Program Evaluation Manager

Sydney, Australia
$112,204- $118,506 p.a.
19 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
07 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

About PACE

PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) is a University-wide initiative designed to provide undergraduate students with practical, experiential learning opportunities with a range of local, regional and international partners.  By completing a PACE unit, students contribute to partner organisational goals and develop skills and capabilities while gaining academic credit towards their degrees.

A strategic priority for PACE is to determine the impact and value of the initiative for the University, its stakeholders and the broader community and to understand the factors that enable positive change through PACE as a basis for continuous improvement and development of the program.

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented program evaluator to join our PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) Research and Evaluation team. Reporting to the Senior Academic Developer, and working collaboratively with senior PACE staff, the Program Evaluation Manager will have responsibility for the development and implementation of an evaluation and impact reporting framework for PACE.  In undertaking this work, a primary objective will be to further knowledge and understanding of the impact that PACE is having and to determine if and how the initiative is meeting its goals, with a focus in the first instance on student employability. Another broader objective is to understand the impact PACE has across its key stakeholder groups (including students, partner organisations and the University) and to discover, from their various perspectives, what constitutes success in PACE.

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

Essential Criteria:

  • Deep theoretical knowledge of and practical experience in the development and implementation of program evaluation, including developmental and summative evaluation, and associated outputs;
  • Experience in managing the analysis of data to meet the varied needs of key stakeholders, including for research purposes;
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and facilitating collaborative and multi-disciplinary evaluation and research teams;
  • Demonstrated experience in recommending, communicating and implementing improved program outcomes to diverse stakeholders;
  • Working with, engaging and influencing internal and external stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Extensive experience in program evaluation together with experience and/or interest in university-community evaluation and research;
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in the development and application of a Theory of Change for evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience working on evaluation and/or research projects in a large and complex organisation;
  • Experience with research and evaluation publications.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package:  from $112,204- $118,506 p.a. (Level 9), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro rata rates apply for a part-time appointment.

Appointment Type: Part-time, fixed-term (28 hours per week) for a period of 2 years.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Kate Lloyd, PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) on or 61+ 2 9850 1965  

Applications Close:  Sunday 7th May 2017 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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