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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.

Evaluator & Learning Associate II

Location: Seattle, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 854655 Date posted: 12/26/2019
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 TELL US THEY PARTNER
WITH US FOR OUR DISTINCTIVE LEVEL OF COLLABORATION, GRASP OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS
AND CROSS-SECTOR APPROACHES TO HEALTH IMPROVEMENT, REALISTIC APPROACH TO DESIGN
AND MEASUREMENT, FLEXIBILITY, AND PASSION FOR USING DATA FOR LEARNING AND
IMPROVEMENT. CCHE WORKS ON INITIATIVES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. WE SEEK
SOMEONE WHO BRINGS INTERPERSONAL SKILL WORKING WITHIN TEAMS; PROFESSIONAL OR
LIVED EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH OR IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES, WITH EQUITY AS A GOAL;
KNOWLEDGE OF EVALUATION METHODS IN A SOCIAL SERVICE FIELD (E.G., GRASSROOTS
NONPROFIT, URBAN PLANNING, PUBLIC HEALTH, PHILANTHROPY, OR HEALTH CARE); DATA
COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE; WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
SKILLS; A COMMITMENT TO EQUITY; AND COMFORT WITH COMPLEX SYSTEMS.




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 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: KPWHRI 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.

    About Research & Development Careers

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    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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