The evaluation/education associate will design, implement, and report on research and evaluation studies of educational projects including curriculum development projects, professional development programs, student learning assessments, and websites. This work will involve collaboration with project leadership at SERC and collaborating institutions, the SERC Director, and other staff.
The evaluation/education associate may also work on educational research projects and other SERC activities related to improving undergraduate education.
Ph.D. and at least three years of experience in evaluation studies, educational psychology, or applied social science degree that included program evaluation or assessment coursework or the equivalent combination of education and work experience with quantitative and qualitative expertise.
Significant coursework and/or practical experience in research design and methodology, especially with applied quantitative and qualitative research.
Demonstrated ability to manage, lead, and conduct education research or evaluation projects.
Demonstrated ability to collect and work with quantitative data; including survey design, cleaning, managing, analyzing data sets, and ability with common statistics (e.g., mean comparisons, regression, factor analysis) and data visualization techniques; willingness to grow in this area
Experience designing qualitative studies; including purposive sampling, conducting focus groups or interviews, and textual analysis techniques.
Ability to rapidly learn new technical and data analysis skills and share that expertise with others.
Ability to work both independently and to function as a respected team member with faculty, administrative, and staff colleagues.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation and organizational skills; ability to accept criticism and manage conflict; ability to follow through with stakeholders and colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to independently manage and complete multiple projects on schedule and to deal patiently with changing priorities.
Ability to clearly communicate ideas, claims and supporting argument in writing and in presentation – a writing sample will be requested
Demonstrated ability to work in a team-environment
Knowledge of higher education and its culture, knowledge of effective practices and
Salary and Benefits: This is a exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.