Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU3)

Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 (AIU3) is hiring an Evaluation Specialist at their Central Office in Homestead, PA. 

Position Summary: This position is primarily responsible for conducting and supporting comprehensive third-party evaluations on a local, regional, state, and national level by designing, implementing, and reporting on a wide range of evaluation activities, findings, and recommendations. Also included are the management of technical and analytical processes related to evaluation systems and coordination of project logistics.

Reports To: Program Director, Evaluation, Grants, and Data
Department: Evaluations, Grants, and Data
Position Schedule: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Work collaboratively with colleagues to conduct all phases of data collection including:
development of questionnaires, instruments or protocols; item development and testing; sample design; field procedures; data quality; and other administrative tasks associated with carrying out a successful project.

2. Analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data from multiple sources and types in order to identify patterns.

3. Prepare descriptive and analytical reports and presentations of analysis results.

4. Develop and maintain data security and confidentiality procedures.

5. Coordinate with colleagues to understand client needs, and ensure alignment between instruments and client questions.

6. Manage client relationships in order to ensure customer satisfaction and work sustainability.

7. Collaborate with clients and project partners to design and implement efficient processes to accomplish client and project goals.

8. Achieve work objectives by gathering pertinent data, identifying and evaluating options.

9. Conduct surveys by applying sampling techniques and documenting responses.

10. Evaluate reliability of source information based on needs of various projects.

11. Develop procedures and protocols for implementing formative and summative evaluations.

12. Perform other duties as requested.

1. Master’s degree (or nearing completion of) in education, social sciences, statistics, public policy, or a related field.

2. Minimum five years of experience conducting program evaluation and/or relevant practical work.

3. Experience cleaning, manipulating, and summarizing large datasets.

4. Advanced knowledge, skills, and proficiency in Excel.

5. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and ease with a variety of people.

6. Ability to work independently, to take initiative and solve problems, and to work collaboratively and on teams.

7. Ability to plan workflow, organize and prioritize, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines required.

8. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate analysis findings for a variety of audiences.

9. Ability to build trust and positive working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups; able to promote high expectations and high quality for all constituents required.

10. Organized, detail oriented and enjoys learning new skills.

11. Familiarity with grant-funded programs.

12. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to experiment and work with new technologies.

13. Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct Policy.

Additional Requirements:
1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
2. School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.

Working Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.
2. Be able to bend or twist at the neck and back.
3. Specific vision includes peripheral vision and close vision.
4. Be able to stand for extended periods throughout the day.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the Program Evaluator.

External individuals interested in the above position may apply on the AIU Career Site:

Internal applicants may apply by sending an updated resume to: