Evaluation Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: The individual, who will thrive as an Evaluator at the Mental Health Center of Denver, is passionate about improving programs based on evaluation results, uses innovative approaches and technology to make evaluation enjoyable, and utilizes culturally responsive evaluation practices in their everyday work. Responsibilities for the position include support in the administration, implementation, and reporting of program evaluations and research studies conducted to help improve the services provided by Mental Health Center of Denver. Activities will include recruiting and interviewing individuals, gathering data, developing data reports, compiling grant applications, and coordinating logistics for evaluation and research studies in a behavioral health setting. Utilizes treatment and recovery data to assess the effectiveness of clinical programs, providing evidence of treatment and service effectiveness. Develops summative and formative evaluation reports to demonstrate accountability to stakeholders and grantees.

Salary Range: $45,000/yr. – $50,000.00/yr.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinates study protocols, instruments/tools, consent forms, and all other documents related to research and evaluation projects
  • Conducts study subject recruitment
  • Data collection, entry, and management; medical record review and reporting, as needed
  • Develops presentations and documents
  • Writes sections of grants, papers, and other research materials
  • Implements data collection protocols (interviews, observations, etc.) and conducts qualitative data analysis
  • Designs data collection instruments (surveys, observation guides, etc.) and conducts quantitative data analysis
  • Conducts literature reviews, bibliographic, and Internet-based searches
  • Interacts with program managers and program directors to advise on data and evaluation reporting
  • Coordinates and compiles grant-required reporting
  • Additional administrative tasks required for project management and completion

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in related field (psychology, program evaluation, applied research, public health, or a social sciences degree with strong emphasis on quantitative and qualitative research), preferred. Completed coursework and experience in program evaluation or conducting research studies may be equivalent to awarded degree.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year experience working on program evaluations and/or conducting research studies. Coursework and/or experience in supporting research studies. Knowledge of qualitative techniques, basic statistical analysis, and evaluation techniques desirable. Some experience in computer programming desirable.

SKILLS:

  • Bilingual (ex. Spanish, ASL), a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from all walks of life
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize how one’s own perspective and biases (related, but not limited to: gender, race, sexual orientation, language preference, religious preference, etc.) influence and impact one’s ability to engage others in evaluation.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and proficiency of MS Office software including word processing, spreadsheets, database, e-mail
  • Experience using statistical software packages such as SPSS, SQL, or R, a plus
  • Experience with Qualtrics, Tableau, or equivalent technologies, a plus

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides supervision to data assistants as related to evaluation needs.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED Experience running and interpreting statistical analyses, coursework and/or experience in supporting research studies, PC Computer, MS Office software including Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and statistical software packages (SQL, R). Experience with qualitative software (N-Vivo) desirable.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and some lifting. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone, and other office and/or clerical equipment.

TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS: Ability to give, receive, and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.


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