Open Position - Director of Client Evaluation and Research Services

Oct 22, 2019

The Rucks Group is a growing small research and evaluation firm located in Southwest (Dayton) Ohio. Formed in 2008, we are a nationally recognized organization whose research and thoughtful analysis influences decision-making in higher education, and our mission is to provide services that maximize the return of resources invested in initiatives for grant recipients and funding sources.

We are seeking a Director of Client Evaluation and Research Services to join our leadership team to oversee the creation of timely, high-quality, and valued-oriented deliverables that our clients expect, and the firm has a reputation for producing.

The Director of Client Evaluation and Research Services would be expected to:
• Oversee the firm’s evaluation and research projects by executing and optimizing the firm’s
articulated processes for producing timely, high-quality, and value-oriented deliverables
• Manage the client services team ensuring their professional development and growth within the firm
• Ensure that timelines and budget allocations for client deliverables are met or exceeded
• Ensure clients’ expectations in working with the firm are continuously met or exceeded
• Facilitate and lead weekly evaluation and research team meetings
• Serve as a model of the firm’s values to the research and evaluation team
• Work closely with the Principal Consultant to execute the firm’s strategic plan

Successful Candidate
The successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:
• Foundational skills in research and program evaluation
• Track record of managing multiple research and program evaluation projects to meet timelines, quality of deliverables within budget
• Have the willingness and ability to periodically work after hours to meet workload demands
• Travel periodically to work with clients face-to-face
• Possesses organizational and project management skills to effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines
• Experienced in motivating and coaching a team of professionals
• Growth-oriented, self-motivated individual with a high-level of personal accountability
• Client-focus approach with strong presentation skills
• Capacity to work in a dynamic small business environment

Minimum Requirements
• A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology, evaluation, or other related discipline
• Ten years of experience working in the program evaluation and research industry
• Experience in consulting or professional services is a must
• Experience functioning in a leadership role focused on project management and client delivery

Salary and Benefits
Our compensation package includes:
• Competitive pay
• Professional development opportunities
• Health benefits, paid holidays
• Vacation days
• Sick/personal leave
• Retirement contribution
• Relocation assistance

To apply please forward to the following items: cover letter, resume/vita, and a list of references. Applicant screening will occur on an ongoing basis and will continue until the position is filled.

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