Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $60,0000 - $70,000
100% Grant Funded
This position is located in Tampa, Florida.
Position Summary:The Project Evaluator for the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RTI) Project in the Institute for School Reform at the University of South Florida. The Florida PS/RTI Project provides training, technical assistance, and support to school districts throughout Florida designed to improve access to and the quality of instruction and intervention for ALL students within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Examples of topics focused on include the foundations of MTSS, data-based problem-solving, evidence-based and specially designed instruction, the use of Response to Intervention methods for special education eligibility, Early Warning Systems, Universal Design for Learning and technology to support implementation, program evaluation support, and professional development and coaching. The project provides statewide, regional, and direct professional development and evaluation supports to schools and districts to build their capacity to implement and sustain their MTSS. We aim to provide supports that facilitate a universal education system that results in successful academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes for all students.Responsibilities:
- Project Evaluator roles and responsibilities will involve coordinating and facilitating evaluation activities designed to support school, district, state, and Project initiatives to facilitate MTSS implementation. Activities will involve facilitating program evaluation of the Florida PS/RTI Project professional development and support including: 1) conceptualizing and carrying out the Project's evaluation model, 2) managing data collection, analysis, and reporting efforts, 3) collaborating with project staff to use formative evaluation to improve service delivery and 4) supervising project graduate assistants.
- Responsible for supporting school, district, and state stakeholders to increase their capacity to implement and sustain the use data to inform their MTSS. Responsibilities will include: 1) developing training modules that will support districts on their use of student outcome (academic, behavior, social-emotional), student growth, and MTSS fidelity (e.g., assessment, instruction, intervention, system) data to improve instruction and intervention and 2) providing training and technical assistance to school district leadership teams on a variety of evaluation related topics (e.g., making decisions using growth data; collecting and utilizing data on implementation and capacity to support implementation).
- The Project Evaluator will have the opportunity to participate in a number of research and evaluation projects related to MTSS implementation (e.g., development and validation of tools and surveys, analysis of professional development impact).
- Other duties as assigned
- Some travel required
For more information about the Florida PS/RTI Project and the Institute for School Reform, please visit our website at http://isr.usf.edu/.
Dates of Service: August 2018 – July 2019 (exact start date in August negotiable). The position is dependent on funding for the 2018-19 year. Employment beyond July 2019 is contingent on the availability of continued funding.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Master's degree in Communication, Education, Adult Education, or related field. Certain grants and programs may also have specific education and/or certification requirements specific to the subject matter area of the program.Preferred Qualifications:
- Doctoral degree in research, evaluation or other related area.
- Experience with program evaluation in education or related discipline.
- Experience with evaluating the impact of multi-tiered systems in educational settings.
- Two or more years of experience with evaluating the impact of educational initiatives on student and educator outcomes.
- In addition to the required and preferred qualifications listed here, we are looking for someone with the following knowledge, skills, and dispositions:
- Knowledge of:
- Evaluation frameworks (e.g., developmental, formative)
- Types of data and their use within MTSS (e.g., Early Warning Systems, summative, high stakes, screening, benchmark)
- Critical evaluation questions (e.g., relationship between implementation, and student and educator outcomes)
- Applications of evaluation data and processes to school and district levels
- Coding levels of instruction/intervention
- Disaggregating data (e.g. demographic) to evaluate effectiveness and equity of instruction/intervention
- Skills to:
- Communicate and interpersonally relate to Project and school, district, and state stakeholders
- Design and deliver training and to facilitate others' professional learning
- Facilitate and train others in the effective use of data (e.g., data team meetings, implementation problem-solving, strategic planning)
- Highly skilled in interpersonal relationships
- History of seeking out opportunities for collaborative, team-based decision making and problem-solving
- Values and skilled with building capacity in others
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. José Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-974-5507.Directions to apply for this position:
- Go to Careers@USF at http://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/index.aspx
- Scroll down and click on Access Careers@USF.
- On the Welcome to Careers@USF page, click Search Jobs Now.
- Click Advanced Search.
- At Job Opening ID, enter 16840, and click Search.
- Select Project Evaluator for a detailed job description.
- Click the Apply button to begin your application.
- Include the following required items with your application:
- Letter stating interest in the position and the reason for the application
- Current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational and professional experiences
- Contact information for three (3) professional references