The American Evaluation Association (AEA) is accepting applications for an Evaluation Policy Fellow to support the work of the Evaluation Policy Task Force (EPTF) and the association’s ongoing evaluation policy strategy. The ideal applicant would possess the following attributes:
Graduate students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply for this fellowship opportunity.
Budget: AEA will provide up to $25,000 per year, with an expectation of an average of 15-20 hours of work per week, though episodic periods may require more or less work. The award period will be one year from the date of award, with the possibility of renewal.
Scope of Work: This Statement of Work describes the tasks that will be performed related to Evaluation Policy Staff support to assist AEA’s EPTF in providing advice and expertise on evaluation policy matters. The following outlines the intended scope of the work.
The EPTF focuses on evaluation policy, rather than policy in general. Examples include the evaluation definition, requirements for evaluation, evaluation methods, human resources regarding evaluation, evaluation budgets, evaluation implementation, and evaluation ethics. The EPTF’s efforts currently focus on the federal level because evaluation policy decisions at that level have broad implications for many AEA members and for the field generally. That will remain the primary focus for the foreseeable future.
Tasks and Responsibilities: The Evaluation Policy Fellow will directly support the EPTF, which is guided by AEA’s Executive Committee.
AEA’s current charge to the EPTF outlines three core tasks. The first task consists of a focused, targeted consultative campaign designed to identify and provide useful consultation to legislators and executive branch staff on legislation and executive actions concerning evaluation. The second task is to enhance the public presence of AEA as a source of expertise on evaluation. The third task includes education for AEA’s membership about the import of evaluation policy issues and opportunities for action. Under guidance from the EPTF Chair and the EPTF members, the Evaluation Policy Staff Support must engage in each of these three tasks.
The Evaluation Policy Fellow will specifically be expected to:
To apply, please email email@example.com with the following information no later than March 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET:
Applicants will be reviewed by the AEA Executive Director and EPTF members. The AEA Executive Committee will make the final selection.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.