Program Evaluation Specialist

Program Evaluation Specialist

Band F – Exempt
Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Ithaca, New York

Who We Are

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center (NortheastIPM.org) supports Integrated Pest Management (IPM) projects in agricultural and community settings that promote environmental, human health, and economic benefits. Based in at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, the Center encourages multistate, cross-disciplinary connections that build partnerships and strengthen public and private IPM programs in a 12-state region. Staff members work as a team on IPM training, outreach, networking, proposal writing and documenting impacts

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for an individual with proven evaluation skills who can work under limited supervision and help accomplish the mission and activities of the NEIPM Center. This includes being a good analyst and communicator who understands the collection, review and dissemination of data. Someone who can look at each of our many and varied projects and evaluate the most relevant and significant outcomes and/or impacts that each project offers.

Roles and Responsibilities as a member of the team:

  • Lead the evaluation and data collection activities for the NEIPM Center.
  • Assist Directors and IPM state coordinators in developing and implementing project evaluations.
  • Participate in the grant review process by providing evaluation support to potential grantees and reviewing the evaluation plans.
  • Lead efforts in managing the required collection of standardized metrics for funded projects.
  • Analyze, aggregate and report on data that is collected.
  • Ensure that feedback from stakeholders is considered and that the data reported is relevant.
  • Communicate the projects of the NEIPM Center to various groups.
  • Participate in continuous learning and specialized training in related areas to enhance professional knowledge and skills.
  • This position is part time (32 hours / week) and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in program evaluation or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Creativity, positive energy, motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Experience conducting program evaluations and working with program staff.
  • Ability to design and conduct focus groups, interview and surveys to evaluate the needs, preferences and accomplishments of stakeholders.
  • Experience with assessing research, education and extension programs in nonprofits and universities.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) or other similar statistical software to understand quantitative data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (PowerPoint, Word).
  • Proven organization and time-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings. Knowledge of qualitative data collection and textual analysis.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver’s license.
  • Ability to implement evaluation results.
  • Effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with coursework in assessment, evaluation, planning, statistics, economics or a related field.
  • Five years relevant experience in current and emerging assessment practices.
  • Familiarity with Integrated Pest Management, or pests (weeds, diseases, insects).
  • Commitment to the philosophy and objectives of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  • Appreciation of IPM as an effective management tool.
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Life. Changing.

When applying through our system, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/Cover Letter/CV) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the Experience section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to create a profile online please click here as an external candidate or click here if you are an internal candidate.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

University Job Title: Extension Supp Spec II
Level: F
Pay Rate Type: Salary
Company: Contract College
Contact Name: Janet Camilli
Number of Openings: 1
Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.

Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University’s Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

To apply for this job please visit cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.