Jul 25, 2019

Program Evaluator II - Research Services

$69,149 - $85,562 yearly
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore City Public Schools District office, 200 East North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA
Full-time Data Evaluation and Analysis

Job Description

Job Summary 

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.

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.

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