Program Evaluation Specialist

Full Time @OSU in Academia/Research
  • 102 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075, United States, 74078 View on Map
  • Apply Before : February 28, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1010
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience Level 1 to 7 Years
  • Job Function Research & Development
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

Who We Are:

The Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources provides science-based information and educational programs that improve the lives and livelihood of Oklahoma citizens. The Program Evaluation Specialist will share responsibility with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) and the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES) Associate Vice Presidents and Assistant Directors for implementing a comprehensive plan for evaluating programs. The Specialist is responsible for providing innovative and creative leadership to evaluate programs throughout the state and reporting impacts to a broad range of audiences.

Position Details:

The Specialist will develop resources that highlight the significant impacts of programming and the public value of OCES and OAES. Duties and responsibilities include: 

* Monitor and analyze program outcomes to document impact, enhance programming and improve program accountability.
* Develop and implement evaluation plans.
* Design and conduct assessments of programs.
* Gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
* Lead efforts to build assessment and evaluation capacity within OCES/OAES.
* Develop tools and templates that can be used by individuals and teams in conducting program evaluation.
* Provide in-service educational programs related to Extension program accountability and evaluation for state, area, district and county educators, faculty, staff and volunteers to enable them to assist with and conduct program evaluation.
* Serve as resource to research and Extension faculty and staff seeking to design and evaluate programs.
* Collaborate with evaluation staff from other program areas.
* Contribute to development and compilation of accountability reports for state and national stakeholders.
* Coordinate with extension faculty and educators in the submission of OCES evaluation tools and Extension programs for review by the Internal Review Board (IRB) when appropriate.
* Work with the DASNR Agricultural Communications Services to develop strategies for communicating the mission and effectiveness of OCES and OAES.
* Serve as liaison with appropriate agencies and professional groups such as the American Evaluation Association.
* Assist with other related duties. 

This is a 11-month non-tenure track faculty position that is administratively responsible to the Assistant Director/Program Leader, Agriculture and Natural Resources with review by the OCES and OAES Associate Vice Presidents and other Assistant Directors. The successful candidate will be aligned with an appropriate academic department within DASNR. 

Master’s in Edu, Soc. Sci, Pub. Policy, Statistics, Evaluation, Assessment, Bus, Econ, Edu Psycho, or closely related field.

Degree must incorporate evaluation methodologies and a minimum of three (3) years of professional evaluation and assessment experience. Applicants’ experience should demonstrate:
*Evidence of the ability to effectively evaluate educational programs.
*The ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and professionally in an interdisciplinary university environment.
*The ability to take initiative, work independently and manage multiple projects.
*Knowledge of current qualitative and quantitative techniques for collecting, analyzing and reporting data.
*Team development skills.
*Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
*A commitment to professional development.  


Ph.D. / Ed.D. in Edu, Soc. Sci, Pub. Policy, Statistics, Evaluation, Assessment, Bus, Econ, Edu Psycho, or closely related field.  

Degree must incorporate evaluation methodologies and a minimum of five (5) years of professional evaluation and assessment experience. Experience in Extension education and program development and/or work in a land-grant university with knowledge of county, area and state programs. Familiarity with agriculture and rural communities.  



Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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