Senior Impact Assessment and Learning Officer

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. The Foundation’s vision is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided more than $2.09 billion in grants to organizations throughout California. The Foundation ended 2021 with more than $3 billion in assets and provided $128.9 million in grants. There are about 80 staff across the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The Irvine Foundation is committed, internally and externally, to the values of accountability, curiosity, empathy, equity, nimbleness, partnership, and transparency.


The Senior Impact Assessment & Learning Officer

The Senior IA&L Officer will work closely with the IA&L Team as a strategic thought partner to help lead the Foundation’s assessment and learning activities, including contributing to a culture of shared learning that increases staff, grantees, and partner impact, and supports ongoing improvement and adaptation. Reporting to the Director of IA&L, the Senior IA&L Officer will play a key role in the management of IA&L activities, including coordinating with IA&L team members and other Foundation staff. This will involve collaborating with, seeking guidance and input from, and creating relationships of trust across Foundation staff. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Advise on the implementation of IA&L plans for grantmaking programs and initiatives – specifically, the Better Careers and Fair Work areas of focus - and related measurement, data collection, and feedback systems that support strategy, grantmaking, and ongoing learning and adaptation;
  • Collaborate with program and communications staff to anticipate and respond to institutional-level learning questions and needs proposed by the board and learning. 
  • Lead planning, facilitation, and documentation of select internal reflection and learning events;
  • Inform assessment and learning activities by researching, synthesizing, and presenting best practices and innovations in the field;
  • Support efforts to build the IA&L capacity of Irvine’s staff and grantees (e.g., through group training, outside workshops, identifying and curating key resources);
  • Identify, analyze, and synthesize lessons and findings of research, evaluations, and other relevant assessments for sharing with program colleagues, the board, grantee partners, and the external field;
  • Actively identify and facilitate opportunities for learning and improving the Foundation’s work within assigned projects.


$153,000 to $176,000


Click here for more information or to apply. How to Apply

Talent Citizen, a national executive search and consulting firm focused on the pursuit of positive social impact with equity at its center, is partnering with the Irvine Foundation on this search. President Tracy Welsh and Senior Associate Connor Daley are leading this engagement. Additional questions and nominations should be directed to Connor ([email protected]). 

Interested parties should please send an updated resume, cover letter, and how you learned of the position to [email protected]

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-08-23 09:26:35 -0400