Director of Evaluation, Public Health Management Corporation

Posted by Public Health Management Corporation on April 19, 2022

The Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation (R&E Group) is seeking a full-time Director of Evaluation to join its team. This is a new position that will have primary responsibility for leading a large portfolio of projects that encompass public health, addictions, family strengthening, and education. The Director of Evaluation will be responsible for promoting strategic relationships with academic, governmental, and community-based collaborators, for growing R&E Group’s core evaluation capacities, and for securing grants, contracts and other revenue sources.

The Research and Evaluation Group at PHMC collaborates with government, community-based organizations, philanthropy, non-governmental organizations, and academic partners to conduct small and large-scale evaluations of programs and services, leverage data for action, and support the development and improvement of community-based programs, initiatives, and services. The ideal candidate will have prior experience leading professionals in a dynamic research or consulting environment, substantial content knowledge across a range of health program and policy issues, and a comfort level engaging with other thought leaders, clients, and decision-makers to represent PHMC. This role is an exciting opportunity for someone with a deep background in rigorous evaluation, data and client management, and strong qualitative and quantitative analytic skills, to contribute to the continued growth, learning, and success of PHMC and the many external partner organizations and funders with which we work.

The Director of Evaluation will provide comprehensive senior level coordination and management of the evaluation activities of our team and should be an authoritative source on evaluation practices, theory, methodology and principles. In particular, PHMC seeks a Director of Evaluation who has experience in the principles of equitable evaluation practice, and who can lead our team in using a rigorous health equity lens across our portfolio of projects in a systematic and intentional manner. Expertise and/or strong familiarity with other evaluation approaches such as collective impact, place-based, and other evaluation approaches.

With over 100 distinct contracts and grants at any one time, the Director of Evaluation must thrive while working with a variety of internal and external collaborators, managing multiple tasks simultaneously, amid multiple shifting priorities. To accomplish this work, the Director of Evaluation will lead a team of senior evaluators and managers who are responsible to lead the day-to-day operations of multiple projects. These projects range from evaluations of national programs, to statewide surveys, to robust government-funded evaluation studies of public health interventions, to local program evaluations carried out in collaboration with community-based organizations. The Director also will lead large evaluation projects and studies.

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