University of Nebraska Medical Center

Evaluation Consultant (PhD preferred)

Deadline: until filled

Heartland Family Service is searching for an Evaluation Consultant to support an evaluation of our multi-service approach. The Evaluation Consultant will partner with internal and external resources to oversee critical components of the evaluation study including evaluation design, assessment development, participant sampling, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination of study results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to design and implement an evaluation study that will assess the effectiveness of HFS’ multi-service approach.
  • Develop and manage project plans by collaboratively defining milestones, setting deadlines, delegating tasks, coordinating project meetings, and ensuring on time completion of work.
  • Obtain IRB approval by creating and submitting the IRB application, and responding to requests for modification.
  • Oversee the development, testing, and validation of surveys and assessments.
  • Utilize stratified random sampling procedures to identify a representative sample of study participants.
  • Aid in the collection of data across program sites and communities to ensure data is collected in a reliable and valid manner.
  • Analyze data from point of collection (i.e., data preparation) to interpretation of results, ensuring that the appropriate analyses (e.g., descriptive statistics, inferential statistics) are applied to each research question.
  • Create deliverables of study results (e.g., reports, presentations) ensuring that findings and insights are presented in a clear and consumable manner.
  • Present project findings to team members, stakeholders, and other interested parties.
  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field (completed or in progress). Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of research methods and experience conducting research in either an applied or academic setting.
  • Quantitative skills with high technical proficiency in the areas of data acquisition, manipulation, and analysis (e.g., Regression, ANOVA, HLM).
  • Proficient in statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, R, and Mplus.
  • Experience in creating, modifying, deploying, and validating psychometrically sound surveys and assessments.
  • Project management experience including collaboratively defining milestones, setting deadlines, delegating tasks, coordinating project meetings, and ensuring on time completion of work.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills; ability to explain complex analyses and compelling insights to a non-technical audience.
  • Experience consulting and/or collaborating with stakeholders or leaders in a professional manner.

View the full job description and instructions for applying here.