Data Analyst and Programs Evaluator (VMAP program)

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is a professional membership association representing physicians across the Commonwealth. The organization is committed to advocating for physicians on important policies and issues to ensure Virginia is the best place to practice medicine and receive care. The Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) is a statewide initiative that helps health care providers take better care of children and adolescents with mental health conditions through provider education and increasing access to child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and care navigators. MSVF is the Contract Administrator for VMAP and collaborates with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Virginia Department of Health, and numerous other partners to expand the program statewide through the establishment of five regional hubs that will deliver the key program goals.

The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation (MSVF) is seeking an Data Analyst and Programs Evaluator for the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP), a statewide initiative that helps health care providers take better care of children and adolescents with mental health conditions through provider education and increasing access to child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and care navigators. This position is responsible for data collection and analysis, reporting, program evaluation, communication, data-informed education, process planning and mobilization. The successful candidate will show initiative and self-leadership, are collegial and work well with others, and can function in a dynamic environment. This position reports directly to VMAP’s Program Director. VMAP is a collaborative program supported through state general funds appropriated to the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services and federal grant funds through the Virginia Department of Health. As such, it is expected this candidate will also work collaboratively with both entities.

Duties include:

  • Support Program Director and State Operations Manager by providing expertise and recommendations on research, assessment, and evaluation
  • Collect and assess data from regional VMAP teams, patient/provider activities and interpret resulting outcomes
  • Develop, maintain, monitor, and disseminate data collection tools and instrumentation for the program
  • Maintain and monitor database needs of the program
  • Develop, evaluate, and manage program benchmarks and performance measures
  • Prepare program data for evaluation and dissemination, including monthly and quarterly program dashboards and reports
  • Assess program data to identify gaps, underserved populations and barriers particularly with respect to behavioral health equity
  • Prepare communication/data dissemination materials to support legislative and program decision-making
  • Provide technical assistance and training to VMAP team staff regarding VMAP database usage, data entry and data collection best practices
  • Lead role in tracking encounters and outcomes as well as the project activities related to the performance data required by funders
  • Develop quality assurance, evaluation and data analysis plans to ensure high quality of VMAP data
  • Participate in Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement (RCQI) activities; conduct monthly quality assurance checks on VMAP program data alongside State Operations Manager
  • Conduct and coordinate descriptive and analytical studies, program evaluations, cost-benefit analyses, and research projects; interpret data from multiple sources
  • Lead VMAP’s Quality Improvement and Evaluation Committee
  • Participate in grant writing and reporting activities as needed
  • Participate in VMAP workgroups for various analytic related topics
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education Requirement and Experience:

  • Master’s degree with 1-3 years of experience or bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in data analysis and management, evaluation, and research support
  • Knowledge of public health methodologies, program evaluation and research methods
  • Experience using data collection and analysis tools, e.g., REDCap, R, SAS, SPSS, CRM, Tableau
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with stakeholders, partners, and the general public
  • Ability to research scientific literature and apply findings to the solution of problems
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision-making

Preferred qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of human services programs (mental health and/or child mental health preferred) and considerable range of knowledge about research and evaluation methodologies appropriate to an applied human services system
  • Master’s in public health, statistics, or related field with advanced coursework in program evaluation, statistics and/or data methods
  • Experience using data and analytics for program and population health improvement
  • Experience using data visualization tools to disseminate results
  • Ability to use data, develop program goals and objectives to evaluate program effectiveness, and prioritize needs for future efforts
  • Experience with REDCap, Tableau, SAS, and Salesforce Service Cloud

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$59,000.00 - 93,000.00
per Year
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Richmond, VA 23294, US
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