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Program Evaluation Analyst

Company: Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: POSITION: Program Evaluation AnalystREPORTS TO: Chief Education OfficerSTART DATE: ASAPDURATION: Full-timeLOCATION: Thompson Island - Boston, MA ABOUT THE ROLEThe Program Evaluation Analyst will join Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC)'s growing Programs team and support efforts related to the measurement of implementation and outcomes, program continuous improvement, and overall program evaluation. TIOBEC seeks a candidate who has the passion and skills to help evaluate and improve our programming, develop and implement systems for data management and use, support our efforts in thought leadership, and provide project management on various department projects. This role requires strong organizational skills, project and data management skills, knowledge of program evaluation methodology and measurement practices, creativity and consistency in establishing and maintaining data and evaluation systems, and the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and stakeholders.Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Program Leadership and project teams to identify key success metrics; develop, implement, and maintain systems for tracking, analyzing, and reporting success metrics to various stakeholders, including TIOBEC leadership and Board of Directors.
  • Maintain and continuously improve a robust system for tracking metrics and data requirements for TIOBEC grants, reporting rigorously and timely when needed.
    • Create a data-driven culture and decision-making environment that helps improve real-time program delivery and identify best practices.
    • Implement rigorous systems for data collection, management, use, and reporting; collect, clean, and organize evaluation and continuous improvement data, such as: student attendance, dosage and graduation status; survey and observation data on student learning and program quality; and external databases on students and alumni (e.g., Student Information Systems (SIS) National Student Clearinghouse data on alumni postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion).
    • Analysis and reporting of key program indicators (e.g., attendance, retention, recruitment, and implementation);
    • Create and use surveys to collect data on TIOBEC student experience, student attrition and alumni success.
    • Coordinate the collection and analysis of all data required by stakeholders, including Outward Bound, Boston After School & Beyond, and funders.
    • Lead the reporting, use and review of data for program improvement and practitioner development (e.g. quarterly BASB data (PRISM); Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab Data (OBOS), and TIOBEC-specific data.
    • Partner with the Program Admin team to manage and monitor the Program Management Database (our internal online database), including data entry, as well as train and support staff on its use.
    • Obtain National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab observation certifications and participate in Boston Afterschool & Beyond's (BASB) Observer Network on behalf of TIOBEC.
    • Support TIOBEC's thought leadership efforts by contributing to research articles, conference presentations/talks, white papers or briefs, and various types of external reports, as needed.
    • Support the broader Programs team in providing supports to other departments as needed through independent projects
    • Provide project management for various key efforts across the department, as necessary.
    • As needed, conduct research of topics to inform program implementation and improvement.
    • Support sustainability of program and organizational efforts by helping to develop funding proposals (e.g., student research, professional development, and organization capacity) Qualifications:
      • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of youth, particularly those who are underserved, recent immigrants, and/or face barriers to success;
      • 3+ years of quantitative and/or qualitative research experience preferred;
      • A Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience is required; Master's degree preferred
      • Proficiency with Excel; familiarity with statistical software
      • Experience with Salesforce, Power BI, or other data visualization tools
      • Excellent writing skills; grant writing experience a plus
      • Highly organized; action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative;
      • Sincere interest to work collaboratively with an energized, committed and creative team;
      • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, in which priorities and goals can change, sometimes at a rapid pace;
      • A team player with a growth mindset, strong communication skills, and a commitment to excellence, respect, and inclusion.
      • Ability to anticipate and identify problems, offering creative, innovative and flexible solutionsMust be currently vaccinated against COVID-19 up to CDC guidanceCOMPENSATION AND BENEFITSCompetitive salary, commensurate with experience. Employer-sponsored health insurance with the option to select between two comprehensive, valuable plans. Premier dental plan. 401(k) retirement plan with competitive match. Generous paid time off including, vacation, holidays, personal days, parental and sick leave. Flexible scheduling, pursuant to position. Work that engages a diverse and dynamic community of educators and other professionals, with the shared vision of shaping a better future for Boston youth.Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks staff as diverse as the communities it serves. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, Boston , Program Evaluation Analyst, Professions , Boston, Massachusetts

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