REACH Evaluation Subject Matter Expert

The Evaluation Subject Matter Expert (SME) assists AIM staff in evaluation activities associated with a cooperative agreement awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the immunization supplement that is part of CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. The REACH program’s immunization supplement, called iREACH, supports community-level organizations and other partners working to address vaccination coverage for racial and ethnic groups experiences disparities in vaccination rates, particularly among adults. AIM’s iREACH project manages a learning hub that supports REACH-funded organizations as they implement activities.

REACH recipients are offered several services from experts in the field of immunization. However, the REACH recipients have a strong need for additional support with their evaluation efforts. Many of the REACH recipients do not have evaluation experts on staff or have only have access to evaluation staff on a very limited basis. Because program evaluation and performance measures are a critical component to any public health initiative, an evaluation SME would provide the added support that many of the REACH recipients need to successfully evaluate their activities and focus on program improvement.

Additionally, AIM is in the process of creating a library of evaluation resources. The evaluation SME will collect and compile resources such as sample survey questions and qualitative/interview questions that have been used by REACH recipients. The resources would be shared on the iREACH website and accessible to all iREACH participants.

We are currently seeking an independent contractor Evaluation Subject Matter Expert for AIM’s iREACH project. This is a grant-funded position and funding is available through September 2023; subsequent funding for this position isn’t guaranteed and is contingent on available grant funds.

Job Title: Evaluation Subject Matter Expert 
Job Type:
Independent Contractor, up to 80 hours per month through Sept. 2023
up to $175 per hour, commensurate with experience
Start date:
March 15, 2023


  • Provide subject matter expertise on evaluation to REACH recipients, as requested by AIM’s engagement specialist(s), CDC project officers, or by direct request from REACH recipients. This may include:
    • Reviewing draft evaluation materials
    • Brainstorming evaluation strategies
    • Discussing evaluation issues
    • Providing technical advice about evaluation
    • Answering questions or finding resources and materials on evaluation
  • Collect and compile survey questions, qualitative/interview questions, videos, and other evaluation instruments used by REACH recipients for iREACH website.
  • Partner with internal iREACH team and research and evaluation team in creating evaluation tools to capture relevant data metrics required from iREACH partner organizations and AIM.
  • Develop evaluation plan, logic model and SMART objectives for programs.
  • Provide direct support to REACH recipients through scheduled office hours or other support opportunities.
  • Advise on and participate in group learning sessions (as requested) for the broader learning community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a field related to public health, social work, community development, planning, public administration, or health policy.
  • 5+ years prior related experience working on evaluation management and analysis is required. Demonstrated leadership in health equity/community outreach and engagement and/or immunization is preferred.
  • Public health experience at local, state, and/or federal level is a plus. Experience with national associations/nonprofits a plus.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (including hourly pay rate) and resume to AIM at [email protected]

Please state “Evaluation SME” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

About the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)

AIM is the only professional public health association for all federally funded immunization program managers in the United States. Founded in 1999, AIM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that enables immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases and improve immunization coverage in the U.S.; promotes adequate and efficient allocation of resources to immunization efforts; promotes development and implementation of sound immunization policies and programs; and provides a forum for development and dissemination of information among its members.

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