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Program Evaluation and Assessment Specialist

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/8

Salary Range: $54,075- $68,582

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Program Evaluation and Assessment Specialist in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia, reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Programs and Administration and is responsible for managing the College’s data and assessment needs to ensure the ongoing assessment of academic programs, land grant programs, and research activities in the college. The incumbent oversees data collection; maintains assessment and program evaluation databases; prepares reports and other communication to highlight assessment results; and manages assessment processes including collection, preparation, analysis, and reporting of data. The Program Evaluation and Assessment Specialist collaborates closely with the academic and land grant staff in CAUSES to ensure that program outcomes and impacts are captured and communicated accurately and effectively. The incumbent will work closely and cooperatively with the Dean of CAUSES, the Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Land Grant Center Directors, must be a team player, be creative, work effectively and efficiently, and perform duties with independence, initiative, and reliability, work well under the pressure of deadlines and be familiar with (or become familiar with) the regulations, policies and procedures established by USDA, District Agencies, and other program sponsors, and collaborators of CAUSES. The position is subject to supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains assessment and evaluation databases relating to the University’s land grant research, community outreach and academic programs in CAUSES.
  • Prepares and administers program assessment surveys, statistical data, and visual reports to identify areas for continuous improvement.
  • Identifies suitable outcomes and impact measures and implements the assessment and data management process for the landgrant and academic program activities in collaboration with the Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Landgrant Center Directors of CAUSES.
  • Coordinates and conducts on-site visits of landgrant programs to evaluate program effectiveness and impact.
  • Ensures the necessary data collection, input, and analysis for a timely submission of the Annual Report and Plan of Work as required by the USDA NIFA and academic program accreditation.
  • Plans and coordinates activities relating to the College’s responsibilities to university wide accreditation and assessment activities, sponsoring agencies, client, and collaborators.
  • Leads occasional professional development activities to ensure effective and reliable program outcomes and impacts assessment.
  • Collaborates with academic units to support data assessment and accreditation efforts.
  • Manages Salesforce and other platforms appropriate to the role.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, Geographic Information Systems, Mathematics, or an appropriate field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven record of successful data management and project management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to develop written material that is free of grammatical errors and with limited need for editorial oversight.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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