Evaluation Manager New York, NY – Full Time
Ramapo NYC is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that supports youth and the adults in their lives through professional development, coaching, capacity building, and advocacy. Ramapo NYC is a product of the recent mergers of three highly regarded organizations in education, Ramapo Training, The National School Climate Center, and The Youth Development Institute. With over 70 years of combined experience supporting schools and communities in NYC and nationally, this exciting and growing organization is home to a skilled and highly motivated workforce dedicated to positively impacting the lives of young people.
The Evaluation Manager is responsible for supporting all stages of Ramapo for Children NYC evaluation projects (inclusive of Ramapo Training, Youth Development Institute at Ramapo for Children, and National School Climate Center at Ramapo for Children). This person helps ensure NSCC at Ramapo is meeting clients’ evaluation needs and is up to date on education and youth development trends and best practices. This person will report to the Senior Director of Evaluation and Measurement and works closely with other departments to ensure data integrity and to advance programs, products and services using empirical evidence.
1. Manage several of Ramapo NYC’s current evaluation activities related to school climate, youth development and other interventions. ● Create work plans and manage new and ongoing evaluation projects, including conducting literature reviews, to compose project rationales, plans for participant recruitment and data collection, basic analytic plans, reporting plans, and timelines ● Prepare, clean, and analyze data using SPSS, STATA, and Excel ● Conduct evaluation on Ramapo NYC programs and initiatives to analyze need, implementation, and effectiveness ● Create, test, and administer surveys using various survey administration software (Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, Google Forms, etc.), and monitor user responses ● Work collaboratively with other staff on multiple evaluation projects, including those managed by other departments ● Conduct and transcribe interviews; code and analyze qualitative data ● Work with others to ensure data integrity by checking accuracy of surveys, data, and reports from internal system ● Prepare materials for submission to the institutional review board ● Identify funding opportunities for evaluation and assist in writing of grant proposals
2. Prepare and present Ramapo NYC’s evaluation findings for multiple audiences. ● Analyze data evaluation findings for publication for clients, educators, school leaders, academic journals, and policymakers ● Prepare evaluation findings for publication, including editing, writing, and collaboration on design of reports ● Prepare and deliver presentations on evaluation findings for academic, education, and policy audiences, including at conferences and webinars ● Publicize evaluation findings and information about the Department’s work through various platforms
3. Work together with Ramapo NYC staff and key organizational associates to promote the organization’s mission. ● Reply to external requests for information about Ramapo NYC’s evaluation activities and to general evaluation questions, including requests for applications to the institutional review board ● Answer internal requests for evaluation results and data of use to Ramapo NYC’s other programming efforts ● Provide technical assistance and manage relationships with clients, outside evaluators, and partner organizations
● Master’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Education, or other Social Sciences, or related field and 4+ years of evaluation‐related work experience. ● Professional experience with quantitative evaluation and familiarity with qualitative evaluation. ● Experience managing data driven projects ● Prior experience with data cleaning and analysis ● Working knowledge of Stata and SPSS required ● Strong grasp of education trends, mainly related to school climate, youth development, and social emotional learning. ● High level proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint ● Strong familiarity with social media tools (e.g., twitter, Facebook) ● Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively within a team and across departments ● Comfortable working with a very high degree of autonomy and responsibility ● Well‐organized and thorough, with close attention to detail and follow‐through ● Strategic, creative, and progressive thinker
Ramapo for Children has an open‐space office environment and operates on a Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM EST work day; all staff are currently working remotely. This position allows for flexibility in work location and standard hours at the discretion of the Senior Director of Evaluation, Research and Measurement and within the parameters of the Employee Handbook, however mandatory in‐office meetings occur at least monthly. Access to computers, internet and printing technology is available in the office and a laptop will be provided to support remote work as needed. This position may require periodic day and overnight travel.
Salary Range $60,000‐$65,000.
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