Position Overview

The evaluation/education associate will design, implement, and report on research and evaluation studies of educational projects including curriculum development projects, professional development programs, student learning assessments, and websites. This work will involve collaboration with project leadership at SERC and collaborating institutions, the SERC Director, and other staff.

The evaluation/education associate may also work on educational research projects and other SERC activities related to improving undergraduate education.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and at least three years of experience in evaluation studies, educational psychology, or applied social science degree that included program evaluation or assessment coursework or the equivalent combination of education and work experience with quantitative and qualitative expertise.
  • Significant coursework and/or practical experience in research design and methodology, especially with applied quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, lead, and conduct education research or evaluation projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and work with quantitative data; including survey design, cleaning, managing, analyzing data sets, and ability with common statistics (e.g., mean comparisons, regression, factor analysis) and data visualization techniques; willingness to grow in this area
  • Experience designing qualitative studies; including purposive sampling, conducting focus groups or interviews, and textual analysis techniques.
  • Ability to rapidly learn new technical and data analysis skills and share that expertise with others.
  •  Ability to work both independently and to function as a respected team member with faculty, administrative, and staff colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation and organizational skills; ability to accept criticism and manage conflict; ability to follow through with stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and complete multiple projects on schedule and to deal patiently with changing priorities.
  •  Ability to clearly communicate ideas, claims and supporting argument in writing and in presentation – a writing sample will be requested

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-environment
  • Knowledge of higher education and its culture, knowledge of effective practices and challenges in higher education.

Learn more—and find application instructions—at the official announcement, here.