National Evaluation Office Part-Time Evaluation Specialist @ UW-Seattle

Jul 30, 2019

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.  

The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) National Evaluation Office (NEO) is an NIH/NLM grant funded program, which supports the dynamic evaluation needs of the NNLM. The NNLM’s mission is to improve access and use of health information to all US health professionals and the public. NEO envisions, plans, executes, and evaluates the national program coordinated through the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is made up of 6700 libraries and organizations with a health information mission.

UW Libraries currently has an outstanding opportunity for a part time (50%) NNLM Evaluation Office Specialist. This position will provide evaluation support to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine including conducting evaluation studies to assess the impact and effectiveness of NNLM health information programs and initiatives. This position is currently funded through April 2021. This position is located at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. 

Duties & Responsibilities 

Design and test evaluation tools 

  • Develop quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method evaluation methods. 
  • Design online questionnaires and implement using REDCap. 
  • Conduct user testing of evaluation tools. 

User training 

  • Lead remote training sessions to assist NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Network Members on evaluation planning, fulfilling NNLM reporting and evaluation requirements, data analysis, evaluation information use, and troubleshooting data collection methods and reporting requirements. 
  • Actively contribute in monthly NEO Evaluation Working Group conference calls and webinars. 

Data preparation 

  • Create reports, dashboards, and PowerPoint decks for internal and external audiences summarizing key findings from evaluation studies. 
  • Make recommendations on how NNSC and NNCO might use the findings to inform programming decisions and whether pilot projects should be scaled across the NNLM. Support efforts to promote a culture of reflection, learning, and data-based decision making among NNLM. 
  • Collaboration with the NEO Co-Program Managers to analyze and present data in reports, visualization projects, and other communications. 


  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events. 


  • Masters degree in a social science that includes evaluation training, such as Public Health, Community Psychology, or Education. 
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in impact measurement and program evaluation. 
  • Experience designing and coordinating multi-site data collection tools and analytic methodologies for evaluative purposes. 
  • Ability to leverage data visualization tools such as Tableau. 
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software (Excel, R, SPSS). 
  • Experience designing and implementing program and project evaluations. 
  • Deep creativity and an ability to use data to uncover potential opportunities for growth and innovation around health knowledge access and health literacy topics. 
  • Experience conducting online training sessions. 
  • Experience summarizing key findings from evaluation studies and reporting out to external and internal audiences. 


  • Experience with multi-site evaluation. 
  • Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) projects. 
  • Experience with REDCap, Sharepoint, and ArcGIS. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 


As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. 

Application Process: 

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. 

Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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