Responsibilities and Duties:
- Actively contribute to the Company’s research agenda to further empirical understanding of law school access, affordability, academic and bar success, and the value of legal education.
- Serve as an expert on program evaluation, assessment and mixed methods research; advise and assist colleagues, grant applicants and recipients, and external consultants with program evaluation design, data analysis, and data interpretation.
- In close collaboration with research staff, design, manage, and conduct evaluations of LexScholars, a diversity pipeline program designed to improve outcomes for underrepresented minority law school applicants.
- Work closely with Information Technology and Strategic Engagement departments to maintain data collection tools and responsibly manage data on LexScholars participants.
- Organize, structure and clean data to permit use for evaluation; perform data analysis to demonstrate the impact of LexScholars curriculum and programming.
- Design and conduct quality control procedures for data collection, analyses, and reports; produce technical reports describing procedures, data collection, and/or research results.
- Write evaluation reports and produce visually appealing, easy-to-interpret tables and graphical displays of results for a variety of audiences.
- Communicate findings to colleagues and other legal education stakeholders in succinct briefs and blogs through cogent prose and graphical modeling.
- Contribute applicable research and data to the AccessLex Resource Collections to help maintain a repository of evidence supporting the Company’s research objectives, specifically, and those of legal education more generally.
- Present, with approval from supervisor and as needed, at professional conferences; represent the Center at relevant industry conferences and events.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) – To succeed in the Program Evaluation and Assessment Lead position, candidates should possess the following KSAs:
- Commitment to the Company’s mission and passion for initiatives that support equitable outcomes for underserved and underrepresented student populations
- Experience evaluating programs and proficiency in program evaluation methods
- Proficiency in research methods, both qualitative and quantitative
- Proficiency in statistical software programs (e.g., R Studio, SAS, Stata)
- Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze data, work with data management systems, and effectively present the results of data analysis
- Superior project and time management skills; ability to manage and prioritize tasks independently
- Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to anticipate and respond to challenges
- Self-starter; takes initiative to adapt and modify tasks to accomplish larger goals
- Flexible to accommodate job responsibilities
- Superior attention to detail
- Public speaking and presentation skills
- Data visualization and graphic design skills
- Proficiency in R Studio
- Experience translating statistical terms and methodologies to lay audiences
- Experience managing and supervising small teams
- BACKGROUND EXPERIENCES. The following are required unless otherwise noted:
- Bachelor’s degree in public policy, statistics, economics or related field required; graduate degree preferred.
- Minimum of four years’ experience leading and managing program evaluation is required for bachelor’s degree candidates; three years required for graduate level candidates.
- Experience designing and leading program evaluation work is required.
- Experience writing and presenting evaluation and research reports is required.
- Experience creating compelling data visualizations is preferred.
- Experience working in higher education and/or a non-profit organization is a plus.
Attention: In order to be considered, all applicants must apply with a resume, cover letter and 3-5 page writing sample.
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