Evaluation Analyst (TAP-in)
CAI, a training, technical assistance, and research-to-practice nonprofit organization, is seeking a highly motivated professional for the full-time position of Evaluation Analyst (TAP-in). This position requires a strategic and thoughtful HIV/public health/evaluation professional with HIV subject matter expertise. The preference is for this position to be based in our NYC office, but we are open to candidates who would be based in any of CAI’s other offices (Albany, Buffalo, Atlanta, Jackson, Denver, or Los Angeles) or remote candidates based elsewhere in the U.S.
General statement of responsibilities
The Technical Assistance Provider-innovation network (TAP-in) provides cross-cutting and tailored technical assistance (TA) to 47 jurisdictions (i.e., health departments) across the nation that are funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) to design and implement locally tailored plans to improve access to treatment, foster retention in services, and achieve durable viral suppression for people living with HIV as part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative. The TA supports jurisdictions to plan and implement evidence-based EHE strategies to reach individuals who are not fully served by the current system of care.
Our TA approach includes applying a set of diverse strategies to meet jurisdictions where they are and is designed to: build on strengths, address enduring disparities, promote coordination and strengthened partnerships, and is anchored in the use of data and information to guide decision-making, to foster continuous improvement to meaningfully contribute to real improvements in the lives of people living with HIV.
We anchor our approach in relationship-based and individualized Jurisdictional TA and ongoing fostering of peer-to-peer exchange of innovative approaches and solutions across jurisdictions. This relationship-based TA approach is amplified through National Webinars, Learning Communities (on topics such as trauma-informed care, housing, and cluster response), Leadership Development, Strategic Communications, and Resources and Materials.
This position will lead TAP-in’s evaluation activities and oversee important evaluation and research milestones for the project to monitor and continuously improve the success of this prominent national EHE initiative. The Evaluation Analyst reports to the TAP-in Project Director and will work with a diverse array of staff, including the TAP-in team and CAI’s Research and Evaluation department. This position requires a strong and motivated individual who consistently brings new ideas, innovations, and concepts to the table to strengthen evaluation activities for project improvement. The Analyst will lead critical evaluation and data activities through data reporting, analysis, visualization, and dissemination to foster strengthening and implementation of the EHE initiative, as well as be a thought partner and strategic thinker to ensure effective innovative and evaluation approaches are used and applied to meet the project goals and objectives. Key activities are summarized below.
Major tasks and responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)
- Develop and implement continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes for TAP-in to build upon existing capacity to analyze and present results from the project’s activities. This responsibility includes synthesizing data and lessons learned from across the project (from webinar registration data, technical assistance logs, evaluation results, etc.) and implementing a feedback process to improve reporting and use of data analyses to support project strengthening and new initiatives.
- Develop and implement evaluation approaches and tools for jurisdictions receiving coaching and participating in Learning Communities (e.g., needs assessments, surveys, logic models, and evaluation reports).
- Lead the development and implementation of standard evaluation activities for TAP-in’s Learning Communities and advise on the integration of data practices and education into the Learning Community activities.
- Regularly conduct data cleaning, collation, and descriptive data analyses for reporting and CQI.
- Assist in writing reports, developing PowerPoint presentations, creating visual products, and producing data summaries/dashboards.
- Serve as the lead in maintaining, using, and pulling project reports from CAI’s database, Quickbase, and work with the QuickBase team to implement improvements when necessary.
- Regularly learn about and apply new features of Quickbase to optimize TAP-in activities (including surveys, reporting, and data dashboards).
- Collaborate with external partners and consultants to create effective data dashboards for jurisdictions and regularly review data with TAP-in team to track jurisdictions’ implementation progress and outcomes.
- Participate in various organizational and project meetings to coordinate efforts within the project and between the project and CAI departments.
- Other duties as necessary/assigned.
Minimum education, experience, and other required skills
Expertise in providing quality management support in a public health arena is preferred. A summary of requirements is provided below.
- Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in health/social sciences, public health, or a comparable field.
- One to two years experience in implementing evaluation. and CQI processes in social sciences, public health, and/or medical/clinical setting.
- Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills and experience.
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software, data collection/management, and visualization programs (e.g., Excel, R, STATA, Tableau, Power Bi, MAXQDA, Alchemer, SurveyMonkey, REDCap, etc.)
- Strong technical skills in Quickbase, or similar project management database/CRM software (e.g., Salesforce, HubSpot, Power Apps, etc.)
- Knowledge of data visualization best practices and applications, strong ability to translate data analysis into visually appealing presentations.
- Experience with conducting evaluation of learning programs, including capacity building and learning collaboratives.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, in a fast-paced environment.
- Detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to multi-task/manage multiple projects.
In keeping with CAI’s “safety first” approach during the COVID-19 epidemic, to ensure the health of our employees and the public whom we interact with, we are requiring all CAI employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires must show proof of at least one vaccine shot prior to their first day of work. (If someone is unable to obtain a vaccine due to a medical/disability or religious reason, they may contact CAI’s HR department; contact information will be provided as part of the interview process.)
The salary range for this position is $70,000- $75,000. CAI offers a generous benefits package including:
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible spending Account (FSA)
- Dependent Care Account (DCA)
- Transit Reimbursement Account
- Life Insurance – company sponsored up to $50,000
- Long term disability (LTD)
- Short term disability (STD)
- 401K retirement plan after three (3) months of employment
- 401K company match of up to 3% of salary after the completion of one (1) year of service
- Semi-monthly payroll, the 15th and last day of each month
- Flexible and Hybrid work schedules
- Vacation and Leave benefits:
- 11 Holidays per year
- 2 Personal days year
- 12 Sick days per year
- 10-15 Vacation days per year increasing after 4 years of service
- 1 Cancer Screening Day per year
- Bereavement Leave
- Jury Duty Leave
How to apply
CAI is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.