Evaluation & Learning Associate I
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- Carry out work on small evaluation projects or significant parts of larger evaluation projects. Assist in the creation and maintenance of project timelines. Prioritize evaluation tasks and review progress. Participate in the development of evaluation materials, including recruitment procedures, data collection instruments, tracking forms, and systems. Oversee recruitment and data collection. Develop and implement data quality procedures. Maintain appropriate documentation. Prepare and submit evaluation progress reports. Problem solves with other staff on issues pertaining to participant recruitment/retention, quality assurance, and resource allocation. Continuously identify and implement process improvements to enhance functioning of the project team.
- Budget Management: Develop and manage evaluation budgets of low to medium complexity. Identify/forecast personnel and other resource requirements (including long-range forecasting across multiple budget years). Coordinate and/or approve labor distribution for staff charging effort to project. Assure timely submission of budget related items for grant and contract applications. Approve and reconcile project-related budget expenditures. Forecast expenditures, monitor spending, and identify discrepancies using available financial tools. Anticipate budget variances and, with guidance, implement corrective measures when indicated.
- Engage project clients and stakeholders around aspects of evaluation projects, including development, design, implementation, and dissemination. Participate in regular meetings with clients to discuss project timeline, methods, activities, and results.
- Contribute to the advancement of the divisions strategic objectives by participating in strategic-area work groups.
- Participate in the writing of scientific papers in peer reviewed articles regarding community-based health promotion and program evaluation as a lead or co-author.
- Minimum six (6) years of experience working on evaluation, research, or quality improvement projects, including participating in design, data collection, analysis, report writing, and dissemination. If the candidate has the preferred masters degree, will accept a minimum of two (2) years of evaluation, research, or quality improvement projects.
- Bachelors degree.
- High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) is required.
- Background in evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative skills; Knowledge of evaluation design and methodology.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and written skills, with ability to relate to diverse multidisciplinary teams of evaluators and project staff.
- Familiarity with budget development and management.
- Excellent organizational, negotiation, delegation, and project management skills; Ability to balance confident decision-making with respectful collaboration and judicious reliance on others counsel.
- Masters degree in public health or related field.