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Evaluation & Learning Associate II

Primary Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1120355 Date posted 10/13/2022
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Mid-level evaluator for the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institutes Evaluation Division. Serves as the project manager for evaluations overseeing and leading day-to-day operations of the project and providing leadership on evaluation design, data collection, analysis and dissemination. Develop evaluation materials and collaborate on evaluation design and protocol development. Lead evaluation analyses, quality assurance, and data interpretation. Generate and disseminate 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. Uphold the American Evaluation Association standards in the design and implementation of evaluations and. meet quality standards and deliverables during all phases of the evaluation. Work with overall project leadership to train staff, build and maintain scientific quality, and implement strategies to continuously improve evaluation management protocols and procedures. Contribute to proposals for future funding, develop and maintain relationships with funders, and contribute to the advancement of the divisions strategic objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage evaluation projects: Provide oversight for the creation and maintenance of project timelines. Prioritize evaluation tasks and review progress. Develop/oversee 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 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 evaluation 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 the evaluation divisions strategic objectives by: participating in strategic-area work groups; strengthening operations and research methods; contributing to pursuing new areas for project funding by contributing to grants.

  • Generate and disseminate findings. 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:


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience leading the development and implementation of evaluation, research, or quality improvement projects.



  • Masters degree in public health or directly related field.


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.