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NACDD is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our organization as a Program Evaluator. The Program Evaluator will collaborate with assigned program teams and staff to support the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of frameworks for monitoring and evaluating performance, processes, and outcomes of NACDD programs. Primarily, this position will lead evaluation activities for a five-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entitled, National Networks Driving Action: Preventing Tobacco and Cancer-Related Health Disparities by Building Equitable Communities, with a focus on reaching people with disabilities (PWD) and U.S. Veterans. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, developing logic models, evaluation plans, and data management plans; analyzing data; preparing and disseminating reports; and providing recommendations to ensure that program and organizational goals and objectives are met. This position coordinates with the NACDD Evaluation Team and collaborates across the organization to facilitate consistency in applying evidence-based approaches to inform program planning, implementation, evaluation, and quality improvement.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
•    Provide strategic and technical evaluation support to the five-year cooperative agreement, CDC’s National Networks Driving Action: Preventing Tobacco and Cancer-Related Health Disparities by Building Equitable Communities; 
•    Provide strategic and technical evaluation support to other NACDD programs/projects, as assigned;
•    Design and develop program evaluation and data collection methods and tools, performance measures, and monitoring tools in alignment with standards of the NACDD Evaluation Team;
•    Assist in the development of scopes of work, work plans, and budgets for program/project evaluations; 
•    Liaise with the NACDD Evaluation Team to ensure alignment of program evaluation efforts with processes, practices, and tools put forth by the NACDD Evaluation Team;
•    Liaise with Project Management Office and program/project leads, as needed, to support program process and outcome tracking, and other performance monitoring activities;
•    Review program surveys to ensure content and format is appropriate to promote clarity and responsiveness;
•    Conduct reviews of program-related documents, data files, published information, and reports;
•    Conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyze;
•    Support evaluation of training and technical assistance learning opportunities, conferences, meetings, and other events;
•    Provide evaluation-related training and technical assistance to team members and program/project partners, as needed, around high-quality data collection and management;
•    Collaborate with external program/project evaluators, as needed, to help them understand NACDD evaluation systems, processes, and procedures;
•    Assist program/project leaders in ensuring that all program/project deliverables and CDC and other funder progress reporting deadlines are met in accordance with established guidelines and timelines;
•    Assist in the development and dissemination of evaluation reports (whether oral or written), presentations, and case studies in collaboration with staff and consultants to share data, lessons learned, and best practices, and identify program improvement opportunities; 
•    Participate in all program-related meetings and events including serving as the evaluation lead in all CDC meetings related to the aforementioned five-year cooperative agreement;
•    Collaborate with and maintain effective, positive working relationships with other NACDD team members and program partners;
•    Support evaluation courses at Chronic Disease Academy and other NACDD training events, as needed;
•    Maintain knowledge of individual program evaluation requirements, the current science and best practices around evaluation planning and implementation, and strategies for centering equity in all evaluation efforts;
•    Draft abstracts for scientific conferences, open forums, and workshops; similarly, draft manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, as needed or able;
•    Assist with federal and non-federal grant opportunities (e.g., grant writing), as needed or able;
•    Perform other duties, as assigned or necessary, to achieve NACDD’s goals and objectives.


•    Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Health Administration, or related field with minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years of experience;
•    Minimum of five (5) years of experience specifically in program evaluation, monitoring, and/or quality improvement;
•    Prior work experience in state, county, or local health department strongly preferred;
•    Prior Association or other nonprofit experience preferred;
•    Experience working with CDC or other federal agencies on programs related to state-level chronic disease prevention and health promotion;
•    Proficiency in applying evaluation theories, principles, and frameworks (e.g., CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, American Evaluation Association’s Guiding Principles for Evaluators, Guide to Community Preventive Services and Public Health Accreditation Board) and partnering with communities to apply culturally responsive evaluation strategies;
•    Experience working in public health programs focused on healthy communities (e.g., food and nutrition security, physical activity access, social connectedness, tobacco use prevention and control, cancer-related health disparities, chronic disease prevention and management, health promotion, etc.);
•    Familiarity with evidence-based and innovative policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) approaches to public health and evaluating PSE efforts;
•    Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation techniques;
•    Demonstrated experience with data collection (including developing and implementing tools), data analysis and summarization, data visualization, and report writing;
•    Experience with statistical software such as R, SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA;
•    Strong project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget;
•    Adept at developing general tools and resources; facilitating meetings, conference calls, and peer-to-peer learning and sharing opportunities; and giving presentations;
•    Experience with grant writing and management, especially developing evaluation and performance monitoring plans;
•    Strong interpersonal skills; excels in building relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholders; and able to work with a cross-functional team;
•    Ability to effectively connect and communicate with other staff and consultants working on assigned programs/projects; ability to identify opportunities for standardization and increased efficiencies;
•    Self-motivated; able to work independently and to receive and incorporate feedback from others into plans;
•    Superior oral and written communication and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
•    Ability to effectively present information to a variety of audiences and respond clearly and comprehensively to questions from NACDD staff (all levels of management), other team members and consultants, and internal and external partners/stakeholders;
•    Excellent multitasking and problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations; identify trends, patterns, strengths, and existing or potential problems; and recommend solutions;
•    Understands the importance of keeping current industry or subject matter expertise;
•    Ability to establish and maintain professional credibility and diplomacy;
•    Resilient, flexible, and innovative;
•    High proficiency in utilizing project/data collection and management platforms such as Smartsheet and Qualtrics;
•    High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
•    High proficiency in utilizing virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom; ability to master other technologies and software applications, as needed;
•    Ability to travel, as needed.

•    REMOTE/HYBRID – Must be available to travel to the NACDD office in Atlanta as needed;
•    Must be located in one of the following states:  Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia*, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, or Washington;
•    *All Atlanta-based employees will be required to work in the headquarters office on a hybrid schedule.

•    This position will require some travel to meetings; travel should not exceed 30%. 

•    $83,400 - $94,500

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

NACDD provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 72585998
Decatur , GA , US

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is a member-based not-for-profit association that improves the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and management. NACDD’s core membership is composed of 58 state and territorial health department chronic disease directors and their staff who protect the health of the public through primary and secondary prevention efforts and work “upstream” on root causes of chronic conditions. In addition, NA...

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