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Associate Director of Evaluation

Employer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021
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Job Details

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)

Department:

Social Medicine-424901

Working Title:

Associate Director of Evaluation

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications

Full Time/Part Time?:

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per Week:

40

Vacancy ID:

NF0005052

Position ID:

20038811

Posting Open Date:

07/09/2021

Application Deadline:

07/22/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Proposed Start Date:

08/09/2021

Position Summary:

The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) brings together collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of scholars and community members to improve health in underserved communities through a shared commitment to health equity, innovation, and translational research. The Center’s vision is to create and maintain cross-disciplinary synergy: The combination of individual perspectives, resources, and skills creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts and results in research collaborations with increased creativity and more comprehensive solutions to complex problems. The Center does this through advancing research methods, effectively translating research discoveries, conducting research that addresses patient and community-centered outcomes, and viewing equity in health care as an issue of quality.

The Associate Director of Evaluation position will be within Abacus, the program evaluation and research consultancy within CHER. Abacus specializes in collaborating with health and human service organizations with a mission to foster innovation and advance equity in research and health outcomes through evaluation. Dr. Dave, Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine and Associate Director of CHER, is the Director of Abacus. Abacus’ leadership consists of experienced evaluators who maintain currency with state-of-art research and evaluation methodologies. Abacus evaluators use various quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches to address the research and evaluation questions identified in its portfolio of projects. The Associate Director of Evaluation position will primarily lead the day-to-day oversight and management of the entire portfolio of evaluation projects and the teams working on these projects. The Associate Director of Evaluation will work with the Director and other senior personnel in Abacus to 1) oversee the development of evaluation plans for new projects to ensuring high-quality standards for data collection, analysis, and reporting of project outcomes and impacts; 2) work with potential partners and collaborators in building program-specific evaluation plans and tools; 3) lead/co-lead strategic planning activities related to Abacus; 4) represent Abacus at national evaluation workgroups and activities; 5) drive the development of new project/contract/grant opportunities; 6) catalyze a data-driven decision making culture across Abacus.

The Associate Director of Evaluation plans, develops and implements Abacus’ core mission strategies including overseeing the development of processes for capturing output and outcome data used to evaluate performance effectiveness and track progress among the various projects in Abacus’ portfolio. The Associate Director of Evaluation oversees the development of objectives and design of research and data collection procedures for Abacus projects. They provide expertise in evaluation science, research, and innovative methods. They work with the Abacus Director, senior leadership (e.g., associate directors), project leads, program managers, and evaluation consultants to design evaluation plans, collect and analyze evaluation data, produce regular and periodic reports to meet aims and communicate accurate reporting of evaluation findings to partners and clients. They serve as primary contact for all new project/contract/grant opportunities and represent Abacus at local, national, and international meetings. They serve as the supervisor and manager for all project leads within Abacus.

Educational Requirements:

Minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related field with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and highly advanced evaluation knowledge. PhD preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

Excellent knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods, including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools, training materials, reports and summary forms. Excellent quantitative, qualitative, problem solving, analytical and statistical analysis skills. Capacity to synthesize monitoring data into effective presentation of results to help guide recommendations on performance improvement. Ability to work effectively with the research lead and other senior members of the organization. Ability to work collaboratively in a team to solve problems and devise appropriate solutions. Good planning and time management skills for effective task management. Enthusiasm to learn new concepts and ways of working. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Organization

The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.


Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

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