Associate Director of Evaluation

Aug 04, 2017
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Stanford University

Associate Director of Evaluation

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Stanford University is seeking an Associate Director of Evaluation (Academic Program Professional 2) to join the Office of Medical Education Research and Evaluation team, helping to support the largest medical school curriculum redesign in more than a decade. The Associate Director of Evaluation will participate in strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development. The director will design and implement the evaluation plan for the required pre-clerkship and clerkship curriculum in order to ensure compliance with national accreditation standards and meet faculty and student stakeholder needs. Responsibilities will include: 1) supervising evaluation analysts in designing and administering surveys, analyzing data, and reporting findings, 2) developing protocols for collecting and rigorously analyzing qualitative data such as focus groups and open-ended survey responses, and 3) conducting statistical analyses of performance metrics. The director will also serve as an evaluation database expert, overseeing system management and development, including transitions from older to newer systems.

Our team's mission is to enhance medical education through rigorous qualitative and quantitative data analysis. We study the impacts of curricular programs and innovations on student satisfaction and learning outcomes. The work environment is busy and demanding. Our team provides support for projects associated with the required MD curriculum and major education programs and initiatives constituting millions of dollars of investment. We also provide consultation to faculty, students and staff who want to engage with program evaluation and data, and use research findings for continuous quality improvement.

Research and Evaluation is a division of the Office of Medical Education (OME) within the School of Medicine Educational Programs and Services (EPS).

Duties* include:

  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting evaluation activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations.
  • Use expertise in evaluation, assessment, and quantitative and qualitative analyses to measure program and learning outcomes.
  • Manage and develop evaluation data systems.
  • Assist as needed in teaching workshops and seminars, and advising in curriculum development.
  • Coach and mentor program staff, students and faculty.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Contribute to and inform strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, and partnerships.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Two or more years of experience working in medical education research and/or evaluation.
  • Familiarity with LCME accreditation standards; experience developing and implementing evaluation tools and processes aligned with accreditation standards.
  • Experience using data management systems and software, particularly those relevant to quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation, or medical education, (E*Value, MedHub, Ilios, B-Line, etc.).
  • Advanced degree in social science research, statistics, education or related field.


Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.


  • Ability to develop program partnerships.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
  • Ability to design and implement evaluation and research studies, including defining process, sources and systems needed for data collection and analysis.
  • Ability to apply statistical skills and methods to address evaluation and research questions.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote health, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Job: Administration

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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