Essential Functions: The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking an Evaluation Assistant to support evaluation of a re-entry program for incarcerated individuals with opioid use and mental health issues. The Evaluation Assistant will work closely with external stakeholders and other CBHJ team members to ensure ongoing evaluation and feedback of information. The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic environment, enjoys problem-solving, and understands the importance of evaluation for continuous process improvement. The Evaluation Assistant must be confident in leading discussions and making decisions. Experience in research/evaluation and a passion for programming that supports justice-involved individuals is critical. Essential Functions:Data collection and management: Manage all aspects of data collection processes. Maintain electronic and hard filing systems. Develop data entry systems and codebooks. Oversee data entry and cleaning and provide support in data auditing. Develop and revise evaluation instruments as needed.Summarize and communicate tracking findings: Communicate with provider teams weekly to ensure that documents are being submitted. Provide weekly summaries of program enrollment, data collection, and document completion to various stakeholders.Develop materials for displaying findings: Develop and/or use templates to create graphic summary of data, and develop new and innovative ways for sharing findings. Create professional slide decks and brief reports to succinctly communicate findings and key takeaway points to stakeholders. Create posters for presentation at professional conferences. Administrative: Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate meetings with stakeholders and provide necessary staffing. Conduct literature searches. Assist in writing manuscripts for publication.Data analysis: Provide support in analyzing data and report findings regularly to stakeholders.Collecting primary data: Develop focus group materials, document discussion, code qualitative data, and summarize for reports. Conduct individual interviews with program participants.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master's degreeExperience working in mental health, substance use, and/or criminal justice systems.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Evaluation and Research: Solid understanding of evaluation and research planning, principles, and implementation. Software: Excellent knowledge of working with Excel. Working knowledge of SPSS.Attention to Detail: Excellent attention to detail, critical thinking, and problem solving. Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure. Communication Skills: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage a variety of relationships with various stakeholders.Interpersonal Skills: Able to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions. Results oriented: Demonstrated strong skills and a track record for sustained measurement of program and project outcomes, ability to work independently and with others to achieve desired results.
Internal Number: 76_206923
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