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Associate Director of Evaluation and Measurement, Sanford Education Project

Organization: The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

The first application deadline is March 30, 2012.

Associate Director of Evaluation and Measurement, Sanford Education Project, #10022

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Teach For America (TFA) are entering the next phase of a new and unique partnership, the Sanford Education Project, which creates a permeable wall between each program to create and enhance the preparation of teachers. TFA and the Teachers College share a vision for reforming teacher education premised on the following Sanford Education Project (SEP) pillars:

1. Attracting and recruiting teachers from an expanded pool of college students who are high achieving individuals and devoted to the idea that all children can learn;

2. Selecting prospective teachers using a model based on the traits our country’s most successful teachers, that selects individuals who will likely lead their students to achieve rigorous academic results and maximize their fullest potential;

3. Preparing teachers with innovative curriculum and extensive clinical experiences that focus on the key teacher actions that increase student achievement, in real classroom settings where the “student” teacher is fully responsible for student outcomes;

4. Reforming support and professional development of new teachers, delivered in partnership with districts and schools, that is designed to continually improve their effectiveness at increasing student learning, driven by ongoing evaluation of their effectiveness using a blended approach of: 1) assessing the teacher’s actions and mindsets as they relate to their students’ learning, and 2) student learning as demonstrated by their academic attainment;

5. Building a research base which can refine and improve the teacher recruitment and preparation model to help share best practices widely within the education community.

Prime Function:

Under supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with CREO (Collaborative Research and Evaluation Office), the Associate Director of Evaluation and Measurement with the academic rank of Associate Research Professional which oversees the research and dissemination aspects of the Sanford Education Project, including supervision of research fellows. This is a 12-month appointment.


  • Provides leadership and guidance to SEP research fellows.
  • Identify meaningful research questions and design and conduct research studies to address those questions.
  • Provide leadership the SEP research fellows and other project state in the collection and analysis of data.
  • Provide leadership in the writing of reports and disseminate results through publications and presentations.
  • Works in close collaboration with the people engaged in work across all pillars of the Sanford Education Project, including Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College leadership and faculty.
  • Work with the executive director and PR person to disseminate information about the SEP’s objectives and outcomes to a variety of audiences in a variety of formats.
  • Maintain a consultative research relationship with Teach For America.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with additional community and educational organizations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices
  • Skill developing, publishing, and disseminating research
  • Skill in problem solving and decision-making
  • Skill in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration across teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others in research and dissemination

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in education or a related field
  • Strong research record, include publications and presentations to professional audiences
  • Familiarity and experience with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research
  • Experience in higher education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Teach For America organization
  • Experience with grant management and supervision of research staff

Application Deadline and Procedures:

Applicants are asked to email the following as one attachment: (1) a letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications listed, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of three references to education@asu.edu. Please put the job title in the subject line of the email.

Applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the position is filled. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our customer service center at 855-278-5081.

ASU does not pay candidates for travel expenses associated with interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/ The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College actively encourages diversity among its students, faculty and staff.

Department Statement/Gen Info: The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is taking a leadership role in teacher education through extensive on-site professional preparation through school partnerships and by generating an integrative curriculum designed to meet the needs of our 21st century PreK-12 students.

This position is not funded from state appropriations and may terminate when funding is no longer available.

Background Check Statement: ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Standard Statement: Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 67,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.



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