As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for an Evaluation Manager.Position PurposeCoordinate evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of findings on Forefront programming. Manage work of multiple evaluators. Knowledge generated via evaluations on Forefront's programs will be used for publications, forwarding the field's understanding of suicide prevention.Duties & ResponsibilitiesoManage external partners contracted for evaluation.oLead the implementation of outcomes strategies, including development of processes, instruments (i.e., surveys, focus group protocols, etc.), and systems for measuring the reach and impact of our program initiatives.oWork with leadership and stakeholders to develop and implement strategies for outcomes assessment for mission initiatives across the organization.oWork with leadership to develop and manage a data strategy including policies and governanceoEstablish mechanisms for rapid feedback and learning from findingsoEstablish a framework and identify tools to support the organization's publication and reporting needs.oDevise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data management and analysisoCollect, clean, analyze and interpret data-based findings towards refinement of program efforts and determination of evidence-base for program interventions.oManage external partners contracted for evaluation.oLead the implementation of outcomes strategies, including development of processes, instruments (i.e., surveys, focus group protocols, etc.), and systems for measuring the reach and impact of our program initiatives.oManage a data strategy for rapid feedback and learning.RequirementsoMaster's degree or equivalent in related field such as public health, economics, demography, psychology, measurement & evaluation, sociology or business administration, PhD is highly valuedo5+ years of experience in a monitoring or evaluation focused role coupled with solid experience managing a teamoExpertise in evaluation design, best practices and evaluation methodologiesoStrong methodological and analytical skills, with a proven track record of supporting program evaluations and/or primary research studies from project inception through post-analysis, as well as a willingness to learn.oStrong team management experience and demonstrated ability to juggle many projects while meeting deadlinesoExpertise in both quantitative (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc.) and qualitative (e.g., NVivo, ATLAS, etc.) analysis methodsand softwareoExcellent analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to translate complex data into actionable recommendationsoFamiliarity with implementing and/or effectively utilizing a monitoring and evaluation database system within an organizationoAbility to summarize and communicate complex information to a variety of stakeholders in a manner that is clear and conciseEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BenefitsAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed
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