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Position: Evaluator (part-time, temporary - up to 25 hours per week)

Children’s Institute is seeking an experienced Evaluator to assist with program evaluation activities on a part-time, temporary basis. This position will support Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) in Rochester, funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The position is available immediately and support for this position continues through August, 2024.

The successful applicant will have experience with conducting qualitative data collection approaches (e.g., interviews, focus groups, surveys), be familiar with quantitative data, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, pay close attention to detail, engage in effective time management strategies, and be proactive in solving problems. This position requires interviewing skills as part of rigorous qualitative data collection and the ability to synthesize and summarize key constructs from coded, qualitative data. This role will work closely with Rochester Project LAUNCH partners and the Lead Evaluator.

The Evaluator will join an engaging Data and Science team, under supervision of the Director of Evaluation and Continuous Improvement.


  • Conduct key informant interviews with members of community-based organizations (CBOs), health care organizations, and other area child service providers. 
  • Use qualitative data collection methods to eliciting narrative descriptions of the experiences of staff members and families who are receiving services from Rochester Project LAUNCH partners or affiliates. 
  • Maintain documentation of all evaluation activities.
  • Update LAUNCH evaluation indicators and metrics, assisting LAUCH evaluation team with other data collection, as needed.
  • Maintain effective communication with LAUNCH partners and the Lead Evaluator.
  • Assist with database management, preliminary statistical analyses, and compilation of findings or reporting tasks. 
  • Contribute to collaborate manuscript preparation for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Coordinate and prepare reports, technical publications, and grant applications for current and future projects.  


Experience and familiarity with children’s health and wellness and community-based organizations highly preferred. Bachelor’s degree in related areas, such as public health, human services, or health care management and/or related training and experience in one or more these areas is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to interact with public and professional groups, and experience with word processing and database management using Microsoft Office applications are desirable. Knowledge of statistical analysis programs is a plus.

How to apply

To apply for this position, contact Joseph McFall, Ph.D., Managing Director of Data and Science at jmcfall@childrensinstitute.net. Questions can be directed to (585) 295-1000, ext. 243. Please send a cover letter and resume as .pdf attachments.

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 23, 2022.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.