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Evaluation Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/26/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 11/25/2017
Working Title Evaluation Coordinator
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 26218-Mechanicsburg Child Welfare Training Programs
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135590
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Child Welfare in Mechanicsburg is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Evaluation Coordinator. The Evaluation Coordinator position functions as a team member of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (Resource Center) as well as a team member of the Research and Evaluation Department whose duties currently focus on managing and coordinating the evaluation of family engagement efforts statewide.

Specifically, the Evaluation Coordinator implements and monitors quality assurance processes for data submissions, provides support and resources to counties regarding their data submissions (e.g., training and technical assistance about how to complete forms, submit data, correct submissions), and supports a variety of reporting/communication about family engagement data including dashboards, meeting/conference presentations, webinars and written reports to funders, stakeholders, and counties. The Evaluation Coordinator carries out these responsibilities in the context of two projects, the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Demonstration Project and Pennsylvania’s Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) Statewide Evaluation.

The Evaluation Coordinator also supports the development and implementation of a variety of research and evaluation to improve processes and products and contribute to evidence-based child welfare practice and improved outcomes for children, youth, and families. The Evaluation Coordinator supports this work by engaging in activities related to family engagement and other projects. Activities include supporting and coordinating the collection of data through a variety of methods (e.g., focus groups, surveys, interviews), data entry/processing and quality assurance, communication with participants/stakeholders, and reporting.

Statewide travel is required. A valid driver’s license is required.

Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field and 2-3 years’ experience in the human services and/or administrative field are required.

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field may be substituted for the degree requirement where the required and preferred experiences exceed the minimums listed herein.

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in planning, managing/coordinating and leading data collection, program evaluation, and/or applied research projects is preferred.

Must have excellent interpersonal, writing, collaboration, problem-solving, customer service, communication, analytical, and computer skills are required.

Note: This position is located in Mechanicsburg, PA.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

For full consideration, apply online at www.PittSource.com and attach a cover letter, resume, and writing sample not to exceed three pages by October 22, 2017.

For more information about the Resource Center, visit us at www.pacwrc.pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field and 2-3 years’ experience in the human services and/or administrative field are required.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field may be substituted for the degree requirement where the required and preferred experiences exceed the minimums listed herein.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in planning, managing/coordinating and leading data collection, program evaluation, and/or applied research projects is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

A valid driver’s license is required.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Mechanicsburg
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:


• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you aware that this position is located in Mechanicsburg, PA (near Harrisburg, PA) and are you willing and able to work in Mechanicsburg, PA?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Craigslist.org
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Dice.com
    • Monster.com
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents