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Research & Evaluation Coordinator, BECI

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Job Title Research & Evaluation Coordinator, BECI
Department UNCA
Essential Functions

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking qualified individuals to apply for the position of Research and Evaluation Coordinator to provide coordination of research evaluation projects.

The Research and Evaluation Coordinator will work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Research and Evaluation to manage research and evaluation activities related to the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan, facilitate communication and planning with external sub-contractors. The successful applicant will work extensively with all staff at the Buffett Institute, and also with University of Nebraska administration, campus representatives, and other community partners.

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Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in education, child development, evaluation, or a related discipline that provides a solid foundation for coordinating applied research and evaluation skills (doctorate preferred); plus five years of demonstrated success in a similar role.
• Experience managing and/or coordinating evaluation and/or applied research projects.
• Basic knowledge of and interest in early childhood, program evaluation, and applied research.
• Demonstrated proficiency with database management and analysis software (e.g., Excel, SPSS, NVivo).
• Experience and/or training in qualitative or mixed-methods research and evaluation.
• Experience working with practitioners in community and/or school-based settings.
• Strong project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks while balancing multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
• Ability to integrate and synthesize information.
• Strong organizational skills, initiative, good follow-through, and ability to work without supervision.
• Good communication skills, including effective spoken and written communication abilities.

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities is acquired may be considered.

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Successful candidates will exhibit the following traits:

• Independent judgment and self-direction to complete assigned tasks, determine the tools and approach to be used in developing analyses, and in responding to requests.
• Ability to take initiative, work as a member of a team, yet operate independently when necessary, and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
• Proficiency with database management and analysis software.
• Detail-oriented and accurate.
• Able to prioritize effectively, multi-task, and quickly respond to shifting priorities.
• Possess strong research skills, including the ability to collect, compile, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and recommend solutions.
• Willingness to learn and use new technologies and train others, when needed.

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Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand, walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.

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Posting Number 2017-00267
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