ATE Evaluation Coach Recruitment

EvaluATE will launch one-on-one coaching in evaluation to the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) community staring in early 2020. We are looking for experienced evaluators to provide expertise in order to advance evaluation within the ATE program. The National Science Foundation’s ATE program’s primary focus is on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. Coaching will be available to individuals who are currently working on an NSF ATE project or planning on submitting a proposal to the NSF ATE program. These individuals might be evaluators, grant specialists, principal investigators, or other project staff.

Applications for coaches are due January 10, 2020. Coaches will be chosen and notified by January 24, 2020.

To learn more about ATE evaluation coaching, read about EvaluATE’s plan for evaluation coaching.


  • Participate in virtual orientation session with EvaluATE staff
  • Work with individuals and small teams to help them understand and apply evaluation concepts; provide feedback to strengthen evaluation plans, instruments, reports, or other materials; help them find answers to their questions
  • Communicate with EvaluATE staff and other coaches to share experiences and troubleshoot problems
  • Document coaching activities with detailed invoices
  • Provide feedback on coaching process and outcomes to EvaluATE’s external evaluator

Time Commitment

  • Up to 3.25 days per month or 39 days per year
  • One year commitment, with the possibility of renewal


  • $93.75 per hour ($750/day) with an annual maximum of $29,250 (total compensation depends on demand for coaching; there is no guaranteed minimum)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years of professional evaluation experience
  • Familiarity with program evaluation theory, standards, and principles
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Experience or willingness to use cloud-based collaboration tools

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience evaluating ATE or other STEM education projects
  • Prior experience with evaluation mentoring, coaching, or teaching
  • Graduate degree in evaluation, education research, or a social science discipline
  • Active engagement in professional evaluation community (e.g., presentations at evaluation conferences, service to evaluation associations and journals, publications in peer-reviewed journals, contributions to evaluation blogs)

How to Apply

Submit your application here.