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Cornell University Program Evaluator, ARC in Ithaca, New York

Program Evaluator, ARC


Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.Cornell Human Ecology (CHE) explores the complexity of human life. We bring together a wide range of perspectives to understand the full context of the human experience and improve lives at every scale, from cells to society. Our research and academic programs focus on the interaction of humans with their biological, economic, social and physical environments. Using Cornell's far-reaching extension network and the college's translational research methods, we deliver our findings directly to communities and families, ensuring that our work reaches those who need it most.

Our Mission

The Cornell University Action Research Collaborative (ARC) brings together researchers, practitioners, community members, and policymakers to address pressing issues in society and improve lives. ARC researchers and practitioners use scientific evidence to inform decision-making in policy and practice, and to evaluate the effects of those decisions on the lives of communities-particularly those that have been historically marginalized. Our goal is to be responsive to the needs of communities and to support activities that improve lives and promote equity.

What You Will Do

ARC is seeking to hire a full-time program evaluator to work on several projects across New York State. The mission of ARC is to develop and support equitable and sustainable research-practice-policy partnerships that can generate solutions to improve the lives of communities that are too often neglected. ARC approaches partnerships using multiple disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches. Also, it is imperative that community partners are involved in all phases of projects (i.e., from study design to dissemination of findings). The overarching goal is for these projects to inform interventions and public policies that support the well-being of marginalized populations. To learn more about ARC visit

As the successful candidate you will join a dedicated team of researchers, students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who support action research projects, and evaluate their effects on relevant outcomes. In addition, you will model and support a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellbeing and continually seek to understand how your role, behaviors, and actions impact the success of this culture.

This is a one-year (renewable), benefits-eligible appointment beginning August 1, 2024 (negotiable). This is fully on-site position based in Ithaca, NY on Cornell University's campus. Some travel is required (e.g., visit partner sites across New York State).

No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in US without sponsorship. Employment will end upon the expiration of work authorization in the US. Continued employment in this position is subject to eligibility to work in accordance with US immigration laws.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in public health (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology), education, or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of full-time experience working as a program evaluator.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Ability to take initiative and simultaneously manage multiple research activities with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel.
  • Proficiency using survey software (e.g., Qualtrics, REDCap).
  • Proficiency conducting quantitative analyses using software such as SAS, STATA, SPSS.
  • Experience with scientific writing (e.g., conference abstracts, manuscripts)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency conducting qualitative analyses using software such as NVivo, Atlas Ti.
  • Proficiency conducting geospatial data analyses using software such as ArcGIS.


  • Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
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  • Our leave provisions include health and personal leave, three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.

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University Job Title:

Program/Extension Aide IV

Job Family:

Academic Support



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Pay Range:

$23.07 - $26.82

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Krassimira Hernandez

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EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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