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  Program Evaluation Manager

January 21, 2019

Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), the research institute of Sinai Health System, is dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of committed and energetic social epidemiologists and program evaluators, SUHI uses a community-driven approach to document community health status and related inequities and assess the effectiveness of health interventions. SUHI has been at the forefront of health inequities research in Chicago for nearly 20 years.

We are seeking a Program Evaluation Manager to work under the direction of a Senior Epidemiologist/Evaluator on our Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETA) strategy. S/he will function as a versatile evaluator and epidemiologist, with responsibilities including data and project management, grant reporting and writing, assisting with and leading publications for peer-reviewed journals, and presenting research findings to local and national audiences.

We are seeking a program evaluation manager to:

  • serve as an evaluator for ETA’s contractual work
  • oversee evaluation technical assistance and project management for internal and external projects
  • manage aspects of grant funding including writing proposals, managing project budgets, and submitting funding reports
  • supervise support staff

Specific responsibilities related to evaluation will include: providing evaluation training in monitoring and evaluation methods; assisting in the development of programs goals, objectives, logic models, and evaluation plans; overseeing the creation of data collection and analysis tools including surveys and databases; coordinating technical assistance meetings; overseeing data analysis for internal or external reporting; writing full evaluation reports of programs; and serving as an evaluation expert on advisory boards and committees. This individual will work under the guidance of the Lead Evaluator. The selected applicant will also be expected to assist on other SUHI projects and work on the intellectual development of the Institute as a whole as time allows.     

The successful applicant should:

  • Have a Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Community Health or a closely related field and at least 5 years of program evaluation experience OR have a Ph.D. in Public Health, Social Work or a closely related field OR a Dr.PH.
  • Be experienced conducting evaluation of social services programs
  • Have experience supervising staff
  • Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Be comfortable working with others in a team environment
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Be willing and able to travel to different communities in the city
  • Significant experience with Stata or SPSS

An interest in social epidemiology and the use of epidemiological research and investigation as tools in addressing the needs of urban and vulnerable communities are a plus.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Jackie Jacobs (  We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible.  The Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color and women to apply.