Career Opportunity: Manager of Learning and Impact

7/8/2019

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

The Learning and Impact Manager, a new position at ECMC Foundation, will oversee the Foundation’s grants measurement and evaluation efforts. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating the grant information and tracking process from inception through completion and helping to tell the Foundation’s impact story. The position reports to the Vice President, Programs and Strategy and plays a central role in contributing to the Foundation’s evaluation practice, measuring the impact of the Foundation’s grantmaking and ensuring grantmaking alignment with the Foundation’s theory of change. Thorough and effective attention to this process allows ECMC Foundation to meet its commitments to their grantees and fulfill its mission. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Learning and Impact Manager collaborates on the development and implementation of grantmaking strategy and goals. Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Foundation’s strategy to monitor and evaluate grantees, collect data and codify results
  • Prepare analyses and data visualizations to share with internal and external stakeholders
  • Share lessons learned and best practices with the philanthropic and education fields
  • Build intentional connections between grantee outcomes (individual and collective) and the Foundation’s external communications strategies to advance understanding of the Foundation’s commitment to evidence-based learning
  • Connect ECMC Foundation’s strategy and impact with the trends present among the broader education and philanthropic communities
  • Develop an overall approach to learning and evaluation for the Foundation and design the data collection and measurement structures and processes to support the work throughout the organization
  • In coordination with our communications staff, prepare written materials and present to a variety of stakeholders including Board members, civic and education leaders, and nonprofit and community groups and policymakers
  • Collaborate with program staff to synthesize and share Foundation funded research and evaluation  
  • Develop the processes and criteria for periodic systematic review of strategies, theories of change, logic models, and quality and effectiveness on all levels
  • Develop tools, practices and processes to promote strategic learning for continuous improvement across the Foundation including mid-course strategy reflections and reviews
  • Act as an internal advisor to staff involved with any major programmatic or strategic evaluation
  • Scope, retain and manage relationships with external researchers and evaluators
  • Comply with all ECMC Group Policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

 

Required Education/Certification and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6-8 years of work experience in a relevant role, education and/or philanthropy evaluation preferred 

 

Preferred Education/Certification

  • Master’s Degree

 

ABOUT ECMC FOUNDATION AND ECMC GROUP

 

Choosing a career with ECMC Group means joining a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, ECMC Group companies are an ideal team to join.

 

Choosing a career with ECMC Group means joining a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, ECMC Group companies are an ideal team to join.

 

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including traditional grantmaking and program-related investments, to fund both non-profit and for-profit ventures.Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is to unlock all learners’ fullest potential.  Learn more about ECMC Foundation by visiting www.ecmcfoundation.org and ECMC Group by visiting www.ecmcgroup.org

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Visit this link to submit application materials.


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