Nonprofit

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (RESEARCH AND EVALUATION)

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 20 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
USD $50,000 - $70,000 / year

Description

**RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED**

ABOUT DC CENTRAL KITCHEN:   

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. Our approach provides hands-on culinary job training while creating living-wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed in our city. We serve scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools; deliver fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets; provide delicious catering; and operate healthy cafes that double as job training venues. Above all else, we are committed to creating a more just, equitable, and inclusive community, both outside our doors and right here on our team. We strive to offer a safe environment to learn, discover, and develop individual strengths while pursuing meaningful career pathways. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we recognize and work to address the lasting effects of historic injustices and systemic racism, and we strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ people, returning citizens, and people who have experienced poverty or homelessness to apply to join our team.


DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Knowledge Management department at DC Central Kitchen plays a crucial role in the organization's efforts to combat hunger and poverty in the community. This department serves as the backbone for internal program evaluation and learning, ensuring that DCCK's programs are effective and impactful. By systematically collecting and analyzing data, the department helps identify best practices and areas for improvement, ultimately enhancing the organization's ability to empower individuals facing barriers to employment. Externally, the Knowledge Management department is dedicated to sharing insights and lessons learned with other organizations and institutions. Through knowledge sharing initiatives, DCCK contributes to the broader conversation on addressing systemic failures behind hunger and poverty. Led by the Chief Knowledge Officer, the Knowledge Management department at DCCK plays a vital role in driving innovation, promoting learning, and advocating for change to create a more equitable and prosperous community.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Chief Knowledge Officer, the Knowledge Management Specialist (Research and Evaluation) will play a critical role in implementing program evaluation frameworks to assess program effectiveness at DC Central Kitchen. The Specialist will also provide technical assistance and training to staff on evaluation methodologies, assist with managing evaluation databases, and contribute to knowledge sharing efforts within and outside DCCK. Strong writing skills are essential for this role, as the Specialist will be responsible for communicating essential information about our collective impact and promoting knowledge-sharing through various channels, including the monthly goals call. Additionally, the Specialist will collaborate with program staff to identify key performance indicators, conduct data quality assessments, and assist in the upkeep of data management systems. This role requires strong organizational skills and collaboration to foster positive and impactful learning experiences across the organization.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Develop and implement program evaluation frameworks, including logic models, to assess the effectiveness of programs.
  • Design and conduct surveys, collect, and analyze data, and prepare presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of programs, identify best practices, and recommend areas for improvement.
  • Generate and analyze data and develop visualization tools for reporting on program outputs and outcomes.
  • Draft and edit reports and other written materials to communicate findings and program impact to diverse audiences.
  • Implement effective knowledge-sharing strategies to disseminate essential information (for example, progress towards our collective goals).
  • Promote knowledge-sharing within the organization through various channels such as the monthly goals calls and morning meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to staff on evaluation methodologies and best practices.
  • Support the management of knowledge management databases to ensure data integrity and accessibility.
  • Stay informed about trends and developments in program evaluation and knowledge management practices.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by management or duties and tasks needed to drive the vision, mission, and values of DC Central Kitchen.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bachelors’ degree and 2 – 4 years of related experience OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience 
  • Prior program evaluation or applied research experience required (experience related to economic development programs preferred)
  • Proficiency in data analysis, including qualitative and quantitative analysis 
  • Familiarity with data management and data visualization tools and software
  • Experience with low-code platforms like Appian is preferred.
  • Strong research skills, including the ability to design and implement evaluation frameworks
  • Knowledge of program evaluation methodologies
  • High attention to detail and process oriented
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and manage towards multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to use available resources and feedback to continually pivot, adapt, and grow
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience in report writing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting
  • Familiarity with knowledge management principles and practices
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and sound organizational skills
  • Strong presentation skills with proven ability to effectively relay complex information, including data, in multiple formats
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite (advanced proficiency in Excel)
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and a commitment to the mission and values of DC Central Kitchen
  • Pre-employment background check, drug test, and TB test are required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be capable of independent local travel
  • Must be able to attend occasional night and weekend events
  • May occasionally move Audio/Visual and other office equipment or lightweight items weighing up to 20 pounds for various meeting and event needs
  • May require moderate physical activity, including transporting, positioning, installing, or removing office equipment items, such as printers, computers, phones, and so on
  • May occasionally move about inside the office and commercial kitchen space to access supplies, materials, file cabinets, office machinery, etc.; constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer; and constantly positions self to access and maintain computer equipment
  • Must be able to remain in a stationery position for at least 50% of the time
  • Must be able to work in an environment where exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, fumes, dirt, smoke, loud noise, and a variety of odors is common.
  • This job description is subject to change at any time. 


BENEFITS:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance (DCCK pays 100% of employee premiums for individual coverage)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare and Parking)
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, and personal leave)
  • 11 Company Paid Holidays
  • Bonding Leave for new parents 
  • Commuter Benefits plan
  • Matching 401(k) program 
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Reimbursement program 


NOTE: 

This document is an outline of the primary tasks assigned and may be changed at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. All team members are expected to assist DC Central Kitchen in achieving its goals even if such tasks are beyond the scope of this outline. The job description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 


DC Central Kitchen is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a Strengths-based organization.

**RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED**

ABOUT DC CENTRAL KITCHEN:   

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. Our approach provides hands-on…

Benefits

BENEFITS:

·       Medical, vision, and dental insurance (DCCK pays 100% of employee premiums for individual coverage)

·       Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and parking)

·       Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, and personal leave)

·       11 Company Paid Holidays

·       Bonding Leave for new parents

·       Commuter Benefits plan

·       Matching 401(k) program

·       Basic Life & Supplemental Life

·       Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

·       Wellness Reimbursement program 



BENEFITS:

·       Medical, vision, and dental insurance (DCCK pays 100% of employee premiums for individual coverage)

·       Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and parking)

·       Paid Time Off…

Location

On-site
2121 First St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

How to Apply

Please review the job posting for the KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SPECAILIST (RESEARCH AND EVALUATION) position and the job description. To apply, please visit our website at Home - DC Central Kitchen and visit the Get Involved> Work With Us > apply to the KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SPECAILIST (RESEARCH AND EVALUATION) post

Please review the job posting for the KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SPECAILIST (RESEARCH AND EVALUATION) position and the job description. To apply, please visit our website at Home - DC…

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