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Evaluation Associate
Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York
Date Posted 02/05/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job #

Department Code

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Job Title
Evaluation Associate

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with experience

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ (IVMF) research and analytics (R&A) team is seeking an experienced program evaluator to support a portfolio of sponsored evaluation projects and work closely with external clients. In this role the evaluation associate will be responsible for evaluation project scoping, design, and plan, project execution and analysis, the presentation of results to clients, and training clients on evaluation approaches and methods as needed. This role is critical to the success of the evaluation work conducted by the IVMF and is expected to further growth the evaluation capacity of the R&A team.

  • Master’s degree required in public or business administration, public policy, public health, education, information management, industrial/organizational psychology, social work, or social science. PhD highly considered.
  • Three (3) plus years work experience in program evaluation, quality analysis, and evaluation capacity building.
  • Preference to those with experience working with veteran, military, and/or military family stakeholders, universities or think tanks, and familiarity with government programs and services for veteran and families.

Job Specific Qualifications
  • Superior critical thinking and written and oral communication skills required.
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional.
  • Experience with business intelligence/analytic tools, data visualization, and digital dashboards.
  • Required proficiency with statistical (e.g., STATA, SPSS, SAS), survey (e.g., Qualtrics), and qualitative analysis (Atlas.ti, NVivo) software packages.

  • Responsible for evaluation project design.
  • Design the evaluation methods and protocols for sponsored evaluation projects.
  • Establish expectations with the client around the evaluation plan and deliverables.
  • Responsible for execution of evaluation project activities.
  • Develop tools (i.e. surveys, visualizations), materials, and products needed to execute evaluation project.
  • Manage the project execution and the work performed by additional staff who may support the project.
  • Coordinate directly with the client or client teams to implement the evaluation plan.
  • Responsible for evaluation project analysis.
  • Analyze and interpret data and coordinate with potential team members in their analysis of data.
  • Design and plan program quality assurance/improvement lines of effort when relevant.
  • Responsible for evaluation project reporting, communication, and training with client.
  • Establish and meet deliverable deadlines.
  • Produce evaluation product deliverables.
  • Build evaluation capacity of clients, as applicable.
  • Responsible for grant seeking and evaluation project proposal development.
  • Support grant seeking efforts.
  • Create and develop project proposals.

Physical Requirements


Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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