Job Application Due Date: 03/05/21
Hiring Company/Organization: FoodCorps
FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child—regardless of race, place, or class—deserves to be well-nourished and ready to learn. In underserved communities across the country, their AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to ensure a long-term culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.
FoodCorps is seeking an experienced Evaluation Director to join its internal evaluation team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Business Operations and Systems, and working collaboratively across the organization, this person will set the direction for evaluation under FoodCorps’ forthcoming strategic plan and work with staff throughout the organization to shape and implement these plans. This work spans from the school-based AmeriCorps service program focused on food education and school food, to training and alumni professional development efforts, to policy and advocacy efforts. This person will act as a thought-partner around new strategy and program development efforts, update and develop evaluation tools and approaches, and collaborate with external-facing teams to ensure that AmeriCorps and grant expectations and deliverables are met. This person will also act as a supervisor, coach, and thought-partner to two evaluation team members.
The salary range for this position is $93,000-$100,00 a year. FoodCorps also offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds, and a sabbatical policy.
- Lead the day-to-day work of the internal evaluation team, supervise and coach two evaluation team staff, and work with staff across the organization
- Direct internal evaluation efforts, and set the direction for and oversee periodic external evaluations
- In collaboration with impact-focused staff, hone key outcomes and indicators related to FoodCorps’ new strategic plan; work with these staff and the evaluation team to design a strategic evaluation and learning plan and implement relevant tools, data collection methods, and evaluation processes
- Collaboratively set evaluation strategy across areas related to FoodCorps’ programs and initiatives: nutrition education, school gardens, school wellness, school meals, social-emotional development, school climate and culture, leadership development, policy advocacy, and systemic change
- Review and revise existing internal evaluation tools and data systems to align with FoodCorps’ strategic plan direction, including stakeholder surveys to inform program delivery, AmeriCorps service program outputs, student and school environment assessment tools (e.g., FoodCorps’ Healthy School Progress Report), and alumni data collection
- Oversee data systems and practices related to evaluation, ensuring data integrity and access (e.g., program monitoring dashboards, student survey practices); partner with other teams to ensure data are collected with an evaluation lens
- Ensure AmeriCorps performance measurement and evaluation expectations are met, updating existing or implementing new performance measures, and designing internal and external evaluations to meet requirements
- Collaborate with fundraising and programmatic staff to set and ensure appropriate grant metrics and evaluation deliverables
- Together with the evaluation team and relevant staff, train service members and staff around reporting and data use, and ensure compliance
- Write or contribute to clear and compelling evaluation reports, materials, and presentations that communicate learning, outcomes, and their applications internally and externally
- Engage with programmatic and external partners, funders, and evaluators interested in about FoodCorps’ evaluation work, and learning from theirs
- Manage team budget and work planning processes
- At least 3-5 years of work experience in an evaluation leadership role, including experience working on internal and applied evaluation teams
- Demonstrated experience setting an evaluation agenda, metrics, and learning approach for national or multi-site, place-based programs and initiatives
- Experience designing and implementing high quality, practical, and responsive evaluations, with a demonstrated reputation for applying equitable evaluation and culturally responsive evaluation practices and methods throughout the course of a project
- Track record of using a facilitative leadership approach to set actionable evaluation agendas and support learning and improvement
- Comprehensive knowledge of evidence base, common metrics, evaluation tools and frameworks, and priority outcomes for public health, education, and food systems initiatives
- Experience sourcing, developing, or validating tools for original data collection
- Effective team and project management skills, including in-person and remote team communication and facilitation
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including across distance
- Experience designing and writing concise, visually appealing, user-friendly evaluation reports and materials for multiple audiences
- Ability to independently and collectively meet deadlines, solve problems, and prioritize and track deliverables across multiple projects and team members
- High standard of ethics, ensuring discreet handling of original data and participant feedback
- Proficiency with a variety of evaluation tools, such as survey software (e.g., SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics), qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo, Dedoose), Google Suite, R programming language (preferred), Salesforce (preferred)
Apply by March 5, 2021, for best consideration. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled.