Director of Impact & Evaluation
Reports to: CPO or CEO
About Oakland Promise:
Oakland Promise (OP) is available to young learners (from newborns to postsecondary students) and their families who reside in Oakland. OP offers every child financial resources, educational programming, mentorship, and a supportive community to help them and their families, to seek out and thrive in higher education and the career of their choosing. The mission of the Oakland Promise is to engage the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through cradle to college and career achievement. The Oakland Promise includes four programs: Brilliant Baby, Kindergarten to College (K2C), College Access, and College Completion. Our program strategies touch the lives of children and families in early childhood (ages 0-5), elementary, middle and high school; and culminate in multi-year scholarships and support for students in postsecondary.
About the programs:
The Brilliant Baby (BB) program supports children’s early healthy development and school-readiness by setting up College Savings Accounts (CSAs) for babies, offering financial coaching and early learning resources to parents and caregivers, and building a supportive community for the whole family. Brilliant Baby supports parents’ early expectations for their child’s educational success.
Kindergarten to College (K2C) helps K through 5th graders in Oakland think of themselves as college-and career-bound individuals. We provide scholarships, as well as technical support and incentives to families who open a family-owned college savings account. Additionally, we provide program support to build a college- and career-going identity within students, which includes Cal Day, college visits, family and student workshops, scholarship celebrations, and more.
College Access serves both middle and high school students in Oakland’s district and charter schools! Our vision is to support all students in accessing a clear and solid path to post-secondary educational experiences that lead to a variety of career options – 2-year, 4-year, and vocational or technical programs. Our goal is to offer integrated programming to students and families that targets the elimination of structural and cultural barriers to intergenerational social mobility.
College Completion supports college and CTE students with scholarships and persistence support and equips students with social and emotional support through mentoring, peer advising, counseling, retreats, and scholarship distribution. Oakland Promise designs holistic educational programming to create a culture of career and college preparedness in students, families, and educators, so we can dramatically increase the number of college graduates from Oakland public schools.
About the role:
Oakland Promise (OP) seeks a Director of Impact and Evaluation (Director of I & E), who will be responsible for oversight and coordination of organization-wide impact and evaluation activities. In collaboration with Senior Leadership, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Program Officer (CPO) and other leaders, the Director will ensure a robust evaluation strategy that is aligned to our strategic goals is in place. The Director of I & E will ensure that OPs partners, funders, and all stakeholders understand OP’s impact and have the analytic insights, family/student stories, and data visualizations needed to communicate these experiences. In addition to crafting compelling data stories about the impact of OP programs and partnerships, the Director will lead our data collection and management strategy and guide the development of our data visualization and dashboarding products.
Successful performance requires knowledge of data for action, OP functions and activities, and the ability to develop and oversee all impact and evaluation activities. This position receives general direction from the CEO and CPO and will report to the CPO or CEO (to be finalized). This position is responsible for managing, training, and supervising all Impact & Evaluation team members (~2-3 total), and will also be responsible for directing and coordinating the work of consultants.
This role is an in-person/hybrid role, and we require you to reside in Oakland/Bay Area.
Impact & Evaluation
Coaching & Managing
Systems Support & Management
Compensation and Benefits:
Application Process: We are looking for candidates with availability to start immediately and encourage you to apply if you are interested in and qualified for the position. The deadline to submit your application is March 3, 2023.
Send a single PDF (NOT a Microsoft Word document) of a resume and thoughtful cover letter to [email protected] with “Director of Impact and Evaluation ”– [Your Name]” in the subject line. Please use your last name and first initial (ex: Doe_J) as the filename of your PDF containing your resume and cover letter.
Failure to follow these instructions may delay the review of your application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews. Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.
Oakland Promise is a place-based organization located in Oakland, California. Oakland Promise requires that employees work in person at various engagements. Currently, Oakland Promise staff are working in a hybrid model, with some work being done remotely and some work being done in the office or at specific locations in or around Oakland. It is a requirement that all staff reside within commuting distance to the main office, located at 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza #430, Oakland, CA 94612. Please note that at any time, a full in-person work plan may be required, and it is of utmost importance that all staff are able to meet this requirement.
Oakland Promise is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Oakland Promise is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits discrimination, harassment, disrespectful or unprofessional conduct based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.
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