Research & Evaluation Manager
Cardea is a national, women of color-led organization that provides social impact evaluation, policy advancement, capacity development, and professional learning services to health and human service organizations. Cardea envisions a world in which optimal health and well-being, equity, and justice are realities for all communities, and we address complex program, policy, and systems issues by co-creating solutions that center community strengths and wisdom.
The Research and Evaluation Manager works collaboratively with the research and evaluation team and other Cardea staff on evaluation, organizational development, and capacity building initiatives. This full-time position will report directly to the Research and Evaluation Director, and candidates from Texas, as well as Louisiana, and Oklahoma, will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates located in the Austin area who are open to a hybrid work schedule.
· Designs and manages data systems required for research and evaluation projects
· Develops and implements data analysis plans involving univariate and multivariate procedures and other statistical methods, as appropriate
· Generates/contributes to resources to support health and human service organizations’ work
· Generates/contributes to reports, presentations, articles, and other dissemination products for funders, key stakeholders, and program partners
· Designs, develops, and delivers training and technical assistance to program partners on evaluation
· Produces abstracts, as well as presentations and posters, for conferences and meetings
· Develops, submits, and monitors related human subjects review materials
· Contributes to new business activities through networking and the development and preparation of proposals to public and private funders
· Participates in local, regional, and national meetings, as requested by the Leadership Team, Director of Program and Impact, and/or Research and Evaluation Director
Skills and Abilities
· Master’s degree in public health, public administration, social work, economics, sociology, or a related field, with coursework in epidemiology, population health, biostatistics, evaluation, economic analysis, qualitative methodology, or public policy analysis and evaluation
· Expertise in quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis
· Mastery of SPSS, R, SAS, STATA, or Tableau
· Expertise in data visualization best practices
· Experience managing complex datasets and data collection systems (i.e., electronic health record data, laboratory slip data, etc.)
· Knowledge and experience in health and human service issues and subject matter expertise related to population and family health, sexual and reproductive health and well-being, early childhood care and education, behavioral health, and/or school health
· Knowledge and experience in working with diverse constituencies including public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community groups and organizations
· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with co-workers, clients, and program partners
· Demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks and in organizing and prioritizing work assignments and ongoing duties
· Ability to rapidly assimilate new information and adjust to dynamic work environment
· Willingness and ability to travel nationally with overnight stays
· Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
Cardea provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. Cardea complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.
Cardea offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(K) retirement, and life and short-/long-term disability insurance. Cardea is on public transportation routes; supports flexible work schedules for employees; and is a business casual dress environment.
The salary range for this role is $55,000-75,000 annually. This is an exempt position.
Please submit a resume and cover letter toby July 23, 2021. Please write “Austin Research and Evaluation Manager” in the subject line.