- The following position is open at the McCormick Foundation. Please do not respond to me. Position: Director of Evaluation and Learning Department:Message 1 of 1 , Jun 29, 2010View Source
The following position is open at the McCormick Foundation. Please do not respond to me.
Position: Director of Evaluation and Learning Department: Philanthropy
Reports to: President & CEO Location: Chicago, IL
About the McCormick Foundation
The McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our nation's civic health by creating educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through its grantmaking programs, Cantigny Park and Golf, and museums, the Foundation helps build citizen leaders and make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest charities, with more than $1 billion in assets. For more information, please visit www.McCormickFoundation.org.
The McCormick Foundation is refining its grantmaking approach to include an increased focus on evaluation of impact, including an emphasis on systemic change in the areas of our work.
The director of evaluation will lead the development of our overall approach to evaluation, collaborate with program staff in evaluation work in program areas, and develop our systems for documenting and sharing the results and learning from evaluations.
Develops the system for evaluation across all areas of the Foundation. Develops, in conjunction with program staff, evaluation plans for all program areas, and supports program staff in conducting program evaluations. Promotes learning by developing systems for documenting and communicating findings and lessons learned from evaluations. Works with Foundation staff to link evaluations with ongoing strategic and operating planning. Manages relationships with external evaluation firms, consultants, and other staff as assigned to develop research and evaluation projects. Works closely with the communications and program staff to disseminate key learning internally and externally. Presents evaluation results to Foundation management and Board of Directors.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five to seven years of experience in program evaluation, research, or policy analysis with a Masters degree in program evaluation, social sciences, policy analysis, or other related fields. Ph.D. is preferred. Strong communication abilities, both speaking and in writing, including the ability to communicate complex analytical material clearly to a variety of audiences. Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in project management. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and team-building skills, including in settings requiring the collaboration of multiple private and public entities. Must have a high level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
How to apply
Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Human Resources at: MFResumes@...
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Chicago, IL 60601
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