Posting: Program Evaluation Group Evaluation Associate - University of Michigan

April 12, 2023

University of Michigan

Program Evaluation Group Evaluation Associate


Established in September 2011, the Program Evaluation Group (PEG) at the University of Michigan School of Social Work engages the community to provide professional evaluation services. Our work is grounded in values of equity and social justice.

PEG uses a utilization-focused approach to evaluation, highlighting the need for partner engagement throughout the evaluation process.

PEG works mainly in community-based settings (nonprofits sector, government agencies, foundations) as well as with departments and units at the University of Michigan.

The SSW PEG is accepting applications for an evaluation associate to begin in May/June 2023.

You must demonstrate familiarity with the American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles For Evaluators ( and the Equitable Evaluation Framework (

You must be able to demonstrate expertise working within a wide range of community settings (e.g., urban/rural; Indigenous communities; BIPOC-led organizations; youth-serving organizations; LGBTQIA+ organizations, etc).

Responsibilities include:

evaluation planning, creating surveys, conducting focus groups and interviews, designing qualitative data collection protocols, data collection, cleaning and coding, data analysis, data visualization, report writing and presenting.

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in related field, Master preferred.
  • 1-3 years-related experience required.
  • May require supervisory and budget administration experience.
  • Employees in this classification are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Can work independently and on a team

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree (MSW, MPH, etc) in social work, psychology, education, or a related field
  • Familiarity with and experience implementing equity-based evaluation strategies with diverse communities
  • Familiarity with and experience implementing diversity, equity and inclusion interventions and strategies
  • Project management skills, ability to work with stakeholders to lead and implement evaluation projects
  • Grant and proposal writing, including for community-based organizations
  • Experience with qualitative and/ or quantitative data (collection and/or analysis)
  • Experience with evaluation planning
  • Experience with Excel, SPSS, Nvivo and/or other statistical applications
  • Experience with community-based evaluation and research
  • Experience with data dashboards such as Tableau

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future.

Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Hybrid work arrangement is possible

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a closing date of May 31, 2023 U-M EEO/AA Statement The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit the following as one document:

1. A cover letter that describes your evaluation experience, including your experience with equity-based evaluation strategies and experience implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies with diverse communities.

2. Resume

In order for the Career Portal system to accept a cover letter, please include this as a page of your resume document.


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