EVALUATION SPECIALIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Mar 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 93591-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: CALS/ENVIRON RESOURCE CTR


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93591-AS

Working Title: Evaluation Specialist

Official Title: RESEARCHER(E05DN) or ASSOC RESEARCHER(E05FN) or ASST RESEARCHER(E05LN)

Hiring Department: A076100-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/ENVIRON RESOURCE CTR

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 05, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters degree required from an accredited college or university, with course work related to the responsibilities of this position such as evaluation, advanced math, statistical analysis, regression analysis, epidemiology, survey and/or social science research methods, etc.

PhD from an accredited college or university, with course work related to the responsibilities of this position such as evaluation, advanced math, statistical analysis, regression analysis, epidemiology, survey and/or social science research methods, etc preferred.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Demonstrated experience with Extension evaluation and familiarity with Extension programming
- Demonstrated experience developing evaluation plans
- 3-5 years of direct experience applying evaluation methods in natural resources, environmental and/or agricultural settings
- 3-5 years of experience designing and implementing surveys and other data collection instruments
- 3-5 years of experience developing and editing evaluation summaries, briefs, and reports
- Demonstrated success in advanced quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis using software packages such as SPSS or MAXQDA
- Demonstrated skills using computers, Microsoft Office programs, Tableau software, and internet applications such as Qualtrics
- Ability to multi-task and reprioritize as needed
- Ability to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin including indigenous cultures, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

- Grant writing experience
- Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining databases
- Demonstrated ability to present data and findings effectively
- Strong writing skills demonstrated by peer-reviewed publishing
- Strong organizational and leadership skills
- Strong interpersonal skills in a team setting and on an individual basis



License or certificate:



Position Summary:

The Evaluation Specialist provides research and support for the evaluation of natural resources, environmental, and agricultural programs. The position is part of the Evaluation Unit in the UW Environmental Resources Center (ERC), which works to improve and demonstrate the value of environmental programs. The primary purpose of this position is to design and conduct evaluations, analyze and interpret evaluation data, and visualize and share evaluation results and recommendations. This position works closely with other Evaluation Specialists in the unit and provides guidance to student evaluation assistants.

POSITION EXPECTATIONS:
The Evaluation Specialist is accountable to the ERC Evaluation Unit Coordinator for all programmatic matters and matters related to vacation, leave of absence, salary and promotion. The Evaluation Specialist is also accountable to the ERC Director(s). The position cooperates with UW-Madison faculty, UW-Extension area educators and state specialists as well as staff in local, state and federal agencies.

OFFICE LOCATION: Environmental Resources Center, 445 Henry Mall, Room 214, Madison, WI 53706

This position is part of the State of Wisconsin benefits system (https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/) including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications, degree, and percent of appointment.



Additional Information:

WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions
- Assume occasional travel throughout the county, within the state, and less often across the U.S. for data collection and/or meetings
- Work evenings and weekends occasionally, as needed, to meet local needs and grant/partner deadlines



Contact:

Chad Cook
chad.cook@ces.uwex.edu
608-262-3652
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.



Advertised: Mar 12 2018 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: Mar 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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