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Evaluation Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
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Full Time
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Position Number F67890 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Evaluation Coordinator School/Unit School of Education Department SOEFoundations: MERC Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Mission or Goal of Unit
As a research practice partnership between Richmond-area school districts and Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education, the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium ( MERC ) leads research and evaluation that addresses enduring and emerging issues in PK12 education with the goal of informing policy, building the professional knowledge and skills of key stakeholders, contributing to the body of scholarly knowledge, and ultimately impacting outcomes relevant to students, schools, and communities. MERC’s evaluation efforts involve partnerships with school districts as well as a wide range of state and local education-related agencies and organizations. The work generally involves mixed-method data collection and analysis designed and implemented with attention to the principles of community-engaged research. The work of MERC and the VCU School of Education has an emphasis on urban education and commitment to advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
This Evaluation Coordinator position will work within MERC, and in partnership with VCU’s Office of Strategic Engagement, to coordinate and lead externally funded research/evaluation projects for educational programs in the Metropolitan Richmond region as well as in other parts of the Commonwealth and country. This position will be responsible for (1) designing evaluation studies; (2) staffing and coordinating evaluation teams that may include VCU faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students; (3) navigating relationships with evaluation partners and funders; (4) leading projects that involve mixed-method data collection, analysis and report writing; (5) pursuing contracts for evaluation and other external funding opportunities; (6) supporting the evaluation needs of the Office of Strategic Engagement; and (7) other research and evaluation duties as assigned. The position will also be connected to the Department of Foundations of Education within the VCU School of Education, which includes a Research, Assessment, and Evaluation doctoral track.

Position Responsibilities
Research – The primary focus of the work of the Evaluation Coordinator would be to coordinate, project manage, and solicit MERC evaluations.

Teaching – This position may eventually include teaching responsibilities within the Foundations of Education department, although this would not be an expectation in the first year.

Service – This position may include opportunities for service within the Department of Foundations of Education and the School of Education.

Required Qualifications
-Experience designing, directing and conducting program evaluations using multiple methods (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods) and various data sources (surveys, interviews/focus groups, secondary data, etc.) in K12 education or related fields
-Experience working with stakeholders and evaluation team members
-Experience supervising and leading teams
-Knowledge of SPSS and/or other advanced statistical software
-Demonstrated ability to pursue external evaluation contracts and grant funding opportunities
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Strong computer technology skills
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
-Masters degree in education, research, or a related field
-Demonstrated work (e.g. practice, research, and/or scholarship) in advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them

Preferred Qualifications
-PhD in education, research, or a related field
-Prior work in PK12 public education
-Experience pursuing external funding
-Record of scholarly publications and presentations
-Expertise in quantitative data analysis

Date Posted 07/09/2021 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 08/08/2021 Proposed Hire Date 09/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience. In addition, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at

Application materials must be submitted online through VCU eJobs by the application deadline, and must include all of the following: 1) A letter of application that addresses the applicant’s qualifications based on position announcement and consideration of the goals and mission of Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of Education; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) List of three professional references with contact information; 4) Diversity Statement. Please upload documents 1-3 as one PDF under ‘Other Document’ at for review by the Search Committee. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jesse Senechal, at If selected as a finalist for the position, candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted.

Posted Salary $58,700-78,700 Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our well-being as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
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