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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. The cover letter should also address your professional commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.
The position of Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for working directly with CEDER's Evaluation Coordinator to respond to and coordinate evaluation requests, consult with faculty experts on the particular substance of the evaluation request, and organize and lead temporary staff members and students to assist with the completion of this work. The successful candidate for the evaluation specialist position will have experience working on research and/or evaluation projects and have intermediate to advanced qualitative and quantitative skills and will be able to help build capacity for quantitative work within CEDER.
CEDER advances equity and excellence in education by providing access to high-quality design, evaluation, and research services through collaborations with university, school, and community partners.
CEDER, a center within the University of Michigan School of Education, provides expertise on topics relating to teaching, learning, leadership, and policy at multiple levels of education. Specifically, CEDER supports the evaluation, design, and development of education curricula, programs, technology tools, and software for other units on campus and for K-12 and informal learning settings in surrounding communities.
Our projects are aimed at serving society by producing new knowledge about education and by translating research into equitable and just learning opportunities in schools, universities, and community-based education organizations. Specifically, CEDER supports and generates projects on the design and evaluation of education curricula, programs, technology tools, and software with and for other units on campus and for K-12 and informal learning settings in surrounding communities. In addition, CEDER fosters partnerships among the School of Education (SOE), other U-M campus units, and K-12 education institutions (both formal and informal) across the state of Michigan. CEDER staff members both generate and accept requests for partnerships. The majority of CEDER's work is funded by external grants. This position is term-limited to two years with a goal of continuing the position pending funding.
Applicants should have experience and coursework in a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. Applicants should have experience developing and implementing experimental and/or quasi-experimental research or evaluation designs. Supervision of temporary staff, students, and interns as well as the ability to lead teams in implementing evaluation designs and to assist in cross training team members is essential.
Successful candidates will demonstrate initiative; willingness to work independently and collaboratively; and possess excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable environment is essential. The successful applicant will be flexible and friendly and able to communicate and get along with a wide range of people. Knowledge of and background in higher education, education studies, education evaluation, social science, or a related field is required.
Experience working in a research, evaluation, and/or assessment setting
Experience working in a client-based environment
Earned doctorate(or ABD with completion anticipated with within 6-month) in higher education, educational studies, public policy, economic, social work, public health, statistics, or a related field. Commensurate professional experience would be considered.
Experience with research and evaluation using intermediate to advanced quantitative methodologies such a dissertation work or papers published in peer-reviewed journals or commensurate professional activities.
Facility with statistical packages, especially STATA or R.
Knowledge of University of Michigan policies and operations and of communities across southeastern Michigan is strongly preferred but not required.
Please note that this position is two year limited term appointment, but may have the possibility of extension based on available funding. The starting salary may vary depending on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The University of Michigan School of Education is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We seek to be supportive and interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career and academic paths.
The Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) at the University of Michigan School of Education is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.
School of Education Diversity Statement:
We respect and value individuals from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community and we affirm our promise to make the School of Education a welcoming place for all. In seeking new staff members, we are committed to hiring those who share in our reverence and expectation for diversity.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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