Senior Evaluation Associate
ABOUT CREATIVE RESEARCH SOLUTIONS
Creative Research Solutions is a nationally and internationally award-winning evaluation and research firm in the Atlanta metropolitan area. We are looking for an evaluation associate to join our team. The ideal candidate has a Master's degree in a related field (Ph.D. preferred); at least 7 years of strong evaluation and research experience; and has the ability to work full-time.
The Senior Evaluation Associate (SEA) is responsible for completing both formative and summative evaluations of programs and initiatives within the sectors of philanthropy, education, health, philanthropy, and related domains. The SEA will lead evaluations where skill sets, expertise, and experience are aligned and will participate within evaluation teams on all aspects of projects, including the evaluation design, evaluation plan, methodology and instrument development, data collection procedures, analysis, and reporting. The SEA is expected to review professional literature in the field as needed and report to appropriate staff members on findings related to topics of interest, including best practices. We are looking for an evaluator with a strong commitment to culturally-responsive and equitable evaluation.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
EXPECTED JOB PERFORMANCE
Salary with benefits is competitive and commensurate with experience.
If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume, cover letter, 3 references from your work in the past 3-5 years, and a relevant evaluation report or writing sample (with a brief description of the project or topic) produced in the last 2-3 years.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of research and program evaluation practices, particularly culturally-responsive and equitable evaluation; ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing; strong report and proposal writing skills; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, staff and administration; project management skills and preferred proficiency in G-Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides), ~~~ or similar qualitative analysis software, and R are preferred; proficiency in mixed-methods evaluation with a capacity to do both quantitative and qualitative analysis; knowledge of measurement theories and experience with the design, validity, and reliability of instruments; knowledge of philanthropy, K12 and post-secondary education, public health and community participatory-based research methodology preferred.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Position requires a Master's Degree (Ph.D. preferred) and at least 7 years of successful experience as a program evaluator or research analyst. Experience with leading multi-site evaluations a plus. Applicant must have consulting experience, either independently or as part of a research, evaluation, or consulting firm. We are looking for candidates who have qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills, management and analysis of longitudinal data sets, and/or survey development.