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Evaluation & Learning Associate II

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1009006 Date posted 10/27/2021
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Description:


AT CCHE, WE PARTNER WITH HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES. WE TAKE A COLLABORATIVE AND CUSTOMIZED APPROACH TO EVALUATION AND TO LEARNING WHAT WORKS. CLIENTS PARTNER WITH US FOR OUR DISTINCTIVE LEVEL OF COLLABORATION, REALISTIC APPROACH TO DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT, AND PASSION FOR USING DATA FOR LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES RELATED TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS INCLUDING DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING, MANAGEMENT, ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION, AND REPORTING USING BOTH NARRATIVE AND DATA VISUALIZATION APPROACHES. PREFERRED TECHNICAL SKILLS INCLUDE PROFICIENCY WITH INFERENTIAL STATISTICS AND WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE PACKAGES, WITH WILLINGNESS TO LEARN OTHERS: STATA, SPSS, R, ADVANCED USE OF EXCEL (E.G., POWER QUERY, SCRIPTING IN VBA, ETC.), OR TABLEAU, AMONG OTHERS. APPLICANTS WHO REPRESENT THE BROAD RANGE OF DIVERSITY AND LIVED EXPERIENCES IN OUR COMMUNITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.






Mid-level evaluator for the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) team. Primary leadership responsibility for smaller scientific evaluation projects or significant parts of larger projects. Develop study materials and collaborate on study design and protocol development. Participate in study analyses, quality assurance, and data interpretation. Participate in the dissemination of findings. Communicate with overall project lead regarding progress of evaluations. Conduct project planning. Manages administrative resources by conducting long-range project planning and developing and managing project budgets. Meet quality standards and deliverables during all phases of the research project. Work with overall project leadership to mentor and train staff, build and maintain scientific quality, and implement strategies to continuously improve study management protocols and procedures. Write proposals for future funding, develop and maintain relationships with funders, and contribute to the advancement of CCHE strategic objectives.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Direct smaller scientific evaluation projects or significant parts of larger projects. Provide oversight for the creation and maintenance of project timelines. Prioritize study tasks and review progress. Develop/oversee development of study 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 study progress reports. Problem-solve with 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 study budgets of medium to high complexity. Identify/forecast personnel and other resource requirements (including long-range forecasting across multiple budget years). Participate in priority setting and resource allocation decisions, and take actions to meet resource needs. Coordinate and/or approve labor distribution for staff charging effort to projects. 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 independently implement corrective measures when indicated.



  • Engage project clients and stakeholders around all aspects of evaluation projects, including development, design, implementation and dissemination. Have regular meetings with clients to discuss project timeline, methods, activities and results. Present evaluation methods and findings to clients, community groups and other project stakeholders.



  • Contribute to the advancement of CCHE strategic objectives by participating in strategic-area work groups. Strengthen operations and research methods. Contribute to pursuing new areas for project funding.



  • 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.




Basic Qualifications:
Experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience leading the development and implementation of evaluation projects.
  • Education
  • Master's degree in public health or social/behavioral science.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with developing proposals and relationships with funders
  • Interpersonal, and written skills, with ability to relate to diverse multidisciplinary teams of evaluators and project staff.
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation, delegation, and project management skills.
  • Strong grounding in budget development and management.
  • Strong abilities in change management, conflict resolution, coaching/mentoring.
  • Effective leadership skills, including perceptiveness, critical thinking, sound judgment, systems thinking, and ability to be (and hold others) accountable.
  • Ability to balance confident decision-making with respectful collaboration and judicious reliance on others' counsel.
  • Strong background in evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evaluation design and methodology.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Met Park East - Research Administration - 1130 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.