Evaluation Specialist - Shared
Job Details
Experienced
Education Center - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
BA
Undisclosed
Up to 25%
Day
Health Care
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Evaluation Specialist supports APLA Health’s program evaluation, program monitoring and assessment of program’s utilities. Utilizing data, the Evaluation Specialist analyzes key aspects of each program, comparing them to expected outcomes and evaluating their effectiveness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements qualitative and quantitative evaluation plans and formative research designs for new and existing programs in order to meet grant requirements and ensure program improvements/expansion.
  • Designs data collection instruments.
  • Provides oversight of collection, reporting and analysis of aggregate and individual client data using SPSS/Excel/other data management systems
  • Implements training and development for staff on project data tools, implementation of data collection and outcome monitoring activities
  • Develops and updates (as needed) data collection protocol.
  • Collects, enters and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data; manage databases.
  • Confers with staff requesting database services and/or reports to identify needs, requirements or problems in order to produce an accurate data gathering and reporting environment
  • Conducts focus groups and key informant interviews.
  • Leads initiatives to promote quality achievement and performance improvement on funded programs.
  • Develops Evaluation plans. 
  • Develops Quality Management plans. 
  • Develops and monitors quality management indicators. .
  • Provides training and expertise in evaluation and quality management to staff regarding the implementation of evaluation and quality management plans.
  • Writes evaluation reports incorporating outcome monitoring, formative research and quality management data.
  • Presents oral and written reports of evaluation outcomes in appropriate venues and within given deadlines
  • Coordinates with partner agencies and subcontractors to ensure all data collection and analysis are current and ready for utilization

                                                                                    

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

Qualifications

Training and Experience:

Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of two years experience in research and evaluation application, health education training, and report writing. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience conducting descriptive and frequency analyses; experience tracking and managing multiple sources of data.

 

Knowledge of:

Superior organizational skills and attention to accuracy are required.      Working knowledge of word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheet (MS Excel) programs; and data management systems such as SPSS, SAS or similar programs.

 

Ability to:

Must have capacity to work well with multiple constituencies of various educational and social backgrounds. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows and related applications. Work effectively and professionally with volunteers, paid staff, and professionals from a variety of disciplines; work independently with minimal direction; meet frequent deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; respond with sensitivity to diverse ethnic groups, and to the issues and concerns surrounding health related disparities; report and orally present data in appropriate venues; maintain client confidentiality.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.    

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