The Epidemiologist Evaluation Manager is responsible for the overall evaluation of the federal and non-federal programs and services offered by the Foundation. The Evaluation Manager will have the ability to design, plan and implement evaluation activities for the Foundation. The Evaluator will be responsible for evaluation oversight of all activities within the federal cooperative agreements and non-federal programs. The Evaluator will develop survey tools and instruments to better assess the Foundation’s signature programs for evidence-based outcomes. The Evaluator will design and implement online surveys and tools to evaluate the health promotion and self-management programs, and work on analysis of data collected from validated instruments through dissemination of partners’ programs. The Evaluator will contribute to the direction of program activities based on evaluative results from program implementation and consult with federal evaluation experts for evaluation guidance. The Evaluator will support developing evaluation plans for the Foundation’s skill building institute, and key activities within the community of practice intended to ensure a competent workforce, provider education, self-management strategies and public awareness about epilepsy. The Evaluator will work closely with the training manager to assess performance of the learning management systems and other educational training opportunities offered by the Foundation. The evaluator will organize multiple databases that support cross-departmental programs activities to assess programs outcomes and impact. Additionally, the Epidemiologist Evaluator will conduct presentations to outside organizations to create professional awareness of Foundation programs and promote the work of the Foundation and its mission.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and lead programs and services evaluation agenda.
  • Oversee the selection and implementation of evaluation designs, evaluation activities, data analysis, results reporting and communication.
  • Develop and implement a process to evaluate the Foundation’s signature programs for evidence-based outcomes.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders, local Foundation offices and agencies to build relationships and share information pertinent to program or project evaluations.
  • Design and lead the delivery of customized evaluation models as appropriate for programs.
  • Maintains and develops evaluation reports of program and services activities that are supported by federal and non-federal resources.
  • Provides collaborative opportunities for stakeholders to participate in the evaluation process.
  • Lead evaluation activities for national education and awareness campaigns.
  • Provide technical assistance on evaluation protocols and tools to local network offices.
  • Identify appropriate impact and outcome metrics to track, analyze and evaluate programs efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Create evaluation protocols and processes to assess program progress and effectiveness, including data collection methods and instrument development/validation.
  • Monitor and document relative strengths and weaknesses of program components by tracking a set of identified performance metrics and indicators.
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data gathered from the evaluations and present findings to appropriate parties.
  • Conduct primary and secondary data collection activities and analyze surveillance data.
  • Conceptualize and develop logic models for program design.
  • Write and submit journal publications for reporting on program evaluation and findings.
  • Other program evaluation duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Epidemiologist/Evaluator has supervisory responsibility of the data manager/specialist.

Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Health with a focus in Evaluation, Epidemiology/Biostatistics or related fields required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in a nonprofit health organization, with prior significant program and staff management and supervision experience required.
  • Former Consortium of State and Territorial Epidemiologist fellow or Public Health fellowship desired.
  • Proficient in and application of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodology for Public Health programs.
  • Experience in evaluation of national health promotion campaigns.
  • Database development and analyses, SPSS, SAS and coding desired.
  • Providing technical assistance to stakeholders in data collection, management and reporting.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Licenses, Certifications, etc.

  • Knowledge of effective principles and practices of public health program evaluation, epidemiology and biostatistics.
  • Knowledge of administrative management functions including budgeting, financial reporting, purchasing, personnel and program reporting.
  • Knowledge of grant sources, grant proposal preparation and federal grant administration requirements.
  • Must be able to plan, develop and implement evaluation procedures and components of programs to support the Foundation’s mission.
  • Ability to implement effective program management procedures to ensure efficient operation of programs.
  • Ability to manage and motivate employees in a collaborative and supportive manner.

Knowledge of:

  • Public Health program development and evaluation best practices, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Evaluation framework.
  • Effective principles and practices of program management and program evaluation.
  • Statistical software and packages: SAS, SPSS, GIS and marketing.
  • Surveillance tools, database development and management.
  • Microsoft Office, social media and other business and evaluation technology applications to support performance and engagement.

Ability to:

  • Develop and oversee a robust evaluation system for a national organization.
  • Apply CDC evaluation framework to multiple public health programs.
  • Evaluate programs for evidence-based outcomes.
  • Evaluate national education and awareness campaigns for impact and outcomes.
  • Develop evaluation protocols, guides and conduct; facilitate stakeholder interviews and focus groups.
  • Lead a national evaluation program for chronic disease management and health promotion.
  • Communicate, orally and in writing, with a variety of stakeholders including service providers, individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities.
  • Lead and maintain evaluation protocols and programs for a variety of professionals and local Foundation offices.
  • Work independently on a variety of diverse tasks with minimal supervision. 
  • Prepare accurate, concise, complete and informative written materials; perform effective presentations to small or large groups.
  • Travel as needed to support programs.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, sample of your work and salary requirement to recruitment@efa.org.