Working within CASL’s Center for Social Impact, the Social Impact and Policy Officer carries out impact analysis and program research, particularly in the area of socioeconomic disparities. Working closely with the Manager of Program Impact and Evaluation, the Social Impact and Policy Officer will conduct research regarding social care practices which impact the Chinese American population across the State of Illinois. The role will have significant emphasis on impact and policy research, supporting the implementation of a strategic approach to improving the delivery of social services. CASL’s Center for Social Impact is a high quality research unit with a mission to tackle socioeconomic disparities in AAPI communities and improve lives for all.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Impact Analysis: Lead the development and implementation of an enhanced strategic approach to understanding impact of social service delivery within the AAPI community. Research on best practices and evidence based assessment tools to develop appropriate methods, tools and internal processes to enhance CASL’s ability to robustly assess its programs and service delivery. Develop impact metrics to conduct regular assessment of program impact and produce quarterly and annual program reports.
Policy Research: Research latest policy trends and issues related to social service program delivery, particularly those that impact the AAPI community. Prepare briefing papers and recommendations for existing or new policies, and develop and disseminate research findings for internal and external review. Provide regular reports and communicate research findings to keep CASL executive staff fully informed of latest developments.
Master’s degree in Public Policy or in a similar field from an accredited college or university. At least two years of relevant work experience in conducting research, assessing programs and writing briefs. Strong analytical and research skills.
Internal Number: 1171
About Chinese American Service League
CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans. For 40 years, we have welcomed all who walk through our doors regardless of backgrounds, lifestyles, and needs:
• Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children
• Ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity
• Enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce
• Strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage
• Securing our community’s housing and financial well-being
With more than 500 multilingual and multicultural professional and support staff — complemented by a team of over 250 dedicated volunteers — we offer our clients vital physical, economic, mental, and social support. Our $13+ million budget — which includes generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors — supports programming that primarily serves immigrants who often lack formal education, possess few transferable job skills, and know little of the new world around them. Since many of these individuals do not speak English and sometimes have no family or friends in the area, CASL becomes their insta...nt family, friend, and teacher. With our support, CASL clients become thriving residents of the greater Chicago community, making valuable contributions as independent, productive members of society. In the words of one of those clients, “We had nothing but our dreams. The Chinese American Service League helped us realize them.”