Program and Evaluation Coordinator

Program and Evaluation Coordinator   

Organization Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.

LPHI’s strategies span a broad continuum of efforts that seek to address the social determinants of health in communities and enhance health care systems to improve health outcomes. LPHI prioritizes prevention, partnerships with multiple sectors, increased access to quality, integrated care and social services, and solutions that influence decision makers and policies that drive progress toward equity locally and nationally. Additionally, LPHI is a learning-oriented organization dedicated to professional development, coaching, and collaboration through an equity lens.

Position Summary

LPHI seeks a full-time and energetic Program and Evaluation Coordinator to support program implementation and evaluation activities at LPHI. The Program and Evaluation Coordinator will be an integral member of LPHI’s cross-functional teams and will work across several different projects at once. The Program and Evaluation Coordinator will support overall program coordination and evaluation efforts of assigned programs. This position will be based in Louisiana. LPHI employees are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, as such the ideal candidate will be based in Louisiana and have the ability to telework.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1+ years of experience in program/project coordination.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and monitoring detailed project work plans.
  • Experience producing project and evaluation reports.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Detailed-oriented.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Project Coordination, Planning and Implementation

  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and coordination of core public health program activities.
    • Perform operational and administrative functions including hosting and facilitating meetings, developing agendas and timelines, taking meeting notes, and assisting with post-meeting follow up.
    • Assist with preparation and execution of webinars, conference calls, events, etc.
    • Support the development and preparation of program reports and materials.
  • Create, update, and maintain program workplans in order to ensure timely achievement of program milestones.
  • Engage team members and partners, assist in facilitating strategic planning and decision-making.

 Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of program evaluations.
    • Assist in the development of evaluation plans.
    • Coordinate and conduct (or manage) qualitative and quantitative data collection.
    • Ensure consistent use of evaluation and research protocols and best practices.
  • Analyze and translate qualitative and quantitative data for internal and external audiences, including data interpretation and creating data visualizations.
  • Inform and develop recommendations aligned with data and programmatic findings and evidence-informed best practice.
  • Assist in reporting and product development activities.
    • Contribute to the development of dissemination materials, including manuscripts and presentations.
    • Develop evaluation reports or sections for grant applications.
    • Work with team members to identify and facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, best practices and tools.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support grant and program development, including but not limited to grant writing as well as grant and programmatic research on evidence-informed and or innovative funding opportunities.
  • Support convenings with community and organizational stakeholders.
  • Support the development of communications materials, including writing content for LPHI newsletters, website and social media.
  • Support overall organizational operations advancement efforts.
  • Attend and actively participate in team and LPHI-wide meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Direct experience working in public health.
  • Direct experience working in program coordination, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strategic, self-motivated thinker who is always willing to learn something new.
  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in public health.
  • Ability to write programmatic and evaluation reports.
  • Experience with program evaluation and research methods.
  • Experience developing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection (interviews, focus groups) and tool development (surveys, interview guides, etc.).
  • Experience managing quantitative data sets and analyzing quantitative data using Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience managing qualitative data sets and analyzing qualitative data.
  • Experience working with major statistical software packages including R, STATA and/or SAS.
  • Experience with qualitative analysis programs including NVIVO, Atlas.ti, Dedoose.
  • Experience with data mapping software including ArcGIS.
  • Demonstrated experience producing innovative, dynamic data and information visualizations.
  • Ability to gather insights and weave together a compelling story about the work.
  • Experience with grant and proposal writing.


  • Minimum starting salary of $40,000.00 dependent on education and experience.
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer