Job Application Due Date: 12/31/20
Hiring Company/Organization: TechGlobal Contract With National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
About National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency that enriches life through science. Their reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as they work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them.
From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers, and other decision-makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
TechGlobal was founded by Ms. Minna Li in 2005 as a multidisciplinary services firm focused on all levels of governmental needs. Headquartered in Rockville, MD, TechGlobal began as a small consultancy specializing in IT technical support services for local governments near Washington DC. Today TechGlobal has evolved into a multidisciplinary small business with contractual reach into a variety of federal agencies as well as local and state governments outside of the Washington DC area.
TechGlobal’s client seeks a qualified candidate to support their customer at the NOAA Office of Education in the monitoring and evaluation of NOAA Education programs. The successful candidate will facilitate the development and implementation of performance measures, logic models, data collection methods, and reporting systems for the agency.
- Provide technical assistance to the Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/epp-msi/csc) and the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program (https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship) to achieve strategic goals and objectives.
- Lead or support staff in drafting analyses and writing reports/papers for internal use or publication
- Serve as a thought partner with colleagues in analyzing and developing solutions to reporting and strategic planning challenges
- Build knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues in STEM higher education and workforce that inform NOAA and mission-related partners.
- Build a professional network and community within NOAA and workforce partners interested in diversity and inclusion in STEM.
- Provide support in the data collection and annual reporting of measuring progress towards the NOAA Education Strategic Plan.
- PhD in Education, Program Evaluation or related social science degree; or MA/MS with substantial work experience in education evaluation.
- 1-3 years experience in conducting evaluations of education programs and evaluation project management.
- Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative evaluation approaches and data collection techniques.
- Proficient in the use of Google Suite (Mail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides), MS Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and online survey software.
- Must have strong organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills; project management, group facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated desire and ability to design, plan, organize, implement evaluation projects. Including, but not limited to, needs assessments, program evaluation, research studies using primary or secondary datasets, data analysis and interpretation, management information systems or data collection and monitoring systems in education-related programs.
- Demonstrated ability to manage, clean, and analyze evaluation datasets.
- Demonstrated desire and ability to work on workforce and diversity/inclusion issues specifically within the STEM field.
- Demonstrated experience identifying and evaluating the literature on diversity and inclusion in STEM.
- Experience with facilitating internal and external stakeholder groups to foster planning and decision-making.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in a collaborative, geographically distributed environment.
- Academic program administration, especially with pipeline programs (e.g., internships, practicums, etc.) highly desired.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder.
- Must be able to pass a Criminal Background check.
- The successful candidate will be required to obtain a NOAA security badge and common access card permitting access to NOAA facilities. No visa sponsorships available.
- This position is based in the Washington, DC area. No relocation package is available.
How to Apply
Cover letter, vitae, and 3 professional references required and should be sent to Richard Goodden. Applicants called for an interview should plan to provide examples of their evaluation experience.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2020.