Lead Evaluator, Building Early Connections – Research Faculty
Research | Medical College - Main Campus | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Section of Population Behavioral Health and the AARTS Center is seeking an Instructor to fill the Lead Evaluator role in the Building Early Connections grant. The Building Early Connections (BEC) seeks to create integrated systems of care and effective supports for social-emotional, behavioral and developmental (SE/B/D) needs of young children (=8) and their families in Chicago’s historically underserved west side. Given the expressed need for greater access to and coordination of mental health services in our community, we will employ a multipronged approach with goals in the areas of: screening, evidence-based (EB) intervention, mental health consultation, and community awareness.

This role will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of program evaluation, including data measurement, data collection, and process and outcome evaluation. The LE will be responsible for developing an outcome evaluation plan, training staff, and supporting efforts to effectively disseminate findings at a local and national level. They will also be responsible for working with Rush Information Systems (IS) to implement electronic screening and data collection through Epic, oversee timely data extraction and analysis for on-going program monitoring and reporting. Experience in program evaluation, infant and child mental health measurement, project management, and staff training, strong analytical, report writing, and oral communication skills required.

The funding for this position will come from the Building Early Connections grant sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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