Social Impact Evaluator

About Cardea

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. 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.

Position Overview

The Social Impact Evaluator leads social impact evaluation and policy advancement teams collaboratively across Cardea to advance Cardea’s vision. The Social Impact Evaluator will join a vibrant team of evaluators passionate about equitable evaluation strategies. This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Director of Program and Impact and will be based on the West Coast out of the Seattle, Washington region.

Cardea offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(K) retirement, and life and short-/long-term disability insurance.

The salary range for this role is $75,000-90,000 annually. This is an exempt position, which can be remote from West Coast states (with regular travel to Seattle, WA, including overnight stays).

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three samples of your work (reports, one-pagers, slides, infographics, or other research/evaluation products) to [email protected] by February 27, 2022. Please write “Social Impact Evaluator” in the subject line.

Specific Duties

  • Leads social impact evaluation initiatives that advance Cardea’s mission, vision, and values
  • Builds and manages trusting relationships across a range of partners, anticipating partner and team needs during the planning, development, and implementation of initiatives
  • Facilitates effective and productive conversations with external partners and Cardea teams
  • Supports staff in designing, developing, and managing innovative data systems and data analysis plans
  • Monitors progress on work plan and deliverables and ensures compliance with reporting and other grant/contract requirements
  • Contributes to and strategically reviews compelling reports and resources, workshop designs, and capacity development plans for program partners
  • Designs, develops, and delivers abstracts, presentations, and posters at meetings and conferences
  • Contributes to developing and monitoring project budgets
  • Manages and monitors human subjects review materials, as needed
  • Leads/contributes to business development through networking and the preparation of proposals to public and private funders
  • Contributes to marketing Cardea’s work
  • Represents Cardea at local, regional, and national meetings

Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, social work, economics, or a related field, with coursework in epidemiology, population health, biostatistics, economic analysis, or public policy analysis and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and supporting staff and/or leading project team 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in health and human service issues with subject matter expertise related to early childhood care and education, behavioral health, population and family health, sexual and reproductive health, or related topics
  • Demonstrated expertise in data visualization and reporting best practices for mixed methods evaluations
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting collaborative, participatory, and/or empowerment evaluations
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative data management, analysis, and software packages (SPSS, R, STATA, Tableau, Dedoose, NVivo, ATLAS.ti, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively in a small, diverse team environment and across multiple office locations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with diverse constituencies including public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other community groups and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with co-workers, clients, and program partners, including success in developing and preparing proposals
  • Demonstrated experience in 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
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally with overnight stays, with regular travel to Seattle

Cardea is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong organizational commitment to building a diverse workforce.