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Evaluation / Education Specialist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Friday, July 14, 2017. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.
Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Details

Position Information

Organizational Unit Science Education Resource Ctr
Posting Number 13273
Job Title Evaluation / Education Specialist
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Grade 11

Position Specifics

Classification Exempt (Paid monthly)
Status Full Time
If part time, hours to be worked weekly
Working Schedule 12 Months
Position Type Regular
If temporary please provide Start Date
And End Date
Position FTE 1.0

Position Summary Information

Purpose of this Position

The Evaluation / Education Specialist will design, implement, and report evaluation of educational projects including curriculum development projects, professional development programs and websites. In addition, this position will include a variety of research activities related to the assessment of student learning. This work will involve collaboration with project leadership at SERC and collaborating institutions, the SERC Evaluation Director, and other staff.

The Evaluation / Education Specialist may also work on educational research projects and other SERC activities related to improving undergraduate education.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities
  • Create evaluation plans, including logic models and outcome-focused evaluation efforts, including plans and evaluation narratives for proposed projects and IRB applications.
  • Review relevant literature and evaluation information in a timely manner.
  • Design data collection and measurement tools (e.g., workshop forms, website analytics, interview protocols, surveys, observation protocols including usability testing) .
  • Assist in supervision of data collection processes including student and faculty related data.
  • Conduct or administer evaluation studies (focus groups, surveys, observations).
  • Continually assess effectiveness of evaluation protocols and instruments.
  • Manage and coordinate projects, integrating multiple elements and meeting required timelines.
  • Collaborate with partnering institution staff, external evaluators and funders on evaluation efforts.
  • Manage and coordinate input of multiple stakeholders to keep complex program evaluations on task and meeting required timelines.
  • Collect and critically analyze data (quantitative and/or qualitative).
  • Dissemination of research results, both written and orally, through reports, publications, and presentations including those at professional conferences.
  • Coach internal program staff on evaluation activities as needed.
  • There is considerable latitude for initiative and creative work in these responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in evaluation studies or education degree that included assessment or program evaluation coursework or the equivalent combination of education and work experience with quantitative and qualitative expertise.
  • Significant coursework and/or practical experience in research design and methodology, especially with applied quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and work with quantitative data; including survey design and comfort with basic statistics and data visualization techniques; willingness to grow in this area.
  • Experience designing qualitative studies; including purposive sampling, conducting focus groups or interviews, and textual analysis techniques.
  • Ability to rapidly learn new technical and data analysis skills and share that expertise with others.
  • Ability to work both independently and to function as a respected team member with faculty, administrative, and staff colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation and organizational skills; ability to accept criticism and manage conflict; ability to follow through with stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and complete multiple projects on schedule and to deal patiently with changing priorities.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas, claims and supporting argument in writing and in presentation – a writing sample will be requested.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-environment.
  • Knowledge of higher education and its culture, knowledge of effective practices and challenges in higher education.
Special Instructions to Applicants

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Friday, July 14, 2017. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.


Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/29/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quick Link http://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/3241

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you learn about this opportunity?
    • Carleton Employment Page
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • Minnesota Council of Non-Profits
    • JobsinMinneapolis.com
    • Minnesotaworks.net
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Local Newspapers
    • Professional Society or Organization
    • Other
  2. If you choose "Professional Society or Organization" or "Other" please let us know what the exact source is here.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents