This position will play a key role in supporting the Director with the design and implementation of evaluative research on program effectiveness for Community Engagement, government contracts and grant-funded programs at William James College alongside the Director of Program Development, Monitoring, and Evaluation.
- Design, implement, and oversee all evaluative research on program effectiveness for WJC’s community programs, community contracts, and funded programs.
- Lead data collection, entry, cleaning, and verification; work with individuals to design, build and maintain databases and associated forms and queries; and produce reports and visualizations for analysis and reporting.
- Document and disseminate the results of research and/or development projects through publication and presentation. Publications may include peer-review journals and/or scholarly/professional journals or other print media. Presentation may be at regional or national conferences or internal audiences in both scholarly and public forums.
- Develop a broader program/project evaluation agenda that focuses on clinical education of behavioral health professionals-in-training and on experiential learning.
- Maintain continuous monitoring and evaluation activities, assist with grant submissions, institutional advancement activities, and participation in conferences for the institution’s Community Engagement and all grant-funded programs.
- Develop quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research instruments and research/evaluation protocols.
- Coordinate and collaborate with relevant stakeholders for the timely execution of grant submissions.
- Write and review proposals or sections of proposals relevant to research, monitoring, and evaluation.
- Mentor and supervise PDM&E students and staff with all PDM&E related activities.
- Communicate job functions to statistician/methodologist and assist statistician/methodologist with data conceptualization.
- All other related duties deemed necessary by the PDM&E Director or management.
- PhD in a social/behavioral science field (including education, public health, social work, psychology) with at least 10 years of experience required.
- Emphasis in research and evaluation methodologies.
- Demonstrated competence in both quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods social science research methodologies; demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of methodologically sound program evaluation projects and program management.
- Demonstrated experience with program development, monitoring, and evaluation lifecycle i.e., from grant writing to report delivery.
- Ability to work effectively as both a team member and a team leader and to move easily between the two roles.
- Familiarity with effective organizational and team-management methodologies.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with the underserved population or interest in behavioral/ mental health issues or social justice.
- Experience designing topic guides for qualitative data collection and surveys, preferable with Qualtrics.
- Qualitative data analyses preferably with NVivo or MAXQDA
- Quantitative data analysis preferably with Excel or R.
- Knowledge and experience with strategic planning, designing logic models, case flow models for programs.
- Experience evaluating academic programs or experience managing and evaluating funded projects in a Higher Ed educational setting a plus.
- Success in dissemination of research results through publications and presentations.
- Applicant must be able to assume employment in the U.S. without College sponsorship.
Please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Costa, Human Resource Recruiting Manger, at HR@williamjames.edu. Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled.
William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.