Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as an Evaluation Project Coordinator for our Violence Recovery Program division at our main medical campus.
Note: This is a grant funded role.
The University of Chicago Medicine’s (UCM) Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is committed to meeting the health needs of Chicago’s South Side communities. It assesses community health needs, manages strategies (e.g., programs, partnerships) to respond to these needs and measures impacts on the community. As part of UChicago Medicine’s Level 1 adult trauma care center, the Violence Recovery Program (VRP) is hospital-based violence intervention program, working to build a Violence Recovery Model for survivors of intentional violence and their families. The UHI oversees the VRP the Violence Recovery Model and is responsible for evaluation of the program model. The evaluation project coordinator will facilitate and coordinate the monitoring and evaluation processes for the Violence Recovery Program.
The Evaluation Project Coordinator will be responsible for:
- Manage end-to-end monitoring and evaluation process for the Violence Recovery Program by supporting all data collection activities, conducting data integration processes, monitoring program implementation, and drafting reports and presentations of findings.
- Develop monitoring and evaluation plans in collaboration with program managers/directors. Develop data collection instruments and training manuals/materials
- Create program databases, support uptake of data collection systems and monitor data quality
- Support performance monitoring and program improvement by reviewing data with program team on a regular basis
- Support program development including building logic models, theories of change and strategic framework
- Conduct performance and impact evaluations through questionnaire development, key informant in-depth interviewing, managing survey data collection, reviewing data, preparing datasets, analyzing quantitative or qualitative data, and report writing.
- Contribute to overall project reporting requirements as per grant agreements. This might entail, and not be limited to, quarterly and weekly reports, evaluation and case studies, success stories, etc.
Essential Job Functions:
- Project management: With supervision by the Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation, develops evaluations plans for community health worker programs. Responsible for the entire evaluation lifecycle.
- Data management: oversee data collection and management, coordinates the flow of data, obtains information from electronic and paper sources to complete reports, and organizes data in a manner that is accessible and usable. Writes programs and scripts for data transformation and analysis. Assists in training staff.
- Analysis and reporting: Conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis. Produces standard and ad hoc reporting/data queries: provides accurate, concise reports to appropriate areas.
- Quality assurance: Ensures that data collection and storage meet regulatory requirements, audits information gathering processes. Formulates systems of checks and balances to increase reliability of data. Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems. Develops tools to improve and standardize processes as applicable. Supports multidisciplinary work groups in consensus building.
- Master’s Degree in public health, public policy, research methods, evaluation, social science, or a related field.
- Minimum 1-2 years of experience designing, monitoring, and evaluating programs or research studies, preferably in the health sector.
- Experience writing findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluation reports.
- Experience with quantitative data collection and analysis.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and at least one statistical software (i.e., SAS, R, Stata, SPSS).
- Requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to speak articulately in high level forums and to answer difficult questions with confidence.
- Requires prior experience managing multiple large projects and working effectively in multidisciplinary groups. Past experience working with clinicians is preferred.
- Must be self-motivated: given appropriate direction for goals, must be able to work autonomously in a sometimes ambiguous and changing environment.
- Maintains strong working relationships with the faculty and staff of the Medical Center, community partners, and the UHI staff.
- Experience using REDCap or other similar tools
- Experience with qualitative research methods
- Experience with training and other capacity building activities
- Familiar with data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI)
- Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
- Shift: 8-hour shift – 8:00am to 5:00pm – No weekend coverage
- Unit/Department: Violence Recovery Program
- CBA Code: Non-Union
Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.