Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation



Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation


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Although we value all of our employees and by extension their families, we do not allow for family members of current employees in management positions to be employed by Florida Virtual School. We believe the risk of morale problems and conflict of interest problems is too great.

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Annual Salary:

$62,102.00 – $102,303.00





Job Description Summary:

Our Mission is to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.


FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.


The Position:

Position General Summary:

The Research and Evaluation Senior Manager is a critical member of the Analysis, Assessment and Accountability team and has both cross- and inter-departmental roles. The Senior Manager directs, coordinates, and oversees all aspects of proactive problem- solving and critical thinking/analysis related to FLVS data, research and measurement.  The Senior Manager directs and oversees evaluation studies for all FLVS related programs and initiatives.  The Senior Manager supervises research staff and ensures quality control of all research generated by FLVS.


Essential Position Functions:

  • Coordinate input that will help determine immediate and long-term Research needs including Primary and Secondary Research, Concept Testing, and Efficacy Studies
  • Initiate, schedule, and participate in all research meetings with outside research
  • Evaluate and implement qualitative and quantitative methodologies to meet specific research and evaluation objectives
  • Manage research projects including following through on study design, creation of various tools and study materials, deployment, data capture, analysis, reporting, and presentation of findings
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative projects and author research tools such as discussion guides or questionnaires, develop criteria for materials that need to be created by other departments, conduct interviews or group discussions, conduct analyses, create reports, and present findings as needed
  • Research vendors and make recommendations for hiring vendors who provide recruitment, data collection, analysis, tabulation, and various types of quantitative and qualitative expertise
  • Provide expertise in gathering literature on trends and providing an analysis of market needs; May also direct work of outside resources
  • Communicate with internal departments on any data and reporting needs required for research studies; communicate with FLVS teachers required in steps in a research study and create materials that teachers may use with the customer; and communicate any updates on student progress regarding the study


  • Coordinate project schedule development, confirm schedule, and monitor project schedule, and ensure that both the timetable and the objectives are met
  • Oversee activities of all research staff and conduct yearly evaluations of research staff
  • Oversee activities related to FLVS performance as mandated by state, federal and accrediting agencies
  • Coordinate stakeholder feedback collection and analysis activities
  • Provide oversight for the composition of requests for quotes (RFQ) and requests for proposals (RFP) needed to carry out the business of the department
  • Keep Executive Director advised of the status of all assigned research and evaluation projects
  • Manage, control, direct, and supervise assigned direct reports, including general leadership, planning, organizing, and reviewing
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrate respect for others
  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established


(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)


Minimum Requirements:


  • Master’s Degree with emphasis on Measurement, Research or research methods, Statistics, Business or other related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience


  • Five years’ experience in research and/or evaluation

Knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of statistics and survey software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R). Experience using a statistical program to run statistical models and produce outcomes and
  • Knowledge of educational publishing and/or online education and able to write technical reports and white papers to communicate research findings.
  • Knowledge of educational research principles and practices
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and practices
  • Skills to interpret research needs, determine and implement appropriate methodologies and communicate findings
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to schedule and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills


Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Location: Remote
  • Frequency of travel:Occasional travel is required for meetings, trainings and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays
  • Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)

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1. Master’s degree (earned doctorate from an accredited institution desirable).
2. Three (3) years of experience in research, evaluation, and/or statistical analysis (experience in analysis related to teacher evaluation preferred).
3. Demonstrated success in the management of large and high-stakes projects and working with others in a collaborative manner to establish goals and objectives, develop action plans, conduct data analysis, and share results.

SALARY RANGE: $72,212 – $88,556
Placement of new employees on the salary schedule shall be determined by a comparison of their salary history, comparable years of experience at the new job level and internal equity.

Staff Specialist, Assessment (Miami-Dade Public Schools)


1. JOB TITLE: Staff Specialist, Assessment
2. DEPARTMENT: Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis
3. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director, Program Evaluation
4. PAY GRADE: 42
5. JOB CODE: 0077
7. POSITION AUTHORIZED: Board Item C-4, January 8, 1986
8. DATE OF LAST REVISION: Board Item K-35, August 25, 1999


Performs complex research and evaluation studies, and interprets/reports results.


1. Designs and/or assists in designing instrumentation, methods, and related procedures appropriate to evaluation studies or other related research.

2. Acquires and analyzes outcome data at the school and District level for program evaluations or other research projects; reports conclusions.

3. Formulates behavioral objectives which are amenable to accepted testing or evaluation procedures, and writes reports on research projects.

4. Conducts an on-going assessment of selected projects’ components to determine if the project goals, objectives, activities, and/or guidelines are continually being achieved.

5. Meets with District, region, and school level personnel to plan evaluation procedures, and to report evaluation study results.

6. Coordinates the acquisition of external consultants for specific evaluation projects.

7. Assists with the review and/or development of evaluation plans for the grant proposals of other offices.

8. Develops and/or assists in the development of plans for selected District-wide evaluation/ research studies.

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9. Assists in the assessment and reporting of the status of accomplishments re: school and District level goals and objectives.

10. Assists in the analysis and interpretation of student assessment results re: District- wide efforts to improve student achievement.

11. Performs other duties related to the general administrative responsibilities of the position.


This work requires the following physical activities: sitting, mobility, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed primarily indoors.


1. Master’s degree with specialization in educational research and measurement, or related field.

2. Three (3) years experience in educational evaluation/testing/assessment.

3. Knowledge of measurement and research methodology, applied statistics and computer applications.

4. Application experience in the areas of test scoring, test data analysis, item analysis, and the interpretation and application of test results.

5. Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with staff and with multi-ethnic groups of students, teachers and parents as evidenced by training and job related experience.

6. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

Two Job Announcements from FLVS

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016
Employment Status: Full-Time
Annual Salary: $50,163 – $80, 696 – Salary Range
Location: Remote
The Position:
The Test and Measurement Analyst assists with educational tests and measurements, psychometric analysis, test
construction, data management, analysis, and reporting strategies. The Test and Measurement Analyst assists with
assessment design, including application of appropriate statistical procedures, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, Assessment, Quantitative Methods, Educational
Measurements or related fields; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
• Master’s Degree, preferred
• Three years of experience in research, test development or any other related experience
FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the
basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason
prohibited by law.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016
Employment Status:
Annual Salary:
$55,366 – $93,322 – Salary Range
The Position:
The Manager, Predictive Analytics and Data Science is responsible for advancing our data and analytics
systems and collaborating with Instructional Technology in master data management and defining Big Data
and Statistical Modeling.
 Bachelor’s Degree in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, Mathematics, Assessment,
Quantitative Methods, Educational Measurements or closed related fields; or equivalent
combination of education and relevant experience
 Master’s Degree, preferred
 Three years’ experience in data analytics
FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the
basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason
prohibited by law.

Positions Available in Polk County

Senior Coordinator, Student Learning Evaluation

Salary range: $71,981 – $87,830


  • Supervise district, state, and national assessments
  • Develop and present reports of assessment data to district leadership
  • Work with identified struggling schools to help plan, schedule, and administer assessments effectively
  • Conduct training and professional development


Senior Coordinator, Assessment

Salary range: $56,115 – $90,471

  • Supervise district assessments
  • Work with curriculum team to assist with creation and development of assessments
  • Work with schools to assist with administration of district assessments
  • Perform training of schools on district assessment administration


Both positions are non-instructional, professional/technical.  Apply online at  Send resume and cover letter to Heather Wright at

Director, Assessment and Research  

Hours Days, Some Evenings & Weekends
Job Summary/Responsibilities -Coordinate college wide assessment of student learning.
-Direct the College Assessment Board.
-Manage and maintain COEHS candidate assessment system database.
-Maintain student data files, compile statistics, and provide deficiency reports to faculty, program leaders, and state officials.
-Advise the College administration on matters relative to program compliance, monitoring, and outcomes.
-Respond to written and verbal requests related to the operation and function of COEHS assessment system.
-Facilitate the distribution of information about COEHS assessment system to new faculty members.
-Research and identify effective assessment strategies, assessment resources, data sources, software, and other
tools that can help improve the assessment efforts.
-Gather, input, and analyze student data related to COEHS assessment tracking system (summer, fall, and spring terms).
-Develop procedures and draft policies pertinent to the assessment system.
-Maintain communication with Florida Department of Education representatives to acquire data to produce reports
(Title II, rehirability reports, employer satisfaction surveys, retention, etc.)
-Collect and evaluate enrollment projections for the college.
-Assist faculty with the identification and review of learning outcomes associated with the candidate assessment system in order to maintain the validity of the system.
-Assist programs in compiling, collecting, and analyzing program specific data (e.g., field and internship surveys).
-Develop surveys for COEHS programs.
-Collaborate with assessment units and representatives from other colleges (private and public).
-Respond to external requests for information as for example annual surveys.
-Prepare reports for accrediting bodies (FLDOE, CAEP, COSMA, CCIE, CACREP).
-Assist in the development and update of Academic Learning Compacts for all programs in the college.
-Develop and implement test preparation workshops (includes test-taking strategies, study skills, essay writing, content specific areas such as Language Arts, etc.) focused on providing students with support for exams, such as the statewide Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).
-Provide the content for a new webpage on FTCE resources including content-specific workshops in response to student requests and challenges and will work to provide individualized assistance to students who benefit from feedback. Perform other duties as assigned.

UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.

Statement(s) of Understanding  
Required Qualifications A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and six years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and eight years of experience directly related to the job functions.
Preferred Qualifications Doctoral or Master’s degree in education or a related discipline; 3 years experience in K-12 educational settings; minimum 6 years of directly related experience, knowledge of research methodologies and statistical analysis.
Required Licensure or Certification

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Department COEHS Dean’s Office
Department Org 630100
Division Academic Affairs
College College of Education and Human Services
Approved Hiring Salary Range $70,000 to negotiable
Pay Basis Annually
Job Posting Date 05-18-2016
Application Deadline Date Open Until Filled
Application Review Date
(Only if open until filled)
Contract Period
(Faculty Positions Only)
Point of Contact Deirdre Meehan
POC Phone Number 904-620-2520
Responsible Hiring Official(s) Lupi, Marsha
HO Phone Number 904-620-2520
Anticipated Starting Date: 07-01-2016
(if not Jacksonville)
Documents that must be submitted electronically at time of application: Resume
Unofficial Transcript 1
Letter of Interest
List of names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references
Special Instructions:
HO’s & POC’s
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Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Deirdre Meehan at (904) 620-2520, or via e-mail at Initial review of applications will begin on 5/27/16.
App Types Accepted Support Staff/OPS/Administrative Application Send to

Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida

The Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida is recruiting a research analyst who will work on a variety of projects including the Partnership for Civic Learning. The Partnership works with the Florida Department of Education, school districts, and university researchers to develop and test school- and district-based continuous improvement programs in civic learning. This is a one-year position with the possibility of longer-term funding. Appointment as a post-doctoral fellow may be possible, as appropriate.
The Research Analyst will provide support to the Institute’s Lead Analyst and may also work independently on selected projects. Major roles include data collection and management, data analysis, and preparing and disseminating summary reports. The selected candidate will be detail oriented and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills; have experience in quantitative data analysis and familiarity with statistical analysis software (SPSS, SAS); have some experience working with Census Bureau data; excellent communication skills; and demonstrated skill in writing technical reports and papers. A working knowledge of Florida’s K-12 testing & accountability system is highly desirable. Some background social studies and civics is desirable, but not essential. Experience with qualitative field research design is also desirable, but not a requirement.
A Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization is strongly preferred.
Applications should include a letter of application, a CV or resume, a writing sample and names and contact information for three professional references. Applications may be submitted at  by May 12, 2014.
Complete Job Description:

Pinellas County Schools

Pinellas County Schools has a Senior Coordinator, Evaluation (Title I) grant funded position in the Research, Evaluation, and Accountability department.
Reports to: Director, Title I
Complete Job Description: 
  • Master’s degree from an accrediting college or university and three (3) years of progressively responsible-related professional experience. Experience in evaluation/research design and implementation of projects of varied focus and complexity.
  • Demonstrated competencies and skills in technical writing. Working knowledge of statistical procedures and of state, regional, and national research studies; trends; and results pertaining to assessment. Knowledge and experience utilizing Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS),Statistical Analyses System (SAS), Excel, and other statistical software.
PREFERRED: Five years relevant experience, with three years’ experience in Pinellas County Schools

  • Professional/Technical/Supervisory Position; Pay Grade: E07; 12-month position; Annual Salary: $70,732
Applicants outside the school system:
Please complete an online application at submit your resume and personal statement highlighting your qualifications, as they specifically relate to the qualifications for this position; and a copy of your most recent appraisal or most recent evaluation to by fax to 727-588-5198 by mail to 301 – 4th Street S.W. Largo, Florida 33770, attention Raquel Perez-Russo, by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

School Board Employees:
Please submit your resume, personal statement highlighting your qualifications, as they specifically relate to the qualifications for this position, and a copy of your most recent appraisal or most recent evaluation to by fax to 727-588-5198, by mail to 301 – 4th Street S.W. Largo, Florida 33770, or by pony attention Raquel Perez-Russo,by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In order to be considered for this position, all documents listed must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

NOTE:  Candidates may be screened by position, preference statement, evaluations, seniority, and/or specific needs of the job.  Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
Pinellas County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted 3/8/16