Manager Evaluation & Strategic Learning (NYWF)

New York Women's Foundation

New York, NY

Key Responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Vice President, Programs and Strategic Learning, the Manager, will have primary responsibility for overseeing The Foundation’s evaluation strategies and activities by gathering data and insights to inform The Foundation’s decision-making.  This entails synthesizing and interpreting information from a wide set of evaluative or monitoring sources to inform key stakeholders of the impact in the foundation’s approach to investing systemic change strategies.

The Manager, oversees The Foundations’ two-pronged strategy to evaluate: (1) the impact of Grantee Partner’s work and (2) the impact of The Foundation’s grant making/portfolio management approach in achieving economic security and justice for NYC women and families.


  • Provide support for senior management in the areas of Research, Evaluation and Strategic Learning to ensure that accurate and compelling data is integrated into strategy planning, capacity building, development, marketing and key communications messages.
  • Participates in The Foundation’s strategic planning, and helps establish grant making program of approximately $6 million/year.  
  • Manage activities and qualitative data collection associated with developing and implementing multiple strategic learning approaches including grantee and stakeholder engagement sessions. (e.g. focus groups, interviews and participating in observation activities)
  • Create and design transparent, standardized and easily accessible systems.  
  • Ensure all current and future tools and practices for measuring impact are cohesive, consistent, and produces high quality data collection and analysis.
  • Cultivate and maintain a library of all relevant program measurement data that is up-to-date and easily accessed by the entire organization.
  • Produce publications, presentations, research resources and briefing/white papers designed to inform related fields of inquiry and policy makers.
  • Serve as a key resource and strategic thought partner to senior team throughout the organization.
  • Engages with local colleges and universities to secure interns and research partners to advance The Foundation’s research needs.
  • Supervises Strategic Learning Associate and interns.

Professional Experience:

  • Master’s level degree required in social science or related field. Five to seven years’ relevant work experience, with strong emphasis on evaluation specifically designed for real-time learning.
  • Relevant content expertise particularly women’s issues, economic security, and approaches to addressing social and gender based inequality within the five boroughs of New York City. 
  • Excellent analytical, management, writing, communication and strategic planning skills, coupled with a proven ability to meet deadlines and fulfill performance objectives.  
  • Extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Demonstrated experience in translating complex research and evaluation concepts and results for multiple audiences.
  • Highly motivated team player with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel to a multi-site community based program operations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment working collaboratively and independently with a strong sense of personal accountability and collective responsibility.


The New York Women’s Foundation® is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. 


Commensurate with experience


Please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:

[email protected]

Or via mail to:

The New York Women's Foundation

39 Broadway, 23rd Floor

New York, NY 10006


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