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South Dakota State University
College of Nursing - Population Health Evaluation Center
South Dakota
Posted: 09/10/2021
Population Health Evaluation Specialist

The Population Health Evaluation Center in the SDSU College of Nursing is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Population Health Evaluation Specialist. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join our department. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position.

This position is grant funded. Continuation of this appointment will be based on secured grant funding.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.

Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


The Population Health Evaluation Specialist will develop and lead funded evaluation and assessment projects within the Population Health Evaluation Center (PHEC) including independent development of project procedures, oversight of project activities and procedures, analysis, and publication of results through independent authoring of project reports and other contract deliverables, and presentation of findings at local and/or regional scholarly events.


Master’s degree with 2 plus years of experience in program evaluation or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of experience in program evaluation complete by date of application.

Proficiency with computers and data entry management software;

Experience with data management and analysis;

Effective written communication skills, as evidenced by at least one publication, report, brief, or other project-related written document referenced on application materials;

Experience with online survey development and data collection;

Ability to work independently to design and implement project procedures;

Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire; and

Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


Education or experience in public health and chronic disease management principles;

Experience with REDCap web application;

Documented understanding of extramural funding; and

Experience with supervision (e.g. students or employees).


Commensurate with qualifications.


South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.


SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by September 24, 2021.


SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

For questions on the position, contact Marie Schmit at or (605) 688-4068.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.