The Managing Director of Data Solutions & Evaluation will oversee the department responsible for managing the organization’s primary data systems, outcome reporting, and program evaluation efforts. This team provides strategic services to the entire organization and collaborates closely with the Operations Team, including ultimate oversight of IT support. As a member of the Executive and Management Team, support of the organizational strategic plan and calendaring will also be a major priority
Promote a culture of learning and a continuous quality improvement mindset organization-wide with impact-driven program reporting strategies
Use the data and evaluation team as a tool and communications bridge between programming and development to maintain high impact programming and drive funds towards gaps
Manage the data and evaluation team, including IT support services in the short to medium term, including a larger data community of practice to provide high quality data, training, and analysis to programs and the organization as a whole
Prioritization of scholar-centered and data-informed practices organization wide
Primary Responsibilities as Managing Director:
Primary internal lead of any future research studies, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in collaboration with the research partner
External communication and dissemination of key findings from internal evaluation, and relationship building with other community-based organizations and partners
Conduct ongoing research to identify best practices in college access/success and leadership development
Support program directors in annual revisions of program evaluation practices, including survey design and analysis
Implementation of an organization dashboard in collaboration with the executive leadership team
Identify success metrics and indicators to track key programmatic and organizational outcomes
Create the infrastructure to generate an automated dashboard
Launch organization-wide with a smooth roll-out and high buy-in
Maintain ongoing reporting and make adjustments as needed
Translate organizational Theory of Change into programmatic logic models
Regular reporting on key outcomes for each program that contribute to organizational impact and all outcomes reporting to support grant reporting, Board reporting, and marketing materials.
Responsible for both oversight and contribution to large data set analyses, from sources such as National Student Clearinghouse
Manage cross-departmental outcomes reporting calendars to meet reporting requirements to funders, Board of Directors, and the executive leadership team
Adjustment of existing reporting timetables to align with strategic plan, staffing model, and dashboard
Documentation of programmatic models and growth goals
Rigorous documentation of any program changes that will impact dosage or quality of programming for our primary beneficiaries, scholars and supplemental program model documentation of mentors, college counselors and staffing changes over time
Education: graduate degree required in Social Work, Education, Information Systems, Computer Science, related equivalent or academic research experience
5-7+ years of data management, analysis, and reporting with the following or similar platforms: Salesforce, FormAssembly, Conga, DataLoader, etc.
Background in reporting and business intelligence systems and interacting with data owners for best practices and maintaining data quality
Experience managing a randomized controlled trial strongly preferred
Application in a non-profit or educational setting preferred
Highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and commitment to mission
Understanding of quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies; demonstrated analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively present ideas and complex research insights, using a variety of mediums (including writing reports, presentations, data visualizations, and proposals) to diverse audiences.
Good knowledge of standard concepts, best practices, and procedures within a data warehousing and business intelligence environment
Ability to manage the data dictionary and object model for an organization and understand/communicate dependencies and data flow within the structure
People and change management aptitude or experience
- Please click 'Apply' to submit your application which should include a resume and cover letter.
- In your cover letter, please describe how your professional experience has prepared you for success in this role, with a specific focus on your technical training, practical application, and non-profit experience
About The Chicago Scholars Foundation
About Chicago Scholars
Chicago Scholars is transforming the leadership landscape of our city by resolving the fundamental barriers to success for academically driven, first generation college students from under-resourced communities. Through college counseling, mentoring, and by providing a supportive community to our Scholars through each phase of our program: College Access (Launch), College Persistence (Lift) and College to Careers (Lead), we ensure that they realize their full potential as students and leaders.
86% of Chicago Scholars graduate college within 6 years. Per the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, only 49% of their peers earn a degree within 6 years. Upon graduation, our Scholars move into leadership positions across Chicago, helping to drive the economic future of their communities and our thriving city.
These are a set of guiding principles that apply to all stakeholders within the Chicago Scholars ecosystem. We select and retain stakeholders based on these stated expectations for how we achieve our mission and vision. Each are supported with core competencies and narrative for the sake of clarity.
We Dream Big.... We speak up, innovate, push the boundaries and keep the creativity flowing. We don’t accept the status quo because the stakes are too high. We have an incredible belief that growth and change is possible. While we dream big, we are laser focused on our intended goals and outcomes for our Scholars, our city and the world.
We Show Up. We show up every day; not just physically, but with a positive attitude and willingness to work, connect, challenge, engage, solve problems and have fun. We don’t wait for someone to tell us what to do. We take action and get the job done. If we don’t know how, we figure it out through our knowledge, exploration or our network.
We Embrace Our Differences. We represent a multicultural nation and our collective backgrounds, experiences, styles, values, perspectives and beliefs are an asset to the world. We recognize that together we achieve better outcomes more quickly. Justice and equity starts with us using our collective voice.
We Model the Way. We exhibit the behavior that we want to see in others and in the world. Titles are granted, but our behavior is what earns us respect. In order to model the way, we must be clear about our guiding principles, celebrate our accomplishments and learn from our challenges and failures.
We Care For Each Other Along the Way. We adapt to the needs of the person in front of us. We pause, reflect and listen. We do our best work when we are in good relationship together. We care personally and challenge directly.
We Keep Our Word. When we commit, we are all in. Whether for events, a Scholar, a peer or ourselves. Our words are as powerful as our actions and are the building block of trust, respect, self worth and integrity.