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Official Job Title :
Evaluation Director
University or Organization :
Pennsylvania State University
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Evaluation Director
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University Park, PA
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College of Agricultural Sciences
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The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an individual trained in program evaluation to join our nationally-recognized Penn State Extension. Penn State Extension is an organization on the move and a leader in learning environment innovation. We are building and implementing a new business platform and product development process aimed at enhancing our reach and value to 21st Century customers. A description of our new business approach can be seen at The Evaluation Director is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive evaluation and research program for curricula and other initiatives of Penn State Extension. This planning and implementation process will result in outcome and impact reports for the various programmatic efforts. The overall effort, led by the director, will result in information for continuous program improvement. The Director position will encompass a number of attributes: evaluator, internal consultant, supervisor of students, mentor, presenter, and researcher. Specifically, the Director will work to build the capacity of Extension Educators to integrate evaluation into the culture and practice of programs and will provide direct leadership to a team of Educators for program evaluation. The Director will actively participate in setting an evaluation agenda for the organization and will work with others to ensure alignment of the evaluation practices to maximize the value of Extension programs. This position will be filled as a level 3 and will report directly to the Associate Director of Programs. Performance will be evaluated annually, based on the position responsibilities and specific work plan for the year, using Extension performance appraisal procedures.
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Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree in evaluation, measurement, youth development, family social science, education, or psychology preferred. Additional years of experience in evaluation work in Extension, education, or social service organizations preferred. Candidates must possess teaching skills, interpersonal skills, ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues and clientele, and work as an active member of a team. The candidate must be very organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The candidate must possess a valid driver's license and have use of a private vehicle. Since the position requires operating a motor vehicle as part of the job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check is required in addition to standard background checks. This position is an opportunity to join one of the nation's leading extension organizations as it embarks on a new and exciting business model that encourages risk taking and innovation. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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