Program Manager, Research & Evaluation, DE Stars

University of Delaware

Job Title Program Manager, Research & Evaluation, DE Stars
Job ID 104642
Location Newark, DE

Program Manager, Research & Evaluation, DE Stars

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Level: 30E

Deadline: Open until filled

Context of Job

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) with the College of Education and Human Development is a diversified Department with undergraduate and graduate programs that require a close working relationship with the State of Delaware, Federal Agencies, local school systems, and numerous Health and Service agencies.

The Department houses the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, supporting the workforce and programming services for children aged six weeks to twelve years of age in early care and education; the Nemours Healthy Kids project and the Delaware Stars project.

Under the limited direction of the Director, the Program Manager directs and leads the research and evaluation processes of the Delaware Stars for Early Success Program. The project provides technical assistance, grants, and professional development supports to family childcare and center-based childcare programs throughout the state. The Program Manager will guide all of the internal research and evaluation efforts for Delaware Stars. The Program Manager supervises full time exempt and contract employees, and oversees the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.

This position is temporary, full-time based on Grant Funding.

  • Administer the day-to-day operations of the internal research and evaluation of Delaware Stars which is a $5.5 million+/year project to increase the quality of early care and education throughout the state of Delaware
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and evaluation of project staff.
  • Supervise all staff and conduct meetings with the project team.
  • Direct all internal research activities for the Delaware Stars program, including use of database information to inform program progress, development of required reports, designing and implementing internal research studies as needed.
  • Collaborate closely with State Department of Education staff, Office of Child Care Licensing, and state partners
  • Provide general oversight of the Stars database including making recommendations for modifications to meet growing needs of the program. Use database information for analysis for reporting.
  • Write and coordinate writing of all required Delaware Stars evaluation and accountability reports.
  • Supervise preparation of reports and maintenance of records to meet all requirements of funding source.
  • Conduct long range program planning and development for Delaware Stars data and evaluation efforts (long-term planning for staff, maintaining reliability, etc.).
  • Act as liaison to state, local, university, nonprofit and private agencies and organizations to build relationships that expand our influence, visibility and participation in the community.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or other related field and four years of experience in the field of early care and education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing programs and supervising staff.
  • Competency in recommended practices for early care and education.
  • Detail oriented. Proficient in Microsoft Office word processing and database software.
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of constituents.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


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