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Outcomes & Evaluation Director

Organization Background

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonpartisan membership organization that has operated at the federal, state and local levels for over 90 years. With over 700 local and state affiliates, the League works to improve governance and to increase the public’s engagement with its government. At the national level, League activities are coordinated and staffed by two distinct but complimentary organizations: The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund. 

Position Summary

The Outcomes & Evaluation Director is a new position based at the national office. This role will be central to: the organization’s commitment to build a foundation of monitoring, evaluation, and learning; advance the impact of programs at the national, state and local levels; measure program effectiveness; use data to tell the amazing stories of LWV’s impact; and demonstrate to donors, beneficiaries and supporters how the League’s work empowers voters, defends democracy and transforms communities. 

This position is a unique opportunity for someone who is motivated to establish a culture of reporting, monitoring, learning and evaluation in a national organization that carries out its work predominantly through an extensive volunteer network. The ideal candidate will approach the work from a holistic viewpoint of how programs are uniquely tied to impact, and the best ways to introduce synergies between operations and measurement.

Responsibilities of this position include providing strategic direction and guidance, developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities including working with leadership on logic models and theories of change, and identifying systems, and building processes for robust data collection, management, monitoring and analysis.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Lead development and execution of LWV’s comprehensive Outcomes and Evaluation Framework and Plan.
  • Support key cross-departmental initiatives such as strategic planning, annual planning, and performance evaluations as a member of the Leadership Team.
  • Partner with other senior leadership and program staff to establish evaluation priorities.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Engage with program staff regularly to: determine outcomes and evaluation needs; develop and assess strategies for project work plans; and, provide coaching and technical assistance on outcomes and evaluation.
  • Act as the primary manager of databases including but not limited to: Salesforce; increase data system usage among program staff and leadership to ensure timely, transparent, and accurate capture of outcomes and evaluation data.
  • Design, modify, and oversee the administration of assessments, data collection instruments, such as surveys and questionnaires, as well as focus groups and interviews; create or amend existing tools to better align with desired program outcomes. 

Learning and Reporting

  • Create monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as necessary, summarizing the totality of the LWV's data across all existing metrics; work with the development team to produce high-quality impact reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate learning activities to support effective and compliant reporting of results and lessons learned and dissemination of programmatic impacts and knowledge products.
  • Enhance learning opportunities for the organization and ensuring institutionalization of knowledge and skills.

Qualifications, Knowledge, & Skills

  • Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Public Policy, or other social science field preferred.  Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience will be considered.   
  • Extensive experience in the use of measurement methods required for monitoring and evaluation of advocacy, direct service, and information-based programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams and to produce results within specific timeframes while meeting deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers and/or federated organization model preferred.
  • Savvy business professional who is solution focused and is passionate about social justice;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing environment, handle ambiguity and be well organized; excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work, quickly, in a dynamic organization under time pressure.

ADA Specifications

This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting. The physical demands of this position are limited to the ability to use a computer, telephone, and standard office equipment; lift up to 25 lbs.; bend, stoop, and carry materials used in financial activities. Occasional travel within the United States may be necessary.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to [email protected]