Associate Evaluator

We're seeking evaluators who are passionate about public health. You'll work with a team of experienced evaluators to conduct in-depth program evaluations.

Background Information

Our evaluation team is continuing to grow and we are seeking an Associate level evaluator to support our public health program evaluations. This is your opportunity to make a difference! Work for an independent evaluation consulting company with exceptional benefits and competitive compensation. Our office is located in Northeast Minneapolis near the vibrant art and theater scene, abundant parks and lakes, shopping, concerts, and so much more!

Professional Data Analysts (PDA) is currently seeking an Associate Evaluator to take on project management responsibilities on evaluation and research projects in tobacco control, chronic disease, behavioral health, and other public health topics. This is a full-time position (32 to 40 hours per week). The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of evaluators and statisticians who are committed to conducting utilization-focused evaluations tailored to the needs of our clients. PDA values a collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and supports staff participation across the different stages of evaluation, such as planning, data collection, data analysis, reporting, and presenting.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of evaluations
  • Assist in writing proposals, reports, and conducting literature reviews
  • Create or adapt data collection tools and protocols
  • Monitor and coordinate data collection, conduct interviews, and do site visits
  • Analyze data and interpret results
  • Participate in client meetings


  • Master’s degree with at least 2 years program evaluation experience OR 4 + years of program evaluation experience with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working with qualitative and quantitative data
  • Excellent writing and oral communication
  • Experience with survey design and administration
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must have prior coursework in quantitative methods and research design
  • Must be willing to live within or nearby the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Desired Skills

  • Background in public health
  • Background in tobacco control, chronic disease, or behavioral health research

About PDA

Founded in 1984, Professional Data Analysts (PDA) is a Certified B Corporation with over 30 employees whose mission is to create positive social impact by providing tailored data-centric solutions that move public health initiatives forward. We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits like paid parental leave and disability insurance. We have a flexible work environment and dog-friendly office. PDA also has a strong commitment to improving our community and minimizing our environmental impact. PDA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to

Posted date: July 2020

It is the policy of Professional Data Analysts to ensure equal employment opportunity in accordance with all applicable federal regulations and guidelines. Employment discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status, or veteran status is illegal. It is the policy of Professional Data Analysts to prohibit employment discrimination under any consideration prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law or any other factor determined to be an unlawful basis for such decisions by federal, state, or local statutes.

Our Team

Our dedicated and talented team is united by our common desire to improve communities.

Melissa Chapman Haynes

Melissa Chapman Haynes

Director of Evaluation

Jennifer Pelletier

Jennifer Pelletier

Senior Evaluator I

Audrey Hanson

Audrey Hanson

Associate Evaluator II

Heather Zook

Heather Zook

Evaluator II