Assistant Director, Research & Evaluation, NSWERS

University of Nebraska, UNCA

Position Announcement
The Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System (NSWERS) at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Assistant Director, Research & Evaluation to lead research and evaluation efforts for the NSWERS organization.
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Executive Director and NSWERS partnering organizations to plan, organize, and execute research and evaluation functions. This includes both conducting and providing oversight for the technical quality of data analysis. Additional responsibilities will include providing in-house research design and quantitative measurement expertise and creating a robust research dissemination approach to inform public policy and educational practice in alignment with NSWERS research priorities, the NSWERS Strategic Approach and Plan.

NSWERS Profile
The Nebraska P-20W data initiative, known as NSWERS, is a partnership of the Nebraska prekindergarten, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational systems to use data and information to further evidence-based policy and practices. The NSWERS partners also work in affiliation with the Nebraska Department of Labor to examine the intersection of education and the workforce with the goal of providing research-based insight to meet Nebraska’s current and future workforce needs. More information is available at


Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. and eight (8) years of experience demonstrating increased responsibility in statistics, educational measurement, psychological measurement, or research methodology. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced training in research methodology and statistics, including item response theory models (Rasch, 2PL, 3PL, rating scale), scaling and equating, growth models, Monte Carlo methods, sample design and computer programming. Experience with formal statistical modeling and machine learning approaches to data analysis. Experience analyzing data from large-scale administrative data systems. Understanding of and experience working with (or in) education and workforce development systems.

Equivalent combination of education, experience, that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


How to Apply: This position works in Lincoln, NE. Submit an applicant profile at Along with your application, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Direct questions about the position and the online application process to: or call (402) 472- 3701.

The University of Nebraska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Job ID: 7894

Posted 8 days ago

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