Job Application Due Date: 11/06/20
Hiring Company/Organization: AARP Foundation
About the AARP Foundation
The AARP Foundation serves vulnerable people 50 and older by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials. The Foundation is tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness — fostering resilience, strengthening communities, and restoring hope. Operating at the intersection of collaboration, innovation, legal advocacy, and grantmaking, the Foundation brings together industry, government, activists, and volunteers to forge practical approaches that pair brainpower with some serious willpower.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor works collaboratively with Foundation program staff to guide the development and execution of programs and data collection activities that support the achievement of the Foundation’s objectives. The position reports to the Director of Evaluation and supports the work of AARP Foundation’s Evaluation Unit by managing and coordinating program evaluation-related activities.
- Ensure discipline and adherence to best practices in embedding equity in measurement and evaluation across programs areas
- Work collaboratively with internal teams to provide guidance on survey development, sprint test designs, logic model development, and data interpretation.
- Provide strategic analysis across the Foundation to design data collection plans and evaluation plans for programs and other initiatives.
- Develop and implement evaluation training based on the needs and interests of Foundation staff.
- Advances the research and promulgation of innovations and best practices in evaluation and spearhead continuous improvement in the Foundation’s evaluation framework.
- Support the work of the Strategy, Innovation, Research, and Evaluation team, promoting an entrepreneurial culture that values innovation and creative thinking in new approaches to achieve the Foundation’s mission.
- At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as gerontology, public health, public policy, public administration, or related social science field is required; or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant work experience. An advanced degree is preferred.
- 5+ years of work experience in designing and executing program evaluations and performance measurement processes in the philanthropic, nonprofit, public and/or private sector.
- Must have formal training and experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, including the ability to clearly communicate the analysis and interpretation of evaluation results to a wide range of audiences in a clear and credible manner.
- Experience and subject matter expertise in workforce development and/or federal benefits (Medicare, SSI, SSDI, SNAP) is preferred.
- Experience creating compelling data visualization products in PowerPoint and/or more sophisticated platforms.
- Proficiency using Qualtrics, Dynata, and/or similar online survey system. Experience using Salesforce is a plus.
- Strong project management skills with an ability to coordinate various groups and to manage multiple projects.
- Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, both written and verbal, including public speaking and presenting data in compelling ways that are clear and get to the point efficiently.
- Must possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and success working effectively with persons representing diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
- The successful candidate will be dedicated to AARP Foundation’s mission and will have a current understanding of systemic forces underlying poverty and inequities in the United States that determine disparities in social, economic, and/or health outcomes in aging.
Applications are due November 6, 2020.