UMSL's Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC) envisions a region that creates whole communities for all. Communities where residents reach their full potential to live happy and healthy lives. Communities where neighbors build meaningful connections and where all are engaged in decision making. Communities that promote equity, enjoy quality housing and economic opportunity, benefit from effective education, invest in sustainable energy and efficient transportation, and feature vibrant public spaces.
This position is 20 hours per week & non-benefits eligible.
Manages and coordinates CIAC's evaluation support and capacity building programs established to help the region's non-profits and community coalitions achieve population-level outcomes. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to any or all of the following: creating evaluation plans, executing evaluation plans including data collection and protocol design, communications activities, liaising with internal and external constituencies, and student supervision. Additional functions expected of the position include:
Provides technical guidance to students, colleagues, and/or customers inside and outside of CIAC;
Writes reports, data summaries, and needs assessments to inform community planning and systems change;
Manages multiple evaluation contracts or programs;
Adapts functional plans and priorities to meet short- and long-term service and/or operational objectives/goals and raises any resource and operational challenges;
Serves as the main point of contact for program/project management related matters;
May serve as a technical mentor;
Identifies and solves highly technical and scientific problems;
Understands and recognizes broader impact across the function and CIAC and ensures team is aware of and understands this impact; and
Provides expertise and leadership to assure the team's ability to achieve service, quality and timeliness of objectives.
The Community Evaluator also devises, executes, and evaluates CIAC's work to strengthen community coalitions, partnerships, and non-profits by:
Promoting the aggregation, access, and analysis of data;
Creating shared systems and processes with an emphasis on how new technology can create innovation, efficiency, transparency, and accountability;
Devising innovative and "socio-entrepreneurial" business models for achieving positive social outcomes;
Communicating the need for systematic solutions and shared infrastructure to build evaluation capacity and support the effective use of data; and,
Developing and maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with strategic partners.
Core Leadership Responsibilities
Make the Case : Clearly and succinctly communicate how evaluation can transform the work of coalitions, community partnerships, and non-profit organizations.
Build the Business : Develop CIAC's evaluation supports into an integrated and financially sustainable business model.
Demonstrate Impact : Document CIAC's contribution to community work and to community health and development with credible data and appropriate methods.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience, and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Holds a Master's degree in related fields such as public health, social work, education, public policy, business, or economics.
Has at least five years of coalition and organizational evaluation experience including professional roles devoted to building the capacity of community partnerships working to improve community health and development.
Has the credibility earned through substantial experience with community residents, organizations, and leaders to be a thought leader and trusted partner to St Louis non-profits and community coalitions.
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as, vendors, donors, and customers;
Ability to represent the Center at functions within and outside of the St Louis region;
Possess a high level of sensitivity and confidentiality regarding Center information. Position requires demonstrated poise, respectfulness, tact, and diplomacy;
Proficient in researching, analyzing, compiling findings, making presentations, & writing reports;
Able to translate theoretical information into visual presentations and practical communication;
Able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, and work well with others to solve problems;
Demonstrated skills in and attitude toward customer service;
Proficient knowledge of software applications for word processing, presentation, data management, analysis, reporting, group process, project management, and communications.
Has a compelling vision for a regional approach to building evaluation capacity.
Can maximize community desired outcomes, CIAC performance, and UMSL Community Compacts .
Effective team leader of a diverse combination of community stakeholders.
Open to team input and thoughtful integration of evaluation supports and capacity building strategies with other CIAC roles and community work.
Relationships & Communication
Able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including academic, public sector, philanthropy, and private sector or business leaders.
Able to establish and maintain strong community relationships.
Commitment to Equity
Unabashed commitment to racial equity that includes ongoing personal exploration of bias, prejudice and internalized racism (superiority/inferiority) as well as work to understand how racism shapes institutions and cultures.
Salary Commensurate based on education and experience.
Application Deadline August 31, 2019
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