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Research and Evaluation Manager (Consultant)

Term: ASAP to June 30, 2021, Full-Time

Contract amount: $37,500

The Metropolitan Planning Council is partnering closely with the Chicago Community Trust and New America to craft a stakeholder engagement process for Together We Rise, compile community- and city-level baseline data and create an evaluation structure to measure impact over time.

As part of this effort, MPC will retain a Research and Evaluation Manager (Consultant) to collaborate with Together We Rise staff at the Chicago Community Trust, project partners and the Together We Rise Steering Committee to shape this initiate. This person will report to both MPC’s Director of Research and Chicago Community Trust’s Senior Director of Learning and Impact.

The Consultant should be a skilled project manager and facilitator with a knack for designing and leading multi-faceted process and outcome evaluations that involve multiple stakeholders. Familiarity with evaluating community and economic development, coalition, and stakeholder engagement efforts is required. The individual or firm should also have a strong grounding and track-record in racial equity principles and applying equity frameworks to policy and process. Familiarity with metropolitan Chicago’s social, civic, political, and philanthropic landscape is preferred.

Consultant roles/responsibilities:

  • Co-design process evaluation related to stakeholder engagement and TWR Steering Committee/partner collaboration with MPC Director of Research and CCT Senior Director of Learning and Impact
  • Co-Design evaluation of first round of TWR impact investments against regional equity metrics
  • This will include tracking outputs and outcomes across investment categories and multiple organizations which receive funding from TWR
  • Implement and monitor data collection across all partners
  • Synthesize and summarize learnings from process and outcome evaluations to be shared regularly with TWR Steering Committee and partners
  • Summarize evaluation findings into a final report to be shared publicly
  • Represent Together We Rise publicly, as needed

To apply for this independent contractor consultant role please send the following materials to Ame Esterline, MPC’s Manager of Finance and Administration, at manager@metroplanning.org:

  • A letter detailing how your experience relates to the position being filled;
  • Your résumé;
  • A short and relevant writing sample (2-3 pages); and
  • Three professional references

Applications from consulting firms will be considered as well.


About MPC

Dedicated to shaping a better, bolder, more equitable future for everyone, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) believes that every neighborhood has promise. Every community should be heard. And every person can thrive. Since 1934, this independent, nonpartisan organization has served metropolitan Chicago’s communities and residents to change perceptions, reimagine conversations, and defy the status quo. Through thoughtful collaboration with local communities, businesses, and governments, MPC is a bold change-maker, addressing the region’s toughest planning and development challenges. We believe that strong partnerships rooted in respect and trust are critical to creative and effective problem-solving. 

MPC is a values-driven workplace, and we are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to creating a region that is:

  • Equitable: For MPC, equity means that every individual and community in our region has the opportunities they need to thrive. Promoting equity means that we recognize the harm that discrimination and racism have caused and continue to pose to our lives and neighborhoods. That’s why we drive policies, investments and ideas that ensure all current and future residents can reach their full potential.
  • Prosperous: For MPC, prosperity means that both metropolitan Chicago and all of its people are economically healthy and prepared for growth. MPC is focused on ensuring that everyone who lives and works in our region can provide for themselves and their families. We support commitments that bring resources, development, and fairly paid and quality jobs to all communities.
  • Sustainable: For MPC, sustainability means that our region meets the natural, human and financial needs of the present while improving conditions for future generations. MPC’s agenda supports ecological vitality, residents’ health and economic stability for the long term, and ensures that as things change, our region adapts.
  • Engaged and Responsible: For MPC, civic participation and effective government are cornerstones of our region’s viability. We drive policies that strengthen the participation and impact of residents in local and regional decisions. We also promote adaptive, collaborative, just and transparent governance at all levels.

EEOC/Diversity Statement: 

MPC is an equal opportunity employer. We stay true to our mission by celebrating the differences among us. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our workplace and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and abilities to apply. We will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or retaliation of any kind and we promote a climate of mutual respect for our employees.

Research and Evaluation Manager (Consultant)

Term: ASAP to June 30, 2021, Full-Time

Contract amount: $37,500

The Metropolitan Planning Council is partnering closely with the Chicago Community Trust and New America to craft a stakeholder…

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Temporary

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

How to Apply

To apply for this independent contractor consultant role please send the following materials to Ame Esterline, MPC’s Manager of Finance and Administration, at manager@metroplanning.org:

  • A letter detailing how your experience relates to the position being filled;
  • Your résumé;
  • A short and relevant writing sample (2-3 pages); and
  • Three professional references

Applications from consulting firms will be considered as well.

To apply for this independent contractor consultant role please send the following materials to Ame Esterline, MPC’s Manager of Finance and Administration, at manager…

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