ABOUT THE POSITION
The Foundation’s programmatic efforts are focused on three major, multi‐year initiatives: Better Careers, Fair Work, and Priority Communities with additional initiatives on the way. Since the Foundation is ever-evolving, adjusting for social relevance and policy shifts in both its current initiatives as well as piloting new ones, investments in program development, implementation, and learning are highly integrated. With a significant expansion of staff and programming on the way, there is a corresponding opportunity to bring new capacity to the Impact Assessment and Learning team. IA&L at the Foundation supports assessment and learning efforts to guide strategy and enhance impact; advance accountability and transparently about what the Foundation is doing and learning as well as how that learning is being applied; and, where relevant, share experiences that they can be leveraged by others. We seek to ensure that evaluation is done equitably and in service of equity and with those we seek to serve at the center of our work.
Reporting to the Director of Impact Assessment & Learning, Kim Ammann Howard but working closely and collaboratively with other IA&L team members, especially the Senior IAL Officer, program and communication staff, and foundation leadership, the IA&L Officer will be a critical source of evaluation expertise and implementation support. The Officer will also play an important role in helping to administer, synthesize and disseminate information and learning, especially around community and grantee listening efforts, staff engagement processes, and institutional assessment activities, such as the Grantee Perception Report and the Staff Engagement Survey. Ideal candidates will have a strong understanding of organizational and systems‐level change management and evaluative practices that drive learning and reflection. They will also bring at least five (5) years of experience in applied social science activities, preferably including philanthropic contexts.
Compelling candidates for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self‐directed work, detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively across teams and departments. Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and ongoing change. While experience with multiple types of evaluation and learning efforts is important, formal education in evaluation or experience as a professional evaluator is not required. Candidates must have experience managing and facilitating projects that involve collaborative efforts; proficiency in developing learning agendas, materials, and other products to support learning and adaptation; and experience working with an explicit focus on anti‐racism, equity, and inclusion.
HOW TO APPLY
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 Eva Kotilinek are leading this engagement. Additional questions and nominations should be directed to Eva ([email protected]).
Interested parties should please send an updated resume, cover letter, and how you learned of the position to IF‐[email protected]