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Evaluator (Part Time)

Company:
The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Category:
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req7852

Department: UAHS Equity, Diversity & Incl

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1670 E Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

Collaboratively develops comprehensive evaluation plans as appropriate for programs or grant goals and objectives. Works with stakeholders to develop and implement evaluation frameworks for monitoring and evaluation. Utilizes data to assess effectiveness and highlight areas for improvement. Develops summative and formative reports for stakeholders and grantees. Works in collaboration with other Evaluation and Research teams to incorporate equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles into work performed. This position provides EDI and other offices in the University of Arizona Health Sciences with evaluation- and research-related analyses, reports, and presentations. The person should have knowledge of or familiarity with the American Evaluation Association's Guiding Principles for Evaluators.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, test, and implement evaluation projects for grants, programs, and departments. Design data collection tools and protocols. Lead data collection and reporting for grant-funded projects. Collect data through interviews, surveys, and focus groups with staff, people we serve, community members, and stakeholders. Analyze both quantitative and qualitative data from internal and external sources.
  • Establish and adapt electronic application and evaluation systems to measure short-term and long-term impacts in collaboration with other offices and departments.
  • Use inferential and descriptive statistics to analyze data and generate reports of the results.
  • Manage survey and application data.
  • Skill in developing and articulating program goals and objectives in a structure supporting evaluation.
  • Familiarity with multiple evaluation frameworks and methodologies, including culturally-responsive, equity-based, and principled
  • Utilize knowledge of various evaluation designs (e.g., non-experimental, experimental, quasi-experimental).
  • Monitor and evaluate collection and quality improvement initiatives
  • Create written reports using analytical skills and data visualization techniques for non-technical audiences
  • Develop understanding of the context of a program and how it affects program planning, implementation, outcomes,
    and even the evaluation.
  • Develop and use of logic models to describe complex programs.
  • Ability to conduct analyses using appropriate analytic tools for quantitative data (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Minitab) and qualitative data (e.g., Nvivo, Atlas.ti, MaxQDA).
  • Prepare and present evaluation results in a manner that increases the likelihood that they will be used
    and accepted by a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Pilot Test the Data Collection Instruments and Procedures by implementing changes based on feedback and results.
  • Develop proposals to solicit funds by writing narratives, reports, evaluation plans, and required documents.
  • Dedication to continuous practice and growth around equity in evaluation. Promoting the values of equity and furthering these practices in collaborative work within UAHS and with grant partners.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with program coordinators, program managers, program directors and supervisor to advise on data and evaluation reporting.
  • Establish effective relationships with external stakeholders to advise, provide technical assistance, and implement data and evaluation reporting needs.
  • Advise internal and external stakeholders on instrument development, evaluation and data reporting.
  • Work collaboratively with the Evaluation & Research team to assist the organization in building capacity to use evaluation in strategy and decision-making processes.
  • Provide leadership in a team setting, move members forward and build respectful consensus and collegiality.
  • Open to feedback and willing to take and follow direction from supervisor and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Meet assigned deadlines and provide advance notice to internal and external partners on reporting.
  • Use active listening skills and communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Establish and Maintain Professional Credibility by modeling exemplary professional conduct.
  • Demonstrate Effective Interpersonal Skills.
  • Observe Ethical and Legal Standards by complying with organizational and professional codes of ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from all walks of life.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of MS Office software including word processing, spreadsheets, database, e-mail.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn data visualization software, such as Tableau, Qualtrics.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn programming languages, such as SQL.
  • Experience using statistical software packages such as SPSS or R, a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's or doctoral degree in the field of study of psychology, program evaluation, applied research, public health, sociology or other social sciences with strong emphasis on quantitative and qualitative research.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: 0.50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Instructional and Assessment Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Grade

8

Career Stream and Level

PC3

Job Family

Program Outcome Assessment

Job Function

Instruct & Assessment Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Lydia Kennedy | lkkennedy@email.arizona.edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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