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Manager Evaluation Division

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1045445 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Job Summary:

Under the leadership of the Director of Evaluation Division, the Manager provides leadership, management, and administrative oversight for the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institutes (KPWHRIs) Evaluation Division, which consists of trained scientists who lead and support evaluation, assessment, and planning projects at KPWHRI. In their administrative role, this position: (1) Provides direct supervision, training, and professional development for Evaluation & Learning Associates. (2) Assists in ensuring that all active and anticipated evaluation projects have adequate staffing resources, including leading and participating in hiring new evaluators when needed. (3) Assists in updating and maintaining job descriptions, promotion criteria, and policies. (4) Works cross functionally with other managers to support high quality research and evaluation practices. (5) Understands and implements strategic and operational priorities within the Division, including looking for opportunities for improvement and effectively communicating with Division & cross-functional staff. (7) Serves as a liaison between the Evaluation Division and other KPWHRI scientists, including consulting on design and implementation of evaluation and community-based research projects. This position also serves as a principal investigator by independently developing, leading, and directing the execution of a portfolio of large-scale and/or multi-site evaluation projects, including management of project teams, overseeing data collection and analysis, synthesizing findings, and disseminating results.  The manager is expected to be nationally recognized for their scientific contributions to their field of study.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • As a Senior Evaluation & learning Consultant, develops, leads, and conducts research or evaluation projects of medium to high complexity, including management of project teams and project budgets. Analyzes and synthesizes evaluation findings for a variety of audiences to promote learning and program improvement. Disseminates work using a variety of media and venues. Publishes papers, reports, and articles in recognized professional journals. Represents CCHE and KPWHRI within KP, and to national health care and health promotion communities when reporting evaluation findings of major importance in leading public health and scientific journals and presenting evaluation findings and policy recommendations to health care systems, policymakers, and other sectors.  

  • In partnership with the Director, provides leadership, management, and administrative oversight for the Evaluation Division. Provides direct supervision, training, and professional development for Evaluation & Learning Associates, including performance evaluation and feedback as well as career ladder promotion review. Projects staffing levels across the Division and helps works with Principal Investigators and project teams to ensure projects have adequate staffing resources by leading and/or participating in the hiring of appropriate staff.

  • Works with Director of the Evaluation Division to understand and implement strategic and operational priorities within the Division. Ensures smooth running of the Division when Director is unavailable or out of the office. Supports process improvement as it relates to the Evaluation Division. Works collaboratively with the appropriate staff to effectively communicate and implement new work processes and/or improve established ones. Partners with cross functional units when appropriate to assure alignment & transparency.

  • Contributes to business development by: securing funding for evaluation projects, leading proposal development, and cultivating relationships and partnerships with major funding granters and health leaders locally and nationally to create opportunities for new work.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in the field of community health, health services or health care evaluation, quality improvement, or research including experience leading complex research, implementation, or evaluation programs.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience leading complex teams, including: mentoring, coaching, and administering organizational policies.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as a principal investigator or principal evaluator for research or evaluation grants or contracts.


  • MPH, MPA, MHA, or MS in health services or related field.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse, multidisciplinary teams of investigators, staff, administrative leaders, and external partners and funders.

  • Ability to effectively supervise and train staff.

  • Organizational and project management skills.

  • Strong change management skills.

  • Ability to effectively build and manage complex evaluation projects, including comprehensive knowledge of evaluation design and methodology.

  • Strong background in evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative skills.

  • Strong business development and strategic planning skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fifteen (15) years experience in the field of community health, health services or health care evaluation, quality improvement, or research including experience leading complex research, implementation, or evaluation programs.

  • Ten (10) years experience managing individual contributors, managers or complex teams, including: mentoring, coaching, providing performance management and development and administering organizational policies.

  • PhD, DrPH, or ScD.

  • Ability to seek out and build strong relationships with external collaborators, funders and partners.

  • All of the minimum required plus familiarity with Kaiser Permanente and KPWHRI.

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: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports 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.