Data and Evaluation Manager

Open: 5/16/16
Closed: This position is open until filled.

DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) is the hub of a comprehensive effort to end intergenerational poverty in the District of Columbia’s Ward 7 Kenilworth-Parkside community and beyond. Founded in 2008 and operational since 2013, DCPNI has brought together neighborhood public and charter schools, community and faith-based organizations, resident leaders, local and federal government agencies, funders, corporations, and more than 30 program and service partners to collaborate in realizing our vision.

Summary: The Data and Evaluation Manager is responsible for managing and leading medium to large size data collection projects for DCPNI, including collection, cleaning, and analysis of organizational data, as well as the creation of associated reports. Present data and information to different audiences, including funders, community residents, and other stakeholders by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages and oversees one or more of DCPNI’s primary data collection efforts, including: a Neighborhood/Community Survey, a School Climate Survey, and a survey of high school graduates.
  • Manages and oversees DCPNI’s data collection approach and infrastructure for partner organizations, including the continued development and evolution of DCPNI’s performance management software: Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
  • Designs and ensures production of reports in ETO (using ETO Results) and other software applications (such as Excel) that can be distributed to partner organizations and the general public.
  • Leads analysis of data sets to determine the effectiveness of initiatives offered in the Kenilworth-Parkside community.
  • Ensures that DCPNI staff and partner organization staff are trained in the use of ETO.
  • Assists DCPNI programmatic staff and partner organizations to develop and refine logic models/theories of change for programming delivered in Kenilworth-Parkside.
  • Develops data collection tools, methodology, instruments, and reports to assess the effectiveness of programming delivered by partner organizations and DCPNI, including training staff in the use of these tools, instruments, and reports.
  • Assists DCPNI staff in the collection, aggregation, and reporting of community and DCPNI data for a variety of audiences.
  • Represents DCPNI in local and national meetings on issues relating to data, measurement, and evaluation as necessary.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibility.

COMPETENCIES
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Project Management – Exhibits the ability to manage multiple projects, resources, and people with emphasis on schedules, leading teams, and managing deliverables.

Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Oral/Written Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions. Writes clearly and informatively. Varies writing style to meet needs. Presents numerical data effectively.

Organizational Support – Follows DCPNI policies and procedures.  Supports DCPNI’s mission, goals and values.  Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in public policy, nonprofit management, mathematics, statistics, economics, urban studies, public health, or sociology, or related field and four (4) to seven (7) years related experience in internal/non-profit evaluation, research and evaluation consulting, nonprofit management, or statistical analysis, Master’s degree preferred. Prior experience must include two years of experience working in a nonprofit organization, government organization, or youth/young adult-serving for-profit organization, including one or more of the following: program design/development, teaching/instruction of youth/young adults, or counseling. Demonstrated ability to manage and meet deadlines, and excellent organizational and communication skills. Highly Preferred Experience includes working in Ward 7 or schools/organizations east of the Anacostia River.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong knowledge and background in client relationship management or performance management software systems. Very strong preference given to candidates with experience in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software. Additional preference given to candidates that are certified as ETO Administrators or certified in ETO Results.
  • Prior experience in survey design and survey administration.
  • Prior experience in training or providing technical assistance to adult staff, teachers, school administrators, or community members.
  • Prior experience developing logic models for organizations or programs to be evaluated.
  • Prior experience conducting qualitative research, including experience leading focus groups and interviews for research or data collection purposes.
  • Prior experience conducting quantitative research, including experience collecting, cleaning, coding, and analyzing data sets.
  • Prior experience leading or managing research projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills, creativity, and self-confidence, and the ability to multi-
  • task and manage projects, in a motivated, effective way required.
  • Should have a strong interest in one or more of the following topics: community building and neighborhood revitalization, education, economic development, youth development, or performance management.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of community based groups and partner organizations is essential.

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Very strong skills in Excel. Strong skills in MS Office applications.  Prior experience working with statistical analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata preferred.

BENEFITS
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans; short-term and long-term disability insurance; 403(b) with match; generous leave policy, and more -all in a friendly, dynamic work environment. For additional information, please visit our website at www.dcpni.org.

BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks related to the position.

DCPNI is an Equal Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran)

To Apply

  • Qualified candidates should submit cover letter with salary preferences and resume tohr@dcpni.org.
  • Please include “Data and Evaluation Manager” in the email subject line.
  • Phone calls and emails to DCPNI staff will not be accepted.