Must possess excellent time management skills; interpersonal skills, including working with colleagues and managing positive client relationships; strong written and oral communication skills; and able ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, meet deadlines, work within a fast-paced environment, and work with a high degree of accuracy. A strong knowledge of theory and practice of teaching and learning, particularly in informal environments, including program and/or exhibit development is necessary. Demonstrated competencies in research and evaluation, including study design, qualitative and quantitative methods, analyses, and reporting study findings (this includes expertise with using research and analysis software, such as SPSS) is essential. A minimum of a Master’s degree in the social sciences, education, psychology or a related field; previous experience supervising and mentoring others, particularly those in researcher or evaluator roles; a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the area of evaluation and/or research in informal education or social sciences; and 2 years of experience independently leading evaluation or research projects are required. Experience in a consulting firm and in grant or proposal development is preferred.
OBJECTIVE: Contribute to the work of the Lifelong Learning Group (LLG), part of the Center for Research & Evaluation, by directing and supporting the delivery of high-quality research, evaluation, and consulting projects with external clients in the informal learning field. Contribute to development and dissemination of field-wide insights into informal learning and the value of visitor studies across the informal learning field.
ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
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