Public Health Data and Evaluation Specialist

The  Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a Public Health Data and Evaluation Specialist to play a central role on the Health Families and Communities (HFC) team informing the Department’s efforts, primarily the SPIFFY Coalition, to prevent underage substance use and more broadly to achieve health equity in Hampshire County.  The Specialist will work with the HFC team to design and oversee programmatic evaluation.

Who We Are:  The HFC team carries out community health activities that underpin and support strong educational and health outcomes for all members of the community. HFC houses a number of public health coalitions and programs, including the SPIFFY Coalition, Healthy Hampshire, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and the Hampshire-Franklin Tobacco-Free Community Partnership

We value: Relationship building, undoing systems of white dominance, accessibility, authenticity, supporting others to realize their agency to create change, and long-term, collaborative, multi-sectoral change processes that are rooted in community. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do, together!

This is you:

  • You are passionate about preventing underage substance use and achieving health equity
  • You are excited about utilizing participatory evaluation approaches
  • You are committed to social and racial justice and equity 
  • You enjoy working as part of a team, are a well organized, detail-oriented person who is able to prioritize multiple complex projects
  • You're eager to engage with a wide range of people and groups--from school administrators and city government leaders to diverse youth and adults including people with low incomes and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • You are willing to develop the skills you have, and learn new ones  

Highlights of what you will do:

  • Work with the SPIFFY Coalition staff to build consistent evaluation structures and capacity, and develop actionable findings and reports that address stakeholder needs
  • In collaboration with others, collect community-level data, review performance data for department initiatives, and assess progress toward program goals
  • Ensure that the principles of participatory research, health equity, anti-racism and community-driven decision-making are fully integrated with your work