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Data, Evaluation and Impact Manager

companyOptions For Learning
locationCovina, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Description:

About our organization

Since 1981, Options for Learning has been at the forefront of helping families break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives by providing tools to create a positive foundation for school, social, and life success. Our dedicated and passionate employees have helped our organization become one of Southern California's most innovative and progressive child development organizations, serving nearly 9,000 children throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

About this position

This position will manage the planning, launch, and ongoing implementation of the agency’s Data, Evaluation and Impact Department. The data, evaluation, and impact manager will lead and design evaluation and data collection processes at Options for Learning. This department collects, segments, analyzes, and reports on all programmatic data for the organization. Information is analyzed across a broad spectrum, from the child and family level to the overall organization, and may incorporate data sets from Finance, Human Resources, and other departments. The Data, Evaluation, and Impact team is charged with uncovering research and data available on best practices and innovative, efficient ways to enhance our programs and engage our clients and staff. This team reports data to our stakeholders, funding sources, and staff.

The data, evaluation, and impact manager will cultivate the department so that over time, Options for Learning will be a thriving, innovative resource for others in the early childhood education field and the broader community. The manager will aid in positioning our organization as a true leader in supporting families and preparing children for life success.?

The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of data, evaluation, and impact practices. He or she will provide technical assistance to inform data-driven decision-making. This role will communicate effectively, work independently and collaboratively within a team, and flourish in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who is a resourceful, creative, analytical, strategic thinker with an upbeat, positive attitude and is eager to support the organization’s mission and achieve its strategic goals.

What you’ll be doing

  • Managing and supervising Data, Evaluation, and Impact Department staff;
  • Developing, implementing, and managing innovative data, evaluation, and impact projects, including scope definition, risk identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, schedules, regular updates, outcomes, measurements, and communication;
  • Working collaboratively and maintaining open communication with the Business Systems Analysis Department regarding systems issues, data integrity, and other related issues;
  • Collaborating and partnering with all department leaders and managers to ensure proper understanding of regulatory data requirements, align activities and continuous improvement plans with Options for Learning’s strategic goals, and ensure proper execution of ongoing data collection;
  • Maintaining current knowledge of county, state, and federal program regulations and all other applicable regulations to ensure compliance;
  • Leading the design and implementation processes for planning, collection, management, analysis, visualization, presentation, integration, alignment, and reporting of Options for Learning’s data;
  • Leading the coordination of data collection and management, including data compilation from the community, partners, and other external sources;
  • Supervising data collection and analysis efforts for program improvement, outcomes, and grant reporting purposes;
  • Maintaining databases and other required documentation to measure quality performance and track improvement;
  • Maintaining quality oversight to ensure that the information entered in the database is accurate and on time;
  • Identifying discrepancies in data and informing appropriate departments;
  • Developing and conducting daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad-hoc reporting for organization outcome metrics;
  • Distributing reports to appropriate audiences;
  • Facilitating evidenced-based decision-making for continuous improvement in the organization;
  • Using internal and external research to inform best practices and innovative, efficient ways to enhance our programs and engage our clients and staff;
  • Communicating directly with database vendors to ensure organizational needs are met, in concert with the Business Systems Analysis Department;
  • Bringing a team-oriented, collaborative, and positive attitude to the Data, Evaluation and Impact Department;
  • Attending trainings as required;
  • Performing other duties related to departmental needs as assigned.

What you bring to the table

  • Bachelor’s degree in applied statistics, computer science, business administration, social sciences, education, human development, or other related field with advanced coursework at the bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s level in statistics and research methods;
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory/management and team-building experience;
  • Minimum of five years of database management, data analysis, and data systems integration experience;
  • Minimum of four years of experience in the evaluation of community-based or education programs at the management level;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to perform correlation analysis and ensure proper inquiry regarding various intersecting data sets and groups;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365;
  • Ability to conceptualize data models from a variety of agency CRM applications;
  • Ability to use data visualization tools, such as Tableau and PowerBi;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with small, large, and diverse groups, including the ability to communicate data concepts to various audiences with differing levels of understanding;
  • Ability to confidently represent Options for Learning with a mission-driven focus, including elevating the importance, quality, and effectiveness of our Data, Evaluation and Impact Department;
  • Strong leadership with an ability to collaborate, influence, and drive change within the organization in an inclusive manner;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, subordinates, and vice president of program innovations;
  • Experience and ability to effectively work with, be respectful of, and be sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds;
  • Ability to independently identify problems, needs, and opportunities for improvements, develop solutions, delegate assignments, and implement plans/solutions;
  • Decision-making skills and analytical thinking to arrive at logical conclusions;
  • Ability to fulfill job duties while meeting the highest ethical standards;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English;
  • Strong attention to detail and effective organizational skills;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin (preferred);
  • Experience with child care, education, or social services data, including external data sources (preferred).

What we can offer you

  • Medical/dental/vision for part- and full-time employees (organization pays up to 90% of employee's premiums; prorated for part-time);
  • Organization-paid and matching retirement plan;
  • Professional growth opportunities, including free child development courses and college reimbursement;
  • Generous and flexible PTO;
  • Dedicated, mission-driven colleagues, and much more!

Job specifications

  • Reports to the vice president of program innovations;
  • Full-time, 12-month work year;
  • Eight-hour workday;
  • Eight-hour workday; Four-day work week;
  • Opportunity for hybrid-work schedule may be available and to be determined by management;
  • Limited evening or weekend hours may be required;
  • Employment, responsibilities, compensation and other factors may be affected by changes in governmental regulations, the organization’s contracts, or at organization discretion.

Salary

  • $95,000 to $115,000 per year

Requirements:

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