Program Evaluation Manager

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Who We Are:

FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school.

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps is seeking a Program Evaluation Manager to join our internal Systems and Evaluation Team. Reporting to the Director of Research & Evaluation, this person will lead the evaluation of our leadership development efforts, our new broad reach strategies, and our longstanding school-based programming. This role will collaborate with program and fundraising staff and will require a range of evaluation skills, including logic model development, evaluation planning, quantitative and qualitative data collection design, data analysis, and summarizing results in accessible, usable formats.

This full-time, remote position can be based anywhere in the United States, with occasional travel to attend events or visit our programs in the field.

Who You Are:

You are a mixed-methods program evaluator who is passionate about FoodCorps’ mission! Together we'll discover ways that data and learning can improve how we make systemic change to better serve children and schools across the country. Your evaluation practice centers equity and culturally responsive practices, and you can apply it to a program that—by design—is flexible and adaptable to community partner goals and needs. You are proficient in both the qualitative and quantitative domains, and you have a curiosity for learning which approach is right for the question at hand. You love working with teams to draw out and focus on the most important outcomes and evaluation questions. You’re a collaborative project manager who can take on everything from the big picture to the small details.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage new and ongoing evaluation projects from start to finish, collaborating with staff from across the organization to develop or update logic models and evaluation plans.
  • Support and design FoodCorps evaluation practices actively seeking to undo systems of oppression, avoid harm to marginalized groups, and bring the organization closer to its anti-racism ideals.
  • Review and revise existing internal evaluation tools to align with FoodCorps’ new strategic plan, including collaborator surveys, implementation logs, and student assessment tools.
  • Ensure that the ways we measure success and report our results to funders are also aligned with our internal equity and inclusion goals.
  • Design and implement data collection tools, and analyze data for mixed methods evaluations, including surveys, focus groups, and interviews.
  • Interpret and synthesize programmatic data and feedback to inform ongoing program development.
  • Write or contribute to clear and compelling evaluation reports, materials, and presentations that communicate learning, outcomes, and their applications internally and externally.
  • Design and lead opportunities that build a culture of data informed decision making at FoodCorps.
  • Collaborate with other Systems and Evaluation Team members, programmatic staff, and fundraising staff to ensure evaluation needs are met.
  • Support the design and commission of periodic external evaluations.
  • Periodically conduct literature reviews and background research to advise program development and pivotal initiatives.

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrated ability within an applied program evaluation role, or a role that includes applied research, data collection, data analysis, and/or reporting on data
  • Experience incorporating community voices into the evaluation process
  • Experience conducting surveys, focus groups, and interviews from start to finish
  • Experience designing and writing concise, visually appealing, user-friendly evaluation reports and materials for internal and external audiences
  • Effective project management skills, including in-person and remote team facilitation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply social science research methods and analysis techniques in real-world situations
  • Ability to independently meet goals, solve problems, prioritize, and track results across multiple projects
  • Enjoys working with people and on teams; must be willing to both take direction and manage up
  • High standard of ethics, ensuring discreet handling of original data and participant feedback
  • Proficiency or familiarity with survey software (e.g., SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics), qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo, Dedoose), quantitative analysis software, Google Suite, and Salesforce

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until our ideal teammate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé and cover letter through our hiring site at http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/.

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location, and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds and a sabbatical policy. This position is a Manager role with a salary range of $69,000-$76,000. This range can be adjusted for candidates based in one of our high cost of living regions.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.