Organizational and Programmatic Overview
Founded in 1986, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) conducts health research, disease prevention, community outreach, recovery support, and technical assistance alongside the 17 tribes and one Indian Service Area in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. GPTCHB also serves as an advocate to federal agencies, state and local partners, and academic institutions on behalf of its member tribes.
The Evaluator is responsible for supporting the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center’s (GPTEC) Evaluation Manager in the implementation and completion of GPTEC’s evaluation plans and activities. This includes contributing to: 1) the development of evaluation tools and procedures to implement established evaluation plans; 2) evaluation and assessment data collection and analysis; 3) translation and preparation of evaluation and other data for dissemination to GPTEC’s tribal and other partners; 4) the provision of technical assistance, training, tools, and other support to GPTEC’s tribal and other partners; and 5) other evaluation-related duties, as assigned. The incumbent reports directly to the Evaluation Manager.
- Support the Evaluation Manager in the completion of GPTEC’s internal evaluation activities, including the development of evaluation instruments, the compilation of performance measure data, and other activities as appropriate.
- Contribute to GPTEC’s role in ongoing external evaluation activities including data collection, communication with evaluation partners and stakeholders, and the preparation and dissemination of reports and findings.
- Contribute to the development and provision of evaluation toolkits, technical assistance, and training in accordance with work plans for GPTEC’s funded projects.
- Participate in collaboration with the GPTEC Data Coordinating Unit in the process of planning and undertaking the management of GPTEC evaluation data.
- Support translation and dissemination of evaluation findings and public health recommendations to respective Great Plains tribes.
Aid in the development of written reports and disseminate information to key stakeholders on GPTEC evaluation objectives, activities and projects.
- Assist in carrying out GPTEC priorities, plans, and objectives through other duties, as assigned.
- Effectively plan, organize workload and schedule time to meet the demands of the position.
- Work in a cooperative and professional manner with GPTCHB staff.
- Treat Great Plains tribes and collaborators with dignity and respect.
- Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Abide by the GPTCHB policies, procedures, and structure.
- Advance personal educational development by attending training sessions and seminars as appropriate.
Exemplify excellent customer service with tribal stakeholders, health board colleagues, program partners, service recipients, visitors and guests.
Foster a work environment of wellness, courtesy, friendliness, helpfulness and respect.
Relate well and work collaboratively with coworkers and all levels of staff in a professional manner.
- Familiarity and/or experience working with the American Indian populations; respect for and knowledge of traditional, cultural and spiritual practices of diverse American Indian communities, as well as an ability to work with other racially, culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
- Consistently demonstrate respect and acceptance toward differing capabilities, race, cultures, gender, age, sexual orientation and/or personalities.
- Maintain and ensure organizational privacy and confidentiality.
- Must be able to handle crisis and tolerate stress professionally.
Must be self-directed and take proactive initiative to assist others.
Possess the ability to resolve problems with other departments and coworkers without direct supervision.
- Able to exercise flexibility to alter plans/routines when situations require and continue to perform without projecting stress/frustration that would adversely affect the work environment.
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends and overnight or extended travel as necessary.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to community members, clients and other employees of the organization.
Proficiency with computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other Internet technologies.
- Valid driver’s license must be kept current; certificates, credentials or licenses must be kept current and consistent with regulations required by applicable Federal, State and/or grant regulations.
- Ability to promote an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free lifestyle.
- Embrace modes appearance and attire which reflects a professional presence.
- Adhere to GPTCHB policies and procedures.
- Minimum education required is a bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration, or related field, with a master’s degree preferred. One to three years of documented grant and evaluation experience expected.
- Skills and experience in working with public health evaluation data, including designing evaluation instruments, data collection and analysis, and data interpretation and dissemination to tribal and other stakeholders.
- Computer and technical skills (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience that indicates the ability to interact with a variety of tribal and other stakeholders.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The characteristic demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is often required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel: Local and moderate out-of-town travel is required.