Umoja Student Development Corporation (Umoja) is a premiere on-the-ground partner for high schools and districts focused on ensuring that all students graduate from high school equipped for college, career and life success. Umoja’s core competencies include college & career readiness, social & emotional learning and restorative justice–each of which Umoja believes is essential to students and schools reaching their academic and postsecondary goals. Through our Seminar and Peace Room models and professional development, Umoja currently partners with more than 20 public high schools across the city of Chicago. For more information, please visit www.umojacorporation.org.
The Evaluation Specialist is primarily responsible for managing Umoja’s evaluation data collection and reporting systems. This includes coordinating and managing all data collection, maintaining tracking systems, data management, data quality, and data reporting in Umoja’s database system. The Evaluation Specialist position is a new position that must balance multiple projects and requests in an ever-changing nonprofit environment, as well as be willing and able to create new tracking and reporting systems. This position reports to the Director of Learning and Impact.
Status and Location
This is an exempt, full-time employee position. The Evaluation Specialist will work from the Umoja Main Office during work hours, Monday through Friday. Occasional travel will be required to program sites throughout the Chicago Metro Area.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage and organize all data collection instruments
Manage timely implementation of data collection instruments and data tracking systems, including cleaning of data lists, creating data files for survey implementation, and managing response rates
Maintain tracking systems of metrics and outcomes across programs, schools, and districts
Coordinate and oversee data quality of Salesforce CRM, including ongoing review of missing data, monthly review of implementation data to ensure accurate data entry, and data uploads
Quarterly analysis of postsecondary information to ensure data quality
Provide Development Department timely data for grant reports
Supervise evaluation data entry staff and other interns, as needed
Effectively communicate program staff’s data collection timelines
Responsible for yearly college enrollment and persistence analysis
Identify and create new processes to ensure program staff’s effective utilization of Salesforce
Collaborate with Director of Learning and Impact to innovate and improve evaluation processes and data utilization, including (but not limited to) Salesforce data management and reporting, data collection instruments, organizational-wide communication of data, revisions to logic models, and utilization of data for decision-making
Assist Director of Learning and Impact in the planning and co-facilitation of evaluation-based meetings
Other duties as needed to ensure effective running of the development and evaluation department
Benefits of working at Umoja include:
Being part of a team and organization that is results-driven, mission focused, and committed to work life balance.
Opportunities for growth, leadership, and professional learning.
Health and dental insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Generous paid and sick time off package
Parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child
Umoja Student Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and believes in fostering a diverse and inclusive staff. To do this, we not only recognize each individual’s diverse identity but also actively create and maintain a culture of inclusion where all Umoja employees feel involved, respected, and supported for their diverse identities. Candidates from communities that traditionally experience discrimination are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if there are any accommodations you require.
Bachelor's degree (BA) from a four-year college or university – Master’s Degree preferred
A minimum of two years of experience managing data or evaluation projects
Intermediate experience with Excel (knowledge of basic data management functions, VLOOKUP, Pivot tables, etc.)
Basic understanding of quantitative analysis and qualitative research
Experience with, or knowledge of, program evaluation
Ability to multi-task to work on multiple projects with multiple deadlines
Ability to work independently and demonstrated skill in time management and project management
Demonstrated skill of problem-solving to identify new approaches and creative solutions
Strong attention to detail
Ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
Demonstrated writing, communication and analytical skills
Passion for Umoja’s mission, vision, and values
Experience in, and willingness to learn, Salesforce (Non-Profit Success Pack)
Experience in, and willingness to learn, about Umoja’s specific program areas (College and Career Readiness, Social-Emotional Learning and Restorative Justice)
Experience working in a nonprofit managing evaluation and data systems
Experience leading and facilitating groups discussions about understanding and utilizing data to inform learning and action
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. Please include the job title in the email subject line.