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Associate Director

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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.
-- Job Family Generic Department Name Eval/Educational Effectiveness Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time VP Code EXEC VP/PROVOST Scope of Search Open Grant Funded Position This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding. Salary Range $65,000 - $85,000 per year, DOE Close Date 08-March-2021 Category 04

  • 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.
    • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
    • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and, on occasion, walk moderate distances (e.g., 0.5 - 1.0 miles) in a desert climate to perform work.
    • Occasional bending, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
    • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
    • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
    • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, copier, calculator, telephone and associated computer technology.
    • Receive regular review of assignments for adherence to established goals and objectives.
    • Position involves travel to other metropolitan ASU campuses or off-site locations for meetings.
      -- Department Statement The University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE) promotes educational effectiveness by providing expert programs, resources, and services in social science research and evaluation; outcomes assessment; and testing and measurement for the university and its constituents.
      -- ASU Statement Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

      ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

      Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

      Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
      In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

      Relocation Assistance - For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/relocation-services . ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. Instructions to Apply Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

      Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

      Resume/cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

      ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

      Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.
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