Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Mar 07, 2022

Company:                    Nebraska Children & Families Foundation

Link to Apply:              https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/e58c7a74-7bab-41b6-bf4b-5464a305bb22/Nebraska-Children-and-Families

Job Title:                     Director of Community Evaluation

 

PURPOSE

The Director of Community Evaluation is dedicated to ongoing technical support and project management of evaluation for the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation’s Community Well Being (CWB) initiative. This position works as part of NC’s Research and Evaluation team to support collective impact collaboratives in communities across Nebraska as they work to ensure that all families and young people can thrive. The Director of Community Evaluation works in partnership with NC staff, community leaders, external evaluators, and other stakeholders to manage day-to-day operations of CWB evaluation. This position is responsible for coordinating the execution of dynamic evaluation strategies in a manner that minimizes burden on community partners, builds local evaluation capacity, is culturally and linguistically responsive, and facilitates accountability, transparency, and continuous improvement.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate and manage data collection activities for Nebraska Children’s CWB efforts.
  • Facilitate communication and planning of evaluation activities with external partners.
  • Ensure delivery of timely, accurate, actionable, and equity-focused data to community partners, NC staff, and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement detailed work plans and timelines for data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Support effective collaboration by convening meetings, developing agendas, documenting key decisions, and following up on action items.
  • Develop written guidance and other technical assistance materials to ensure shared understanding of evaluation processes and expectations across all stakeholders.
  • Document and disseminate feedback from community partners- particularly those from historically underrepresented groups- to ensure that evaluation is responsive to their needs and concerns.
  • In collaboration with other NC staff, support community partners to engage in data-informed planning and decision-making.
  • Maintain and update digital data collection systems.
  • Support fund development efforts by providing relevant data, evaluation plans, and logic models for applications, proposals, and compliance reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities.

WORK DIRECTION RECEIVED:  Works under limited/administrative supervision

SCOPE/NATURE OF DISCRETION:  Delegated discretion; authority to initiate and carry out whatever actions are deemed essential.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any relevant discipline, and
  • a minimum 3 years of professional experience in research and evaluation, including:
  • management of complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • successful collaboration with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge

  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for data collection and analysis.
  • Best practices for data management and data security.
  • Ethical standards for research and evaluation
  • Equitable evaluation principles.
  • Software applications for data cleaning, analysis, and evaluation.
  • Software applications for project management and collaboration.
  • Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Office equipment and computer software.
  • An understanding of collective impact principles.

Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Database management and analysis.
  • Data analysis, interpretation, report preparation and presentation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well within a team

Preferred

  • Nonprofit experience, particularly with intermediary organizations and/or policy organizations focused on health, human services, education, and/or community development
  • Lived experience with the social issues and systems that Nebraska Children aims to address.
  • Experience in participatory approaches to evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and dissemination
  • Experience with Tableau or willingness to learn
  • Experience with Quick Base or willingness to learn
  • Experience with Box or willingness to learn
  • Fluency in one or more languages other than English

 

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to include interpersonal, planning, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common professional journals, general business periodicals, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries about the organization from the public and/or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, top management, and/or boards of directors.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to read and interpret statistical research data.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in unique situations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret statistical research findings (such as Census data) and to interpret mathematical data accurately in written communications. 
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and manage multiple activities at once.
  • Ability to fact-check and verify data using primary and secondary sources.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Offsite and in an office environment.
  • Flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel within the state.

 



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