Job Opening: Evaluation Specialist for Washington STEM
- EVALUATION SPECIALIST FOR WASHINGTON STEM
Washington STEM is looking for its first Evaluation Specialist to become a key member of its startup team in Seattle. This new, start-up nonprofit has been formed by influential state leaders from industry, education, and philanthropy to catalyze innovative improvements in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education from the P/K 12 level. The organization is guided by the belief that to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy, Washington students need the ability to create, design, innovate, and think critically to solve complex challenges. Students need deep knowledge and strong skills in science, technology, engineering and math and they need to be excited and ready to use that knowledge in the real world.
Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Evaluation Specialist will be the chief architect of data collection, research methodology, evaluation design and analysis. This is a pivotal role for the organization; the quality, analysis and interpretation of data will serve as the factual evidence that is instrumental to Washington STEM's mission.
We are seeking an innovative, proactive professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who is motivated to provide needed evidence for STEM education reform, to implement Washington STEM's evaluation strategy and to advocate for evaluation methods that will make a difference to STEM instructional effectiveness in the State.
Candidates need to present solid experience in evaluation methodology, and technical expertise in evaluation design and data analysis. A mastery of research design, applied research methodology and experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research is required. Demonstrated ability to organize and synthesize large amounts of information and importantly, translate it into clear and persuasive presentations for a wide range of audiences is critical. Strong project management skills are highly desirable.
We seek a professional with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience conducting applied research in education or social sciences. A solid understanding of the issues in P/K-12 education systems, policies, education research and current educational trends, particularly in STEM education is advantageous. Applicants with an advanced degree in educational research, statistical analysis, or quantitative social sciences, or comparable work experience are preferred. A bachelor's degree is required.
For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to info@... by December 22, 2010. For more information, please contact Waldron & Company at 206.441.4144 or you can view the position specification on our website at http://www.waldronhr.com/currentjobs/jobs.asp