience with database management and statistics
  • Familiarity with Medi-Cal and other governmental health programs helpful
  • Experience with tracking and synthesizing data about health coverage preferred



  • Coursework in evaluation, public health, public policy, social sciences, or related subjects helpful.
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Bilingual or multi­lingual a plus.



  • Two to four years of successful experience with non-profit organizations or academic institutions and/or
  • Two to four years of successful experience in health-related evaluation experience and/or
  • Experience in project management and/or grant development and management.
  • Experience working successfully with others across various topics and issues and adhering to deadlines.
  • Previous foundation experience is a plus.


About The California Endowment

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at www.calendow.org


Application Process:

Interested candidates should send their resume by email to HRResumes@calendow.org.  Please reference “Temporary Program Associate – L&E” in the subject line.

The California Endowment is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.