Job Information

University of Utah Associate, Impact Measurement & Evaluation in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/30/2021

Requisition Number PRN27506B

Job Title Evaluation Specialist

Working Title Associate, Impact Measurement & Evaluation

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Salt Lake City, Utah; remote in U.S.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01691 - Sorenson Impact Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $39,300- $65K (DOE)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary


At the Sorenson Impact Center (, we envision a thriving world where all people are valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of actions guides decision making. Housed at the University Of Utah David Eccles School Of Business (, we advance global impact through innovation in impact investing and finance, public policy and spending, and corporate and social sector behavior. We utilize world-class data science and impact storytelling as key tools in this global effort. As part of its mission to train future impact leaders, the Center integrates academic programming and experiential learning into each of its practice areas including in the operations of our own impact investing practice and fund, and in the management of an outside fund.

The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants including those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, speak English as a second language and others from overlooked/underestimated communities.

Who We Are:

● Our vision: We envision a thriving world where all people are valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions guides our decision making.

● Our mission: We change the world by helping others integrate measurable impact into decision making and by training future social impact leaders.

● Our strategy: We help integrate data-driven impact into decisions of (1) capital allocation, (2) public policy & spending, and (3) corporate & social sector behavior.

● We catalyze impact by innovating, collaborating, educating, advocating, demonstrating, and inspiring change.


We are looking for an impact-oriented, enthusiastic team member to help us change the world. The Sr. Associate would have the opportunity to join a growing team in the Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation division. We consult public, private, and social sector entities to develop impact strategy and measurement and evaluation frameworks to change corporate and social sector behavior. Measurement & Evaluation professionals play an important role in our client work, including project management, capacity building and performance. Expected day-to-day activities include; strategic planning, monitoring and evaluating, analysis and reporting. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing and supporting research, content generation, data support, and stakeholder engagement.


This job requires a motivated self-starter who is interested in program

analysis and evaluation, and data systems in a mission-driven organization. The position requires a detail-oriented capacity for data collection, cleaning, and analysis, and a systems level thinker with the ability to critically assess data and determine possible solutions to improve outcomes and build capacity. Central to the role will be the ability to initiate program evaluation inquiries, analyze data, assess outcomes, and provide recommendations to management to improve service delivery and staff performance. The position also requires superior interpersonal skills to work with, train, and support staff and, also to support senior management with strategic initiatives.


● Design survey instruments to use in program evaluations.

● Design, conduct and report results of program evaluations and longitudinal studies.

● Analyze data collected as part of program evaluations and develop reports, including program recommendations.

● Provide leadership regarding effective evaluation models, methods, and systems.

● Develop evaluation plans for completing formative and summative program evaluations.

● Knowledge of the distinctions between evaluation and research.

● Contributes insights and experiences to colleagues in the Center to help achieve quality results.

● Overcomes unexpected difficulties and challenges to produce desired outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Education, Public Health, or a related area, or equivalency; plus 2 years related experience. Demonstrated effective communications skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service. Requires the ability to use basic statistical and qualitative methods to analyze, interpret, and report on data. Strong attention to detail and good observation skills.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


● At least two years of relevant work experience.

● Ability to communicate statistical information to clients/community partners in people-first language.

● Experience with community-based participatory research or other forms of qualitative research.

● Demonstrated ability to think systematically, analytically and logically.

● Commitment to ensuring that evaluation activities are done in a culturally competent manner.

● Demonstrated ability to conduct and develop literature reviews related to educational research, evaluation, and assessment.

● Effective written and oral communication.

● Experience with program evaluation and data management in a non-profit, community setting, or for-profit sector.

● Evaluation field experience from multiple academic disciplines.

● Experience in leading the development of new business, scopes of work, and budgets.

● Knowledge of or familiarity with the American Evaluation Association’s Guiding Principles for Evaluators.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.