Program Evaluation Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
03 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 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. 

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 of the initiative for the University, its stakeholders and the broader community, with a focus on continuous program improvement and development.

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

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced internal program evaluator to join our PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) Research and Evaluation team. Reporting to the Program Evaluation Manager, and working collaboratively with senior PACE staff, the Program Evaluation Co-ordinator will support the implementation of the PACE Evaluation Framework. The role would suit an evaluator who is passionate about collaborative evaluation and research approaches and has experience using mixed methods data collection and analysis to evaluate program outcomes and impact. In undertaking this work, a primary objective will be to establish sustainable data collection and reporting processes and systems, to facilitate transparency and sharing of evaluation and research knowledge both within and beyond the University.

Selection Criteria:  

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


  • Extensive knowledge of mixed methods data collection processes and analysis techniques including using SPSS and Nvivo software packages.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and using program logics/Theory of Change to guide outcomes data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Experience in developing procedures and processes to maintain evaluation data quality and integrity.
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating evaluation data and results to diverse stakeholders through a range of formats, including reports, presentations, snapshots, briefings, meeting minutes and notes, and other resources.


  • Experience working as an internal evaluator in a large and diverse organisation, together with experience and/or interest in university-community evaluation and research.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and analysing large quantitative data sets.
  • Theoretical knowledge of and practical experience in the implementation of program evaluations with a focus on collaboration and data utilisation.
  • Experience or interest in contributing to research and evaluation publications.

Salary Package:  from $90,330 - $97,937 p.a. (Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro rata rates apply for part-time working arrangement.

Appointment Type: Part-time, 4 days a week, fixed-term for 2 years.

Enquiries: Cherie Nay, PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) on or (02) 9850 4437.

Applications Close:  Sunday, 22 October 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.