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The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a $70M health research institute based at the University of Washington, with integrated partnerships with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital, and more than 20 other organizations engaged in health research in five states in the Pacific Northwest region. The mission of ITHS is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to the clinic and beyond to improve the health of people in our region today. We develop critical resources to help innovators move their discoveries forward. ITHS fosters innovative health research, sustains research resources, and provides education and career development programs.
ITHS has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Director of Evaluation.
The Director of Evaluation will develop and lead the evaluation and data tracking responsibilities for ITHS, bringing performance management and evaluation approaches to the Institute to facilitate increased strategic focus and efficient program management. This role must introduce and utilize effective and rigorous approaches to evaluation that will enable greater impact. The role is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance to the ITHS teams to facilitate the achievement of the ITHS's aims/goals and provide grant related reporting/application evaluation metrics. This position will be part of the ITHS leadership team.
The Director of Evaluation will introduce and utilize effective and rigorous approaches to evaluation that will enable greater impact and support increased funding. The position works independently developing goals and action plans in partnership with the Executive Director and other leaders. The ability to think strategically about programmatic and financial solutions is critical for this position. An ability to adjust in a fast paced and changing environment with competing deadlines is a must.
Evaluation is a key component in the analysis of ITHS by our main funder (i.e., NIH/NCATS). The role of the Director of Evaluation is crucial in ensuring that ITHS preserves current funding (i.e., approximately $70 million) and to effectively compete for the next grant cycle. The position works directly with the faculty director for evaluation and provides strategic support, analysis, and planning to the Executive Director. This position's evaluation on all of our programs has direct impact on policy making and administrative and financial management. Successful evaluation of the Institute's services and programs will significantly strengthen the University of Washington's supportive infrastructure for the conduct of clinical and translational research across the University of Washington and partner Institutions.
Oversees ITHS Evaluation Activities, Performance Measurement, and Data Management:
Works across all ITHS programs (e.g., Clinical Resources, Education, Biomedical Informatics, Community Engagement, etc.) to coordinate identification and collection of key performance indicators and measures.
Coordinate the collection of program and outcome data across ITHS programs.
Guide the continuing development of ITHS's central database, including defining key terms, collaborating with key programs and database administrator to determine appropriate workflow, data needs, and requirements.
Analyze and report data to key stakeholders that crosses programs and initiatives to ascertain the degree to which ITHS is meeting its aims/goals.
Ensures accessibility and utility of all evaluation and evaluation research products and services.
Acquire, analyze, and prepare data for publications, presentations, and broader dissemination.
Provide consultation as needed to core program components on evaluation methodology and instrument development.
Participate in the development of evaluation related program resources through literature searches, contact with outside programs, and review of funding opportunities.
Participate on appropriate committees relevant to the advancement of the program evaluation and the profession, including representation of ITHS at national CTSA meetings.
Creates Grant-Related Responses and Reporting:
Assist in the identification of future funding opportunities, writing of proposals, including evaluation plans for future funding proposals.
Combine Annual Progress Report Data with Global Evaluation results to provide integrated reports to key stakeholders.
Manage the Annual Progress Report process and prepare summary report(s).
Executes Various Management Functions:
Drive programs and evaluation projects to completion by ensuring timelines are met and resources are deployed appropriately through the use of project management tools and methodologies.
Supervise staff and provide an interface between faculty members, administrative staff, leadership, and other key stakeholders.
Work closely with programs and leadership to ensure a strong cohesive team approach.
Develop presentations, reports, and emails for purposes of providing updates and communications to team members, stakeholders, and senior leadership.
Supervise staff responsible for data analysis and program evaluation.
Master's Degree in Evaluation, Sociology, Psychology, or other social science degree with emphasis on quantitative analysis, or related field; plus five (5) years of experience in program management with a central role in program evaluation on a major project.
Experience with planning and evaluation approaches, such as Logic Models, Balanced Scorecards, ROI for Social Venture firms, process modeling, etc.
Strong survey/questionnaire design, statistical/quantitative (SPSS, SAS) and qualitative data collection and management, and communication/interpersonal and reporting skills (written and oral).
Ability to evaluate program data and provide periodic reports to program stakeholders. Must have the ability to synthesize individual data sets/sources, cogently identify trends, and constructively describe opportunities for improvement/alignment with ITHS aims and goals.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to identify any evaluation-related activities that are not compliant with regulatory and institutional policies.
High degree of sophistication in managing expectations and facilitating conversations with senior leaders and all constituencies.
Ability to manage demanding workflow and competing deadlines.
Skilled developer of reports, graphs, charts, and other visuals.
Experience in a medical or higher educational environment. PhD in evaluation, research methods or similar area.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be able to work alternate schedule and additional hours as needed to meet deadlines and service obligations.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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