Feb 19, 2020

Program Evaluator II - Research Services

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Executive Leadership

Job Description

The Program Evaluator in the Division of Research Services ensures the effective development, planning, and implementation of comprehensive, ongoing and systematic program evaluations in order to provide information to decision-makers regarding program, curriculum, and grant initiatives.

Essential Functions

  • Functions as a project manager in the implementation of program evaluations and in-depth analyses of various district metrics such as assessment scores, enrollment, attendance, college and career readiness, student, staff, and parent surveys, as well as employee and school effectiveness.
  • Conducts formative and summative program evaluations, serving as lead and coordinating all phases, from preparation through final dissemination; conducts needs assessments; develops logic models; administers all aspects of survey methodology; analyzes and interprets quantitative data; conducts, facilitates, and/or interprets results of interviews, focus groups, observations and document analyses; prepares reports and/or presentations to meet the needs of various audiences. Prepares statistical and narrative reports surfacing key policy questions based on underlying data and/or graphs, as appropriate; presents research results to the Manager of Program Evaluation (Research) and prepares follow up and ongoing analysis.
  • Assists in responding to internal and external data requests and the ongoing collaboration with partners conducting research in the district. This includes serving as a member of the district's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Implements designated program evaluations per established timelines, including those designated based upon priorities established through federal, state, and district policies; and grant/foundation requirements.
  • Applies an analytical approach to the solution of a wide variety of problems, or applies specialized techniques or ingenuity in selecting and evaluating approaches to unforeseen problems.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to educational research, knowledge management, and performance management.
  • Works in collaboration with the Office of Achievement and Accountability and the Information Technology Department to access school data, related information summaries data, and information to prepare and format presentations and related materials.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination polices; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary 87274.00

Minimum Salary 70532.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, and/or related field including coursework in research design, statistics, research methodology, qualitative research techniques, computer programming, or related areas. Doctorate preferred. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • At least three years of experience with program evaluation and/or statistical assessment analyses. Education can be substituted for experience.
  • Understanding of current research and statistical models in K-12 education.
  • Knowledge of quantitative design and experience with descriptive, inferential, and item statistics.
  • Knowledge of qualitative methodologies including interviews, focus groups, observations, and document analysis.
  • Extensive and varied experience conducting program evaluations involving assessment statistics, including experience with Professional Standards for Program Evaluation.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative program evaluation methodologies, including proficiency in a statistical package such as STATA, SPSS, and/or SAS. Experience with database systems such as Oracle and Access preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management principles and practices. Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Interpersonal skills that ensure effective team building.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

Baltimore City Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates.

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRP) bargaining unit.

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