This position will be assigned to work as an integral member of the Interwork Institute and its associated projects. The Interwork Institute promotes the integration of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into all aspects of education, work, family, and community life. The Institute conducts research, training, and education using a variety of strategies including distance learning technologies. Current efforts include promoting universal design and full integration of all individuals in our communities. Education and research efforts involve organizations and individuals in all states, tribal communities, the Pacific Basin, Asia, and Europe. In addition to supporting the overall work of the Institute, the position will support the program evaluation activities of the VRTAC-QM project within the Interwork Institute. The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) provides training and technical assistance (TA) to State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) to help them identify and adopt quality program and performance, and fiscal and resource management strategies and practices that will result in improved service delivery and outcomes. The position will be responsible for the evaluation activities of the entire project as directed by the lead program evaluator.
Related to the work of the VRTAC-QM: the position will design, implement, and conduct program evaluation activities for the project.
Related to the Interwork Institute work: The position will contribute to supporting and generating contracts and grant funding for projects that are consistent with the mission and vision of the Institute. In addition, the position may work on other funded projects, support teams to accomplish project goals, and work collaboratively with other staff within the Institute as needed.
The Program Evaluator is responsible for, but not limited to:
Implementing the program evaluation activities for the VRTAC-QM. The position will work under the direction of Dr. Adya and collaboratively with other SDSURF staff responsible for conducting the program evaluation activities for the VRTAC-QM and other Interwork projects.
Related to other projects, the position will work collaboratively with other SDSURF staff to identify and apply for other funded projects consistent with the mission of the Interwork Institute.
The duties of the position will vary in intensity depending on need, but will primarily be divided as follows:
Design, conduct and direct program evaluation activities – 85%
Student Supervision – 10%
Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned - 5%
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