University of Washington School of Public Health
Evaluation Specialist - ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, INC.
Closing Date: December 20, 2017
Posted: November 20, 2017
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Evaluation Specialist will be an integral part of the AASTEC team with a primary emphasis upon enhancing the role of evaluation in our programs to improve services to the tribal communities we serve. The Evaluation Specialist will utilize mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) to assess the effectiveness and measure the performance of a wide range of health intervention efforts/programs led by AASTEC and tribal partners throughout the Indian Health Service Albuquerque Area.
MAJOR DUTIES: Leads program evaluation/performance measurement activities, which includes the design of evaluation questions and logic models, thorough knowledge of different types of evaluations (e.g. process v/s outcome), monitoring plans, design of valid and reliable measurement tools (both qualitative and quantitative) and analysis of collected data. Oversees data collection (quantitative and qualitative) for process and outcome evaluation activities. Confidentially manages evaluation data. Develops and disseminates program evaluation reports for various stakeholders – tribal leadership, funding source, AAIHB Board of Directors, etc. Analyzes, synthesizes, and communicates complex data-related issues clearly and succinctly to both internal colleagues and tribes. Works effectively with tribal partners to provide consultation and technical assistance with local evaluation plans and activities. Works effectively with tribal partners to coordinate and facilitate evaluation-related training activities to build local capacity. Examines evaluation data/findings to make sound decisions for program planning. Utilizes evaluation results to develop measures to enhance program quality on a regular (annual/biannual) basis. Prepares regulatory documents (including progress reports, evaluation reports, measurement tools, etc.) to program funders (IHS/CDC) on a regular basis in a timely manner. Abides by the AAIHB policies, procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in public health or related field preferred. At least 3 years of experience with program evaluation of public health or behavioral health programs utilizing mixed-method evaluation approaches. Thorough knowledge of standard statistical computer software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA or Epi Info as well as qualitative analysis packages (i.e., Atlas Ti, NVIVO) and MS Office Products. Must demonstrate leadership qualities in planning and conducting evaluation activities, and in reporting results and findings. Demonstrated skills and experience developing and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders over long periods of time. Strong organizational, planning and project management skills with the ability to work efficiently and effectively both autonomously and in small teams. Awareness and keen appreciation of American Indian culture. Must be sensitive to crosscultural differences, and able to work effectively within this context. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Proficient public speaking skills. Applicant must agree to serve a minimum three month orientation period. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid State driver’s license.
WORK CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform, but not limited to the following: Work is performed in a typical interior/office environment. Talk, hear, sit, stand; use of hands to handle objects, equipment, controls and reach with arms and hands. Noise level is usually minimal. Travel including overnight stays as needed. Drive company-leased vehicle to communities served by
AAIHB. PREFERENCE: American Indian applicants will be given preference, in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Send CV/Resume, list of three professional references, salary requirements and cover letter to email@example.com or regular mail to: Delrae Peterson, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., 5015 Prospect Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. No phone calls.
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