The Department of Learning and Evaluation is responsible for driving cross-functional learning, evaluation and innovation throughout the YMCA of Metro Chicago. The Department’s leading goal is to cement the Y as the region’s leading nonprofit provider of effective programs and services. The Learning and Evaluation team members work closely with other departments to develop a portfolio of high quality, evidence-based and measurable programs that are uniform and consistent across membership, camps and human services. The team is also responsible for identifying training expertise and modules at all levels within the Y in order to create a shared culture, understanding and common language for effective program services.
The Director of Measurement and Evaluation will lead the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s evaluation strategy to showcase participant-level outcomes and impact aligned to the mission of the organization. The position will also be responsible for supervising a team of data analysts and managers to harness creative and critical analytical skills to solve data problems across the Y. The role will also balance an ability to see the organization’s work from 30,000 feet with a passion for the field to craft data narratives that inform, inspire and mobilize internal and external stakeholders. This person will create an environment conducive to innovative research and evaluation methodology, continuous quality improvement, and implementation of systems to nurture quality excellence.
Scope of Responsibilities:
Develop evaluation strategy aligned to programmatic and intervention-based logic models that focus on achieving participant-level outcomes.
In partnership with the Vice President of Learning and Evaluation and other organizational leaders, determine the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s research priorities.
Create and lead the impact analytics agenda for the association.
Support Learning and Evaluation general duties.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to be detail oriented to ensure execution and accuracy