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Program and Evaluation Manager (job code #11305) - Posted 4/5/2023


Position Objective

The Program Manager is integral to advancing the Schubert Center for Child Studies' mission through research, communications, and administrative support through activities associated with a large program evaluation. The mission of the Schubert Center for Child Studies is bridging research, practice, policy, and education for the well-being of children and adolescents. The primary responsibility of the program manager is to support the community-based research at the center, primary responsibility of the program manager is to support community-based research at the center, specifically focusing on program evaluation efforts through our current partnership with a local nonprofit that provides out-of-school enrichment programming for school-age children in the greater Cleveland area. This position will oversee and organize all daily operations and activities related to this project and be involved in other center-related research. The program manager will support all phases of research and evaluation, conduct literature reviews, perform needs assessments, write program descriptions, create and design research tools and surveys, enter data, manage datasets, analyze data, provide technical assistance, present data in table/figure form, and write yearly reports.


  1. Operationalize evaluation plan goals and manage the day-to-day implementation of the evaluation goals and timeliness. Assist with comprehensive project monitoring, report preparation, and writing. Track and follow up on regular evaluation operations. (30%)
  2. Coordinate all evaluation-related activities and ensure benchmarks are met. Attend weekly internal meetings and bi-weekly meetings with after-school partner leaders. Manage agenda and notes for these meetings (20%)
  3. Build and maintain basic relational databases, compile data, monitor data for completeness/quality, run queries and create tables, and populate existing tables with new data. Develop databases/spreadsheets to track data, support complex decision analyses, and use statistical analysis software for significance testing across groups and against established norms. (30%)
  4. Prepare, proof, and copy edit formative and summative technical reports and manuscripts for stakeholders and educators. Assist with the creation of professional presentation materials to disseminate report findings to stakeholders and/or for conference presentations (19%)


Perform other duties as assigned (1%)


Experience:  1 to 2 years of program evaluation or experience carrying out activities related to data management and analyses for a large grant are required.  

Education:  Master's degree in education, social sciences, or related fields required.


  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ideal if writing skills include technical writing.
  2. Detail-oriented, possess experience managing projects and program evaluation.
  3. Basic knowledge of and experience with data, cleaning/coding, and survey development.
  4. Ability to work independently.
  5. Proficiency in collecting research data and conducting literature reviews.
  6. High-level organizational skills.
  7. Ability to interact well with diverse populations, including faculty and staff.
  8. Dependability, promptness, energy, and diligence with strong attention to detail.
  9. Proficient with MS Excel and statistical packages (i.e., SPSS, R, SAS)
  10. Experience in Microsoft Suite (Word, Access, Excel), email, and internet applications. Familiarity with applications or analytic supports such as REDCap, Teleform, Qualtrics, NVivo, GIS/Mapping, Data Query Language, and SPSS Syntax is a definite plus.
  11. Ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment managing project deliverables.
  12. Ability to work with limited supervision while being highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  13. Experience in project management and program evaluation with strong organizational and management skills, including experience driving and leading all stages of evaluation implementation, leading quality improvement processes with stakeholders and partners, and collaborating with information technology contacts to acquire data.
  14. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  15. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.

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