The successful candidate will coordinate the activities and functions of the AZ-SEARCH (AZ- Supporting Evaluation and
Research Capacity Hub) project within the Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension (FCS CE) lab housed
within the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Specifically, the Evaluation Specialist will manage the
activities of the AZ-SEARCH project by promoting communication and collaboration among partnering institutions and
assisting in the development of project-specific research and evaluation deliverables that support the overall work of the
Children, Youth, and Families Evaluation and Research Network (CYFERnet).
Duties and Responsibilities
* Manage and coordinate overall activities of the AZ-SEARCH project.
* Serve as AZ-SEARCH primary point of contact for UA staff and key staff of collaborating institutions.
* Develop and maintain regular communication schedule with all UA project staff and key staff of collaborating
* Ensure timely progress of work plan and reporting is on target and in accordance with scheduled deadlines; complete
all reporting requirements, including end of year reports submitted to the funder per funder guidelines and in
accordance with scheduled deadlines.
* Coordinate and manage local evaluation activities of AZ-SEARCH, including data collection, synthesis and analysis, and
reporting per funder guidelines and in accordance with scheduled deadlines.
* Coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications for local and national meetings, workshops, trainings
* Assist in the development and management of AZ-SEARCH website and resources; update content and layout for AZ-
SEARCH website, as needed, to ensure internet presence is dynamic, up-to-date, and builds evaluation and research
* Conduct literature reviews to obtain and/or develop relevant resources that support the work of AZ-SEARCH,
CYFERnet, and CYFAR.
* Develop professional communications for stakeholders and partners, including newsletters, letters, fact sheets,
briefings, and other communications as assigned.
* Interact and maintain communications with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and collaboration
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications Not applicable for this position.
Additional Minimum Qualifications
* Master's degree in Family Studies and Human Development or related field; knowledge of research on children, youth,
* Basic knowledge of organizational and supervisory practices
* Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Development or related field; knowledge of research on children, youth, and
* Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal, and non-verbal communications; ability to effectively
communicate in person (individually and in group settings).
* Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to multi-task effectively to manage multiple projects
and deadlines simultaneously.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
* Experience with website and online survey development (e.g., Dreamweaver SurveyMonkey software).
* Knowledge and proficiency with statistical analysis software packages such as SPSS or SAS; experience with research
management software (e.g., Microsoft Access).
* Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team, with flexibility and ability to adapt to changing
circumstances when necessary; ability to multi-task in fast paced dynamic team orientated environment.
* Experience with grants.gov / grant document preparation.
* Ability to work independently and with a diverse team.
* Skill in organizing work of self and others.