Diabetes Program Evaluator, Indiana Department of Health, Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Section

Summary: Works under the guidance of the Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Section Director of the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) to coordinate and carry out evaluation activities for the Diabetes Program, in conjunction with the Cardiovascular Evaluator, and Section Epidemiologists.

Education Requirements:

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: public health or community health, health education, or similar degree. Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred.
  • Two years relevant experience needed – in public or community health settings preferred.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide evaluation services to the IDOH Diabetes Program and diabetes activities within the Section.
  • Works with the Diabetes Epidemiologist to collect data needed for the internal grants and sub-contractors’ performance measures.
  • Develop surveys as needed to assist in the collection of diabetes performance measures and develop other diabetes-related surveys as needed.
  • Assist with the heart disease and stroke prevention projects, to collect information on progress of diabetes-related health systems data and activities, and summarize the clinics’ quality improvement activities. Results are to be reported to the Cardiovascular Evaluator and the CVHD Section Director.
  • Work with internal CVHD Section Diabetes staff on compiling staff monthly activities for the monthly reports and annual evaluations.
  • Responsible for the review and evaluation of the Diabetes Program activities, including the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and telehealth activities, and make recommendations for action or change.
  • Assist the Diabetes Program area in creating logic models and evaluation plans for continued activities and new funding opportunities.
  • Assist the CVHD Section in writing work plans, state plans, and applications for new funding opportunities.
  • Assist the CVHD Section with other projects as needed.
  • Participate in CDC Monthly Technical Assistance conference calls.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have extensive knowledge in evaluation, logic models, and objective writing.
  • Knowledge of public health/health promotion evaluation methods.
  • Must have extensive writing skills for the creation of reports.
  • Must have experience with project coordination in an interdisciplinary/team environment.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, local, and community partners.

Difficulty of Work:

  • Incumbent is expected to use knowledge of evaluation methods and measurement in order to work with external organizations on activities and strategies within the CDC Cooperative Agreements.
  • Must be able to assimilate, interpret data, and clearly communicate information to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Incumbent must be able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to work effectively with individuals and groups.
  • Must be able to complete work responsibilties with little supervision.


  • Assist the Cardiovascular Evaluator with evaluation activities, strategies and evaluation plans.
  • Write reports as requested by the CVHD Section Director and assist in coordinating reports with the Cardiovascular Evaluator.
  • Provide information, data, and results, in writing, to internal staff to assist with decision making and activity implementation.
  • Attend staff meetings and other internal meetings as required.
  • Works with the CVHD Section on development of grant proposals and work plans.
  • Work is expected to be conducted in adherence with state, national, and federal guidelines and recommendations, and within budget limitations and agency policies.
  • Assist the CVHD staff in writing and creating grant applications and developing evaluation plans for the grants.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: None

Personal Work Relationships:

Incumbent works with internal and external stakeholders, including ISDH staff at all levels; external partners; local, state, and national agencies and organizations; public health practitioners; and health professionals; as well as the general public. Primary work relationships will include staff of the Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health, Office of Women’s Health, and the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Physical Effort:

Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, working at a computer. Must be able to travel.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an indoor office setting. Travel is required – 5% of time. Out-of-state as approved by Section Director and grant funding.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: From $32.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Indianapolis, IN 46204: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • evaluation: 1 year (Required)


  • English (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Indianapolis, IN 46204