Illinois Action for Children (IAFC), a local, state, and national leader in the early childhood care and education sector for over 50 years. IAFC programs, services, and advocacy improve learning and life outcomes for children and families, including reducing the effects of poverty. IAFC works to ensure that every child in Illinois – particularly those in need – have access to the necessary resources to succeed in school and in life.
Along with our mission, IAFC is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist culture. We are dedicated to this pledge through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and servicing our staff and clients. IAFC staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our essential work.
Under the direction of the Director of Research, the Research and Evaluation Analyst (REA) is responsible for supporting License-Exempt Monitoring (LEM) team's work and broader agency's research and data analysis needs and initiatives with regard to the license-exempt child care portion of Illinois Child Care Assistance Program caseload. The REA will work with Research Department members to design data collection, data collection tools such as forms and surveys, analyses and reports for purposes of management of the LEM program and health and safety training, as well as continuous quality improvement and evaluation of the LEM program and related provider quality support services. In addition, the REA will support the LEM program in its data collection, and lead or manage the data analysis and reporting. The REA will manage cross-departmental and cross-program cooperation necessary to support the LEM's work to monitor and support quality improvement in license-exempt child care programs. The REA will work with managers and staff members across programs and departments in identifying data-related operational needs; and help to promote, implement, and support a sustainable data-informed work culture and operations.
This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement (CQI), communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree (preferably in a social/human services, policy, or public administration/planning field) and a minimum of two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including coursework in evaluation and research in education, and / human services. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid driver's license, reliable personal transportation and insurance required.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Location: 4753 N Broadway, Chicago, IL /temporary remote
IL Action for Children is EEO/M/F/V/D employer.
Illinois Action for Children (IAFC), a local, state, and national leader in the early childhood care and education sector for over 50 years. IAFC programs, services, and advocacy improve learning and life outcomes for children and families…