Senior Social Justice Program Evaluator
About Strength in Numbers
Strength in Numbers is a small LGBTQ-led research and evaluation firm founded in 2010. We do community-based evaluation, research projects, and philanthropic strategy. We pride ourselves on providing excellent mentorship, quality of life, and stable and predictable working hours for all staff at all levels. Our practice includes collaborations with a wide variety of historically excluded groups, particularly those with intersecting experiences of oppression (e.g., low-income youth of color, young children and ethnic minorities in the developing world, transgender people sex workers). We are a diverse, collegial community.
- We serve organizations and programs designed to benefit LGBTQ+ people, people of color, and other groups who experience marginalization and oppression.
- We have a shared value for producing on-time and excellent work, while also recognizing people as people. In practice, what that means is that we have predictable, reasonable working hours, excellent benefits and strive to always ensure that our workplace is equitable, just, and worker-focused.
- We value existing expertise and want to help grow the knowledge and skills evaluators bring in new and unexpected directions.
Our work culture combines a commitment to efficiency, diligence, and focus while in the office and a strong respect for the importance of employees being able to “leave work at work.” We prize work/life balance as well as the ability to self-start and move work forward with and for our clients and in service of social justice. We are kind, helpful, and collaborative.
About the Role - Senior Social Justice Program Evaluator
We are looking for a driven, entrepreneurial, passionate, and rigorous professional to join our collaborative and growing team. You will drive program evaluation projects for clients, manage complex client and stakeholder interactions, mentor and support other team members in evaluation design and data collection, and ensure the excellence of all client deliverables.
This role is designed to work with senior management to oversee discrete program evaluation projects across the life cycle of programs (needs assessment/formative evaluation, fidelity and process evaluation and outcome evaluation). The Senior Program Evaluator will work collaboratively with the Senior Statistician, supervise 2-3 staff and/or interns, and act as a resource on evaluation design and data collection to other members of the Strength in Numbers Team.
Your Responsibilities Will Include:
- Independently designing program evaluation processes, including writing research questions, selecting, sequencing, and conducting appropriate methods, and designing and undertaking analysis plans.
- Working with clients to help them articulate their goals, refine research questions that achieve those goals, and consult with them on the operationalization of surveys.
- Writing user-friendly reports and presentations for clients.
- Writing reproducible, sharable code in R.
- Overseeing the work of other quantitative analysts and conducting rigorous data checking.
- Accurately and clearly documenting quantitative methodology for reports and for internal use.
Who You Are:
- Convener. You recognize that a well-prepared and supported community can achieve far more than a single, highly talented individual. You can bring together thought leaders and facilitate conversations to identify the best/most creative ways to improve programs for underserved people based on data.
- Mobilizer. You’ve got that rare mix of vision and tactics that makes other leaders admire you. You've managed multiple teams on a range of different projects, but you're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get the work done yourself.
- Committed to Inclusion. You're always asking, “whose voice is not at the table?” You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both local and global contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.
- Humble Leader. Nothing is beneath or above you. You are quick to always lend a hand, or two! You are able to earn influence without authority and naturally seek to support both small projects and large strategic goals. You are excited to support other team members in developing their program evaluation skills.
- An Abundant Thinker. You believe that we are living in a world of abundant resources and that the right team of partners can make incredible things happen. You bring relentless curiosity and creativity to every task, project, and engagement.
Your Skills & Competencies
- Strategic Thinking: You’re a strong conceptual thinker, who can easily grasp and navigate a range of abstract concepts, relate them to one another, and translate those concepts into strategies and practical actions.
- Implementation of Complex Projects: You’re a confident project manager, leading and executing a portfolio of interconnected projects with high attention to detail across multiple stakeholders.
- Research and Data Synthesis: You have a strong ability to independently recognize learning opportunities, design and conduct research, gather data, structure quantitative and qualitative analyses, and draw and apply actionable recommendations.
- Written and Verbal Communications: Your written and verbal communication skills are excellent, with an ability to independently create original public content and deliver verbal presentations in multiple settings.
- Self-motivation: You proactively take initiative, identifying problems and opportunities across your portfolio, developing recommendations, and taking action on those recommendations.
- Adaptability: You thrive in an ambiguous environment where you have the autonomy to drive your work.
What You'll Need
- 7+ years of overall professional experience.
- Consulting experience in the field of program evaluation, ideally related to public health, criminal justice and/or training and capacity building.
- A proven track record of leading multiple client-facing projects, authoring and managing team production of high-quality deliverables, and building and training high-performing teams.
- Demonstrated ability to extract, clean, manage, and analyze data using R, Stata, or other programming languages, including data that are poorly structured and include significant errors.
- Success in mentoring and coaching team members and fueling their professional growth.
- Recognition from peers, clients, leadership, and teams for superior active listening, stakeholder engagement, and communication skills.
- Ability to project expertise and gravitas to a wide variety of audiences. Collegial and constructive in approach, especially when working with marginalized people and those trying to serve them.
- Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge of Qualtrics or similar survey data collection software.
- Knowledge of qualitative and multi-method research design.
- Experience with SalesForce and similar online databases.
- Knowledge of Python
- Spanish language fluency
- A learning mindset: you desire continuous improvement, have an innate sense of curiosity, and are grounded by a foundation of self-awareness that provides space for learning and growth.
- A passion for social change: you are driven by the desire to contribute to making change in our society. You’re interested in social change theories and putting those theories into practice.
Compensation and Location
Strength in Numbers provides a comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Employer-subsidized health, dental, and vision benefits effective the month following the hire date
- 10 paid holidays per calendar year
- 20 Vacation days + 10 Sick days
- 3% match for retirement plan effective immediately
This position is full-time, and you must already be based in, or be willing to relocate to, New York City. This role is expected to be in the office (1 Willoughby Square, Brooklyn) two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday). You are free to work from home during our regular office hours the rest of the week.
The hiring range for this position is an annual salary range of $95,000-110,000 per year. The ﬁnal salary within this range will be determined based on relevant experience.
The Application Process
Strength in Numbers has engaged Equitable Hiring Group to support this hiring process. To apply, please complete the short form to the right.
Individuals who apply by Wednesday, November 15, will be given priority; therefore, we encourage you to submit yours soon!
When you apply, we kindly ask you to remove your schools from your resume. There is no need to reformat your resume and leave your degree as is; simplify it to “B.A. Economics,” for example. Just remember to remove any undergraduate and graduate school name references where possible. This “bias-reduced” process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments instead of resume proxies (e.g., where you went to school).
This evaluation process will follow practices shown to reduce bias in decision-making and may be different from other application processes you have experienced.
The overall evaluation process will look to follow this anticipated timeline:
- Mid-November: Selected candidates asked to complete short answer questions
- Late November: Video interview with Strength in Numbers staff
- Early December: Finalist candidates will be asked to complete a paid, timed, trial assignment
- Mid-December: Finalists will participate in a multi-team member panel
- Candidate references will also be checked at this step
- Before Friday, December 22nd: Offer extended
If you have any questions about the opportunity, please feel free to email [email protected].