Research and Evaluation Associate at Interact for Health

  • 09 Mar 2021

Interact for Health

Position Description

Research and Evaluation Associate

The Research and Evaluation Associate is part of the Research and Evaluation Team at Interact for Health. The associate helps to plan, provide project management support, and execute organizational and grantmaking research and evaluation projects. Working with teams across the organization (i.e. communications, learning center, grants management, focus area teams), the associate develops and implements data collection, analysis and reporting plans and processes to support foundation learning and facilitate continuous improvement. The associate also works with Interact for Health’s Research and Evaluation Team, Program Officers and grantees to ensure grants and operating programs have a plan to evaluate progress and report on the impact of the work. Finally, the associate conducts other evaluation and applied research projects such as literature reviews, environmental scans and analysis of primary and secondary data.  

Reports to: Director of Research and Evaluation  

Supervises: Consultants, as needed

Responsibilities:

Organizational Evaluation and Learning

·       Design and execute strategies and plans for organizational evaluation activities that drive foundation learning and continuous improvement

o   Collaborate with teams across the organization (i.e. communications, learning center, grants management, focus area teams)

o   Develop data collection plans, processes and infrastructure, ensuring activities are feasible, right-sized, time effective and embed an equity lens

o   Collect, clean, store and manage organizational data

o   Analyze, extract and synthesize data and lessons learned

o   Prepare and deliver written and oral reports of findings, tailoring the information and presentation to the audience and using data visualization practices where appropriate

o   Facilitate reflection, learning, documentation and use of results and lessons learned to encourage data-driven decisions, drive continuous improvement and institutionalize lessons learned

Grantmaking Evaluation, Technical Assistance and Analytic Support

·       Work with Interact for Health’s Research and Evaluation Team, Program Officers and grantees to ensure that focus area strategies and grants have a plan to evaluate the progress and impact

o   Develop evaluation plans for Interact for Health strategies and grants

o   Advise grantees and Program Officers on right-sized, feasible evaluation activities that embed an equity lens

o   Provide technical assistance, support and resources to build evaluation capacity in grantees and community partners, as needed

o   Monitor the progress of grant evaluations, elevating risks, challenges and opportunities to focus area teams and leadership in a timely manner

o   Compile, analyze and synthesize progress, results and lesson learned

o   Participate in grantmaking reviews, site visits and grantee learning groups

o   Track budget expenses and work with external consultants, as needed

Other Applied Research and Evaluation Projects

·       Conduct other evaluation and applied research projects such as literature reviews, environmental scans and collection/analysis of primary and secondary data in support of the Research and Evaluation Team, focus areas teams and President and CEO, as needed

·       Monitor national, state and local data and provide data collection and analytic support to Interact for Health’s community research and survey efforts, as needed

·       Represent Interact for Health in public and professional groups, as appropriate

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in related discipline required; a master’s degree or plans to pursue a master’s degree in a related discipline preferred
  • 0 - 5 years field-related or foundation experience
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation and applied research
  • Experience with data collection, management and analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to work well as part of team and with individuals/teams across an organization
  • Able to synthesize data, knowledge, and lessons learned
  • Able to provide objective feedback
  • Self-directed learner
  • Able to navigate challenging, complex, and ambiguous situations
  • Knowledge of public health and/or healthcare-related issues preferred
  • Demonstrate intelligence, integrity, and a commitment to health equity and improving the health of people in the Greater Cincinnati region

Created January 2017

Revised February 2021


To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to Christine Bennett, Senior Director of Payroll, Benefits and Human Resources, by 5 p.m. on March 9, 2021. 



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