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Research & Evaluation Coordinator

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases. We envision a world in which people living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare. Our work focuses on improving health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, and being a bold voice for change. 

We are seeking for an individual to serve as our Research & Evaluation Coordinator. The Research and Evaluation Coordinator will support the department in data collection and management, data analysis, report preparation and research-related administrative tasks.  The research and evaluation projects are in varied areas, including, but not limited to: homelessness, permanent supportive housing initiatives, case management services, HIV healthcare access and utilization, HIV Prevention initiatives, organizational capacity building and health services research.  


Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:


  • Assist staff in the design, execution and evaluation of community based research and evaluation projects, including literature reviews, surveys, focus groups, data integration and analysis 

  • Develop community networks and implement participant recruitment plans/materials

  • Assist with the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection materials, site-visit protocols and procedural manuals as needed

  • Manage data collection projects by meeting paper and electronic mailing deadlines, entering data, transcribing tapes and handwritten notes; 

  • Work closely with community-based organizations to monitor data collection and reporting 

  • Utilize statistical software for data entry, monitoring and analysis 

  • Administer individual or group interviews, collect data from archival records, pilot data collection materials, and coordinate recruiting/screening/scheduling/retention activities 

  • Coordinate logistics for evaluation activities such as securing venues for focus groups/interviews and hosting meet-and-greet events with community partners

  • Assist in the production of written, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations of system level monitoring and evaluation findings to multiple stakeholder audiences

  • Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, World of Chocolate and others;

  • Assist with other AFC activities as requested;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Health Sciences and two years of experience with program evaluation or health services research. 


Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Public Health. 


Previous experience working in community based non-profit organizations and with diverse populations.  


Strong working knowledge of SPSS.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines are critical.  Ability to travel locally.  


Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with diverse populations. Knowledge of SPSS and experience working with Access database.  Also the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical specifications and project management documentation are key to success in this role.   




Send cover letter and resume to: Email to:, via mail to AIDS Foundation of Chicago, 200 West Jackson Suite 2100 Chicago, IL 60606, or via fax to (312) 784-9054.


Please reference position code PROG RESC 230 

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.