Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

Organization Summary 

The Louisiana Public Health Institute is a statewide, non-profit organization that has been promoting the health and well-being of Louisianans since 1997. LPHI is made up of over 100 employees based throughout the State in all nine Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regions. We accomplish our goals at the local, state, and national levels alongside our over 500 partner organizations, which include communities, community-based organizations, foundations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, government agencies, and a diverse group of additional stakeholders. Our impact is felt across the state as we leverage our staff expertise and skills in all areas of public health. LPHI was named 2021 The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate Top Workplace and 2021 City Business Best Places to Work. Our mission is to lead and partner with communities to ensure that everyone has fair and just opportunities to be healthy and well. At LPHI, we envision a Louisiana where all people will achieve their full potential for health and wellness.  

     Our Values 

  • Accountability. We take responsibility and ownership of our work and our impact on one another, our partners, and our communities. 
  • Community-Centered.  We model the mantra “Nothing about us without us” in our work that is anchored in communities.  
  • Creativity. We approach our work with imagination, ingenuity, and calculated risk-taking as a commitment to progressive transformation. 
  • Equity. We are deeply committed to centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and fairness in all that we do. 
  • Excellence. We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and are committed to continual improvement through listening, learning, and leadership. 
  • Partnership & Trust. We build strong, long-lasting, and committed relationships through collaboration and teamwork, the cornerstones of our efforts to advance health and wellness.

Position Summary 

The MEL Coordinator is integral to advancing the MEL team mission to lead and partner with communities to ensure that community members are thoughtfully engaged and represented in equity centered evaluation and research. MEL Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the efficient and effective execution of project deliverables for a variety of assigned projects, in a culturally responsible and responsive manner. The MEL Coordinator will work cross-functionally to support MEL projects from externally funded sources and LPHI lead initiatives. The MEL Coordinator will work closely with other MEL team members, LPHI program staff, external partners, and community members to coordinate project activities and meet assigned project objectives. The MEL Coordinator will also support LPHI in the strategic advancement of its four priority areas: Racial Justice and Health Equity; Partnerships and Collaboration; A Healthier Louisiana; and A Thriving Organization.

The MEL Coordinator will report to a MEL Manager.

LPHI is headquartered in New Orleans, with employees based throughout the state. This position can be either New Orleans-based (office/remote hybrid) or fully remote from anywhere in Louisiana. This position may require occasional travel.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related field required or equivalent experience
  • At least 1 year of previous professional experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and innovatively communicate evaluation and research results to both general and targeted audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with experience working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a team.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Assist in the planning, coordination and execution of monitoring and evaluation projects 

  • Efficiently and effectively coordinate communication between MEL and its various stakeholders to support the timely achievement of project deliverables.
  • Assist in the development of project work plans and evaluation strategies
  • Design and maintain tracking systems for project deliverables.
  • Conduct basic analyses of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Assist with proposal development and acquisition of funding.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics, prepare agendas, and take minutes.
  • Maintain project filing systems.

Assist in reporting and product development activities 

  • Coordinate and support qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Ensure consistent use of prescribed evaluation and research protocols, in alignment with public health best practices and in support of MEL’s mission and vision.
  • Support the creation of Institutional Review Board forms and submissions.
  • Responsible for data management of various projects. This includes data entry, data cleaning, and data management.
  • Translate findings and create data visualization tools, as appropriate, for diverse audiences.
  • Contribute to the development of dissemination materials, including manuscripts, presentations, and grant reports.
  • Meet contract and grant reporting requirements.

Additional responsibilities 

  • Participate in workgroups and strategic planning to further the mission and strategic plan of LPHI.
  • Attend and contribute to various projects, team, and LPHI staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Strong commitment to LPHI’s Strategic Plan Priorities, Mission, Vision and Valuesand ability to demonstrate LPHI’s core competencies
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and build strong, positive relationships with colleagues and partners, both internal and external to LPHI
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Strategic, self-motivated thinker who is always willing to learn something new
  • Strong, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Data entry, management, and cleaning
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once/maintaining a heavy workload while responding to deadlines in a timely manner
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner
  • Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools (surveys, interview guides, etc.)
  • Training and/or experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access


  • Minimum starting salary of $42,000.00 dependent on education and experience. 
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer