Summary: The Director, Evaluation and Assessment is a member of the Evaluation Team and supports ASTHO’s portfolio of capacity-building assistance to state and territorial by leading all programmatic assessment efforts. The Director works across the organization to increase the quality and impact of ASTHO’s work through rigorous and appropriate data collection methods. The Director oversees this work through supervision of staff and coordination with organizational research and evaluation efforts.
Manage ASTHO’s programmatic assessment portfolio by providing internal technical assistance to ASTHO program teams in the areas of:
Project planning and proposal development, including identification of appropriate data collection methods and areas of inquiry;
Collaborative refinement of research and evaluation questions;
Instrument development and data collection through surveys, key informant interviews, focus groups, or other methods;
Development and implementation of capacity assessment resources;
Qualitative and quantitative data cleaning and analysis; and
Data visualization, reporting, and dissemination activities.
Lead the management of ASTHO’s programmatic assessment data and ensure the use of standardized guidance and measures.
As relevant, support funders and partners by leading evaluation, research, and assessment projects. Contribute planning, proposal development, project management, implementation, and stakeholder engagement.
In collaboration with Sr. Director, Evaluation and Impact, develop and maintain protocols and standard processes for organizational and programmatic evaluation, research, and assessment activities.
Contribute to dissemination of findings through development of presentations, briefs, reports, and manuscripts.
Manage all day-to-day activities of the evaluation and assessment team through supervision of one senior analyst, project management and deliverable tracking, and expenditure monitoring across projects.
Coordinate with ASTHO’s Research Team on data collection plans and data sharing as appropriate.
As needed, support ASTHO’s program evaluation activities, including the development of logic models and evaluation frameworks, instrument development, and analysis.
Other duties in support of the Evaluation Team’s work and/or ASTHO’s mission, as needed.
Graduate degree in public health, public administration, or related field with coursework in program evaluation and research methods
5+ years of work experience in public health research, program evaluation, or related area
Demonstrated technical expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Strong organizational skills and ability to track and manage multiple projects and deadlines
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including comfort with facilitation and presentations
Strong knowledge of basic research principles and methods
Knowledge of evaluation approaches and methods relevant to a policy/program environment
Interpersonal skills needed to collaborate with diverse stakeholders in a rapidly changing environment
Strong commitment to the ASTHO mission
Ability to travel up to 5%
Experience managing grant deliverables in a nonprofit environment
1+ years of supervisory experience
Experience working in a governmental public health agency at the federal, state, or local level
Experience with SPSS or other statistical software package
Experience with Qualtrics or similar online survey platform
Experience with NVivo, Atlas.ti, Dedoose, or other qualitative analysis software
Experience with Tableau or similar data visualization and analysis platform