Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg


St. Petersburg, Florida

Date Posted

August 12, 2022

Job Category

The Research and Evaluation Manager is responsible for data analysis, research, evaluation and learning initiatives of the Foundation, including funded strategic investments and convenings. 

We are looking for a qualified applicant who is a determined and creative problem solver to work on health and race equity issues. The successful candidate must have experience using quantitative analysis and data visualization software. Experience with Tableau and ArcGIS is highly desired.

This position is responsible for conducting and/or directing research, identifying research priorities, evaluating outcomes of the Foundation’s strategic areas, and providing evidence-based recommendations to contribute to the delivery of the Foundation’s goals.

Reports to: President and CEO 

Salary Range: $90,000 – $115,000 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and assess programmatic and population-level outcomes. Establish baselines on outcomes for various initiatives and programs and assess impact and improvement in outcomes.
  • Monitor KPIs of strategic initiatives in coordination with project management function.
  • Align research and evaluation with strategic direction and the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Foundation.
  • Identify resources needed to support the Foundation’s research and evaluation function. This may include outsourced service providers or the development of an internal team.
  • Manage internal projects and advise team members on methodologies for prospective research and evaluation projects. 
  • Source the most appropriate external research partners or organizations for specific research projects. Manage external research projects, including scoping the research and defining research methodology or coordinating with a partner or consultant to define scope and methodology.
  • Conduct statistical analyses and evaluation of foundation strategic areas and programmatic data.
  • Collaborate across community engagement, listening, communications, project management and other Foundation functions.
  • Plan and implement all phases of research and evaluation projects, including design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and reporting.
  • Conduct literature reviews; analyze, summarize, and disseminate research findings to internal and external partners; and write research summaries and reports.
  • Create white papers, articles, reports, dashboards and presentations for consumption by Foundation executive staff, partners and external audiences. Inform and coordinate the annual report and accountability report timely.
  • Identify and provide evidence-based recommendations for program or policy activities, in coordination with the Foundation Team, as appropriate.
  • Present findings visually, orally and in writing, as appropriate, and contribute visual and written materials to reports, publications and proposals. Design and produce charts and graphs that describe and interpret findings, and efficiently and effectively reveal spatial and statistical relationships. Develop briefs, presentations, and reports that describe and interpret findings and provide actionable insights for a variety of audiences. Research best practices for achieving race equity in various sectors. Participate in and/or lead regional or national community of practice of evaluators.
  • Oversee consultants in the analysis of policy and legislative implications for the community.
  • Participate in various coordination and planning efforts with collaborators internal and external to the research and evaluation function. 
  • Respond to ad-hoc research- and evaluation-related queries.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, health sciences, psychology, data analytics, or related field.  Terminal degree a plus.
  • Experience using quantitative analysis software (e.g., Microsoft Power BI, SAS, SPSS, etc.)
  • Experience using data visualization software (Tableau) 
  • Experience with Qualitative Analysis Software and ArcGIS are highly desired. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of applications, including SharePoint.
  • Experience with project management software (Asana) a plus.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, in English.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a changing environment. Possesses strong critical thinking skills with an ability to find new ways of solving old problems.
  • Able to organize, prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and exercise strong time management skills. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing deadlines.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

Application Process

Click here to apply Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume

Please note that all applicants will be required to complete an assessment as part of the application process. 

Candidates for employment at the FHSP will gather highly confidential data and information about agencies that apply for or are granted funding. This confidentiality requirement of all information related to outside agencies and/or Foundation business is an integral part of the job description and of employment expectations. Anyone involved in sharing confidential information during employment will be terminated for cause. 

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

Date Posted


About the Organization

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (the Foundation) has a bold mission to achieve health equity through race equity. We advance anti-racist practices and policies to improve the lives of all Pinellas County residents, and our employees are passionate about this shared purpose. 

Within blocks of south St. Petersburg is a concentration of very large institutions. This includes several large hospitals and the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. These institutions are committed by mission and capital investment to a long-term presence in this community. At the same time, the residents of south St. Petersburg are not yet significant partners in generating community wellbeing. Furthermore, these institutions have economic might that can, in partnership with residents, more fully be leveraged to generate resources for the benefit of the residents who live near these large institutions. There is an opportunity to do otherwise. 

MISSION: We achieve health equity through race equity by listening humbly, learning fearlessly, and leading courageously impacting systems change. 


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