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Evaluation Specialist - ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, INC.

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full-time position
Closing Date: December 20, 2017
Job #12046
Posted: November 20, 2017
Description:

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 dpeterson@aaihb.org 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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