Associate Director-Grant Program Evaluation

Feb 12, 2021

Arizona State University’s Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness is seeking an Associate Director for our Program Evaluation team. See the position description and application instructions below.

 

Job Description:

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations of the UOEEE Program Evaluation team. Oversees the management of evaluation projects and processes, conducts evaluations of grant-sponsored projects (e.g., NSF, NIH, DOE), and leads a team of research analysts/program evaluators. Monitors progress toward goals and objectives and provides regular updates. Coordinates with departments/personnel/clients regarding evaluation projects, processes, outcomes, and deliverables. Collaborates with faculty and staff on evaluation projects, processes, tools, and proposals. Uses a variety of computer applications (data analysis, budgeting, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, database, project coordination, etc.) to perform job functions. Reports to UOEEE’s Senior Director.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Leads a team that conducts evaluations of grant-sponsored projects (e.g., NSF, NIH, DOE). Hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and evaluates professional and student staff.
  • Supervises and supports all aspects of the evaluation team’s portfolio of 35-40 evaluation projects, including identifying components, scheduling tasks, and coordinating with team members. Develops evaluation plans, tools, processes, timelines, and budgets.
  • Liaises with internal and external constituents to plan and manage all phases of social science evaluation projects.
  • Provides consultation to higher education administrators, faculty and staff on social science research and/or evaluation projects, processes, tools, and/or best practices.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to develop proposals for external funding, including bio narratives, measurable objectives, program evaluation design specifications, and budgets.
  • Oversees development and refinement of tools to support management of evaluation projects. Uses data management systems to track evaluation planning, budgeting, implementation, and reporting.
  • Remains abreast of best practices in program evaluation and rigorous social science research and applies those in the evaluation team’s day-to-day operation.
  • Selects, develops, and/or recommends social science research and evaluation methodologies, data collection protocols, instruments, and data analyses.
  • Develops logic models and theories of change.
  • Plans, coordinates, writes, and reviews technical evaluation reports that summarize results, present recommendations for improvement, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Develops/revises quantitative and qualitative data collection strategies, instruments, and protocols.
  • Manages and conducts data collection, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and observations.
  • Analyzes, interprets, and summarizes quantitative and qualitative data in narrative and graphical/tabular formats.
  • Prepares and conducts specialized, technical presentations/leads workshops for various audiences.
  • Prepares and submits studies for review by ASU’s Institutional Review Board. Manages unit’s IRB submissions.
  • Completes special projects and complex administrative functions, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND seven (7) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Eleven (11) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree in a related field with social science research or evaluation emphasis AND five (5) years of related administrative experience which includes three (3) years of supervisory experiences OR a Doctoral degree in a related field with a social science research or evaluation emphasis AND three years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Evidence of a minimum of three (3) years of experience evaluating grant-sponsored projects.
  • Demonstrated administrative, managerial, and/or supervisory experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring professional staff in a collaborative social science research and/or evaluation setting.
  • Experience successfully leading collaborative social science research and/or evaluation teams.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with individuals at multiple levels, in diverse roles, and with diverse perspectives.
  • Experience in providing consultation to higher education administrators, faculty and staff on research and/or evaluation projects, processes, tools, and/or best practices.
  • Experience overseeing multiple, complex social science research/evaluation projects and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment, preferably in a university setting.
  • Experience conducting multiple phases of the program evaluation process (e.g., planning and budgeting, determining evaluation strategies/methods, designing mixed method data collection protocols/instruments, collecting data, analyzing data, preparing and editing reports/presentations, reviewing reports and providing feedback).
  • Experience designing and implementing surveys, interview and focus group protocols, and observation checklists for use in education or outreach settings.
  • Experience in analyzing and summarizing quantitative and qualitative research/evaluation data in narrative and graphical/tabular formats.
  • Experience in effectively communicating, in both written and verbal form, evaluation findings and recommendations, and other complex, technical information to a variety of audiences, including university and external constituents.
  • Experience in delivering presentations, workshops, instruction, and/or training in a variety of professional settings.
  • Experience in using word processing, spreadsheets, database software, presentation, email, and/or statistical software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, SPSS).
  • Evidence of current CITI training.
  • Evidence of understanding of the IRB approval process and with developing IRB applications.

For additional information and to apply, please visit https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant and search for Job ID#: 65622BR. The closing date for applications is March 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm Arizona time.

 



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