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Job Opening: Director of Evaluation- The Stupski Foundation

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  • ilana (straznik) horwitz
    Title: Director of Evaluation Reports to: Chief Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation Officer About the Foundation: The Stupski Foundation is a private,
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2012
    Title: Director of Evaluation

    Reports to: Chief Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation Officer

    About the Foundation:
    The Stupski Foundation is a private, not-for-profit national operating
    foundation with a mission to improve
    the life options for children of color and poverty through
    transformation of the public education system.
    We see students and teachers leading a learning revolution that
    reinvents American education by
    empowering students with the opportunity to own and drive their
    learning. The foundation is supporting a
    national Learning Lab Network of school sites to model innovation, an
    effort that engages all stakeholders
    in the education system: students, teachers, administrators and
    policymakers. The foundation has been
    working in the education sector since 1996 and is based in San Francisco.

    About the Position:
    The Director of Evaluation will work directly with the Chief
    Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation (AME)
    Officer to execute the Foundation’s evaluation strategy. The Director
    of Evaluation will play a critical role
    in the design of evaluations that will be used to assess the impact of
    the innovate work of our Learning
    Lab Network school sites. S/he will provide crucial support to the
    Chief AME Officer in ensuring that
    evaluation projects have high quality research-based methodologies and
    data collection systems.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Design, implement and manage the foundation’s evaluation strategy
    and tools, including instrument
    design, data collection and analysis, and report writing.
    • Lead Request for Proposals (RFP) and selection process for a
    third-party evaluator.
    • Manage third-party evaluator on all aspects of summative evaluation.
    • Identify, review and extract implications from evaluation findings
    and formulate recommendations that
    inform and support the refinement of foundation programs.
    • Participate in key education conferences where the foundation’s
    learning can influence thinking and
    action more broadly; represent the foundation’s work with key stakeholders.
    • Actively engage in and facilitate ongoing learning both within the
    foundation’s program team and
    among our Learning Lab Network schools.
    • In collaboration with the foundation’s External Affairs team,
    distill key messages for internal and
    external audiences and develop a broad and strategic knowledge-sharing
    plan. Write articles, white
    papers and other publications that share important findings with
    multiple audiences.
    • Actively track trends in evaluation methods and approaches.

    Qualifications:
    • A passion for and commitment to social change, particularly
    educational reform and equity for
    children of color and poverty in the U.S., is required.
    • Master’s level degree; Doctoral degree strongly preferred.
    • 6–10 years of relevant work experience.
    • Extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research.
    o Designing evaluations for operating programs.
    o Adapting evaluation methodologies to unique situations.
    • Relevant content expertise in such areas as cognitive science,
    psychology education
    and/or youth development.
    • An understanding of education statistics and research/evaluation
    methodologies. Familiarity with
    education-specific assessment instruments.
    • Strong initiative and drive with an extremely positive attitude and
    desire to work in a fast-paced
    environment.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Able to quickly and easily build
    strong relationships with diverse
    audiences.
    • Must be a team player who is motivated by working in a collaborative
    environment, yet able to work
    independently and show a high level of initiative and self-motivation.
    Strong sense of flexibility,
    personal accountability and collective responsibility.

    Application:
    If you would like to apply, please send your resume and a cover letter
    to Careers@.... Indicate
    “Director of Evaluation” in the subject line of the e-mail for the
    fastest consideration. In your cover letter,
    please comment on how your skills and experience are a good match for
    this position, the personal
    qualities that you bring to the work environment, your salary
    requirements, and where you heard about
    this position.
    The Stupski Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit
    us at www.stupski.org.
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