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Associate Director, Center for Evaluation and Assessment

Company: BREN RAY FARMS
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Associate Director, Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA)

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Position Number: 1928125

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Associate Director, Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA)

Academic Coordinator II, 100%

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Reports to: Tarek Azzam, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) at Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE)

Recruitment Opens: 6/10/20

For Primary Consideration, Apply by 6/24/20

Recruitment Closes: 8/3/20

3 Year Appointment Term (with possibility of reappointment): start date will be 8/1/20 or later. Recruitment is open until filled

The Associate Director is a leadership position that contributes to the direction and sustainability of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA). In this position the Associate Director is expected to perform as a senior-level professional, serving as a thought partner in the formulation of center-level goals, the development of promising strategies by which to pursue those goals, and the integration of these into strategic planning efforts. In this role, the Associate Director will have primary responsibilities in the management of the CEA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee CEA projects and procedures including: evaluation contracts, budgeting, project designs, analysis, and reporting work from CEA team members

Contribute to the development of resources, successful completion of assigned deliverables, conducting presentations on behalf of the organization, and providing direct technical assistance and training services to CEA staff and students

Provide guidance and visioning on an array of research, evaluation, assessment, synthesis, product development, and technical assistance and training activities

Propose team structure and staffing as needed to effectively support evaluation contracts (Including client invoicing and budget tracking)

Hire, train, and provide coaching and oversight to CEA staff and students

Identify, engage, and manage 3rd parties that would support the evaluation

Contribute to the development of resources, successful completion of assigned deliverables, conducting presentations on behalf of the organization, and providing direct technical assistance and training services to CEA staff and students

Travel to stakeholder and data collection locations (Domestic and International)

Maintain a current knowledge of advances and innovations in the evaluation discipline

Engage in scholarly activity related to the discipline (e.g., presentation of papers, serving on panel discussion, attending conferences, publication of articles/chapter/books, grant and contract writing, participation in seminars, and peer reviewing)

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree (degree conferred in order to apply for the position) in an evaluation field.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in program evaluation, applied research, or social sciences or equivalent experience and training consisting of 3+ years of experience in evaluation, applied research, or social sciences.

Knowledge of one or more planning and evaluation approaches, such as utilization focused evaluation. Experience in designing, generating, and managing evaluation and assessment projects; including longitudinal studies, implantation evaluations, outcomes/effectiveness evaluations, case studies

Knowledge and experience necessary to lead in the design of research methods and data collection tools; contributing to assessments, evaluations and case studies through experimental, quasi-experimental, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches

Experience cultivating professional relationships with stakeholders

Excellent research skills, with a proven capacity in this area

Excellent writing skills with the ability to translate complex ideas and information into plain language

Ability to handle a fast-paced environment with high volume of projects

Proven track record of effectively managing evaluation projects in a complex, highly distributed research environment (academic or business) Able to manage evaluation projects to achieve real world utilization of findings

Understanding of evaluation budgeting and ability to successfully perform budget management

Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Self-initiation and ability to work independently

Attention to detail and excellent follow-through

Comfortable assuming ownership and leadership of new tasks and projects

Ability to work effectively with diverse groups in a variety of settings

Apply through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01806

Submit your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Submit a cover letter that describes your ability to work on evaluation related projects, grant activity, and working in diverse program evaluation contexts.

Provide 3 references (contact info only)

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

The University of California is 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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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