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Indigenous Evaluation Specialist

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American Indian Cancer Foundation


Minneapolis, MN

Skills And Qualifications:

The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is committed to reducing cancer burdens for Indigenous people through improved access to prevention, early detection, treatment and survivor support. The INDIGENOUS EVALUATION SPECIALIST will work to support organizational strategies, policies and practices that fit within the AICAF strategic vision. This position is responsible for the oversight of various evaluation components across the organization, including the development, implementation, and management of program evaluation plans and reporting requirements. The ideal candidate will have program evaluation and program planning experience, including knowledge of the Indigenous evaluation framework with the capacity to independently set and deliver outcomes in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a dynamic, high-energy organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree (with 2+ yrs experience) or Masters degree (with 1+ yrs experience)  

  • Evaluation experience, coursework, and familiarity with relevant software

  • Experience with the Indigenous Evaluation Framework 

  • Experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native health organizations or systems


  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and carry out concurrent projects on deadline

  • Consistent ability to set and deliver outcomes in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving techniques

  • Persistent attention to detail, while maintaining an overall view 

  • Demonstrated statistical, analytic and conceptual skills

  • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity and professional conduct

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated abilities in report writing and public speaking 

  • Regular travel is required. Must have a current driver’s license and proof of insurance

  • Strong passion for the mission, vision, and values of the organization

  • Ability to promote and model a healthy lifestyle that is free from commercial tobacco and illegal drugs

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree (with 2+ yrs experience) or Masters degree (with 1+ yrs experience)  

Duties And Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establish and manage multiple program evaluation goals, deliverables, and timelines 

  • Identify and pursue new projects and funding opportunities that fit within AICAF strategic vision 

  • Lead evaluation efforts throughout all phases: planning, recruitment, approvals, data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination

  • Communicate program evaluation progress and potential issues via regular, timely updates 

  • Manage internal and external communications with multiple stakeholders

  • Develop customized and culturally-tailored evaluation resources (training and tools)

  • Identify, develop and support responses to relevant cancer issues that relate to the AICAF mission

  • Plan and disseminate findings to multiple audiences through reports, presentations, etc.


  • Work effectively as a member of the AICAF team through participation in broad AICAF initiatives

  • Complete other duties as assigned

Salary And Benefits:

Compensation Package: Salary and generous fringe benefits package including paid time off, insurances (health, dental, disability, life) and 401(k) with employer match.

FULL-TIME: 40 hours per week


FLSA STATUS: Exempt/Salaried 

Contact Info:

Samantha Blackhall

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