The Haas Center for Public Service is seeking an Assessment and Evaluation Associate who is instrumental to our overall assessment and evaluation efforts at the Haas Center for Public Service.
The Assessment and Evaluation Associate position is a part-time (0.50FTE), 12-month appointment. This position is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in higher education and has a passion for data and evaluation. Successful applicants will have an interest in, and understanding of student culture in university environments, particularly as it relates to public service. They must possess excellent analytic, communication and organizational skills along with an ability to prioritize, complete assignments in a timely manner and possess an attention to detail. The Assessment and Evaluation Associate is expected to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information and use tact and diplomacy in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and external partners. Be a part of a dynamic and collegial team highlighting campus-wide service!
Under general direction, you will process a wide variety of analytical data and produce routine, single data sources' information requests. To assist with efforts to investigate the effectiveness of undergraduate public service related programs, this position will analyze, synthesize, and create graphs and presentation/reports using quantitative and qualitative data related to students experiences with Cardinal Service.
Your responsibilities will include:
Assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts, graphs and tables) from structured data sources related to Cardinal Service programs by querying data repositories (i.e. student involvement database, event check-in system, results from surveys, etc.) and generating the associated information (i.e. reports, charts, graphs and tables).
Distribute and disseminate reports to management and other internal end-users such as program staff, Haas
Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis and reporting.
May test prototype software and participate in approval and release process for new software.
Conduct or assist with focus groups/interviews with students, staff and/or other key stakeholders as needed based on assessment and evaluation priorities as established by the Haas Center.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, ?nance, statistics or engineering.
Basic knowledge and demonstrated experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.
Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
Demonstrated ability to work independently under minimum supervision and take ownership of projects.
Demonstrated ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, flexibility, discretion, judgement, diplomacy and tact.
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Experience and interest in mixed methods research
Experience recruiting and/or conducting focus groups/interviews, coding, and analysis of qualitative data
Intermediate/Advanced experience with qualitative data analysis skills (experience with NVivo or Dedoose, a plus)
Strong familiarity with Stanford University's Cardinal Service initiative and Principles of Ethical & Effective Service
Working knowledge of the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement framework and tool
Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, ?exible and rigorous attention to detail
Ability to use logic to calculate data; e?ciently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question. Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity
Ability to work e?ectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information to a lay audience
About the Haas Center for Public Service
Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service serves as the hub of Cardinal Service, a campus-wide initiative to make service a distinctive feature of a Stanford education. The Haas Center inspires and prepares students to create a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. Guided by the Center's Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, students engage in local, national, and global service across diverse pathwayscommunity engaged learning and research, community organizing and activism, direct service, philanthropy, policy and governance, and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.
Cardinal Service focuses on four dimensions that have proven transformative in the lives of students: a full-time, quarter-long service experience (Cardinal Quarter); community engaged learning classes (Cardinal Courses); sustained service engagement (Cardinal Commitment); and support to integrate service into any career and pursue work in the public interest (Cardinal Careers).
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background and experience with data management, survey development, conducting quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, creation of data visualizations and working collaboratively with others.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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