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KCC Project Evaluator

Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC) Project Evaluator, 13164BR

We are seeking a full-time Evaluator to drive a new initiative forward. The Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC) is a collaborative project led by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Family Health and is designed to improve the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women.

KCC builds on existing initiatives across the state to increase universal screening, triage, referral, and treatment options for depression and substance use among pregnant and postpartum women. Specifically, KCC will offer medical providers training and toolkits with evidence-based guidelines to assist them in integrating these important screenings and associated referrals into their work.

The KCC Evaluator, housed within KU’s Center for Public Partnerships and Research, will work collaboratively with state and local project partners to design and coordinate research and evaluation activities for KCC. The successful applicant should have prior experience working with community stakeholders, collecting, managing, analyzing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data, and sharing findings with partners outside of the academic community. The applicant should also be able to actively troubleshoot problems that may arise, and quickly develop and implement solutions. Experience with projects or programs related to maternal and child health is helpful.

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research is a part of KU’s Achievement and Assessment Institute. KU is an Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Education, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or related field.
  2. Experience with social service, public health, or education programs for at risk children, youth or families or related initiatives as evidenced by work history.
  3. 3 years of additional experience leading a large research project or evaluation, including designing quantitative and qualitative methodology and synthesizing results as evidenced by academic or work history.
  4. 2 or more of years of experience analyzing data using SPSS, R, STATA, or other statistical programs as evidenced by academic or work history.
  5. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Education, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or related field.
  2. Prior experience with grant writing or proposal development as evidenced by work history.
  3. Prior experience supervising research assistants or staff as evidenced by work history.
  4. 1 or more years of experience working with XML files and/or developing Excel and Access databases as evidenced by work history.
  5. Excellent oral communications skills as demonstrated by interview responses.