Sierra Health Foundation


Sacramento, California

Date Posted

August 17, 2020

Job Category

Evaluation Assistant will provide administrative and evaluation support to the Evaluation Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Support

  • Schedule appointments, in person and video conference meetings, conference calls.
  • Manage the logistics and preparation of materials for evaluation-related in person and video conference meetings and activities.
  • Arrange all necessary travel, expense reports, and travel reimbursement requests.
  • Prepare monthly credit card transaction reports as assigned.
  • Organize and maintain files.
  • Work with Evaluation Department staff to prioritize, determine action, and respond to requests for assistance from foundation staff and external partners.
  • Receive and screen telephone calls and e-mail and take messages or follow up.
  • Photocopy and scan materials for internal and external distribution.
  • Enter data into the grants management system, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Evaluation Support

  • Draft surveys for internal units, under the supervision of the Evaluation Officer.
  • Compile data from secondary sources (e.g., Census) to support program and communications needs (such as proposal development, indicator monitoring, and press releases).
  • Contribute to other data collection activities (such as survey administration or observations), under the supervision of the Evaluation Officer.
  • Contribute to data analysis, data visualization, and data management (e.g., importing, and exporting data in various applications, cleaning data and resolving data inconsistencies, running queries on data sets, and preparing data sets for analysis) using Excel or other analysis programs.
  • Analyze/synthesize results of progress reports to support program needs.
  • Assist Evaluation Department in the preparation of evaluation materials (e.g., data dashboards, written reports, presentation slides) for internal and external audiences.
  • Attend meetings and participate in site visits as appropriate. Take notes and prepare timely meeting summaries and perform required follow-up activities.
  • Participate in Foundation meetings, attend team meetings and collaborate with team members.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


This position has no supervisory duties.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Administrative experience preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area in which evaluation-related skills were learned and practiced. Course work in Research Methods required.
  • One or more years of data preparation, analysis, and reporting experience in an evaluation-related field, preferably in a grant-making, nonprofit or related institution.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with quantitative and qualitative evaluation instruments and analysis tools.
  • Strong commitment to achieving racial and health equity.
  • Strongly preferred: experience in evaluation and research writing and presentations; familiarity with public health, community organizing, policy and systems change advocacy, and health equity and racial justice movement building.


Must have a current valid driver’s license and be insurable under the foundation’s insurance policy. Must have a reliable vehicle to perform various in-field tasks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS                    

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to compose business correspondence.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret studies, proposals, reports, journals, financial and database reports, grant agreements, contracts, and memos.
  • Bilingual skills are desirable.


  • Must be proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, database software, Adobe Acrobat, and internet use.
  • Familiarity with online survey management platforms (i.e. Survey Monkey, Qualtrics)
  • Strongly preferred: Experience with software for statistical and/or qualitative data analysis


  • Ability to respond to common inquiries from partners, applicants, grantees, contractors, and members of the community in a timely manner, with guidance from the Evaluation Officer.
  • Must have analytical, problem-solving abilities.
  • Requires particular attention to detail in data entry, analysis of contracts, composing, typing, and proofing materials.
  • Requires a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Must have excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Requires the ability to read and interpret documents including contracts and grants.
  • Must have knowledge of office administration procedures and the use of and operation of standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to work independently, take direction and exercise sound judgement within a team in a small office setting on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse communities and life experience.
  • Ability to maintain a positive work environment and positive, professional interactions with others.

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Sierra Health Foundation and the Center

Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California. The foundation is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in the region through convening, educating and strategic grant making.

Sierra Health Foundation has a broad definition of health, believing there is much more to health than health care. It is influenced by factors that include socioeconomic conditions, environment, education, income and individual behavior choices. The foundation also believes in the need for health and racial equity and racial justice. Reducing health disparities is a key factor in striving toward better health for all and reflects the foundation’s dedication to ensuring that people throughout its funding region have the opportunity to lead healthy lives.

Sierra Health Foundation established The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to advance its commitment to strengthening community capacity to engage in policy development,  planning, and implementation efforts that seek to address the health needs of California’s underserved populations.  The Center works to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in communities throughout California with local, state and national partners.  With strategy, creativity and ongoing collaboration, The Center strives to eradicate health inequities across the state.

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Sierra Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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