Coordinator (Administrative), Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Contingent on Funding

Organization Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute is a statewide, non-profit organization that has been promoting the health and wellbeing of Louisianans since 1997. LPHI is made up of over 100 employees based throughout the state in all nine Louisiana Department of Health regions. We accomplish our goals alongside our over 500 partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels, which include community-based organizations, foundations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, government agencies, and a cadre of additional stakeholders. Our impact is felt across the state as we leverage our staff expertise and skills in all areas of public health, from advocacy to data and research infrastructure to communications, to ensure that everyone has fair and just opportunities to be healthy and well.

Our Values


We take responsibility and ownership of our work and our impact on one another, our partners, and our communities.


We model the mantra “Nothing about us without us” in our work that is anchored in communities.


We approach our work with imagination, ingenuity, and calculated risk-taking as a commitment to progressive transformation.


We are deeply committed to centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and fairness in all that we do.


We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and are committed to continual improvement through listening, learning, and leadership.

Partnership & Trust

We build strong, long-lasting, and committed relationships through collaboration and teamwork, the cornerstones of our efforts to advance health and wellness.

Position Summary

The MEL Administrative Coordinator is integral to advancing the MEL team mission to lead and partner with communities to ensure that community members are thoughtfully engaged and represented in equity centered evaluation and research. The MEL Administrative Coordinator works cross-functionally to support MEL projects from externally funded sources and LPHI lead initiatives. The MEL Administrative Coordinator is primarily responsible for the coordination of a wide variety of administrative, clerical, and program support activities of MEL in its services to LPHI and external stakeholders. The MEL Administrative Coordinator will work closely with other MEL team members, LPHI program staff, external partners, and community members to support the efficient execution of MEL Team projects and the fulfillment of contractual obligations. The MEL Administrative Coordinator also supports LPHI in the strategic advancement of its four priority areas: Racial Justice and Health Equity; Partnerships and Collaboration; A Healthier Louisiana; A Thriving Organization. The MEL Administrative Coordinator reports to the MEL Operations Manager position.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in social sciences, public health, or related field required
3+ years’ experience in grants and/or contract management experience leading teams
Experience developing project plans and managing timelines for cross-functional project teams, successfully implementing projects, and producing timely, high-quality deliverables
Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation and research methods
Experience developing project plans and managing timelines for cross-functional project teams, successfully implementing projects, and producing timely, high-quality deliverables
Experience working in partnership with community stakeholders, health systems, and/or academic institutions; strong partner relations skills
Experience fulfilling regulatory and legal requirements for research projects, including Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements and Data Sharing and Use Agreements (DSUAs)
Experience with budget management and negotiation
Experience with proposal development processes
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Support

Supports the MEL Team in the development of monitoring and reporting documents.
Assists with preparation, proofreading, and editing of outgoing correspondence.
Schedule and organize meetings (i.e., coordinate meeting times; create meeting agendas; take notes with action items/next steps including responsible party; schedule post-meeting debriefs and follow-up to track organization action items; etc.).
Develops an understanding of the programmatic areas and stakeholders to support administrative improvements.
Manages the calendars of the MEL Director. Responds to inquiries. Schedules meetings with internal staff and external partners. Exercises good judgment concerning the organization’s priorities and resources.
Maintain filing system, including a Resource Library and Archives.
Works with LPHI’s financial directors to track MEL expenditures, revenue, and invoices.
Coordinates travel arrangements for MEL team members and guests. Makes transportation and lodging reservations; prepares itineraries; compiles relevant travel documents; prepares and submits expense reimbursement forms.
Maintains files of relevant organizational and programmatic documents. Updates documents, as necessary.
Promotes continuous improvement by developing efficiencies and implementing enhanced processes.
Exercises confidentiality and discretion at all times when communicating with or regarding external partners. Exhibits a courteous, professional demeanor at all times.
Engages in professional development activities to improve job-related skills and knowledge.
Willingly accepts and performs additional duties as assigned. Ability to think proactively and function independently.
Ability to approach tasks in a solution-orientated manner.
Strong organizational skills in the areas of project coordination and monitoring.
Promotes and protects the LPHI brand identity and profile.
Office and Service Coordination

Provide coordination of administrative functions for MEL, overseeing workflow, troubleshooting, and providing assistance where required.
Support MEL team in project-based work as requested.
Offers insights, fresh perspectives, or new ideas; elevates successes and strengths as well as opportunities for improvement.
Offer ideas on operational efficiency and office administrative best practices.
Perform general clerical duties (i.e., copying, mailing, scanning, filing, etc.)
Work with team to determine needed supplies, equipment, and services.
Work with LPHI’s communication managers to maintain the MEL webpage and social media postings, as needed. This includes ensuring that information is current.
Governance Support and Event/Special Project Management

Work with the MEL Operations Manager and other members of LPHI to manage governance processes for the organization.
Maintain a detailed knowledge of the governance processes and protocols.
Manage and coordinate teleconferences, meetings, trainings, and events as required.
Provide support and collaboration for special projects as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Strong commitment to LPHI’s Strategic Plan Priorities, Mission, Vision and Values
Ability to demonstrate LPHI’s Core Competencies
Ability to collaborate effectively and build strong, positive relationships with colleagues and partners, both internally and externally.
Exceptional emotional intelligence, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds. Experience with developing and creating surveys/polls and using polling software.
Proficiency in setting up and running video conference software (such as Teams, GoToMeeting, Zoom) for large group meetings/events.
Event planning and experience with developing agendas.
Ability to work remotely, as needed.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to ensure high-quality service
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum starting salary of $42,000.00 dependent on education and experience.
A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.

Equal Opportunity Employer