Director, Program Evaluation & Research

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) discovers and disseminates interventions to advance the translation of clinically relevant research findings into clinical practice and the improvement of health in Wisconsin. Through the interdisciplinary nature of the UW ICTR (Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and the College of Engineering), ICTR seeks to change the campus research culture from 'silos' to collaborations, promoting the development of the biomedical translational workforce, growing the scope of human subjects research through clinical and health informatics and clinical trials, and developing meaningful partnerships with the academic health system.

With a change in leadership, ICTR has completed a strategic planning process to serve as a guidepost for programmatic development and resource allocation. Major components of this plan include focused development in clinical and health informatics, learning health systems, clinical research support, workforce development and training programs for inclusive excellence, community engagement, and inclusion of special populations in research. These components are supported by a management team consisting of operations, project management, and fiscal personnel.

The Director of Program Evaluation will be a key member of the ICTR management team responsible for directing and managing a range of program evaluation projects activities within the ICTR.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position includes articulating a larger vision for ICTR evaluation, supporting existing evaluation projects, developing new evaluation projects, working with ICTR leaders to define evaluation/research questions, conceptualizing program elements, and designing, overseeing and mentoring project team(s), conducting quality control of team?s work, supporting continuous improvement, carrying out and summarizing findings of evaluation/research projects.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment in diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applicants from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Qualifications: Skills

-Communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, and ability to collaborate effectively with other researchers, staff, clients and external partners.
-Demonstrated management skills and general knowledge in budgeting.

Qualifications: Experience

-5 years of research/evaluation experience required.
-Demonstrated record of using a variety of program evaluation/research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods).
-Demonstrated track record in disseminating evaluation/research findings to various audiences through publications, presentations, policy briefs, webinars and other mechanisms.
-Ability to facilitate meetings and establish productive, professional relationships with executive management, government officials, and private contractors.
-Understanding of policies and procedures related to data security and privacy.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Qualifications: Education
Doctoral or professional degree
Application Instructions

Please click "Apply Now" to start the application process via this link: You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Questions may be directed to Kim McFarlane at or (608) 263-1130.

The deadline to apply is March 17, 2020.

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Madison, WI
United States

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