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Job Posting - Washington, D.C. - Research/Evaluation Program Manager at School-Based Health Alliance

By Hayley Lofink | 14 Oct, 2014

The School-Based Health Alliance is recruiting a program manager who will support the organization’s research and evaluation projects and activities. Individuals with experience in working at the intersection of primary care, public health, and education, and those who are interested in the role that school-based health centers (SBHCs) can play in improving access to comprehensive health care to address health challenges, including obesity, asthma, mental/behavioral health conditions, and other high-risk behaviors among children and adolescents are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, 3-7 years of experience, and experience and skills with quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Research and Evaluation Program Manager at School-Based Health Alliance

Title of Position:
Research and Evaluation Program Manager at School-Based Health Alliance

Location:
Washington, DC

Full or Part Time:
Full-time position to start immediately.

Description:
The School-Based Heath Alliance seeks a talented and motivated program manager to support research and evaluation at the School-Based Health Alliance.

The School-Based Health Alliance was founded in 1995 and is the national voice for school-based health centers (SBHCs). SBHCs are health centers that provide comprehensive care to children and adolescents in a setting that is trusted, familiar, and immediately accessible: their school. SBHCs provide care – primary health, behavioral health and counseling, family outreach, and chronic illness management – without concern for the student’s ability to pay. We advocate for national, state and local policies, programs, and funding to expand and strengthen SBHCs, while also supporting the movement with training and technical assistance.

The program manager will be responsible for providing primary program and research support for the School-Based Health Alliance's work in areas related to school-based health care trend analysis, performance evaluation, and sustainability. This position reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation.

Responsibilities:
• Supports data collection activities (survey development, deployment, analysis, and reporting) including the Census of School-Based Health Centers and SBHC national performance measurement system.
• Supports the development and implementation of evaluation frameworks for SBHA projects spanning topics including school-based obesity prevention, behavioral health, substance abuse, as well as SBHC performance and sustainability.
• Participates in the dissemination of the Social Determinants Mapping Tools for Child and Adolescent Health Services, including supporting the pilot testing of the tool, development of a user’s manual, and widely disseminating the tool to diverse users.
• Reviews and synthesizes the relevant and emerging research literature and reports on school, child, and adolescent health, healthcare access and disparities, and social determinants of health.
• Leads efforts to compile information on best practices and promising initiatives in areas related to school-based health care for use as resources for technical assistance, publications and newsletters, and knowledge development efforts within the organization.
• Develops and cultivates partnerships with organizations working in the field, and identifies ways to broaden the array of resources available to SBHC field.
• Conceptualizes and serves as a primary writer and contributor to new reports and tools for the school-based healthcare field and helps design and develop content for SBHA’s web site.
• Plans, organizes, and leads webinars, conference calls, and site visits designed to promote peer learning among school-based health care field on topics related to school-based health care trends.
• Plans and implements workshops and meetings at SBHA annual conference and other meetings.
• Represents SBHA at national, state, and local conferences and meetings in order to build new partnerships, raise the visibility of SBHA’s technical assistance and peer learning initiatives, and stays abreast of the latest developments in the field.
• Contributes to the development of long-term work plans, foundation proposals, and reports to funders related to SBHA’s work.
• Serves as a resource on related issues to other SBHA staff.
• Some travel required.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education, Skills, and Experience:
REQUIRED
• Completion of Master’s degree public health, behavioral health, cultural or medical anthropology, health education or a related field required.
• Three to seven years combined research, evaluation, quality improvement, and project management experience required.
• Competency with statistical analysis required (competency with SPSS required).
• Excellent oral, written, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as ability to interact effectively with SBHA members and affiliates, representatives of other organizations, consultants, and all levels of SBHA staff.
PREFERRED
• Experience in development of web-based resources, tools, and surveys.
• Experience with quality assessment and evaluation preferred.
• Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a project team.
• Experience working with minority and underserved communities.
• Experience working with schools and/or education agencies, school-based health center experience preferred.
• Demonstrated management skills, including planning, organizing, scheduling and implementing projects of substantial complexity and variety.

How to Apply:
Please email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Alicia Newell ()

 

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