• Sr Prog Evaluator Specialist

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/27/2018 4:01 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals


    Community Benefits programs furthers DFCI’s community outreach mission by addressing the needs of medically underserved and at-risk populations to improve cancer related outcomes and to increase awareness about prevention, screening, early detection and clinical trials. The main purpose of this role is to help community benefits develop strong program evaluation capacity to strengthen its mission.


    Working under the supervision of the Director of Community Benefits, the Senior Programs Evaluator will: 1) Direct all evaluation processes for Community Benefits programs and initiatives using evaluation best practices; 2) Responsible for all aspects of reporting programmatic outcomes including those related to our Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Implementation Plan for internal purposes and to insure regulatory compliance. 3) Create program specific data collection protocols across and within programs, provide leadership and oversight of the implementation of the evaluation protocols and 4) collaborate with other members of the Community Benefit Team and collaborating organizations to promote understanding and effective use of evaluation data collected.  


    The role requires critical thinking, excellent written and verbal communication skills and superior ability to collaborate. The Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice. 


    • Lead the program development, planning and implementation of community benefits outreach efforts by serving as the lead evaluator of all outreach programs.
    • Develop, implement and monitor an evaluation plan for Community Benefits programs and initiatives.
    • (a.) Responsible for maintaining department data base and related tools. (b.) Develop and monitor the use of evaluation protocols that include data collection and reporting and provide technical assistance and support to all team members to insure successful adoption of the protocols.
    • Conduct data analysis, develop and prepare regular and ad hoc evaluation reports.
    • Fully participate as a key member of the Community Benefits Team in the development of the community health needs assessment, Implementation Plan, and other regulatory submissions and other initiatives, as needed.  
    • Collect and maintain identified community-level data from national, state, city and community organizations.
    • Identify and provide evaluation training and orientation to staff and volunteers involved in evaluation processes. Supervise graduate student interns.
    • Establish and maintain ongoing communications with Community Benefits staff and staff and volunteers from the community-based organizations involved in evaluation work.
    • Represents DFCI in local, city, state initiatives related to cancer health disparities. .
    • Attend and present community programs outcomes in collaboration with lead staff at educational conferences.
    • Seek opportunities to gain new skills and share information gained with DFCI staff and colleagues.   


    1. Master's degree preferred in Public Health and other related research areas. Bachelor's degree minimum with substantial years of experience.
    2. Extensive (8-10 years) Experience in health disparities, social determinants of health and health equity evaluator
    3. Experience in leading program evaluation and data collection using quantitative methods; additional evaluation experience using qualitative methods and having published academic articles a plus.
    4. Experience with computer statistical software programs such as SPSS; additional experience with databases such as RedCap a plus.
    5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    6. Effective organization and project management skills combined with flexibility, attention to detail, and multi-tasking.
    7. Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and interact with all levels of hospital staff and community members a must.
    8. Experience (8-10 years) creating and administering surveys, conducting focus groups, and other primary data collection skills.
    9. Bilingual in English and one other language -preferably Spanish, Haitian Creole or Portuguese.
    10. Strong interest and knowledge in community-based participatory research and community health.
    11. Experience in data mapping and GIS software and data visualization and infographics a plus. 


    Knowledge, Skills and Required Abilities:

    Demonstrated excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.


    1. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to make independent decisions and lead others.
    2. Demonstrated solid public health research background with a focus on prevention program evaluations and outcomes.
    3. Demonstrated ability to establish rapport in ambulatory and community setting from a variety of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds in the community.
    4. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the needs of medically underserved populations, at risk communities and evidence-based practice models of community education and outreach.


    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Direct Reports: Provide project specific direction and guidance to individual project staff on an ongoing basis. May supervise graduate student interns (such as those from Graduate schools of Public Health, Social Work and related fields) and volunteers as needed.


    Patient Contact:

    Yes. Adults (over 18 years of age)



    Work Environment:

    Role requires teaching about evaluation internally and externally in community settings.



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