Founded in 2015, The Moriah Group partners in dismantling the complex social inequities rooted in white supremacy that deeply impact young people of color and their communities. We are passionate about helping (1) philanthropy to increase their knowledge and make focused, equitable investments; (2) youth-serving systems and organizations to refine their practices to cultivate environments in which young people can thrive; and (3) government to advance equitable public policy. For more information, please visit www.themoriahgroup.com.
Position: Director of Research and Impact
The Director of Research and Impact collaborates with other members of The Moriah Group’s leadership team to develop and lead the organization’s research and evaluation strategy, assess impact across strategic program areas, facilitate organizational learning, and supervise associated staff. The Director of Research and Impact also manages relationships with external partners in research and evaluation, including serving as a liaison to them; facilitates quarterly learning sessions, and ensures the partners’ timely progress on their scopes of work and deliverables.
- Develop and lead the organization’s research and evaluation strategy.
- Assess the internal and external impact of The Moriah Group’s strategic program areas (Communications, Field-building, Grantmaking, Leadership, and Technical Assistance).
- Increase knowledge about the impacts of dehumanization on communities of color.
- Advocate for the use of culturally responsive healing practices to so that people of color can heal from historical and contemporary racialized trauma.
- Promote opportunities for systems and policy reform to improve services and outcomes for communities of color.
- Engage with program leads to help inform strategy design and implementation with continuous feedback loops.
- Create and maintain data systems.
- Develop data-gathering protocols and conduct data analysis via event-related surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.
- Translate and disseminate findings and impact via internal and external briefs/reports.
- Facilitate organizational learning through data analysis.
- Organize opportunities for strategic program areas to reflect on the data and its impact.
- Conduct staff learning activities on research and evaluation.
- Regularly schedule strategic planning sessions.
- Master’s degree in relevant field required; doctorate preferred
- At least 5–7 years working with nonprofit, community-based, and/or philanthropic organizations in a research, evaluation, and/or learning capacity
- Mixed-methods researcher with experience using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
- Experience with databases, spreadsheets, and statistical programs
- Ability to develop surveys and collect data via interviews and focus groups
- Strong written, facilitation, organization, and presentation skills
- History of work with youth, families, and communities of color; a demonstrated commitment to understanding racial equity, as well as addressing systemic racism and its impacts on communities of color; and familiarity with the Forward Promise Dehumanization Framework
- Alignment with the mission and vision of The Moriah Group
The Moriah Group is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and skills.