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Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), part of Virginia Tech's Division of Information Technology, seeks a coordinator of program evaluation to develop and implement policies and practices that foster a culture of continuous assessment within the organization. Reporting to the TLOS Deputy Executive Director, the successful candidate will coordinate internal evaluation and assessment activities across all of TLOS's groups using a mixed-methods, data-driven approach. The coordinator will collaborate closely with senior directors, program coordinators, and project managers to understand TLOS's mission, align the organization's daily work with that mission, and facilitate meetings and reporting activities for internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will also serve as the assessment coordinator for the 4-VA Collaborative, a joint venture involving Virginia Tech and other universities in the commonwealth. As a member of the 4-VA professional staff, this individual will assist in the implementation of assessment activities in institutional-level projects. The successful candidate will coordinate plans, strategies, and methods for the assessment of the 4-VA initiatives (collaborative research, course redesign, course sharing, and degree completion).
The coordinator of program evaluation will be expected to adjust his or her focus to align with the current needs of the organization. At minimum, however, the successful candidate will assume the following responsibilities:
- Employ quantitative and qualitative methods of research and analysis to advance a data-informed approach to provisioning and improving TLOS programs and services.
- Identify tools and practices that can be used consistently across all groups within TLOS and improve their effectiveness through promotion, training, and policy-making.
- Work with TLOS's technical communicators to produce annual reports and other public-facing materials that document TLOS's work.
- Lead program-related data collection efforts for TLOS and 4-VA initiatives; assist with the collection and analysis of data for other university-supported initiatives.
- Create, share, and customize research designs and assessment resources for use by 4-VA institutions.
- Serve as an evaluation consultant for projects funded by 4-VA at Virginia Tech and other 4-VA institutions.
- Lead efforts to develop and share the 4-VA Collaborative narrative via formal reports, online stories, data visualizations, and other means.
- Bachelor's degree and relevant experience in research, assessment and evaluation, and/or reporting.
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of assessment and evaluation.
- Experience using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and visualize data.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and evaluate projects within established timeframes.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders in oral and written formats.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
- Graduate degree in a relevant discipline/field (e.g., educational research, educational psychology, higher education administration, statistics).
- Teaching and/or research experience in higher education.
- Experience in outcomes assessment and related activities in a higher education setting.
- Expertise with data analysis and/or data visualization software.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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