The Evaluation Specialist is responsible for designing and implementing the assessment and evaluation of activities within the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, including events, trainings, and aspects of related courses
Conducting literature reviews to inform assessment and evaluation design
Evaluation of the primary Center activity: interdisciplinary research collaborations; For this and all evaluation and assessment activities, the Assessment Analyst will:
Work with Searle Center staff (and sometimes Center faculty and staff) to design quantitative and qualitative assessments and evaluations,
Develop data collection protocols, collect data, and maintain confidential data
Develop analytical plans and conduct analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
Contribute to the continuous improvement of Center activities by helping faculty and staff understand implications of evaluation and assessment findings
Evaluation specific programs, such as Searle Center trainings in teaching and mentoring, an annual Center conference, and a visiting scholars program
Assessment of student/trainee learning objectives, such as objectives that are part of a summer undergraduate research program, a new seminar course, and lab modules
Collaborate with Center staff in writing reports to funder, journal articles and conference proposals
Participate in regular Center meetings
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong written and verbal communication
Intermediate-to-advanced Excel skills
Excellent project management skills
Experience in assessment of STEM-related initiatives
Experience working in higher education
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
2+ years of relevant evaluation and/or assessment experience, including:
All phases of evaluation (design, implementation, analysis, and presentation)
Survey design and individual interviews and/or focus group moderation
Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
Social Network Analysis
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 34790
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.