H.Y.P.E. to Empower, Inc., job description is based on the six steps of the CDC Evaluation Framework. It highlights the knowledge, skills, and abilities an evaluator requires to complete each step. The evaluation Coordinator Volunteer(s) will play a key role in identifying, gathering, analyzing, and reporting data that measures demographics, outcomes, and success of H.Y.P.E. to Empower, Inc. Service programs. Using these measurement tools, the coordinator creates analytics that can be used for reporting to the board, funding sources, community partners, and others that share in the success of H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. Service outcomes. Summary: Grant Pre and Implementation required evaluation duties. Meetings with the management team to develop an evaluation plan. Development and/or selection of data collection instruments. Assistance with data collection. Assistance with data processing. Data evaluation Program observation and ratings. Debriefing meetings with program staff to review program observations. Meetings with the management team to set goals for continuous improvement. Principal Duties: Work with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive strategic evaluation plan that identifies and prioritizes evaluation activities to be completed during the five-year CDC funding period. Work with stakeholders to develop and implement individual evaluation plans for prioritized program areas. Implement evaluations in all three areas of the state asthma control program - partnerships, surveillance, and interventions. Ensure that evaluation activities are complementary to state program operations and activities and consistent with the state asthma plan. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Overarching Items: Knowledge of or familiarity with the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. Working knowledge of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation’s program evaluation standards (e.g., utility, feasibility, propriety, accuracy, and accountability). Knowledge of or familiarity with the American Evaluation Association’s Guiding Principles for Evaluators. Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn from a broad range of evaluation stakeholders, encouraging their meaningful participation. Knowledge of the distinctions between evaluation and research. Ability to identify limitations of one’s evaluation expertise and devise methods for acquiring additional evaluation knowledge when necessary. Commitment to ensuring that evaluation activities are done in a culturally competent manner. Step 1 - Engage Stakeholders: Ability to educate program staff and partners about evaluation concepts and methods. Ability to engage stakeholders in an evaluation process based on shared priorities, including meeting facilitation, presentation, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to plan and conduct evaluations. Step 2 - Describe the Program Ability to organize and summarize information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to understand the context of a program and how it affects program planning, implementation, outcomes, and even the evaluation. Ability or experience in the development and use of logic models to describe complex programs. Ability to provide leadership in a team setting, move members forward and build consensus. Skill in developing and articulating program goals and objectives in a structure supporting evaluation. Step 3 - Focus the Evaluation Design Knowledge of various evaluation designs (e.g., non-experimental, experimental, quasi-experimental). Experience with evaluations using mixed-method approaches. Knowledge of approaches for generating, revising, and prioritizing evaluation questions. Knowledge in the development of evaluation plans. Knowledge of methods for designing evaluations to increase the likelihood that the findings will be used by primary evaluation stakeholders. Step 4 - Gather Credible Evidence Ability to lead the asthma control program’s staff in developing and testing data collection instruments. Ability to identify and assess existing data sources for their potential use in program evaluation. Ability to gather data using qualitative and quantitative approaches such as interviews, group processes, participant observation, surveys, electronic data files, or other methods. Ability to manage databases, construct data files, conduct and supervise data entry, and perform data edits/cleaning. Knowledge of methods for protecting confidential data. Step 5 - Justify Conclusions Knowledge of appropriate quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. Ability to conduct analyses using appropriate analytic tools for quantitative data (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Minitab) and/or qualitative data (e.g., Nvivo, Atlas.ti, MaxQDA). Ability to develop criteria and standards reflective of the values held by key evaluation stakeholders. Experience with synthesizing information generated through an evaluation to produce findings that are clearly linked to the data collected. Skill in working with stakeholders to develop feasible recommendations. Step 6 - Ensure Use and Share Lessons Learned Ability to prepare and present evaluation results in a manner that increases the likelihood that they will be used and accepted by a diverse group of stakeholders. Ability to develop action plans and systems to facilitate and track implementation of evaluation findings and recommendations. Ability to work with stakeholders to present analyses, find common themes and identify relevant and actionable findings from evaluations. Skill in developing and implementing a communications and dissemination plan. Willingness to work with stakeholders to create and implement an action plan based on evaluation findings. Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related field required or equivalent experience At least 1 year of previous professional experience Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and innovatively communicate evaluation and research results to both general and targeted audiences. Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with experience working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds. Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a team. Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to collaborate effectively and build strong, positive relationships with colleagues and partners, internal and external to LPHI. Exceptional emotional intelligence, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds A strategic, self-motivated thinker who is always willing to learn something new Strong, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills * Data entry, management, and cleaning Ability to manage multiple projects at once/maintain a heavy workload while responding to deadlines in a timely manner Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools (surveys, interview guides, etc.) Training and/or experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access Time, Tools, Location Please note the following important details about our volunteer work: - We operate on Eastern Standard Time. - As a volunteer, you are not required to work set hours per week. Instead, we will check in with you on a weekly basis and expect you to manage your hours accordingly. - All volunteering positions will be held virtually through Zoom. This means that you can participate from anywhere in the United States as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection. - Our volunteer opportunity is flexible, but we will work with you to establish deadlines to ensure successful outcomes.
Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023