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FCS Program Evaluation Director
100.0 FTE%
Human Ecology Extension Administration, Columbus , Ohio

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Develop and identify the theoretical base that guides the evaluation of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs. Work with FCS program teams, federally funded grant teams, and state-based staff to develop, direct, and coordinate formative and summative evaluation of programs implemented throughout the state. Build capacity within staff for use of stronger evaluation methodology and securing of dollars to support program evaluation. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 40%: Direct, coordinate, and lead the evaluation of FCS programs by working with FCS program teams and the Program Development and Evaluation (PDE) unit. Using existing research and theories, develop and identify the theoretical basis that will guide the evaluation of FCS programs; develop, direct, and coordinate the implementation of formative and summative evaluation conducted through statewide teams to document the quality and effectiveness of statewide FCS programs. Collaborate with state specialists, field specialists, and program teams to incorporate strong program evaluation in grant applications; generate dollars through grants to support program evaluation in FCS. 20%: Work with the Assistant Director, FCS and the Leader, Community Nutrition Programs to direct and coordinate the reporting of evaluation results in partnership with other team members; prepare reports and conduct special studies to complete the FCS aspect of the federal report and plan of work; report impacts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education and also the impacts of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. 20%: Work as part of the PDE team to assist personnel at the county, region, and state levels as they design, develop instrumentation, implement, analyze, and report evaluation and impact studies; develop and disseminate program planning, reporting, and analysis materials. 10%: Work as part of the PDE team to design and implement Extension Education and Research Area (EERA), region, and statewide workshops for program planning, evaluation, and reporting. 10%: Work as part of the PDE team to set up and manage online Evaluation of Effective Extension Teaching (EEETs) for distance/online learning for OSU Extension teaching professionals. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in program evaluation or related field; demonstrated experience working with a multi-faceted outreach/engagement educational program; minimum 5 years experience in program evaluation. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD; a background in nutrition, family finance, and/or family development education; strong familiarity with online survey software such as Qualtrics and Survey Monkey; strong familiarity with database software such as Access and Excel; strong familiarity with data analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, and NVivo.
Job Req: 400047
Deadline: August 3, 2014

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